In the modern workplace, the creation of spaces for meetings, office space, and places to exchange ideas is vitally important.
When architects design office space, they need to consider many things when creating a space where creativity and productivity can flow—and many building designers start from the floor up with an epoxy resin floor.
If you’ve always assumed that epoxy flooring is just for warehouses or industrial units, it’s time to take another look and discover why more architects are choosing resin floors that can help to create an eye-catching and long-lasting workspace.
Durable office flooring
Many traditional offices are carpeted, a trend that goes way back to when there were very few other options available. Even though better options are now available, carpets are still used in many office spaces.
Carpets in an open plan office do not wear well. Sure, you can buy industrial-style carpet tiles, but after only a short time, the carpet can begin to bunch up and wear patterns will form in high-traffic areas.
Wear patterns look unsightly, but even more so, they can degrade your office floor and allow dirt and bacteria to penetrate the substrate, putting a big problem in your hands, with odors and a failed floor.
Architects who design modern office spaces know that durability is one of the key requirements of any flooring installed, and this is where epoxy flooring wins out every time.
Easy to keep clean
When a firm moves into a new office, there is usually a housekeeping memo that is sent out, asking employees not to use thumbtacks on the walls and to keep their desks clutter-free and tidy.
However, the floor is rarely mentioned in the memo, which means it is more likely to come under a lot of abuse from spilt coffee, food eaten at desks, and staff tracking in dirt and mud on wet days. Unless cleaned away quickly, this will contribute to an unhygienic and smelly workplace—and the cost of professional carpet cleaners will add up!
Epoxy floors for the office are sanitary and easy to clean. The seamless nature of the floor means any spills can simply be wiped away, providing no chance of penetrating the floor or causing odors and damage to the substrate.
Keeps the office space sanitary
In a world where we continue to battle the spread of COVID-19, hygiene in the workplace is a top priority. From hand sanitizers on desks and increased handwashing, everyone is playing their part to minimize the risk of the coronavirus spread in the workplace.
An Everlast® Epoxy resin floor is a great way to protect your floors against the spread of microorganisms because they contain an integral EPA-registered antimicrobial component that impedes the growth of bacteria, germs, fungi, and yeast.
A cleaner, more hygienic office starts from the floor up—and we recommend using our Everlast® cleaning system, which includes Vital Oxide, a substance that has been approved by the EPA for use against the coronavirus.
Create a welcoming office environment
High on the brief for any architect is the directive to create a workplace that is welcoming to employees and visitors. This extends to far more than a few plants and a coffee machine—the impact of a high-shine, clean, good-looking floor should never be underestimated.
Imagine opening the door to a potential new client or team member and instead of being greeted with tired, stained carpet, they step onto a smooth, glossy epoxy floor with your logo encased in the surface to create the right first impression.
Everlast® Epoxy flooring is a firm favorite because of the possibility of incorporating almost any design and color into the resin. Adding your logo or using different colors for certain areas of the office is not an issue with an epoxy floor.
And with over 50 colors to choose from, there is sure to be a shade that matches your corporate colors and brand.
Contact our team to discuss epoxy flooring for the office
Our flooring experts are on hand to speak with architects and office managers who are looking for durable, easy-to-maintain, and aesthetically superior flooring for their offices.
Call our team at (800) 708-9870 for professional, friendly advice—or request a sample of our superior epoxy flooring to see and feel the difference for yourself.