Your office or business flooring gets some serious footfall from clients, colleagues, and customers. And although a busy workplace is a productive workplace, the wear and tear on the floors can start to show.
Perhaps you’ve taken over a commercial property that’s crying out for a new look, or it has come to your attention that the floors at work are not only shabby but downright dangerous, and you’ve been tasked with choosing new floors. Let’s explore the top benefits a new floor can offer your business.
Your staff spends hours of their working week in and out of the office or commercial space. No wonder it can feel dated after a while. If the flooring is in bad condition, it can lower the mood, day in, day out. Send the message that you care about the staff and their working environment and inject some fresh energy into the workspace. It can boost morale and motivate people when the workplace gets a makeover, making staff feel valued.
Do you cringe every time a client steps foot into your reception area? Do you hope that they won’t notice the scuffs and scratches? First impressions count, and flooring goes a long way towards determining what kind of image you are projecting. Do your floors say ‘style’ and ‘function’, or ‘shabby’ and ‘dated’? Let your new floors show the world that you’re a professional company to be taken seriously.
Did you know that flooring can have hypoallergenic benefits? Laminate is known for its positive effect on health, as it doesn’t trap dust or any other contaminants. You can drastically reduce pathogens from the office, decrease the risk of allergies, and improve air quality with your flooring choice. Also, damaged flooring, no matter how many times you clean it, harbors germs and bacteria that people drag in on their shoes. New floors make for a much more hygienic workplace.
The decision to replace floors is great news for your colleague’s overall health and will save you thousands in the long run. Many people choose laminate or vinyl because it’s so easy to keep clean and fresh.
Apart from being unsightly, ripped or damaged flooring can in fact be dangerous. Ask any health and safety officer and they’ll tell you that the likelihood of slip/ trip/ fall accidents in the workplace dramatically increases if there is loose carpeting or ripped flooring. High heels are also renowned for getting caught in damaged flooring, which is a hazard.
This trip risk due to old, damaged flooring in an office or commercial space can lead to serious injuries among your staff, absences, and even lawsuits.
With so many flooring options and styles to choose from, it can be hard to know which one is best for your commercial business. It’s time to weigh up your unique business needs and consider the function and purpose of the space. Does your business have a high footfall? What are the day-to-day activities? What image do you want to portray? It’s a good idea to involve your staff in the flooring choices since they know the daily run of the space, and what colors or shades they prefer.
Each commercial space has its own flooring needs. For example, a restaurant needs flooring that’s practical, durable, and easy to clean – this explains why many opt for laminate or waterproof vinyl. On the other hand, corporate boardrooms, high-end stores, and retail outlets often prioritize aesthetics and go for tile or hardwood floors.
Why not get in touch to discuss your commercial flooring needs? We have an extensive choice of styles to suit all budgets, as well as the expertise and experience to guide you towards the choice that makes the most sense for your business.
Beach lovers assemble! Summer is here. It’s time to get that barbeque grilling, pack away those long sleeves, and chill those drinks.
Beach life is the best life: those crashing waves and that coastal breeze. We Floridians are spoiled for choice when it comes to the most beautiful coastal spots, and if you’re lucky to live or have a vacation home in the Sunshine State, no doubt you love every minute of it.
But do your floors love the beach life? Or are they looking scratched, worn, and old? As much as we live for the summer beach days, they take a toll on our floors. The traffic in and out with sand-covered sandals means that the tiny abrasive particles scratch your floors and dull them. The splashing of wet towels and saltwater spills mean warped floors over time.
Rest assured, we’ve got the best flooring options for vacation homes and coastal living that are sure to offer beauty and practicality for years to come.
Coastal interior vibes
Bring the beach vibe indoors by adding a coastal feel to your home. Blue hues in soft furnishings such as throws, curtains, and bedding, as well as in kitchen and bathroom tiles bring an immediate coastal look. Introducing sandy colors to walls and floors compliments the style. Taking inspiration from nature when making interior choices is going to give a cozy, coastal feel to your home.
Hardwood floors give you that beach impression since it reminds us of wooden piers, surfboards, and driftwood. Choose light, airy, sand-inspired colors for a natural touch. Longer, wider planks are currently popular and give a trendy look to your beach home.
Of course, classic floor tiles are easy on the eye and easy to maintain, and always look divine in beach properties. Perhaps it’s because the color and textures remind us of seashells. Whether you opt for porcelain, natural stone, or ceramic, tiles are cool underfoot on a hot day when you’re cooling off after a beach walk.
The other thing we love about tiles is that they offer an opportunity to be creative – you can mix it up with mosaic style in the kitchen or bathroom, taking inspiration from some of the mosaics you may have seen around the boardwalks.
If you’re looking for something to withstand sand and saltwater, waterproof luxury vinyl is the way to go. Not only is it durable, but it’s so easy to maintain. You’ll be amazed at the huge choice of shades and styles, and you can relax knowing that the latest technology means it will stay bright and fresh for many years.
Our choice of laminate options is sure to dazzle, and so is the affordability. This is a durable, easy to install, practical option for any busy beach-loving family. Because it comes in a variety of wood finishes, you’re going to find a style to match any decor.
Helping you choose
It’s so easy to take inspiration from the coast this summer and apply it to your home. Think of the colors of the sea and sand, and factor in your beach-loving lifestyle.
With years of experience, we would love to help you choose. Get in touch for a free estimate, and let’s talk about flooring for your coastal home.
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