A home office must be designed with function and efficiency in mind. Distractions must be eliminated and productivity promoted. However, all other areas of the home are designed for comfort. It is important to keep this in mind for all aspects of your home office, including flooring. Just because it needs to be functional and efficient doesn’t mean that aesthetics should fall by the wayside. This is especially true when you are regularly hosting clients in your office. Your home office can be gorgeous while promoting productivity as well. We are here to help you love your home office.
The bare minimum needed for a home office is a desk and a computer. Most have a desk big enough to accommodate two monitors for multitasking. If you need other accessories such as a phone, and a printer, there are going to be a lot of cables hanging around. The best way to keep these cables hidden is with a false floor. Run them all underneath for a clean, uncluttered look. In addition to hiding cables, you may include some hidden storage space for a safe or lockbox to hold valuables and important documents.
Love Your Office With Hardwood or Bamboo
When choosing your flooring, hardwood is the obvious, classic choice. In addition, you may lay your hardwood in a parquet pattern for a classic look. If you want a more environmentally friendly, sustainable floor with the same look as hardwood, consider bamboo. Bamboo planks provide a gorgeous floor with a clear conscience.
If your office is in an out building to provide some more separation from the comforts and distractions of home, you may consider using reclaimed materials to further that cabin-like feel. Furthermore, brushed or scraped hardwood achieves the same effect.
The upside to hardwood is that it lasts a lifetime, merely needing to be resurfaced every few years. The downside is it is vulnerable to warping from moisture and humidity.
Tile, Vinyl, Laminate, and Cork
However, many are choosing natural stone, porcelain, and ceramic tile to love their home offices. They offer the benefit of easier maintenance along with multiple color, style, and laying pattern options. When putting together your home office on a budget, vinyl or laminate flooring will fit that bill. However, if your home office is on the second floor, rolling and walking on your laminate floor can be loud for those underneath. For a truly unique office, choose cork flooring. It is a very ecologically friendly option that will make your office truly unique. There is nothing that resembles cork. Your office will stand out with this option.
Whatever flooring you choose, you will want to protect it from the wheels of your chair with a mat. These are available in a number of colors and styles. In addition, they will preserve the life of your office flooring.
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About The Author
John Raisor is a former carpenter and chef turned writer.