Home-workers 'should consider engineered wood floors'
As more employees in the UK begin to enjoy the benefits of being able to work from home, it could be time for householders to make their abodes more comfortable.
With technology meaning staff can access crucial company systems from wherever they like, an increasing number of employers are opting to roll out flexible practices within their workplace.
According to Heather Gregor, managing director and principle shareholder of Taylor Bennett, working from home "is the future" and day-to-day agendas will be more about being away from the office and moving beyond expensive commercial rents and high business rates.
She explained to the Guardian that more than half the staff in her company are able to work flexibly, whether it is because they have medical appointments, ageing relatives or due to the fact they are based a long distance from headquarters.
"The future will include working from home by almost everyone, even if they have to build the foundation of their ability to do so in the office," she added.
If this is the case, homeowners should ensure their property is well-looked after and enjoyable to work in, as they could soon be spending lots of time in their own space.
One way to improve the appearance of a house is by fitting engineered wood flooring, as it is a highly popular and trendy surface.
As the material can be purchased in a wide range of species and styles, people are certain to find a style of floor that is suited to their needs. From vibrant jatoba to classic walnut, the options are endless.
However, home-workers may be inclined to pick calming or mellow shades, as these are likely to help individuals stay relaxed and focused.
Engineered wood flooring is produced using high pressure to stick several layers of wood together, which means the surface is both attractive to look at and practical. It can handle large amounts of food traffic and is extremely long-lasting, so you won't have to worry about installing new flooring any time soon.