Best Flooring For your Creative Work or Hobby Room!
Are you a crafter, musician, painter, or amateur chef? When it comes to a hobby or home business finding the appropriate flooring for the job can be more difficult than you initially imagine. If you are standing constantly, you may want a soft surface. Painting would require a stain resistant floor, while cooking would require a certain degree of moisture resistance. Finding out what you consider the perfect flooring for your hobby can be a daunting task, so allow us to do the work for you!
Today’s blog is all about the functionality of your flooring for home business or creative hobbies. The following are several types of flooring, a brief Pro and Con list, followed by what it will work well with:
- Can be refinished when needed, typically several times throughout it’s lifespan
- Visually warm and subtle
- Not great if there is constant liquid spilling, can warp or buckle
- Will dent and scratch easily depending on the hardness of the specie
- Fading color when exposed to sunlight repeatedly
It really hard to find a lot wrong with hardwood flooring as far as beauty goes, however this is typically one of the more expensive floors from purchase to installation, but you can expect many years out of hardwood so it is well worth the initial investment.
I would recommend this floor for hobbies such as photography, crafting, music, and quite possible for a home business office.
- Less expensive than most floors
- Staining is rare depending on the quality
- Fading in UV exposure is not an issue
- You can install this yourself as a project and save even more initially
- You cannot refinish the surfaces
- Much shorter lifespan than other flooring choices
When it comes to laminate flooring you get an infinite number of choices with the same make up. Choose a look that mimics hardwood or stone. It is great for almost any hobby or home business that does not involve abrasive scraping on the floors such as moving boxes or sets for photography or vlogging.
- Amazing insulation properties as well as noise reduction
- You cannot slip on this surface
- The softest flooring available
- Debris can easily be trapped in the fibers
- Stains may be hard to remove
- Moisture can cause mold and mildew
Generally the cheapest of all the flooring available today, however because of the amount of vacuuming and warranty requirements for professional cleaning that may even out the cost overtime. Unless you are sporting carpet tiles, you may need to replace an entire room if a major spill happens.
On the positive side of things, if your hobby or home business requires a lot of standing you may benefit greatly from the soft flooring. Take this into consideration.
Well that covers the basics, feel free to post other types of flooring that you would prefer for your personal creative or professional space. I’ll be happy to respond to any questions or comments that you may have on the subject!
Thanks for reading and until next time, Happy Home and Flooring!