Working from home is becoming an increasingly popular way to work a modern job. With the rise of new technologies, it’s becoming easier to make a living remote. So, if you are considering working from home you will need to create a suitable work space at home. This room should meet certain conditions to allow you to focus and work efficiently. Besides equipment and decoration, you should also consider the kind of flooring that your new office space needs. This posts bring you two floors that are perfect for this.
Laminate flooring is a great option if you want to stick to a budget when creating an office at home. It replicates the looks of real wood but for a much less expensive price. Since it is a floating floor, you don’t need any additional joining method so it is possible for you to install it by yourself. This is great for cutting back the cost of a joiner, but remember to be realistic about your skill level. If you’re not sure, always consult a specialist to do the job for you. Laminate flooring is available in a huge range of species, styles and colours, so there’s no need to be worried about being stuck for choice.
Laminate floor is very hardwearing and is high scratch resistant. This is incredibly practical as scratches caused by a chair, a table or any kind of furniture you could have in your office is very likely. Unlike hardwood, laminate flooring doesn’t contract or expand as a result of temperature fluctuations, so you can safely install it with underfloor heating. Moisture is not a problem either, as the layers of the floor act as a protective barrier that stops the moisture from penetrating trough to the subfloor.
Vinyl is made of plastic and is able to replicate both tile and wood looks. Although the cheapest flooring on the market, vinyl holds its own against scratches and spills nicely. The main attraction point for vinyl flooring is that it is totally waterproof. This is ideal for kitchens or bathrooms with frequent exposure to liquid. Recent advancements in vinyl flooring means you can not buy luxury vinyl tiles. These are individual boards, much like an actual tile or floorboard, and therefore they are unbelievably practical. In the case a board gets damaged, you only need to replace that tile instead of the whole floor, saving you a notable amount of money.
Vinyl flooring is a low maintenance floor, which means you will save time that you can invest in working instead of having to clean the floor. You only need to mop the floor regularly to keep it looking and feeling brand new. We highly recommend this floor if you live with allergies as this floor is very hygienic as, unlike carpets for example, they don’t collect dust or any other kind of allergens. As for the aesthetics, vinyl floors have come along in leaps and bounds from their once cheap look. Vinyl floors nowadays are far better designed to give you a top quality look. Available in both tile and wood effects, you have a wide range of styles to work from.
As you can see, both floors are very practical and beautiful options. In the end, it will all depend on your preferred material and the design you are looking for when creating a work space at home.