From a customer’s perspective, I believe that first impression does last. Walk in customers may be attracted to your products or to the ads posted in front of your office but did you know that they may also be enticed by how your office or retail space looks? You may not consider it as a big deal but the ceiling, walls and floors of your office matters to the eyes of your customers.
For now, let’s concentrate on your flooring. In choosing flooring for your office or rental space, you need to contemplate on several factors such as its style, hue or color, visual effect, durability, maintainability and cost-efficiency.
After identifying the “look and feel” of your space, you might also want to acknowledge some details that need to be addressed before the implementation begins.
• How many people come in and out of your office on a daily basis?
• Do you need to eliminate footsteps sounds and echoes?
• Is the your neighbourhood full of dirt or muddy?
• Do you prefer environment-friendly floors?
When you invest on the flooring of your office or retail space, make sure that this investment will not go in vain. See to it that it will make your customers or clients feel good and help generate profit to your business.
The most common types of flooring used in office or retail space are carpeting and hard flooring.
What is carpeting?
Carpeting is generally used for spaces that hosted events such as hotels, conference rooms and offices that preferred sound insulation. Often times, carpets with dark patterns are preferred to conceal stains, footprints, food stains and other smudges. Buy carpets that come with stain guards and consult your flooring consultant to identify carpets that are colorfast or fade-resistant. As much as possible, select carpet types that are dyed via solution or yarn dyeing method.
What is hard flooring?
Since carpets are hard to maintain, other business owners prefer hardwood’s clean appearance. Hardwood floors can be cleaned easily and can last longer. To avoid floor stains caused by coffee, ink or food, select wood tiles that are not porous in nature. If you are more inclined to environment-friendly floors, you can have bamboo floor as alternative. Whatever hardwood floor you choose, ensure that the floor is not slippery when wet to prevent accidents. Also, see to it that the chosen flooring is not prone to shoe scuff marks.