There are positives and negatives to working with other people. On the one hand, more people means more work can get done or that more brain power can be devoted to a project. But it can also mean more problems, especially for the long-term health of your floors.
With this in mind, here are some of the best flooring options for coworking spaces.
Modular Carpeting – Versatility and Comfort
When people think about office carpeting, the first thing that comes to mind is probably the thin, potentially grubby looking carpet found in most buildings across the country. You’ve probably seen it all over the place. Commercial carpeting is the standard for offices everywhere because it is cheap and easy to clean. Unfortunately, it does tend to wear out quicker than a lot of flooring options and it doesn’t really feel that nice under your feet.
There is another carpeting option that offers all the same benefits and then some: modular carpeting. Modular carpeting is a set of small squares installed as separate pieces instead of one giant sheet rolled across the floor. Multiple designs and colors can be used together, allowing for a degree of customization. If there is a spill or a mess, you can just get rid of the offending squares and replace them on the fly.
Hardwood Flooring – Old Reliable
In a place like Nashville, hardwood flooring is always going to be king. It provides a sense of history and legacy that matches very nicely with the vibes of the city. It is also one of the most durable options available, lasting for decades if cared for properly. Hardwood flooring is ideal for a place with a lot of people, since it will take a long time to wear down from foot traffic. If it gets scratched or needs some love, you can sand the surface and refinish it for decades of further use. Hardwood flooring can also be used to make a smaller space look larger by using a lighter finish, making it a good option for start-ups.
Cork Flooring – A Quietly Wonderful Alternative
If you work in a very loud and busy office with a lot of background noise making it difficult to get anything accomplished, cork flooring is worth your consideration. It might remind people of the boards hanging in dorm rooms, but it really is a great option for offices. It absorbs sound waves, which means that simply having it installed will immediately make things better. Cork flooring is also one of the most eco-friendly options out there since it is harvested from the core of the cork tree and is therefore a renewable resource. Cork flooring is also one of the cheapest options available, and feels soft and cushiony under your feet.
Working with others can sometimes be a hassle, but minimizing the negative impact people have on the floors will go a long way to making everything run smoother. Learn more about these flooring options by talking to the professionals at Ozburn-Hessey.