Choosing And Installing Carpet In Your Office
Running a business and owning an office in this day and age is all about making impressions. You have to be at the very top of your game and wow your clients and prospective clients every chance you get. When a client comes into your office for a business meeting, they will need to see that your space is not only clean but appealing to the eye. This is what will tip them over to wanting to form a lasting business relationship with you. Sure, we should not judge a book by its cover you might argue. Judge a business by the quality of service that it can provide right? Well, when it comes to business, no scratch that, social events this idiom holds no water. Put yourself in a client’s position, would you in your wildest dream think of getting into business with an establishment that seems not to have things together back at home?
There are many things that can help you in making the all-important impression, but one that has stood the test of time is the installation of a carpet in the office. There is just something about carpets that makes a place feel exuberant and lush, giving a business a successful look. The question lingering in your mind is how you will choose the right carpet type for office space. Not to worry, below are some of the things that you should put into consideration when you are shopping for your office carpet.
The color and style of a carpet make a whole lot of a difference with regards to the look and feel you want to accomplish. Dark colors give fuzzy and warm feeling and are best for offices that are located in cold areas. Light colors on the other hand tend to give the office space a cheerer and brighter look and feel.
Style on the other hand greatly depends on your office interior. If you want the focus to be on an exquisite piece of art hanging on the wall or your office furniture, then you should choose a carpet that has very simple patterns – neutral tones will do just fine for this. If your office interior is rather simple, then a dramatic carpet style will work wonders for your office. The texture of the carpet is also a big deal, believe it or not. A creative office should have a shaggy carpet as they create an informal mood which is best for this kind of offices. Smoother carpets tend to be more official and professional.
The material the carpet is made from should also be considered. If you are concerned about the health of your employees and those who will walk in through your door, having allergies and other health related issues, then you should choose a carpet with tight fibers and odorless. Odors emanating from carpets are as a result of organic compounds that are volatile and could cause major harm to an individual with allergies.
The amount of traffic that your office is going to have is a great determinant to the type of carpet that you purchase as well. This is because traffic is a factor that greatly affects longevity and durability of a carpet. You can have luxurious carpets installed in rooms that you know will have very little foot traffic. Hallways on the other hand should have carpets designed to withstand a lot of abuse and last long when installed.
Last but not least, you will have to consider just how much it is going to cost you. Will the carpet you have in mind fit into the budget that you have? Office carpets come in a variety of price as they vary in size, material, quality and longevity. Expensive carpets needless to say will look good. You should however base your decision on the above mentioned factors alongside the price. Purchasing an office carpet, truth be told can be a daunting process and needs care and concentration to find the best one for the office space. However, choosing an office carpet is only one side of the coin – the carpet has to be installed. If you are a handy person, carpet installation should be a walk in the park for you. But even then, you need to be very careful not to make any of the below mentioned common carpet installation mistakes.
Before you embark on your installation, it is paramount that you ensure you have all the relevant tools of trade. Lacking the right kind of tools may cause you to perform mediocre installation or worse still damage your office carpet that you spent a fortune on. As such, you should ensure that you have tools such as tack strips, nails, power stretcher, putty knife, carpet trimmers, seam tape, carpet glue, hammer and many other tools.
Many individuals who ignore this end up having an extremely large carpet or a very small one, either of which is not good for the image of the company. Do not forget to measure the size of your office before you head out carpet hunting.
You always have to the image of your interior design at the back of your mind. It is the interior design that will help you to choose the right carpet style and color combination. If you find it hard to conjure up the image of your office while you are out shopping, make a point of taking pictures that you will carry with you.
You just might regret your choice if you do not conduct an extensive search comparing all the carpet types that are available. Carpets vary greatly and you should as such take your time to go through most of the designs before you pick the one you love best and that meets the aforementioned preferences, depending on your office.
You will be shocked at the number of people who make this mistake. Be sure that you clean your office space before you conduct an installation to avoid ending up with a carpet that is unevenly raised by debris under it.