Choosing wood floors for a home office
Wood is a popular choice for home office floors, particularly if you have hardwood flooring throughout the rest of your home. Wood is a durable, natural and long-lasting flooring option that is also easy to keep clean by sweeping, vacuuming or wiping with a damp mop or cloth.
Solid and engineered hardwood floors are durable, practical and beautiful options that are available in a wide variety of colours, wood grains and textures. At Tarkett, we have a wide range of beautifully crafted wood floors . Available in both modern and traditional wood designs, and a wide range of colours and finishes, our wood flooring will bring style and elegance to your home office.
Benefits of wood flooring in home offices
Pros of using wood flooring in home offices
• Attractive and natural
• Comfortable underfoot
Attractive – Wood is a natural and sustainable material that brings instant warmth and elegance to home offices.
Durable – Wood is durable enough to withstand heavy office furniture and regular foot traffic. If the wood floors in your home office floors get scuffed, scratched or dented over time, the surface can be sanded down and refinished several times over the course of their lifespan. And depending on the quality and thickness of the wooden boards, your floors can last between 20-100 years. This is significantly longer than wood-like flooring options such as laminate, which cannot be sanded back and refinished, and which has a life expectancy of between 10-20 years.
Comfortable underfoot – While not as warm or soft as carpet, wood is more comfortable than harder home office flooring alternatives such as laminate flooring. Rugs can also be used to add warmth and softness underfoot.
Hygienic – Wood floors are easy to keep clean and dust-free by sweeping or wiping with a damp cloth, which makes them an ideal home office flooring choice for allergy sufferers.
Drawbacks of wood flooring in home offices
Cons of using wood flooring in home offices
• No thermal or sound insulation properties
Expensive – Wood flooring is relatively expensive compared to alternative home office flooring options. However, depending on the quality of the wood flooring that you choose and how well you care for it, wood floors can last for up to 100 years.
No thermal or sound insulation properties – Wood floors don’t have thermal or sound insulation properties and can be noisy to walk on. However, a good quality underlay will help reduce sound and provide added thermal insulation. We recommend Tarkofoam II, Tarkoflex II or a technically similar underlay, and Tarkoflex II in particular if you’re installing an underfloor heating system in your home office.