The Axiom Projects Design Series - Part 2
This is our second article in the Axiom Projects Design Series. Missed the first one? Check out our creative office wall ideas for your next fitout.
There are so many different options for office flooring that it can seem like an impossible choice. Carpet or timber? Concrete or tiles? The good news is that your interior design team will help you work out the best option for you, so your office space not only looks amazing, but offers staff a comfortable place to work.
Choosing the best office flooring for your business will depend on the space you’re looking to cover, the amount of foot traffic it gets each day, your budget and the interior design style of your office. Here are a few of the most popular flooring styles that our team use in their office interior designs.
Carpet tiles are a popular choice for a number of reasons. They’re great at absorbing sound and are more cost-effective than many other flooring options. They also offer the versatility and flexibility of tiles, with the softness and quality of carpet. If one or two tiles get damaged, you can replace them without pulling up the whole carpet. Best of all, you can get creative with how you arrange the tiles, by mixing patterns, colours and textures.
Timber flooring is still one of the best office flooring options available, adding a natural warmth and professional look to any space. While it’s fairly durable, it can get scuffed and scratched over time, so may need repolishing every few years to stay looking its best. Timber flooring is available in an extensive range of colours, widths and grains, though you’ll need a generous budget to cover a large area.
Bamboo flooring looks very similar to wooden flooring, offering a premium look with a range of colours and grains, at an affordable price tag. The fact that bamboo grows faster than wood means it’s also a more environmentally sustainable choice. Bamboo looks beautiful and is easy to maintain, making it perfect for high-traffic areas of your office.
Vinyl and Laminate
If you’re looking for a cost-effective alternative to wood or stone flooring, vinyl and laminate are an excellent choice. They’re resilient, low-maintenance and easy to clean, which makes it ideal for large and busy offices. However, if the materials are damaged, the whole flooring needs to be replaced. Like carpet tiles, vinyl and laminate is available in smaller tiles, so you can replace a single tile if it gets scratched or torn.
Ceramic and porcelain tiles are available in a range of textures and finishes, including imitations of natural stone. They’re ideal for bathrooms, kitchens and foyers, or used in conjunction with other flooring materials, as we’ve done in the Axiom Projects office. Tiles don’t fade in sunlight, so will stay looking their best for a long time. The kind of tile you choose will depend on the area that needs to be covered, but your design team will suggest the most appropriate options.
Concrete not only looks great, but it’s easy to clean and resistant to flood and fire. It’s extremely durable, which makes it perfect for high-traffic areas. Polished concrete has become extremely popular with companies looking for an industrial-style interior design. While concrete is stylish it can be cold, noisy, pricey and may need to be rebuffed every few years to restore its shine. If you’re looking for a warmer and more affordable alternative to a single slab of concrete, you can choose pre-finished, oiled and polished concrete panels, which can also be used on walls and ceilings.
Natural stone tiles are a durable flooring option ideal for lobbies, waiting rooms and other high-traffic areas. There are a range of options to choose from, including limestone, marble, sandstone, granite and more. Stone tiles offer a sleek, high-end look that suits professional companies like law firms and financial services organisations. It’s an expensive option, but definitely adds a wow factor.
If you’re looking for a corporate interior design company with more than 25 years’ experience, contact the team at Axiom Projects today.