If you’re embarking on a new business endeavor, you’re going to need a new office. Whether you’ve started working from home rather than going into the office, or you’re breaking out on your own with your own business, having a space to keep your head clear will be vital to getting your work done.
It will also have to look professional. More than just keeping your mind on work the second you enter the room, you might have to have people visit, such as clients, and will likely need to conduct Zoom meetings. Keeping a professional appearance will be important to future business. But what flooring should you go for? That’s more about practicality.
Do you want 12mm thick laminate, which is the affordable option? Or do you want to impress with the luxury of solid wood flooring? Take a look at our guide to figure out what flooring you think would be best for your home office.
Laminate flooring is a popular choice for a number of reasons. It is the most affordable option but comes with a lot of practical pluses.
If the nature of your office work involves a lot of activity like if your “office” is situated in the garage amongst the tools and hands-on work, you might prefer to go with laminate flooring. Laminate flooring is very hard to scratch, which means it will look good as new for years, so if your office doubles as a studio, mechanic, carpentry shop, et cetera it will look its best with a 12mm thick laminate flooring.
This is also a consideration if you are thinking of combining your office with your gym. If you have only one spare room in the house and a treadmill you’re using regularly, or any other gym equipment, having a reliable floor that won’t scuff will be a must.
If your business requires a studio, you’re in luck here too. Laminate flooring is very easy to maintain, simply needing a hoover with a brush and a well-drained mop to keep it clean.
If you are a businessman, you will know a good investment when you see one. Solid wood floors may be the more expensive option, but it is worth it when the product lasts for a century. How many products can you say does that?
Your home office will be the hottest place to be with solid wood floors that evoke all the luxury of a ballroom.
It does scratch easily, so that fancy desk of yours should have a felt sticker on the bottom of its legs, but the scratches are easily treated with some oil.
Engineered flooring is the middle ground between the two. It offers all the luxury of solid wood flooring and the practicality of laminate flooring. It will look and feel like solid wood, but with a stabilizing base layer to offset some of the maintenance that is needed to keep solid wood looking its best, like the shrinking and expanding that can occur in warm weather.
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