Friday, 7 December 2012

How to Choose the Right Carpet For Your Business

Setting up a new business is an important and fun process. There are many things you can take into consideration as you make decisions as to what carpets, paint, accessories and furnishings you want to purchase. 

The first item you will probably want to consider is the carpets. The flooring can provide warmth and beauty beyond its functionality. There are many things to consider when looking at the many swatches and samples you will have to choose from.

Think about...
What style carpet are you looking for? 
Do you like the long strands or short cropped styling? 
Each has benefits you may want to consider before making a choice purely on aesthetics. The shorter fibber carpets will wear much longer and show far less of the daily abuses they receive. For high traffic areas the shorter styles especially those with looped fibbers will hold up to the high demands placed on them. 

Will you have lots of people coming in and out of your space?
Will there be some areas that see more action than others? 
These are highly important considerations when it comes to whether or not you want to use the highest quality carpet padding available. Once you have determined the fibber type and style you will want to consider a high quality padding for rooms that have lots of action and traffic. There are many densities available depending on your needs.

Now that you have chosen the type of carpeting and the padding you need for your location it's time for the fun part. Carpets come in a tremendous variety of colours and patterns to accentuate and ground any type of designer space. You can purchase carpeting in a wide range of neutrals to set off your professional environment or other colours to bring beauty and elegance for a more unique style. Choosing a simple beige is the most common business decision though there are many variations of even this simple colour scheme. Berbers come in mixed colours so you can experience a broader spectrum of browns all in one versatile carpet choice.

Be sure when making your purchasing decisions to use commercial grade carpets to ensure the long lasting results your business deserves. You have achieved the perfect combination of colour, style, beauty and function. Have your carpet professionally installed to keep all warranties in place and make the most of your investment. This choice is the building block for the rest of your look. Once this foundation is in place it's time to complete your business decor.

Purchasing carpet for your business is the first step toward making your business your own. Each step you take toward completion is a move toward your future. Every decision you make is important, take time to do all the necessary research to ensure you will be happy with the products and choices you put into your company. If you are having a difficult time deciding what to purchase there are many professionals available to help give decorating ideas and advice; why not contact the team at Birch Carpets today!

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Decorating Basics for Your Business

From carpets to colours, paint to artwork, your choices at the creation of your business can help to create the look and feeling you want for your potential clientele. Professional services are available if you are not confident enough in your design skills to put the whole look together yourself. There are many variables to consider as you begin such an important project.

The first thing to think about is what type of business you are creating. Take into account whether something neutral and simple such as a classic beige carpet and brown leather chairs for a classy and professional finish or whether you want something more fun and colourful to bring in parents with young children. Will the room be an area of high traffic or will it only be used lightly? Everything you choose, including your commercial carpet will be based on what you determine at this stage of the process.

Once you have determined a general theme for your overall look it is important to choose your carpets and wall paint colours to accentuate each other. This is best handled while your space is still empty and does not contain a great deal of furniture that will need to be moved to install carpets. Painting prior to carpet installation can ensure you don't wind up with spots on your brand new carpet. These two steps will make such a major leap toward your finished business it may take you by surprise. 

Now it's time to choose furnishings that coordinate with your carpets. If you chose neutral colours the search for coordinating items will be really easy. If you got more creative this is the stage where you get to go out and have some fun. Colour can be a great accent even when you used a base of neutral paint and carpet colours so allow your creativity and personality to shine through at this step. Look for paintings or photos that compliment the carpet colours while bringing in a complete look or mood. Be sure to use your favourite colours since you will likely be spending a great deal of time here and you want to feel comfortable with your choices.

The investment of time and energy into making your business inviting is a major and essential step towards building your future. These first purchases will become the foundation for your business and can greatly impact the credibility you want to relay. First impressions are important. If you are using a design service you will be shown many samples in colours that work well together. You will be sure to find just the right combination of form and function for your business. Be sure to choose high quality carpets that offer long-life and ease of cleaning with some type of stain resistance. You will want to choose paint that is washable, durable, and long lasting. When choosing paintings and other decorative items, you may want to ensure they are not easily broken. You want the quality look you have chosen to stand the test of time and to look amazing for many years to come. With a little time, research and energy your business will have the look and atmosphere you desire.