Transforming your new office under foot

When you have recently set up an office space and planned all of your furniture requirements including some Reception Chairs fromĀ  places such as you may realise that the flooring in your new office could do with updating.

Tiles are a versatile and economic option for transforming your office, without the expense or commitment of wall-to-wall fitted carpets. There is a vast range of options that can fit into any office design and the ease of fitting means that tiles are a great DIY option without the need of professional installers. The tiles are constructed from durable nylon fabric and backed with a vinyl composite that holds its position on a smooth floor surface, but lifts easily when being removed. They are also great for moving your office chairs around as they provide some cushioning underneath your furniture but not so much that it is difficult to move around on your chair as you need.

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Where to use Tiles.

Carpet tiles are versatile enough to fit into any room design. They can be used to cover an entire room, but are also great if you only wish to cover a small area such as desk space or reception area. With the variety of designs, colours, and versatility as a floor covering means that fitting or replacing old tiles is easy, especially in areas of heavy use. It is simplicity itself to remove an old or damaged tile and replace with a new one to revitalise your flooring. The Flooring Guild provide a comprehensive consumer guide to tiles.

How to install Tiles.

Firstly, calculate the area of carpet needed. There are excellent carpet calculator apps available that can help with this. Then clean the surface to be covered thoroughly, otherwise, the tiles will not take to the floor properly.

Next, work out the centre of the room. This can be done easily by drawing chalk lines from the middle of a wall to the opposite wall, and then bisecting with a line from the opposing side walls – where the chalk lines meet is the centre. You can then use the chalk lines to create a grid to lay the tiles in the centre of the room.

Once your chalk grid is complete, remove the protective cover from the back of the tiles and place four tiles in the grid, making sure that the pile is correctly aligned. There is no need to stretch or tack down the tiles. When you have your first tiles laid correctly, lay the rest of the tiles around them for a fitted covering. You may need to trim them so they fit plumb to the walls, but this is easily done with a pair of scissors.

Now you have the perfect flooring to place your chosen furniture on and you can start to make your new office reflect your business personality.

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