If you work from home or spend long periods of time in your home office, you want a productive, creative, and functional workspace. It should be a place where you feel comfortable and motivated to get the job done.

With that in mind, if you are looking for new flooring for your office, it may seem like there are a lot of options to weigh. Here are a few things you should consider before selecting your new flooring for a home office.

Do You Already Have Office Furniture or Are You Buying New Furniture?

Furniture is important to consider when updating the flooring of your office. For example, if you already have an office chair that is on wheels, you want to consider flooring that allows you to roll smoothly. If that is the case, you most likely do not want to go with carpet, unless you want to put down a chair pad.

How Will You Be Using Your Office?

Something else you need to take into account is how you will be using your office space. Will you be sitting at a desk for most of the day? Will you be making things or crafting which can cause a mess? If you will be using the space as someplace to be hands-on, you may want to consider a durable low-maintenance floor option. 

Is Hardwood Right For Your Office?

In many cases, nothing beats the classic look of hardwood flooring. If you already have hardwood floors throughout your home, it may be best to add hardwood to your office too. While wood is one of the most expensive flooring options, it will last you a long time. Both solid and engineered hardwood floors are great options for your office space.

Is Vinyl Right For Your Office?

Vinyl is a durable flooring that is a great choice if you need a low-maintenance floor. It’s scuff and stain-resistant, due to its protective top layer. Vinyl is also very easy to clean and water-resistant, which means it won’t ever warp if exposed to water. Vinyl flooring also reduces noise due to the cushioned backing on some vinyl, which might be a plus when it comes to conference or video calling.

Is Laminate Right For Your Office?

Like Vinyl flooring, laminate is a durable, low-maintenance material. It is highly resistant to scratches, stains, and can be very easy to clean. Laminate also comes in a wide range of designs, which means that you can have finishes that look like wood or stone. One possible drawback to laminate is that it can sometimes sound hollow, which could cause some added noise when rolling around in your chair, or on calls.

Ready to Update Your Office Flooring?

If you’re ready to get a new floor installed in your home office, Quest Interiors can get your job done right. Check out all of our flooring options in our showrooms or contact us for a FREE quote for your next flooring project!