We are continuing our blog series on choosing the best natural stone for different aspects of natural stone for your home. This week up on the blog, we are talking office or retail space. Whether you are in the planning stages of your office/retail space or you are looking to give your space a facelift, natural stone is the way to go.
A granite desk or desktop brings sophistication to the room. Granite is very durable and is not easily damaged which makes it a good desk material. It is a much better and longer-lasting option than your classic wood desk. If you take the granite route, then you might want to consider placemats for your coffee mugs, notepads, and keyboard to prevent blemishes.
Granite or quartz window sills can add style and refinement to the window and will complement your entire office. It is recommended that you match the windows to the walls, which are typically neutral colors such as beige and various shades of white. It has been said that these tones help your clients feel at ease.
If you have enough room in your office space, consider adding a coffee table in the lobby/sitting area. For this piece, consider matching your office pieces or picking complimentary colors.
Natural stone flooring is not ideal for every office, but it does offer a luxurious look and adds something special to the office. Natural stone can scratch and stain, but a sealer can be applied to prevent this and regular maintenance and cleaning is required.
Quartz, Granite, Soapstone, Limestone, and Marble are all great natural stones for your busy office kitchenette or breakroom countertops. All of these materials are not prone to damage and are not too expensive.
If you are looking to have your office stand out, you might want to put an accent wall in the lobby or in the conference room. Medallion natural stone tiles are a good route to take to spice up your office or retail space.
Much like coffee tables, consider matching your office pieces or pick complimentary colors. Also, like we mentioned in windowsills, consider choosing beiges or various whites to keep your clients at ease during meetings.
If you are looking to install natural stone in your office/retail space, contact GMS Werks and we would love to help you out!