You sure know what a typical day in a workspace looks like— creative collaborations, innovative huddles, AHA! Moments, and the endless clicking of the keyboard. But on a bad day in the workspace, which hopefully rarely happens in your case, it could somehow look like this— women dashing in heels, coffee stains here and there, messy snacking while hitting the deadline, a water leak in the building, and muddy stains when it’s the rainy season.
It’s because of these things that your workspace carpet starts to worn out.
And that’s when you know it’s time for some replacing!
Signs Your Workspace Carpet Should Be Replaced
The carpet is visibly worn out.
Apart from the lovely furniture, carpets are one of the first things people observe when they take the first step into the workspace. And when patterns are no longer pierced together and vibrant colors are starting to fade, that kind of presentation about your workspace can mark a different kind of impression. Who would want to be tagged as someone who works in a grubby workspace?
Unnecessary and Foul Odors
Have you ever wondered where a specific stench in your workspace is coming from? You swear your area is spotlessly clean, and every nook and cranny is checked from time to time, and yet the odor just won’t go away?
95% of the time, it’s your carpet.
Your carpet is also one of the most obvious things that people notice in a workspace as our nose reacts negatively to bad odors. So, trust your nose and change that nasty carpet!
Permanent spoils and stain
When spoils and stains take longer than usual to be removed. Or worse, you can no longer have them removed— it’s the perfect time to replace your workspace carpet! Dirt is truly a non-negotiable most especially in a place where you spend most of your time getting creative and acing business proposals. A carpet filled with spoils and stains also looks very unprofessional and could possibly damage your company’s reputation. Take note: One pesky stain can lead to a huge mess when not addressed immediately.
Companies, including yours, have their custom designs and trademarks. But over the years, most organizations tend to rebrand as they want to stay trendy (yes, even traditional ones) and will constantly strive to be in the minute! And if the workspace carpet no longer matches your current style, then it’s high time to say goodbye to it!
Is It Really Necessary to Replace Your Workspace Carpets?
Of course, it is!
By now you should be aware that different people come in and out of the workspace, and they can leave a trail of dirt as they roam around.
Let’s also take into consideration that some people see the workspace as their second home as they spend a third of their lives (or even more, hello to workaholics out there!) sitting in the office chair as they finish the day’s load of work.
Prolonging the replacement of your workspace can not only affect the life of your carpet but also your employees’ well-being. As employers, it is our duty to give our people the best workspace they can have— a place where they can comfortably get the work done and be the best version of themselves.
And you can start by replacing your workspace carpet!