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We are currently doing a little bit of remodeling. Our walls in to our shop and doors were not well insulated nor somewhat soundproof. So we have done most of the work to the outside walls in the shop and replaced doors leading in to the shop from the office. As we get closer to finishing we are going to remodel the office. I just can't decide on what flooring to use. I was wondering if anyone could post pictures of their office or let me know what they decided on flooring, paint colors, etc.


My current though process goes a bit like this:


Carpet - easy to vacuum but is easy to be destroyed as well

Tile - mopping up is easy but slipping customers are a concern and the need for area mats arise (trying to stay away from Aramark and other uniform services. Could purchase our own mats locally)

Laminate wood floor - Easy to clean and look great - concern is how well they would hold up with winter weather etc. Do these fake hardwoods get destroyed by water, etc?


Colors - ........ (that's my thought) in all reality I would assume "earth" tones, grays, tans, browns, etc.


Thoughts? Suggestions?


My entire staff and I also believe we are all worrying about this entirely too much....

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