Office Flooring Pros and Cons Comparison Table

This comparison table will help you see at a glance the best flooring options for every area of an office. The costs of each type of flooring varies greatly and depends on a number of factors. If you would like to find out more about the best type of flooring for your office redesign and the associated costs then speak to the experts at Dale Office Interiors on 0114 2331115 or contact us here.

To find out more about choosing the right carpet for your office re-fit, read our Office Carpet ‘How To’ Guide.

MaterialTypeProsConsBest locationsSuitable for raised accessReclaimed
Carpet 
  • Absorbs sound
  • Multiple designs
  • Multiple colours
  • Tiles can be easily replaced
  • Can stain easily
  • Requires regular cleaning
  • Can look dated
  • General spaces
  • Meeting rooms
  • Private offices
  
 Tiles   YESYES
Vinyl 
  • Easy to clean
  • Durable
  • Multiple designs
  • Multiple colours
  • Waterproof
  • Can be damaged by sharp objects Made from non-renewable material Can fade in sunlight Difficult to repair
  • Reception
  • Kitchen
  • Canteen
  • Communal areas
  • Hallways
  • Toilets
  
 Sheet   YES, with appropriate preparationNO
 Tiles   YESNO
Laminate 
  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to clean
  • Multiple designs
  • Multiple colours
  • Susceptible to water damage
  • Can’t be sanded and refinished
  • Can look cheap
  • Reception Canteen Communal areas Hallways
  
 Smooth   YES, with appropriate preparationYES
 Embossed   YES, with appropriate preparationYES
Timber 
  • Timeless look
  • Lasts a long time if cared for properly
  • Natural insulator Durable
  • Needs regular maintenance
  • Susceptible to moisture
  • Susceptible to scratching
  • Can be noisy to walk on
  • Meeting rooms
  • Private offices
  • Reception
  • Communal areas
  
 Solid timber   YESYES
 Engineered timber   YESYES
Tiles 
  • Contemporary look
  • Easy to clean
  • Waterproof
  • Can feel cold
  • Can crack under impact
  • Heavy so may not be suitable for upper floors
  • Reception
  • Kitchen
  • Canteen
  • Toilets
  • Communal areas
  • Hallways
  
 Ceramic   YES, with appropriate preparationYES
 Natural stone   YES, with appropriate preparationYES
Concrete 
  • Contemporary look
  • Easy to clean
  • Waterproof
  • Durable
  • Highly reflective
  • Low maintenance
  • Can feel cold
  • Extremely hard
  • Reception
  • Kitchen
  • Canteen
  • Toilets
  • Communal areas
  • Hallways
  
 Polished   NONO
 Stained   NONO
Rubber 
  • Contemporary look
  • Easy to clean
  • Waterproof
  • Durable
  • Slip resistant options available
  • Low maintenance
  • Certain materials such as grease and certain detergents can cause staining
  • Dull finish
  • Reception
  • Kitchen
  • Canteen
  • Toilets
  • Communal areas
  • Hallways
YESYES

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