If a productive, happy workplace is a key driver of success, how do you make sure the workspace supports the people who occupy it?
The ideal workspace should encourage flexible working, collaboration and communication for those who need it, as well as provide 'habitats' for quiet individual tasks - boosting productivity for people to avoid chatterbox co-workers. And in all cases, providing flexibility for ever-changing business needs and expansion.
Lighting, furniture planning and division of space play a critical role in every workspace plan, as well as the use of flooring. One is no more important than the other. In the experience of our commercial architect and design clients, there are critical services and specifications, plus increasingly sustainably-designed buildings that form a modern workspace.
A starting point could be a space audit - many workspace solutions designers will collate and analyse the requirements of the staff, then developing fit-out plans that hopefully respond well to the needs of the people using the space.
Amtico Carpet and LVT work together in integrated flooring spaces - we've created colour combinations in Access loose lay and Carpet ready for specification, with commercial warranties for long-term use.
It's inspiring to know that architects, designers and space planners will use surface products differently from space to space - some of the latest projects we've seen from our clients are here for some workspace inspiration...
A uniform floor pattern connects the open-plan space, however, this new tech business in Estonia makes use of colour across a wide floor space to distinguish changes of activity with a mix of Amtico Signature in a Twin Herringbone Plank laying pattern.
Architects and designers Stride Treglown used Amtico Signature Equator Flow as the hard-surface flooring across major activity spaces in this large library for the University of Reading, designed to accommodate research and study areas for the campus's students.
Acoustics will play an important role in many workspaces - the sound of furniture movement around desking areas can be minimized by using carpet tile in these areas, while an entrance that needs to make a first impression could be a completely bespoke design to bring to life the personality and values of the business.
Amtico Carpet and LVT work together in integrated flooring spaces - ask your Amtico representative to see the unique colour combinations in Loose Lay and Carpet suggested by our designers or talk to us about your workspace requirements.