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From the Ground Up: 3 Steps to Selecting Workplace Flooring


Would you agree that the heart of your workspace starts with flooring?

We're going to guess that your answer is "no."

But, what if we told you it should be? 

Commercial flooring may be unusual to consider as the heart of the workspace, but think about it; of all the resources in your office, what is used the most? Most likely, it's your flooring.

Employees come and go; customers and prospects visit. The foot traffic in your workplace is probably more than you think. And it can take a toll on whatever flooring you may have in place.

Flooring needs are different based on business needs. When selecting different flooring options, some attributes are more important than others.

Here are three steps to consider when selecting flooring for your workplace:

1. What are your needs? First, you'll want to have a general idea of the ways your work environment uses the space. You'll want to consider things like noise, design, brand, and industry. This will help you to determine where to start. Common sense would indicate carpet in a hospital emergency room makes no sense, but in the lobby? Maybe.

2. What do you like? Sometimes, you just know what you like and what you don't. If you like the look of wood floors or you prefer carpet, knowing this in advance will help you to communicate with your flooring representative. From there, they can make recommendations and help you to narrow down your selection. Knowing what you don't like can be even more helpful than knowing what you do like!

3. What corporate considerations do you want to follow? Depending on your company, there may be certain commitments to environmental standards you want to consider. There are several green flooring options to choose from that would meet organizational environmental goals.

These are just some of the things you should consider when selecting workplace flooring. If you're unsure of where to start, it's best to consult with a professional.

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