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What is the most popular home office floor type?
Hardwood flooring is the most popular home office flooring. Based on our analysis of 34,930 home offices, 68.7% of home offices have hardwood flooring. That said, a good number of those home offices have a rug.
Carpet is a distant second with 20.5% of home offices having carpet flooring.
Hardwood for many rooms of the home such as kitchens, living rooms, dining rooms, and home offices is the most popular floor choice. We set out the benefits here.
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A neutral home office decorated with a lovely wall art canvas mounted next to glass windows. It has dark wood floating shelves and desk paired with a wingback office chair.
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This home office is styled with an oversized wall clock and indoor plant in the corner creating a refreshing ambiance to the room. It includes a glass top desk accompanied by a green comfy chair and beige velvet bench on a vintage rug.
The warm home office showcases a metal desk and black office chair along with dark wood floating shelf mounted underneath a vaulted wall that’s fitted with a glass window.
Fresh home office designed with black floral wall art and hexagonal wooden shelves mounted on the white wall. It has a light wood desk and green chair along with rustic open shelves filled with storage boxes.
Fresh home office with gray walls fitted with wooden framed windows and black floating shelves. It has a wooden drawer and desk paired with black chairs over light hardwood flooring topped by a vintage rug.
Spacious home office surrounded with wooden framed glass windows along with a fireplace fitted with black marble surround tiles. It has a bicycle base glass top table facing the leather Cleopatra sofa.
A round pendant illuminates this white home office along with natural light from the glass window. It includes open shelving units and a pair of blank framed wall arts mounted above the L-shaped office desk.
Rustic home office features a pair of display cabinets and a wooden desk across the matching console table. It has a stone brick accent wall and natural hardwood flooring topped by a brown patterned rug.
A cozy home office with full height glazing allowing plenty of natural light in. It has a wooden bookshelf and desks along with a black chaise lounge paired with a wooden table.
The small two-story home office showcases an open riser staircase leading to the elevated level enclosed with white wooden fence and lighted by a skylight.
Sleek white home office with built-in shelves and desk paired with a wooden chair over natural wood plank flooring.
Home office by the full height glass window covered with taupe draperies and a white sheer curtain. It has a wooden office desk and stylish white chair with wooden claw-like base.
A gorgeous white home office decorated with a sunburst tapestry mounted above the fireplace. It is illuminated by white round pendants that hung from the ornate ceiling.
A brown office chair sits at a built-in white desk in this home office sporting a minimalist look.
Back to back home office with a herringbone wood flooring along with white walls and ceiling. It includes built-in storages and ochre office chairs.
Craftsman home office offers a redwood desk complementing with the built-in bookshelf and hardwood flooring. It has wooden framed glass windows that bring natural light in.
A modern bright orange chair stands out in this white home office paired with a sleek desk that’s lighted by a table lamp.
Contemporary open floor plan home with a wooden staircase framed with glass railing and leads to the corner home office boasting a modern chair and desk.
Elevated home office features built-in desk paired with a plum chair over hardwood flooring and against the white walls.
Small home office situated in between white walls offering built-in wooden floating shelf and U-shaped desk with gray chairs.
A gray tufted lounge chair faces the built-in storages in this home office with a wooden panel background that complements with the hardwood flooring.
An open home office features a gray cabinet and desk paired with black leather office chair. It is illuminated by a pendant light that hung from the vaulted ceiling with exposed wood beams.
Galley home offers a wooden desk and built-in shelves lighted by recessed ceiling lights. It includes wide wood plank flooring and a glass sliding door that opens to the patio.
Airy home office with a seating area showcasing a pair of black wingback chairs and a red woven ottoman. It has a dark wood office desk with matching floating cabinets fixed on the white walls.
Charming home office surrounded by various wall arts mounted on the cream walls. It has a wooden desk paired with blue chairs that sit on a rustic rug.
This home office boasts a bench sitting by the window topped by a gray cushion. It has an L-shaped built-in desk fixed below the floating open shelving filled with contemporary decors.
Spacious home office with white wood beam cathedral ceiling that blends well with the light wood plank flooring and wall. It includes a pair of modern black chairs along with a wooden bench facing the full height open shelves.
Floor Options by Percentage?
Here’s a chart setting out the types of flooring used in home offices by percentage (based on 34,930 home offices):
Here are the exact percentages:
- Hardwood: 68.76%
- Carpet: 20.52%
- Ceramic Tile: 2.14%
- Porcelain Tile: 1.73%
- Vinyl: .58%
- Painted Wood: .53%
- Laminate: .50%
- Travertine: .48%
- Marble: .35%
- Linoleum: .32%
- Bamboo: .27%
- Limestone: .25%
- Slate: .24%
- Cork: .23%
- Terracotta: .129%
- Brick: .09%
Rug or No Rug?
My home office has carpet, so this question doesn’t pertain to me. Personally, if I had hardwood in my office, I’d look into a large rug to place under the desk which extends in front of the desk. The reason for this is I like to work in bare feet and the cold hardwood floor isn’t so comfortable. I also think a rug adds a nice design touch.