As such, flooring contractors may see a rise in office refurbishments and in turn, will need readily available and affordable flooring solutions to meet their customer’s needs. Lewis Cooper discusses the options available to contractors.
WITH many companies across the UK continuing to run hybrid, work from home policies for their employees, it’s important that office spaces are designed in a way to support this new trend. As such, flooring contractors may see a rise in office refurbishments and in turn, will need readily available and affordable flooring solutions to meet their customer’s needs. Here, I’ll discuss the options available to contractors.
Studies have shown 59% of UK office workers prefer to work in a hybrid model, with 50 of the largest UK employers announcing they have no plans to return all staff to the office full-time. This shows a trend which has been clear to see since the Covid-19 pandemic – office workers prefer to have the flexibility to either work from home or the office. This has led to many employers refurbishing their workspaces with new breakout areas and different desk layouts to get the most from their space and to encourage a more positive working environment for when employees do come into the office.
When it comes to addressing the needs of modern workspace design, flooring plays an integral part, as by mixing and matching floorcoverings, different areas, such as break outs or collaborative spaces, can be easily ‘zoned’ to ensure they’re differentiated from the main working space.
There are many flooring solutions available on the market that can do this, but the most obvious choice for offices is to use different carpet tile designs – as they offer good underfoot comfort, helping to maintain a comfortable and warm environment for employees, and excellent acoustic properties, reducing noise transmission – an important factor for busy office environments.
Designed to meet the needs of modern commercial design, Forbo’s Tessera Union collection is a series of co-ordinated carpet tiles ranges, with each range in the collection sharing linking yarn colours, tones and usable design styles. In this way the Union collection address the need within workspace designs to deliver flexible, practical and adaptable solutions, promoting good workplace wellbeing and creating innovative and productive environments.
The latest edition to Forbo’s portfolio of workspace solutions, Tessera Accord, offers a naturally intersecting striated design, which joins the existing Tessera Infused range, both of which are available in 12 natural, earthy colourways. The colours within the collection have been designed to blend tonally with each other, as well as to closely match other Tessera ranges, so they can be easily mixed and matched to create beautifully integrated flooring schemes.
In addition, both ranges are stocked in the UK, making them readily available at an affordable price point, further enhancing its suitability for office refurbishments.
Lewis Cooper is marketing executive
from Forbo Flooring Systems