Carpet vs Hard Flooring: Which one is best for my workplace?

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Carpet vs Hard Flooring: Which one is best for my workplace?

Most workplaces have varied types of flooring throughout their premises. An office will generally be majority carpet with staff kitchens and lunchrooms having hard flooring. The construction industry will generally have hard flooring and may only have carpet in meeting rooms and reception. Whether carpet or hard flooring, your workplace floor surfaces should be professionally cleaned regularly and thoroughly to help eliminate dirt, dust and allergens.

When it comes to flooring, there are benefits of both carpet and hard flooring. Wanting to choose which one is best for your workplace? Read on to learn what to consider when choosing which one is best including:

  • Moisture
  • Soundproofing
  • Maintenance


Carpets absorb moisture more than hard flooring. If carpet becomes wet, mould can quickly grow creating an unhealthy environment for you and your employees. For this reason, hard flooring is recommended near bathrooms or any other wet areas. If your workplace is exposed to water or has wet shoes being walked from the outdoors to indoors regularly, hard flooring can be beneficial at entry and exits.



Carpet is better for soundproofing than hard flooring. While an office may look modern with a polished hard floor, if there are several people talking on office phones within a small space you may find the noise travels and creates issues for staff and customers trying to hear. If meeting rooms in your workplace are used to discuss confidential information, carpet would be recommended for its sound proofing properties.  Hard flooring can be a great choice if you are looking to keep your workplace cool. Just as it does with sound, carpet tends to absorb heat more.


When it comes to maintenance, a spill on hard flooring is usually easy and quick to clean up and mostly won’t leave a stain. On carpet, a spill can take time to dry once cleaned and may leave a stain. Thinking long term, carpets are cost effective to replace every few years while hard flooring is generally more durable so doesn’t need replacing as often, but when it does it can be costly to replace.

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