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How to Choose Laminate vs Hardwood Flooring for a Home Office


laminate vs. hardwood flooringIf you’re working from home or you are a telecommuter, there are some good reasons to work from a dedicated home office area. One of the biggest decisions you'll make is what flooring to choose. Discover how to select laminate vs. hardwood flooring for a home office space.

Productivity is Increased in a Home Office

While it can be tempting to hang out on your couch and work with your laptop, chances are you’ll not only be distracted, you won’t be as productive as you could be.

Minimize Interruptions

Your kids or family may be interrupting you constantly, all your “stuff” isn’t at hand that you need, and you just won’t get things done. By having space, you can walk into and shut the door it will give you a sense of “being at work” even when you are at home. On the other hand, when work is done itis good to close off that part of the house and fully commit yourself to relaxing. Having an attractive, durable floor make home offices more appealing.

Tax Breaks May be Available for Home Offices

While this isn’t the case with every home office, there can be significant tax breaks on items purchased for a home office.

Consult with an Accountant

You may be able to write off a certain percentage of the area in your home where you work as well as improvements to the space such as new furniture or flooring. To be sure of the tax breaks you can receive in your state, check with a certified public accountant. Imagine being able to get credit for that fantastic new floor.

Create Your Own Aesthetic

One of the best things about working from a home office is you get to call the shots. If you want to work ‘like a boss’ you need to make sure that your space is comfortable, beautiful and allows you to concentrate fully.

Make it Inviting

If you meet people at your home office, this is even more important. Take some time to decide what you want the office to say. Open and airy? Warm and inviting? Eclectic and Artsy? All of these can be achieved by choosing the right flooring for your home office.

Wear and Tear Matters

The kind of flooring you use should match the traffic your home office will receive. If it’s just you in the office most of the time versus people in and out then, you’ll want to take that into consideration.

Weigh Your Options

In general laminate, floorings will hold up longer than wood counterparts, but some of that depends on the type of wood used. We are always happy to advise you on what kind of flooring we think will hold up best. After all, we’ve been installing home office flooring in New Jersey for over 20 years, and we want you to be totally satisfied with our work and our warranties.

Laminate Flooring For Your Home Office

If it’s been awhile since you’ve seen the newest laminates available, we’re going to blow your mind with the different laminate options.

Modern Laminate Today

Modern laminate isn’t the checkered square black-and-white laminate your Grandma had in her kitchen. Today laminate is high grade, professional laminate that will last for years. If you love the look of hardwood floors, but don’t have the budget for it, then laminate can be a great solution. Because it has a photographic layer inside it can imitate the look and texture of many materials such as wood or tile. Consumers are sure something perfect to fit the décor of their home offices. Laminate is less prone to scratching, staining and water damage than wooden floors.  Thus, it is a good alternative for higher trafficked areas. We can install laminate over any substrates or existing flooring. And if the flooring is uneven or damaged, we can correct that before installation to ensure a straight, level installation.

Hardwood Flooring for Your Home Office

If you want to match your home’s décor with your home office, hardwood floors may be a great choice for you.

Endless Options

Because the options of woods are endless, we can help you find a type that matches your home from light wood to dark wood. Hardwoods come in many different finishes and widths, and add notable value to your home. Homes with hardwood floors have faster resale rates and can last the lifetime of the home. Hardwood floors are easy to clean and maintain and can be a beautiful complement to any kind of decorating style. Plus, hardwood flooring adds a touch of class and luxury to your home office area. 

Hardwood or laminate, we can install your floors so that you’ll be assured that your floors are being installed right the first time. With our team of trained flooring experts, we’ll be in and out quickly so you can get back to work. No size office is too small or too large, we’re here to make sure that you get the best value and the right flooring for your needs. 

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