Home working is on the increase with many jobs now advertised with a working from home option, and some people only considering roles where it’s a possibility. Many companies encourage their workforce to stay at home as a cost saving exercise – there’s a huge reduction in utility bills – some to offer more flexibility for their staff and others simply don’t have the office space! Some employees enjoy the work/life balance home working offers, whilst there are those that prefer to work in an environment without the distraction of a busy, noisy office. With an increase in output for that reason, and in this day and age of mobile offices and Wi-Fi available everywhere, it’s a no brainer!
So what about that working environment? Many people have a study in their home to work from but more and more people are opting to transform an out-building into a home office. Separate from their main home, lots of people prefer to work in a converted shed or summer house in their garden or even build something especially. These garden rooms need connection to power and to be warm in the winter, cool in the summer and above all be a comfortable environment to work in all day. When thinking of flooring for an outside home office, the most obvious choice is vinyl flooring.
This affordable and super-functional flooring will help towards making your shed the perfect home office for lots of reasons. Here are just five:
1. Easy to fit
Sheet vinyl flooring is very quick and easy to install meaning you can get back to work in no time.
2. Comfortable flooring
Vinyl is also called cushion flooring with good reason. The vinyl flooring of today is super comfy to walk on – and sit on should the mood take you.
3. Practical flooring
A vinyl floor is ideal for an outside space as it is water resistant so impervious to early morning moisture or splashes of rain. Plus it is super-easy to maintain. A simple sweep or vacuum followed by a clean with a mop and your flooring will look as good as new. That’s it – nothing else required.
4. Cosy and quiet
Vinyl flooring is a great insulator of both heat and sound so will trap heat in the winter keeping your shed office beautifully snug. It will also reduce in-room sound giving you the perfect working environment.
5. Endless choice
There are hundreds of designs of vinyl to choose from – you really can have any floor you want. Fancy a wood floor in your home office? Wood effect vinyl flooring comes in lots of different wood types and shades and looks incredibly realistic. How about a slate or stone floor? No problem, stone vinyl flooring looks gorgeous and is much warmer than the real McCoy. Then there’s tile effect vinyl including lots of mosaic designs, if that’s what you fancy, or plain vinyl giving you any colour you want – the list is endless.
For more information, hints and tips on working in a garden office visit www.shedworking.co.uk.