May 2nd, 2008 by Jurga Galvan
It is important to most businesses to have a relaxed, comfortable and efficient work area that improves motivation but is also functional. Designing a pleasing commercial environment includes choosing the right carpet.
It is often worth spending more money in order to get a really good quality carpet that fits in with your requirements. Find the carpet style that suits your specific office needs and that works well in an office environment.
You can either choose bold colours and patterns if you want to boost the energy levels in your office or soothing colours that create an atmosphere that is calm yet productive.
Carpeted floor provides your office with the comfort of relaxed ambiance and thermal resistance. Carpet retains warm air for longer periods and so it can be a good idea to get a thick one to reduce your heating and operating costs, as well as improve the energy efficiency in the office. If you are looking for options to reduce noise in your office, choose a thicker “shag” carpet.
It can be difficult to find the right colour, pattern and texture that will please most people and adhere to your functional and financial needs. Take the budget, the durability and maintenance of the carpet into consideration. Your office will put your carpet through liquid and food spills as well as high traffic wear and tear. It is important to get a carpet that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also resilient and easy to clean. Although it can be nice to have a highly textured carpet, pay attention to what employees you have and if there are those with wheelchairs or canes that could find it difficult to maneuver over the carpet.
The most important factor when choosing a carpet is the material used. Nylon yarn is the most durable but also the most expensive. Polypropylenes and acrylics are cheaper but do not maintain their appearance as well. When choosing your colours, keep in mind what the corporate culture of your office is like, and if you are still having trouble, it is safest to stay in the middle of the colour palette. If you are going for a one colour carpet then remember that too light of a colour will show up every stain, and that too dark will show up every piece of lint. A patterned carpet can hide a multitude of stains, but it can be more difficult to install.
In all, try and choose the carpet that fits in with your needs, style and that is not too difficult to fit and clean. It is essential to get a qualified fitter, do not try and do it yourself. No matter how expensive your carpet is, bad installation will cheapen it and decrease its life span. It can often be a good idea to hire professional cleaners as well, as this will ensure that your carpet always looks its best.