Love the Office You’re In
Apr 29, 2020
Working from home is a reality for so many of us right now. Work culture is changing, and for many businesses, the home office is becoming the primary office. So, if you’re going to be spending more time there, why not make it a space you love? Say goodbye to storage bins and old furniture, and make room for your new and improved workspace.
Once you’ve cleared away all the “stuff,” what do you see? That’s right. Your floors. There’s no better way to bring new energy to a room than with new floors. Find something that coincides with your work-from-home lifestyle. And before you know it, this new office space will have you inspired to get up and start working, every single morning.
You probably want something that handles spills and messes, too. Because your new workspace will inevitably also become your snack place, and the occasional full-on meal place. And speaking of additional uses—this space could have many different functions depending on who’s with you. Here are our recommendations to help guide your vision for the space itself.
Your Workspace. And No One Else’s.
Your work-from-home space is all yours. Well, mostly. So you might as well make it look like yours, too. And the floor is the perfect place to do so. Hardwood floors are a great option to spruce it up. Light to medium hardwoods will make the space look bright and clean, which directly associate with productivity and peace of mind. Style it with a nice rug and complementary cabinet color, and your office is good as new.
Another excellent flooring option for the home office is a luxury vinyl plank. It’s affordable, it looks like hardwood, and it’s known to be highly durable and waterproof. It can take on everything, from your rolling office chair to your spilled cup of coffee. Plus, it comes in many different styles, so you can find LVP flooring that truly fits your taste.
Workspace, School Space … Same Thing
Sure, you’re home from work. But the kids are home from school, too. So, turn your home office into a space that works for all of you—go from homeschooling to work meeting, seamlessly. As mentioned, luxury vinyl is an exceptional hard-surface flooring option for a multipurpose room. It’s beautiful, durable, and waterproof—perfect for every school (and work) activity. And with wood and tile styles, you can find something that works for you and your family.
If a hard-surface floor isn’t right for you, try a stain-resistant carpet. It’s soft, durable, and waterproof, allowing you to focus on the task at hand while your kids are, well, being kids. A stain-resistant carpet will keep the space clean, stopping every spill from juice to paint. Try to stay away from shag carpets, as it’ll be tough to roll from one activity to another, especially with crayons or colored pencils hiding inside. Optimize this space with storage—enough to keep you organized as you go from school to work. Bonus: paint one of the walls with chalkboard or whiteboard paint. It’ll keep your kids entertained and maybe even a bit productive.
A Space for You and Your Four-Legged Friends
If you’re not sharing the office with your kids, there’s a good chance you’re sharing it with your pets. They’re happy to have you at home and to spend more time with you, even if it’s at your feet while you work. Tile floors are perfect for pets, as they’re easy to clean and incredibly durable. Tile comes in a variety of styles, allowing you to show off your personality while making it a space you can share with your furry friends. Plus, pet playtime is a great stress reliever, helping you to remain productive all day—even when that 3 pm slump hits.
Depending on the space, there are many flooring options for you to start your home office renovation. No matter who you share it with, it’s important to make it a space you enjoy spending time in. Add a comfortable chair and some minimalist décor, and you’re ready to go.
Call your local Flooring America today and talk to us about your home office vision. We’d be happy to chat with you about our wide selection of flooring options to make working from home just a little bit easier.