Top 3 Home Office Floor Recommendations:
1. Luxury Vinyl
Pros: Offered in tile and wood planks, durable, provides thermal warmth, helps with acoustics, easy to clean, waterproof, affordable and can be installed over any hard surface.
Cons: Not as quiet as carpet, due to the type of room use would require a cork underlayment and is not as scratch resistant as laminate
Ideal Space: Great for basement offices because it is waterproof
2. Modular Carpet Tiles
Pros: Comes in designer styles, optimal noise control, extremely durable, no office mat required, design your own tile layout, replace tiles as needed and is made of premium nylon with stain release technology
Cons: Periodically needs to be professionally cleaned, visible seams and not suitable for all installations
Ideal Space: Upstairs bedroom to muffle the sound of a rolling chair
3. Laminate Flooring:
Pros: Presented in an assortment of tile and wood planks, water and scratch resistant top wear layer, reduces noise up to 30%, easy to clean.
Cons: Not as visually appealing as LVT, not all laminate floors are fully waterproof and not ideal for standup desk
Ideal Space: First floor office or library