Finding budget solutions and meeting flooring installation schedules are crucial to any corporate workspace project. But beyond those needs, corporate flooring faces other demands as well, from heavy foot traffic to food and coffee spills throughout a facility. Corporate flooring should promote cleanliness, support a core design scheme and last through wear and tear.
There are many aspects to a corporate work space, including the lobby, offices, break rooms, corridors, and conference rooms. Each space has varying purposes and demands the flooring needs to support.
Lobby or Entrance
This is the first impression someone has of a business or corporation; therefore, the aesthetic value takes precedence. How a lobby looks and feels can portray the overall vision of the organization and how it values its customers or stakeholders. The need for a look and feel that will stand the test of time and maintain its overall attractiveness and appeal has never been greater along with workplace well-being becoming a crucial need for employees. Depending on the desired look, luxury vinyl or carpet might give you the look you’re after. Luxury vinyl offers durability and easy maintenance with the look of natural materials, however carpet is more sound absorbing and gives off a “warmer” look and feel.
As home to a corporation’s executive management, individual offices need to make a first-rate impression. That requires flooring options that not only look beautiful to start, but stay beautiful without costly or time-intensive maintenance. Carpet tile is a popular choice for individual offices, as well as open office areas because it comes in individual tiles that can be easily removed and replaced in the event of spills or stains, minimizing maintenance costs. Over the past few years, new carpet tile layouts have emerged, allowing for the use of patterns in unique shapes and sizes, such as hexagons, rectangles and planks. The versatility created by these unique options has made new design schemes possible on a limited budget.
Break and Lunch Rooms
Dining areas should only have hard surface flooring due to the spills and abuse they will most likely take. Luxury vinyl tile or plank is a cost effective choice, but stone or ceramic tile can offer a more high end look and feel that will stand the test of time. Polished concrete is another option that would fulfill the needs of the space. Overall, you’ll want to choose a material that is durable, slip resistant, and is easy to maintain and clean.
Corridors are the lifelines in an organization. Employees and staff use these spaces as a place to mingle as well as get to their next meeting, so you’ll want a floor that is cohesive with the design of the rest of the facility.