Scandi, modern and contemporary interiors are now, more than ever, incorporating geometric, especially hexagonal flooring. But how can you bring it into a commercial office space? We take a look at the different flooring statements you can make.
As the most popular interiors have become progressively cleaner, minimal and more modern in the last few years, introducing pattern and personality through walls and flooring can be considered a more daunting task. However, recent trends have seen a rise in the incorporation of statement flooring against simple, white or neutral toned walls, as a way to amp up an interior’s look and introduce elements of creativity.
Sharp, angular patterns are essential to ensuring that the completed look remains clean and modern, with geometric and hexagonal designs proving to be popular in both residential and commercial flooring areas.
What is geometric flooring?
Geometric flooring patterns are mostly found in the form of vinyl tiles, carpet tiles or porcelain tiles. Geometric flooring tends to be bolder and brighter, due to its focus on shape-based prints and patterns that are often reflected in clear detail and high pigmentation. Hexagonal flooring is a subset of geometric, often lending a more demure look, that is less about pattern and print. Instead, hexagonal flooring is often designed to look like individual tiles that highlight one tone or texture. Because of its simpler nature, hexagonal flooring designs can also be found in engineered wood flooring, which creates a wonderfully warm and contemporary look.
What interior styles is geometric flooring best suited to?
Modern, contemporary and mid-century interior styles benefit the most from geometric flooring. They can be enhanced with either clashing or matching patterns and prints in a space. In all-white or singular coloured rooms, they can add a wonderful sense of depth and character. If you’re looking to add personality to an interior, or a playful element, geometric flooring is ideal for you.
Hexagonal flooring is currently having somewhat of a revival and is often worked into Scandinavian, minimal and modern interiors as a way to add character and a new design element, without being too overpowering. However, thanks to its versatility, hexagonal tiles would also look great in eclectic and more traditional styled interiors too.
How can you incorporate geometric flooring into a commercial office space?
Hexagonal flooring can be introduced to a commercial office as a way to add character, fun and personality. The design benefits from being introduced into smaller spaces that have a specific purpose, such as meeting rooms, cubicles or reception areas, with bold flooring often creating a new element and feel to a space. However, geometric flooring styles can also be worked into large, open place office spaces. If you plan on doing this, it is important to choose a large, oversized floor tile that won’t overpower your interior, or to mix elements of geometric or hexagonal patterns into a simpler floor style.
Add interest to simpler floor tiles
Hexagonal or plain carpet tiles in muted tones can look wonderful when given some edge with a few standout floor tiles that are placed strategically around an office space. Rather than overpowering an interior with a print that may be too bold, you can create a trend-led look that won’t be too much of a distraction. Or, for a different approach, you can mix textures and colours by having an area with hexagonal carpet tiles, next to an area with vinyl herringbone tiles.
Create zoned areas
Zoning areas is a great way to use geometric flooring in an open plan office space, as it will add drama and the feel of a new area, without the need for walls. If you have room dividers or areas for meetings or breaks, you could use a bold geometric pattern throughout this area, to break apart your room and create a more defined space. Make sure to contrast the flooring that you may have in your office space, to emphasise this look.
Add interest without painting the walls
A great way to incorporate some drama and personality into more minimal or streamlined spaces, geometric flooring is an excellent way to create floor definition in a large, open plan office. By choosing to add character to your office in the floor, as opposed to the walls (which can often be a distraction), you can help to create a more productive, calmer working environment that is still practical. For those who would like to add interest to their office yet prefer a more subtle look, hexagonal flooring is ideal.
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