Choosing the right flooring for your art studio is an important decision. We all want our studios to be as functional and quiet as possible – the right choice of flooring can make your studio attractive, but the wrong choice can have long-lasting effects that affect your comfort and your portfolio.
WHAT IS THE BEST FLOORING COVER FOR YOUR ART STUDIO?
If you are an artist and you draw with acrylic, for example, you will use a lot of water. So moisture resistance and ease of cleaning should top your list of criteria when choosing a studio flooring. The number of flooring options on the market today is huge. There is hardwood, engineered wood, laminate wood, composite flooring, cork and vinyl, just to name a few of the more popular types.
6 TIPS ON CHOOSING YOUR ART STUDIO FLOORINGS
Choose waterproof flooring
If you use liquids of any kind, there will inevitably be spills. You want flooring that is easy to clean and doesn’t stain. In particular, vinyl flooring and ceramic and porcelain tiles are good choices.
Choose flooring that you can install on your own
Vinyl decorative flooring is easy to install. All you have to do is size them up, cut out the shape of the room, and glue them to a perfectly clean, smooth surface with a water-based adhesive. Here is more information about the installation HERE
Think of all the applications of your art studio
Some flooring can be permanently damaged by heels, so if you are conducting social gatherings, it is important to raise this issue in discussions with flooring providers. Some floorings withstand high heels, others do not.
Also consider whether the flooring is slippery when wet – for example, on rainy days.
When choosing flooring, list your priorities based on your needs and the type of work you do. Know what you are ready to give up if necessary and what you should have.