Most medium to large offices have Workstations, Cubicles, or Modular Office Furniture systems. Office systems are usually comprised of 3 panel systems or modular walls and shelving. When the time comes for remodeling your offices, disassembling these systems can be the source of much anxiety and many headaches.
Based on your carpet selection, you can approach your office remodel two ways.
The first is using broadloom goods. The office is disassembled and moved to another location. Then we remove all flooring and install the new broadloom carpet. In a medium size office, this process will take a few days to disassemble, a couple of days to remove and install new flooring and another few days after that to reassemble the office furniture.Of course this is dependent upon the square footage of your particular project. While broadloom carpet tends to have a lower cost per square foot, the negative side is that this process causes a major disruption for the employees, who experience down time, and often have relocation connectivity problems.
The second option employs using a furniture “Lift System” that we own and installing modular carpet tiles.
In this process all office furniture systems stay in place. All items that sit on the floor including waste baskets, computer towers, etc. are collected by employees and moved to their desktop leaving the floor free from objects.
The installation is done in phases, working about 150 to 200 square yards per night.
We simply “lift” a section of your existing office systems furniture, remove the old carpet and place the carpet tile beneath. No moving, packing or disconnecting existing data or electrical wires that reside within the furniture system. The day before installing, we place cards on employee desks in the area we’ll be working, so they have time to get items off their floor area.
We have used the “lift system” in call centers, banks and office remodel projects. Carpet tile on average, is more expensive per square foot, than commercial broadloom carpet. However, when you factor in down-time, managing the displacement of employees, and the longevity of carpet tile --it leads us to conclude this method has many advantages.
The summary of benefits of using a “Lift System” ---
- 25% - 40 % savings over traditional broadloom replacement.
- No additional space requirement - No ‘swing space’ required to warehouse displace workers.
- Minimal lost productivity — Computers, telephones and electronic/electrical operating systems are not disturbed.
- Work routine not disturbed — personal effects and work routine remain undisturbed.
- Work efficiency and moral increase — impact of new carpeting on appearance of the space has positive impact on workers perceptions of their work environment.
project and provide an estimate for either method you choose!