Some commercial & office interior designers in Singapore have started using High End Resilient Flooring (HERF) for their clients. Given that most business owners in Asia usually rent office spaces from building management for an average period of around 3 to 7 years per location, office flooring is usually carpeted for short-term usage.
Expensive wood flooring is hardly be considered due to its high material cost in this circumstance. Both carpet and wood flooring are “susceptible” to water damage. Therefore, cleaning chores and maintenance work needed to be done regularly which will result in a gradual increase in the maintenance expenses in the long run.
High End Resilient Flooring will solve most of the common issues faced by commercial flooring.
Here are the benefits of HERF for office flooring:
Too much water can damage the fabrics of carpet tiles as well as causing wood or laminate floorings to swell. Apart from that, dust and dirt would trap in the fabrics if the carpets are not cleaned thoroughly. Hence, office carpets need to be vacuumed regularly with special vacuum cleaners at least twice a week to keep a clean and healthy working environment. This will incur high maintenance costs in terms of operations within the office such as hiring a cleaning company to do the job.
High End Resilient Flooring, on the other hand, is very easy to maintain. Heavy duty washing should be fine as it is 100% waterproof.
2) Transferable When You Need to Move Office
Unlike carpets, laminate or wooden flooring, business owners can move their existing High End Resilient Flooring many times to new office locations. Business-savvy corporate leaders can save a lot of budget on high office set-up costs if they need to move to a new workplace. Also, it would save their time in sourcing flooring materials for the new location. The huge savings on using existing High End Resilient Flooring can be diverted to other resources and campaigns that will bring in potential profits for business owners.
3) A Real Wood Luxury?
Wood accents will impose a natural look to one’s property. Also, it is often related to luxurious and credibility. When business owner invites customers into the office, their customers might feel a relatively deeper sense of trust for the business operator. However, wood is a very expensive product and is not viable to install in rented office property.
High End Resilient Flooring looks very much like real wood. Some of its surfaces are embossed with wood grains for a “real wood” touch.
4) Durable Material
High End Resilient Flooring is a very durable and strong flooring material. It can withstand heavy weight 2 times higher than laminate flooring and much higher than carpets when stepped on. Installing it along passageways, entrances, reception areas and pantry areas are highly suitable and recommended.
The “face” of office & commercial interior design is changing today. In terms of flooring, business owners will have one more option now — High End Resilient Flooring on top of carpets, laminate or wooden floorings.