st. louis home officeAs more and more Americans are starting to work at home, it is becoming quite common to see an office in our homes. It isn’t always easy to create a home office where you can be productive, but it is essential that you have the right flooring from Floor Coverings International of the Arch city. Here are some tips on how to create a productive home office.

Separate from Home

Even though you are technically in your home when you’re working from home, you still want to make sure your home office feels like its own separate place. Paint the room a different color, make sure you have appropriate office furniture, and install some flooring that varies from the rest of your home. If you have hardwood flooring in your entryway, install tile in your home office or luxury vinyl tiles. You want to make sure your home office is stylish but not too comfortable. You need to get your work done after all!

Customize for Your Work

People who work from home cover a vast array of industries. What kind of work do you do? Are you on your computer? Are you creating things to sell? Will you host others in this home office? All of these questions are great to consider with your home office. Make sure if you need a flooring material that is easy to clean, you stay away from carpeting and stick towards hardwood flooring, laminate, or natural stone flooring. If you need a lot of space, consider making one of the larger rooms in your home a home office.

Make it Functional

A productive home office needs the right flooring. It’s up to you to decide what kind of flooring would work best for you. Often we see people choosing to install engineered hardwood flooring, natural stone, laminate, and even some low-pile area rugs. Low maintenance flooring is best for home offices; who has time to stream clean carpeting while you’re trying to work?  There are a large number of flooring options available to you from Floor Covering International in St. Louis.

Set A Schedule

Just like any workplace away from home, you should set a strict schedule. When are you going to be working? When is it time to switch gears and be at home instead of work. Finding a work-life balance is a constant struggle that can be complicated even further by having a job you can complete at home. By setting a schedule you are staying in control of how you spend your time!

If you’re ready to design your productive home office today, give Floor Coverings International of St. Louis a call today. We have all of your flooring needs from carpet, tile, laminate, luxury vinyl, and more! Give us a call and we’ll get your dream office underway!

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