Wednesday, 8 May 2013
How to Choose Best Carpet for Your Office
Carpet Even for the non-workaholics their office is their home away from home. Simply because of the amount of time one spends there. Which then becomes imperative that the same amount of care is shown in choosing it, as you would while choosing one for your home. Unlike homes personal taste and budget alone are not the deciding factors that govern the choice of the carpet. It would definitely do good to check with peers before finalizing.
Two major factors you might want to consider before you even call the store is your budget and the nature of your business. This way you can save yourself a lot of time and frustration while you go through the innumerable options that are available for you to choose from. Once you are sure about these things you can definitely put aside what you don’t want and then break your head on which one to choose.
Here are some pointers to help you in decide.
Type of Business Vs. Type of Carpet
The foremost of the things that you need to consider is your business type. If your business is the kind where you need to impress your client on entering your office, then you might want to go in for a more fussy and lavish carpet. Though they are high on maintenance your high-end clientele are going to both appreciate it and tread on it with care. On the other hand if you have a store with a lot of walk-ins or if a carpet is purely functional in your case then you might want to go in for a durable and low maintenance carpet.
Your priorities may change even based on whether yours is an office space or a showroom. While in an office you want to go in for a more toned down look you have the liberty to choose a highly vibrant looking rug for your showroom, if it suits the nature of your business.
Traffic – High or Low?
Of course carpets are meant to be walked on, but different kinds have different levels of endurance to traffic. If your office has a lot of walk-ins or just a lot of people who need to be on the move constantly then you will have to choose from the durable and easy to maintain varieties that are non-fussy and not so thick. If you have a large office then you can choose the best Chinese rugs accordingly. While you can go in for more elaborate varieties while choosing for the M.D’s or G.M’s cabin you can use the more durable ones for corridors, passages and the canteen area. You can go for the decorative yet low maintenance ones for the reception area.
Yet another factor to consider is the rolling traffic, such as the wheel chair or luggage carts. A fussy or thick rug will be a big hindrance to wheel movement.
You don’t get to change your carpets frequently. So while you are at it makes the right choices and alwasy maintain it.