In an open space, flooring is the backdrop for your entire interior, and it makes sense to choose materials that you feel fit with your brand, your workplace and your aspirations. To make the most of large, open-plan spaces, you should choose a single material throughout to enhance the space and create seamless movement. Alternatively, if you need your open-plan office to be divided into zones, altering the colour or type of flooring materials used can help to organise a space that might otherwise feel vast and undifferentiated.
The Best Of Both Worlds
Increasingly, employers ask designers to come up with a solution that embraces both working options. The customers who contact our commercial carpet sales staff tell us they need flooring that is practical, comfortable and durable to help create a working environment that is productive and flexible.
Generally, however, most offices still require an element of demarcation in their working environment, perhaps to mark out a meeting area, break space or reception. In the age of small start-ups, it’s also increasingly common for great value open-plan offices to be shared by more than one company or organisation, so floor coverings can be a neat shorthand to define your company boundary.
When looking at durability and ease of cleaning, it can seem the obvious choice to opt for hard floors or vinyl flooring. While wood floors can make a great functional office floor covering, in open plan offices it is vital to consider acoustics. The sound-deadening qualities of carpet or carpet tile can be a real advantage if you have parts of the office that are noisy, while other areas require more quiet concentration. Carpet absorbs ten times more noise then hard flooring, which makes a big difference in a large office.
Clever use of carpeting, perhaps taking advantage of different colours and patterns, can also help to draw the client around your office space. For example, a bold pathway of colour can encourage them to take certain routes through your building, bypassing areas where people need to focus on their work.
First Impressions Count
A badly maintained floor covering can reflect poorly on your business. If you invite customers or clients to your office, you want to be sure that your cheap carpet and flooring looks like a million dollars, even if it saved you a small fortune.
Professional installation can make a big difference to the look of a great value carpet, while carpet tiles give you the option to quickly and seamlessly repair damaged areas without the expense of refitting an entire office floor. Clever cushioning, greater heat retention, less wastage and innovative anti-static technology all make the latest in commercial carpet products a great option for covering even the largest open space.
Planning a flooring upgrade? Call into our Blackburn or Bayswater showroom today, or contact our team for help and advice. Visit us today with your floor plans and we can offer you a free and accurate quote on the spot.