2020 has been a difficult time for businesses – adjusting to the new rules, pandemic-proofing the workplace, and in many cases managing a remote workforce. Whilst starting off on a similar footing, 2021 will almost certainly see us return to normal working practices, or at least close to normal. There is however likely to be changes for the foreseeable future, with a focus on the health and wellbeing of the workforce. This will include pandemic-proofing our businesses, minimizing unnecessary contact, and using signs and visible cues to keep people safe.
As business owners consider how the post-pandemic world will affect their business, it is worth taking into account the flexibility, cost-effectiveness, and hygiene properties of using carpet tiles for your commercial flooring solution.
Carpet tiles are already widely used in office environments. They are low cost, quick to install, easy to maintain, and easy to replace if they get damaged. As they are modular, carpet tiles can offer an enormous amount of flexibility for your business. Whether you want to start from scratch and replace your entire floor, or replace selected tiles to create a walkway or a separate section, it can be achieved quickly and without putting too much strain on your finances.
Integrated Signage & Visual Guides
Different coloured tiles can be used effectively to create visual guides, sections, and walkways to help people move safely around the workplace. In the post-pandemic world, we are likely to see this method used more frequently, along with a range of bold and vivid colour schemes as design meets function.
Carpet tiles can also be easily integrated with floor signage to help promote social distancing and offer directional cues. For example, replacing 4 or 5 carpet tiles with custom designed tiles displaying directional arrows, can make a big difference within a small office environment. By incorporating a combination of colours and signs, you can create working environment which will keep your staff safe whilst looking visually appealing at the same time!
Easy Maintenance and Hygienic
Carpet tiles are easy to maintain and to keep clean and hygienic. And with short fibres, the standard daily cleaning with a vacuum cleaner is enough to maintain a safe and germ-free floor in the short-term. We also recommend that you periodically deep clean your tiles with a carpet shampoo, which will remove embedded dirt from the fibres and also prolong the life of the tiles.
It is also now possible to buy carpet tiles which contain anti-microbial and anti-viral properties. And we expect to see big increase in its popularity as businesses prepare for the post-pandemic world.
Want to COVID-Proof your workplace, or start getting creative with your office environment? Speak to our team to get some ideas and to find out how we can help your business take that first step.