The right commercial office flooring blends aesthetics with functionality. Factors such as budget, design, traffic and maintenance requirements need to be considered when comparing office flooring options for your business. The floor cleaning experts from ServiceMaster Clean have tips for choosing the best flooring options for your office.
Commercial Flooring Options
Your office flooring needs to fit the space both in design and usability. Hand-scraped hardwood may not fit into the decor of a sleek, modern office. With the right decor, natural stone looks beautiful but may not be as budget friendly as other options. When considering office flooring ideas, keep in mind the various material options:
- Carpet or carpet tiles
- Ceramic tile
- Natural stone
Consider carpet or carpet tiles in office spaces that require insulation from noises. Carpet also provides a softer surface for those who spend large portions of the day on their feet. Available in a huge range of styles, colors and constructions to fit your design and budget needs, carpet offers a lot of flexibility. Carpet does need to be vacuumed daily and cleaned regularly with the help of your preferred janitorial services team to keep it looking great and stain-free. With carpet tiles, you have the ability to replace stained or damaged ones easier than with a wall-to-wall style.
Ceramic tile offers warmth and beauty, as well as durability. For high-traffic areas look for ceramic tile rated 4 or 5 on the PEI (Porcelain Enamel Institute) hardness chart. Like any other flooring material, ceramic tile can stain but a professional cleaner can treat spots and removes stain to restore the tile's original look.
Hardwood floors are durable and easy to maintain with regular care. There are many options for wood flooring, from rich red oak to environmentally friendly bamboo. Hardwood floor is classic and adds elegance, warmth and style to any work space. Even though it can be damaged by moisture, scratches and stains, modern hardwood floor finishes can help protect from excessive damage and the wood can be sanded and refinished if needed.
Laminate flooring can offer the look of hardwood, tile or even stone flooring but at a lower price. It's constructed in layers and designed to resist warping from moisture. Typically it features a thick surface coating to protect from scratches and other damage. It does require regular care and cleaning.
Perhaps not ideal for every office, natural stone does offer a luxurious look. A higher end material, it creates a distinctive appearance that adds something special to the decor. Natural stone may scratch and stain, but a protective sealer can be applied to help reduce issues. Regular maintenance and cleaning is required.
Ideal for high-traffic areas, rubber flooring offers design versatility and is an easy-care flooring material. Rubber flooring is durable, heat and water-resistant as well as slip resistant. It's comfortable to walk and stand on daily and also offers sound absorption, so it's ideal for an open-concept office space.
Like rubber, vinyl can be ideal for high-traffic areas and when budget is a factor for choosing office flooring. It can be treated to resist scratches and stains. Vinyl flooring also may be treated for slip-resistance. It's available in a range of styles, color and designs.
Office flooring options are numerous, and choosing the perfect one for your office depends on the look you want to achieve and your budget. No matter which you choose, regular care and cleaning are essential to any type of flooring in order to maintain its good looks. Talk to the cleaning experts at ServiceMaster Clean about the care needed for various flooring materials before you make that investment. We're ready to answer any questions today.