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When it comes to current trends for commercial interior design, many seem to believe that the more sleek and modern, the better.
However, not all commercial spaces strive for a chic look but rather aim to produce a comfortable atmosphere for patrons. For instance, places like libraries, nursing homes, and some medical waiting rooms require more holistic stylings to cultivate a cozy feeling for visitors, and the flooring they choose is integral to accomplishing that. Today, we’re looking at some of our favorite ways to create a comfortable environment. Keep reading for tips on achieving comfortability through commercial flooring!
Carpet With Warm Tones and Classic Patterns
When done correctly, carpet tiles or broadloom products provide a naturally inviting aesthetic to any commercial space. However, for those looking to create an even more comfortable space, opt for warm-toned colors mixed with classic designs. For example, a rust orange or sage green paired with a vintage-looking pattern would help set the tone for your space and add a layer of contrast against plain furniture in the same color family. Avoid bright colors and abstract designs as this may be too exciting for the area and incite the opposite of calm in your patrons.
Good design needs texture like a fish needs water, but the way you incorporate that texture can influence your space immensely. Loud textured elements or a too-obvious focal point in the room can be distracting for visitors and work against you when trying to achieve comfortability. The trick is to incorporate subtle texture; one way to do this is by adding it to your floor design. In the image below, we added carpet tiles with a cross-hatched pattern to a waiting room to help create a serene experience. While the product is detailed, the colors blend nicely together and act as a base layer for the rest of the space. No one part of the floor stands out from the rest and therefore cultivates an effortless design aspect to enhance the space.
When in Doubt, Go With Wood Grains
Hardwood flooring is a go-to for creating cozy and comfortable spaces without much thought. The wood creates natural character while still being easy to style with furnishings, transitions, and other interior aspects. However, as we know, hardwood flooring is not ideal for every commercial space for a few reasons, mainly practicality and affordability. Hardwood is difficult to maintain and can scratch easily, especially if used in a high-traffic area. It’s also not cheap to repair, replace, or install. Thankfully, multiple alternatives can provide the look and feel of hardwood floors without the negatives. One great example is Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT), a product that can be made to look like a variety of wood grain types while still being more durable and affordable than hardwood.
At Commercial Flooring & Interior Concepts, our experienced team is knowledgeable and has an eye for detail. From broadloom carpets to LVT and everything in between, we can help you select the right commercial flooring to add an element of comfort to your space. Visit our gallery to view some of our recent work.
*Photo courtesy of Mannington Commercial.