Office floor

  • Publicatie datum January 30, 2024
  • Auteur Joost van Hulst
  • Laatst aangepast January 30, 2024
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As experts in the field of office floors, we at ICM Projects understand the importance of a well-chosen floor for an office space. An office floor must not only be functional, but also aesthetically attractive and durable. In addition, an office floor must be comfortable and safe for employees and visitors.

On this page we give you more information about the properties, benefits and types of office floors. We also give you tips for choosing, installing and replacing a suitable office floor. This way you will immediately know exactly what type of office floor is most suitable for your company.

What properties should an office floor have?

An office floor must meet several important properties to be suitable for the working environment. Here are some crucial features:

  • Durability: The floor must withstand daily use, including moving office chairs and other furniture.
  • Sound-dampening: a good office floor reduces noise pollution, so that employees can concentrate better.
  • Ease of maintenance: The floor should be easy to clean to maintain a hygienic working environment.
  • Wear-resistant: an office floor must be able to withstand intensive use and wear, as it must last a long time and not be damaged or discolored quickly.
  • Comfort: The floor should be comfortable to walk on, especially if employees spend long hours in the office.
  • Aesthetically appealing: the floor should match the overall appearance of the office space and give a professional impression.

What are the advantages of a good office floor?

A good office floor has several benefits for the company, employees and visitors. Some advantages of a good office floor are:

  • Improved productivity: a comfortable and well-chosen office floor can contribute to higher employee productivity.
  • Increased safety: a floor suitable for offices reduces the risk of tripping and other accidents.
  • Aesthetically appealing: a beautiful floor contributes to a professional appearance of the office, which impresses customers and visitors.
  • Long-lasting investment: A durable floor lasts a long time, making it a valuable investment for the office.

What types of floors are suitable for an office?

The choice of floor covering is very important in the office. Different floor types offer specific benefits that can contribute to a productive and pleasant working environment.

PVC floors

PVC floors are plastic floors that consist of multiple layers of polyvinyl chloride. They are ideal for offices due to their exceptional durability and abrasion resistance.

PVC floors last a long time and retain their original appearance for a long time, even with intensive use. In addition, they are easy to maintain and resistant to stains, moisture and dirt, making them a hygienic option for an office environment.

Vinyl floors

Vinyl floors share many of the same properties as PVC floors. They are also wear-resistant, easy to maintain and sound-absorbing. As a result, they contribute to a calm and pleasant working atmosphere.

In addition, vinyl floors are also suitable for underfloor heating or cooling, so they can contribute to a pleasant temperature all year round. For example, take a look at our Novilon vinyl floors.


Carpet is an excellent choice for an office environment. Thanks to the textile top layer of fibers, it not only offers comfort, but also wear resistance. It is also easy to maintain and is resistant to stains and moisture.

In addition, carpet dampens sounds, which ensures a quiet working atmosphere, and it is heat insulating, which contributes to a pleasant ambient temperature.

Marmoleum floors

Marmoleum floors are natural floors based on linseed oil and other natural materials. This makes this floor type extremely suitable for offices. They are not only wear-resistant, but also easy to maintain and antibacterial.

The sound-absorbing properties of marmoleum also contribute to a quiet working environment, while the heat insulation ensures a comfortable temperature in the workspace.

Linoleum floors

Linoleum floors are natural floors consisting of linseed oil, resin, cork, wood flour, pigments and jute. They are similar to marmoleum floors and share many of the same properties.

They are wear-resistant, maintenance-friendly and sound-absorbing. In addition, linoleum has a heat-insulating effect and contributes to an energy-saving working environment.

Cast floors

Cast floors, whether synthetic resin or cement-bound, offer a modern and sustainable solution for offices. They are very durable and easy to maintain, and are also antibacterial.

The sound-absorbing properties of a cast floor provide a quiet atmosphere, while the heat insulation contributes to a comfortable temperature all year round.

How do you choose the right floor for an office space?

Choosing the right floor for an office space depends on various factors, such as the function, use, budget, appearance and durability of the floor. Some tips for choosing the right floor for an office space are:

1.Function and use of space

Every room in an office has a different function. For example, a meeting room has a different function than a canteen or reception. The function and use of the room determine what properties the floor should have.

For example, a meeting room will need to have a sound-absorbing, heat-insulating and aesthetic floor, while in a canteen you should have a maintenance-friendly, wear-resistant and hygienic floor installed.

2.Budget for the floor

The choice of flooring material is determined by the available budget. There are different types of floors with varying costs, both in terms of purchase and maintenance. Take a cast floor, for example, which is more expensive than vinyl, but more durable and easier to maintain.

In addition, the budget must also take into account the lifespan and energy consumption of the floor. For example, carpet is cheaper than marmoleum, but less durable and less energy efficient. Depending on the required properties of the floor, the budget will have to be adjusted accordingly.

3.Appearance of the floor

The floor should have an appearance that harmonizes with its color, pattern and finish. This appearance must match the style, color palette and design of the environment, and at the same time give a professional, representative and contemporary impression. For example, a concrete floor gives a sleek, industrial and modern feeling, while carpet provides a warm, cozy and classic ambiance.

4.Durability of the floor

The durability of the floor is determined by the choice of materials, production processes and certifications. This sustainability must be in line with the vision, mission and core values of the company.

In addition, the floor must contribute to a longer lifespan, reduced energy consumption and the lowest possible environmental impact.

Take, for example, a linoleum floor, made from natural, recycled or biodegradable materials, which is characterized by low CO2 emissions and has the Environmental Quality Mark.

Installing a new office floor

At ICM Projects we understand all too well that work cannot be stopped for too long. That is why we are happy to help you select a suitable floor for your office space, taking into account the required properties and installation time.

We will tell you prior to a project how long it will take to install the new office floor, so that you know exactly what to expect. Moreover, we will do everything we can to ensure that the installation process runs as quickly and smoothly as possible, so that your company experiences as little inconvenience as possible.

Replace current office floor with a new floor

If you are no longer satisfied with the current office floor, have ICM Projects replace the entire floor with a new floor. We remove the old floor, prepare the subfloor, install the new floor and dispose of the old floor for you.

This means you no longer have to worry about anything and the work does not have to stop for too long. Moreover, you will not have to deal with different parties, so the planning will run perfectly.

Let ICM Projects install your new office floor

If you are looking for a new office floor, ICM Projects is the right place for you. ICM Projects is a specialized company in the supply, installation, finishing and maintenance of office floors.

We have more than 20 years of experience in the field and only work with the best materials, tools and professionals. Contact us today for a free consultation and no-obligation quote.

What is the best floor for an office?

The best floor for an office depends on several factors, including budget, traffic intensity and desired appearance. PVC and vinyl are often good choices because of their durability and ease of maintenance.

How much does a new office floor cost?

The costs for a new office floor vary depending on the material chosen, the surface area of the room and any preparatory work. Contact us for a personalized quote.

How much time does it take to install an office floor?

The time required to install an office floor depends on several factors, including the material chosen and the size of the room. Our team will share a realistic schedule with you during the quotation process.


Joost van Hulst
Joost van HulstCEO

Purchasing a company floor does not happen overnight. A good floor is only the basis for high work performance if you and your colleagues function optimally in it. For that simple reason, CEO Joost van Hulst makes sure every project runs smoothly every day. We get to the bottom of things for our clients. From administrative offices to hospitals. Ready to perform? The floor is yours.

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