For many people these days, the workplace and home are one in the same. You may still be adjusting to creating the perfect space to get the job done and boost productivity. This includes having the right décor for both your style and functional needs. Your desk, computers, and wall décor may be the first things that come to mind but having the right home office flooring can be just as important. Read on to discover why and what you should consider when choosing the perfect one for your home office.
If your home office is where you will be spending a lot of time or eating and drinking, it is important to have flooring that is easy to clean if you eat lunch at your desk, or even drink a cup of coffee, spills can happen. Look for a floor that is easy to clean. The good thing about is that it is very easy to keep clean and can be even be 100% waterproof! This means you won’t have to worry if you spill your water bottle during your conference call.
If you prefer a cozier office space, and want a carpeted floor, look for stain-resistant carpet.
Will you be using a heavy desk or a light table? Do you have a rolling chair or stationary one? The weight of your furniture can damage your floors if you don’t choose a floor that is suited to handle your office furniture.
Look for scratch resistant floors or a low profile carpet style. Not only can low profile carpets offer durability, but they make it easier to maneuver if you have a rolling chair.
No matter what flooring you choose, you should still protect it by adding furniture pads to the feet of your office furniture and using a chair mat for rolling chairs.
While functionality is always key, you also have to love the style of your floor. You can virtually try on floors in your exact room with our room visualizer tool. Simply upload a photo of your room, browse and sort by color, type, and more to find a floor that fits your style, then see how the floor looks in your space. You can even save it or share it.
With many kids doing virtual learning and perhaps a spouse working from home as well, there’s a high chance your home office isn’t just for you. One of the biggest considerations for sharing your home office space is acoustics. Footsteps, moving chairs, and closing doors can all be distracting when on a conference call. Yes, you can have rules, but we all know there will eventually be exceptions. That’s why it’s best to think ahead and just get flooring that can handle you and “co-workers.”
Carpet offers much better acoustic properties compared to hard surface flooring, and with noise being one of the biggest working from home complaints, installing carpet can make a noticeable difference. It is known to help reduce the transmission of impact sound, whether from foot traffic or moving chairs. Carpet also helps absorb airborne sound that typically comes from people talking, speakers, and electronics.
When choosing your home office flooring, it is best to focus on your personal needs. You can read a million blogs, but each home is different and requires attention to detail. The best way to avoid making a mistake is to have a flooring professional come to your home and discuss your functional needs.
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