The first impression your office will create to your clients is one of the most important factor to consider when choosing an office carpet. This is the face of your business and clients will always immediately rate the standards of your business based on the general look as soon as they walk through the door. Besides creating an ambient space for your employees and yourself, it will also improves the general look of your office as well as creating comfort. Before choosing a carpet for your office, it is crucial to have the basic fundamentals of carpeting and how this will change your working environment. The following are factors to consider when choosing an office carpet:
Foot print traffic
You should be able to ascertain how much traffic you will get so as to go for a carpet that does not show footprints after a certain period of service. Floors that experience too much traffic need a carpet that is long lasting and stain-resistant. Although this may come with a higher cost, it is much worth to spend a bit more and elongate the life time of the carpet on areas that experience more foot traffic such as corridors and main entrances to your office.
There are a variety of carpets in the market based on their quality and hence the cost of each varies. Therefore is important to consider your budget before opting for an appropriate choice, the cost of maintenance after its installation as well as the downtime incurred. Equally important is budgeting for a carpet that meets your office needs and long lasting to avoid having to repair or replace after every few times of service. It is a good practice to compare the cost of similar carpeting before settling on one to ensure you get the value for your money.
Choosing the right style that complements your office is a key factor to consider. Choose a color theme that will work well with the décor in your office and will give it a general good look. There are quite a number of styles available to choose from, carpet tiles for instance are a type of carpet whereby they are tile like and are fitted side by side to form a nice uniform carpet. This type is popular because whenever a section gets stained, it can be removed and be replaced with another.
It is important to go for commercial carpet fibers for your office carpet. This is usually determined by the amount of foot traffic the carpet will be subjected to during its service hence its durability. The most common fibers for commercial carpets are polypropylene, nylon and olefin. A nylon carpet is the most used material for a commercial carpet. Owing to its durability, it can withstand long periods of services without foot traffic prints showing on it. Though it is a bit expensive than olefin type. Olefin type is relatively cheaper and if well-constructed, it can withstand up to moderate foot traffic. This can be chosen based on your budget scope.
Just like any other equipment or accessory you use, a carpet also requires proper maintenance in order to get the most out of its life span. To be rest assured that your requirements will be satisfied, it’s better to go for a product that you know you can maintain easily. Therefore, the best carpet to choose is one that will require less maintenance and if possible will cost you minimal amount of money for its maintenance. Therefore it is crucial to know the maintenance requirements of the carpet you have chosen for your office and this information can be acquired from your supplier.
Recommendations from close friends
Seeking other people’s opinions is also a good way of getting to know the best commercial carpets that is suitable for your office needs. People who have used such carpets before can recommend to you the best varieties to choose from as they have experience with them and they are aware which carpet product is the best and fair in price. The social media or internet can be the best way to get more information and recommendations; this would give you a wide scope of the available office carpets within your locality. This would save you time and avoid the hustle of having to travel in search of a good one.
Select your supplier with care
There are so many outlets that deal in carpets, you can purchase your carpet in many varied places but it is always important to choose a reputable supplier that is a specialist in carpeting. A well reputable carpet store will have a large varied selection of carpets to choose from. They can also offer professional advice on the right type of carpet to choose for your office setting. If necessary, choose a provider that employs their own installers as this will always guarantee you a good job and proper finish.
Some retail stores that are specialists in carpeting can at times give warranties on their products. This may vary from matting and crushing warranties to guarantees on stains and wear. In general, the better quality of carpet you go for, the better you are covered via warranty. It’s important to note that most defects are not usually from the manufacturer but rather the installer. When the carpet is poorly installed, you may end up with defects such as stains, lamps and so on. It is always important that before purchasing the carpet, you should be aware of any recourse you have in case you are not pleased with its installation.
Before selecting a type of carpet for your office, it is also important to be aware of the cost of replacement that will eventually be incurred in the long run. You should be able to work out the difference in cost off either replacing or repairing the already existing carpet. At times it is less costly to repair the carpet but is already in place if it is not badly of and can still guarantee to offer good service for a bit longer. This would in turn save a lot more time and inconvenience that would have been caused by a new replacement altogether.