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What is the Best Flooring for an Office?

By Chris Payne, Flooring Surveyor on 22nd November 2016.

When it comes to your office, flooring can help to complement your chosen look. For example, while carpet adds a warm feel to the office, wood can add sophistication. However, aside from the general aesthetics, there’s quite a bit to consider when choosing the flooring for such an occupied area. To help you make your decision, we’ve listed things you need to consider, followed by our own recommendations of flooring for an office.

Related: What is the Best Floor for a Kitchen?

Things to Consider

Traffic Levels

First and foremost, traffic levels play a high role in your office flooring. High-traffic offices require flooring that can withstand the potential of damage. So, take into account your number of employees, if it’s over 15 consider durable flooring such as laminate flooring. Vinyl flooring or luxury vinyl tiles are also a resilient option to help with this. Anything less than that and you can most likely get away with any type of flooring for an office.

An image showing a busy office

Budget

Of course, your budget should take priority when choosing flooring. As well as something durable, you want something that’s good value for money that you won’t have to renew in a couple of years. If your budget is not particularly high, vinyl is one of the least expensive types of floors, laminate is also a low-cost option.

Maintenance

Another important factor is how easy this floor will be to maintain. There’s no way you won’t encounter any spills or mishaps along the way, so you’ll want a floor that isn’t easily damaged and can be cleaned quickly. Again, opt for a floor that’s resistant to moisture, such as vinyl or laminate flooring for an office. While solid wood may look good, it won’t last particularly long in an office.

An image showing somebody clean the floors with a mop

Repairs

Last but not least, the ease of your flooring’s repair should also be a big focus. If your floor does eventually suffer from some wear and tear, you don’t want a lengthy repairing process which inconveniences your employees and business overall. Possibly the quickest and easiest flooring to repair in this case is vinyl flooring, as you can simply glue the damaged parts back together.

Related: Should I Repair or Renew My Vinyl Flooring?

Our Recommendations

Vinyl Flooring

Taking into account all of the above considerations, a suitable floor would be one that’s durable, easy to maintain and repair, while not drastically overpriced. As stated, something that fits this bill is vinyl flooring.

Vinyl flooring is popular for commercial flooring because it offers longevity. Vinyl can easily replicate the effects of tile or real wood while being a fraction of the price and not prone to damage. It’s also easy to clean, with minimal maintenance. If by chance it does need repairing, vinyl can be easily repaired with a bit of vinyl adhesive and there is rarely a need for renewal. Finally, taking health and safety into consideration, vinyl is one of the safest floor solutions as today it is layered with anti-slip material.

If you’d like to discover the various commercial vinyl flooring we have on offer, please click here.

An image showing vinyl flooring in an office

Laminate Flooring

Our other recommendation, due to its ease of maintenance and authentic looks, is laminate flooring. Because it’s remarkably durable, this flooring is ideal for offices with a lot of footfall and does not need the extra maintenance a solid wood flooring would need. While it recreates the look of solid wood, it is highly water-resistant and significantly less expensive. It is also simple to install and does not scratch or dent easily.

If you’d like to browse our range of commercial laminate flooring, please click here.

An image showing a room with laminate flooring

Our Flooring Calculator

When you browse any type of flooring at Factory Direct Flooring, each product has a flooring calculator on the page. Simply enter the surface area in either metres or feet squared and our My Project flooring calculator will tell you how many packs you’ll need and how much it will cost you.

By simply measuring your room and entering your dimensions, we will provide you with an instant price which will show on every type of flooring you browse across our website. You can either input the total coverage or your width and length measurements, in meters or feet. You can even save your measurements room by room to make your shopping experience stress-free.

It also offers to add an extra 10% for wastage. While this may cost a little bit more, we highly recommend adding it just in case there are mishaps during the installation process. Enjoy the My Project flooring calculator below:

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What flooring have you got in your office? Let us know in the comments!

Chris Payne, Flooring Surveyor

Chris has been with the company over 23 years he has a wealth of experience in his roll as Flooring Surveyor. Most of his daily routing is inspecting all sorts of floors so that we can establish suitability for installation. This sort of experience is very important as nearly 98% of problems start with the subfloor.