4 great flooring options for home offices

March 21, 2022

When it comes to choosing flooring for a home office, durability and practicality are two of the main factors to consider. But it’s also important to create an environment that inspires productivity and allows for efficient working. Here are four options from Stories Flooring that cover all bases…


1. LVT Flooring

LVT, or Luxury Vinyl Tile flooring, combines the look of wood and stone with the practicality of vinyl.

This hardy material is much thicker than traditional vinyl, making it a solid choice for high-traffic areas, while its wood and stone finishes – created by applying a photographic layer to the surface of the product – are incredibly realistic.

LVT is easy to maintain, naturally waterproof, and comes with a budget-friendly price tag – it’s a great home office all-rounder.

LVT Luxury Vinyl Tile flooring in a home office with grey walls and wooden furniture

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2. SPC Flooring

Stone Plastic Composite combines all the practicalities of LVT flooring with a rigid core for enhanced durability, meaning it’s a strong choice for busy spaces. Thanks to its thickness, it’s also incredibly comfortable underfoot.

Not only do SPC floors withstand high levels of foot traffic, but they also stand up well to caster chair use, so if you expect plenty of both in your home office, SPC should be your go-to.

Once installed, SPC flooring can look just like engineered wood, but its affordability, durability, and ease of maintenance make it a sound value-for-money alternative.

Stone Plastic Composite is a durable flooring option for a home office

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3. Engineered wood flooring

If you want the look of authentic solid wood flooring with the practical benefits of a manufactured material, engineered wood flooring is the perfect solution.

These practical planks are constructed using several layers of wood to form a stable and sturdy base, with the top layer featuring real oak, maple, or walnut to echo the finish of a solid wood floor.

Practicality-wise, engineered wood flooring is resistant to fluctuations in temperature and humidity and does not dent or bulge easily, so can be used with underfloor heating, while its layered design ensures strength and durability.

For a home office floor that combines form and function, engineered wood is a smart choice.

engineered wood flooring in a herringbone pattern in a home office in neutral palette

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4. Solid wood flooring

Looks-wise, the finish of solid wood is hard to beat, but it’s a little higher maintenance than the options above, so it’s important to consider how you will use your space before deciding.

While solid wood floors can be incredibly durable, they’re more susceptible to scratches than other flooring types, and for this reason, you will need to be mindful when using a caster chair as its wheels may damage the surface of the wood.

That doesn’t mean you should rule solid wood out entirely, though – should damage occur, solid wood floors are easy to restore, and can last for years if they are looked after properly.

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