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As employers and their employees return to the office, the lengthy hiatus may open their eyes to necessary updates in their workspace. While some companies want to ditch the 2000 era cubicles for a more open floor plan, others are moving to an entirely new space. No matter the change, the right commercial flooring can update an existing space or make a new one feel comfortable. So, today we’re showcasing the latest office flooring trends for fall 2021.
While you’ve probably already seen vibrant patterns making a comeback, you might not have considered them for an office space. However, make no mistake, utilizing patterns in the office, either bold or subtle, can add a significant refresh to an otherwise dull area.
Vinyl products are perfect for adding some stand-out design because they can be engineered to look like hardwood, tile, and even stone. This makes it easier than ever to choose a patterned vinyl to add some flair to your space. The best part? Vinyl is highly durable and low maintenance, making it ideal for an office that sees lots of foot traffic.
Warmth is another trend we’re seeing this fall that we don’t see going away any time soon. Warm tones in an office complement the natural light in ways that cool tones simply can’t. According to an article by Forbes, employees who worked in office spaces with ample amounts of natural light and features reported feeling 15% higher overall well-being levels.
Warmth and natural fixtures like hardwood flooring can create an aesthetically pleasing atmosphere for employees and visiting clients. However, while hardwood is a classic, timeless product that can fit any taste or style, it’s not always affordable. In this case, laminate flooring, luxury vinyl tile (LVT), and engineered hardwood flooring are all alternatives that can bring that coveted warmth into the office.
I realize we just talked about the importance of warmth in a space, but another trend we’re expecting to see more of is industrial inspirations, more specifically, polished concrete. This flooring may sound more fitting for a warehouse; however, it can provide a popularized urban look when added to an office space.
Polished concrete has been making its way into interior concepts for a while now, primarily due to its ability to bring the outdoors in. However, these products are expensive to install. While sealed concrete is a cheaper alternative, conditions need to be perfect for proper installation, and not all office spaces meet those requirements.
In this case, we suggest implementing a Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) product that mimics the look of polished concrete without the price tag. LVT is easy to install and maintain and still delivers that industrial aesthetic. Of course, this design isn’t for everyone, but if the team working in this office space is a trendy, creative group, then this look is perfect for mixing industrial innovation with a modern twist.
Are you looking to update an existing office or start fresh in a new space? At Commercial Flooring & Interior Concepts, we can help you choose commercial flooring that suits your company’s needs without sacrificing aesthetics. Contact us for a quote today!
*Photo courtesy of Mannington Commercial.