We recently completed the renovation of our outhouse into a super functional home office. It has been a dream come true to finally get the creative space I needed and I can escape to once the boys have gone to bed. It was a relatively easy project to manage but there were many aspects to consider and get right. One of the main aspects was flooring, but with so many options to consider, what flooring should we choose?
Choosing the right flooring for your home office
It sounds such a simple task. Find some flooring, buy it and lay it down. Job done. However, it really isn’t that simple. There are so many different types of flooring to consider and that’s even before you’ve looked at the vast array of colours available in every shade imaginable!
What will the room be used for?
One of the first considerations when it comes to flooring is what will the room be used for? Do you want a carpet, laminate, vinyl, wooden flooring? How often will the room be used? Will there be high traffic through the room? How practical does it need to be? Once you’ve thought about those aspects narrowing your choices of flooring down is much easier.
What types of flooring are there?
We decided to go for an option that we could keep clean as easily as possible. Given that our home office is attached to our home but isn’t internally accessible, we needed flooring that was wipe clean. Therefore we needed to look at vinyl, laminate or wooden flooring options.
Vinyl flooring is something we are familiar with as we have this flooring option in our kitchen. It’s a highly practical solution to a floor that can get mucky rather quickly. Vinyl is hardwearing, durable and easy to look after. It’s available in a wide range of thicknesses, colours and styles so there is something for every type of room.
Laminate flooring is something to consider if you want something a little more sturdier under foot. Direct Wood Flooring sell a brilliant range of click locking systems allowing for an easy, jigsaw like installation. Laminate flooring often acts as a floating floor and can protect the flooring underneath as it doesn’t need to be glued down like some other flooring options.
Engineered wood flooring combines layers of timber with a solid wood veneer making it the ideal option if you have underfloor heating systems. It allows for wood expansion and boasts a high moisture tolerance level which means it’s perfect for outdoor projects like ours. Engineered wood flooring is available in a huge range of colours and is usually available in a variety of budget options too!
We love the look of engineered wood flooring and we particularly love the shades of grey that are available too. This flooring option would tie in well with our painted walls and would be hugely practical too. Getting the flooring right in a home renovation is the key to the room working well for you and your family therefore it’s important to consider all possible options for your home office.
What flooring do you have at home? Do you prefer wooden and laminate flooring over other flooring options?