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Choosing office flooring is not like designing your own home. Needs change, priorities change and with them the characteristics that the materials must have. In this article you will find some useful and practical tips that will help you when searching for the most suitable floors for your office.
The floor we choose will have to withstand a heavy load of furniture and will be exposed to a certain amount of daily stress and wear due to the continuous trampling of people and the rubbing of chairs with castors. The materials used for the floor covering will also have to guarantee a long life span, maintaining their original appearance.
Routine maintenance will also be different from that of homes, as these are public spaces where many people pass through. Consequently, it is necessary to choose a floor that is also resistant to the various substances present in cleaning agents.
With regard to aesthetics, on the contrary, it is advisable to find a material that has a rich variety of finishes, colours and formats. This is very important because it allows you to differentiate rooms and furnish them with a professional and modern look thanks to original combinations.
The market currently offers various solutions, but are we really sure that the materials on the market have all the characteristics described above? Let's discover them together!
Finding a material that combines all these characteristics is not straightforward. Not all the solutions we are going to look at will be durable and economical at the same time. The world of materials is very diversified.
Take laminate, for example. This is a material that offers multiple design solutions due to its extreme aesthetic versatility. Easy to install (thanks to its quick, floating installation), laminate flooring requires little maintenance. Its very affordable price certainly makes it an attractive solution. Unfortunately, however, it is particularly sensitive to heat and wear from footsteps.
For lovers of natural materials, parquet and marble represent a very refined solution that brings harmony and elegance to the entire office environment. However, both materials require special maintenance and specific treatments due to their delicacy and porosity. For these reasons, many people today have decided to focus on marble-effect or wood-effect porcelain stoneware.
Among the trendy materials for covering office floors is also resin. It is a very innovative, economical and versatile solution. Resin floors are impressive. They have a brilliant and original appearance. However, they are very sensitive to scratches, knocks and abrasions, which tend to be more visible due to the smooth, shiny and uniformly coloured surface.
Porcelain stoneware is probably the material that best suits the needs of the office because it is able to guarantee important technical performance: the floor is highly resistant to impact, stress of various kinds, stains and humidity. It is a material that does not undergo colour changes over time and is easily washable. Firing in kilns that exceed a temperature of 1200 °C makes porcelain stoneware a safe, totally fireproof material: the floor does not burn, does not react to fire and does not produce toxic gases in the event of a fire as it contains no traces of plastic materials.
From an aesthetic point of view, the rich variety of finishes, colours and formats offers endless design advantages. All this is possible thanks to advanced technologies in the ceramic sector.
The Caesar collections are able to reproduce, with extreme realism on all surfaces, the unpredictable cracks and outgrowths of the cement effect. Particularly suitable for recreating atmospheres with a minimal and contemporary style, the Prima collection inspired by clay is characterised by an extraordinary chromatic richness. From the textures of concrete to the natural patterns of wood to give a touch of harmony and modernity: with the Cocoon collection, workplaces are given a decidedly cosy and positive mood. For lovers of the industrial style, the oxidation colours typical of the metal effect of the Alchemy collection are perfect for recreating a unique ambience, the result of the original alchemy between material and design. Another popular and much sought-after trend in more classic office contexts is the marble effect. The surfaces of the Anima Futura collection offer elegance, thanks to the veining and luminosity typical of such a refined material.
Porcelain stoneware therefore represents a solution that combines aesthetics, practicality and technical performance. It is definitely the most suitable material for interior design projects because it is able to offer people living in work spaces a strong perception of well-being and harmony.
For office floors Ceramiche Caesar offers a wide range of ceramic solutions characterised by the superior technical qualities of stoneware and 100% Italian design.
If you are thinking of using porcelain stoneware for your offices and need further information, contact our Caesar expert!