What flooring should I use in my home office?
June 29, 2014 5:10 PM Subscribe
One of my bedrooms serves as my home office, and the old carpet needs to be replaced - with something. Requirements: 1) I need something that will be easy to clean when the cats puke. 2) I would really prefer to not have to use a mat under my desk chair. 3) Wood is probably out. The office already has a lot of wood furniture, and a wood floor would be too much.
posted by jeri to Home & Garden (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Color information: The walls are a pale gold/yellow, with one accent wall a terra cotta orange. I brought home some samples of some vinyl tiles, in a sort of slate color, and discovered they were too dark to work well. My current carpet is a light blue/grey; a blue, green, or aqua (not too dark) would be ideal, and white (probably with flecks of other colors) might work, too. I don’t want to create any kind of pattern (as you do with some tiles); the space is too small for that.
Because the room is fairly small, I don’t expect cost to be a constraint if we’re talking about any normal type of flooring. I’d rather pay more for something that will last for many years than go for something inexpensive that will need replacing in a few years. I’m going to pay someone to install it, having almost no handyperson skills myself.
I spend a lot of time in this room, and would like it to look really nice. Any advice would be appreciated.