Many offices follow the same rules when it comes to design. Desks, office chairs and computers are the most common sites. Although, modern times are starting to see change in offices. Ergonomic furniture, standing desks, hot desks, chill-out areas, bean bags and more are being introduced into offices to improve the well-being of staff and attract potential employees, opposed to the typically stuffy and sterile layout of yesterday's offices. At a foundational level, however, many aspects stay the same. Office furniture is often placed on rollers for easy manoeuvring when reorganising the floor plan.
Rolling Office Chairs
These office chairs date back to the 19th century when the industrial revolution was in full swing. They’ve been commonplace in offices ever since and won’t be going anywhere any time soon. To accommodate their use, we’ve taken a look at the best flooring option for them.
Movement, comfort and functionality are the big three buzzwords when it comes to rolling chairs. To complement these three areas, it’s important you put chairs in an environment that allows them to work as they are meant to.
To allow them to roll on the floor you require a hard floor that is flat and smooth. A carpeted floor can be problematic in this sense. The soft and spongy fabric doesn’t allow wheels to roll easily and office chairs equipped with cheap and low-quality wheels will ruin carpet, especially if they're broken down and get jagged and sharp edges. Hardwood floors on the other hand offer an ideal foundation. Wheels can easily roll over the surface but also stay solidly in place when sitting still at your desk.
Other reasons to choose wood floors:
All of our flooring collections are sustainably sourced and low in formaldehyde
Designed exclusively for New Zealand’s office lifestyles and diverse climates
Strict quality control processes ensure consistent quality
Pre-finished to ensure a more durable and accurate colour
A nationwide network of approved craftsmen to install our floors
Experts in glue-down installation, ensuring the best sound and feel
There are also some great accessories to add which can help the look of your floors and improve functionality. Despite the durability of our engineered wooden floors, you may opt to add a chair mat to further protect flooring from indentations, scuffs and other marks. Another option is to add our beautiful brass trims that add a serious wow factor to your floors giving it a high-end feel. This is a great way to create and separate sections in offices in a subtle and stylish way.
Contact us today to enquire about adding wooden floors to your office.