ad // Starting your own business is a super exciting time but of course, it’s no secret that there’s a lot to think about. From marketing to your office space to the decor – it all needs meticulous thought if you want to run a successful business that reflects you as a brand.
As someone who loves wellness and speaks about it constantly on this blog, I love seeing what well-being businesses are cropping up on the scene.
From Yoga studios to beauty salons to natural skincare stores, I think they hold a very important place in the economy and within most of our lives which are typically busy, chaotic and stressful.
I know many people who own well-being-based businesses, my massage therapist and reflexologist to name just two and I’m aware of how needed they are within their own communities.
When it comes to your workspace within the well-being industry, there’s going to be a lot to think about:
Will people be lying on the floor? For example, Yoga or pilates.
Does it need to be a relaxing place to be? For example, a massage therapist
Does it need to be practical and hold shelves full of stock?
And the flooring that you use is the base for all of those questions and more. Everything that comes into your business is going to be stepping on the floor, so you need to ensure you have the right flooring for your specific type of business.
Here are some things to think about when choosing flooring for your well-being business:
Is it high quality that boxes and shelves won’t dent or damage it?
You’ll have to consider whether the flooring of your business is going to be in heavy use. Different types of materials like resin flooring are better for this sort of use as it’s a hardwearing plastic surface with a highly durable finish.
Does the colour match your branding or decor?
As well as practicalities, you will also want to consider the aesthetic aspect of the flooring you choose. Does it match your branding? Is it suitable for your type of business?
Is it too slippy or a hazard to your customers?
Particularly for businesses such as Yoga studios or pilates studios, you’re going to need a suitable surface that won’t cause any potential hazard to customers.
Is it going to make the room too cold?
Whatever your business, you don’t want the room to be too cold as it can be uncomfortable for customers. Some flooring will make the room colder – perhaps this is something you can counteract with rugs?
Is it energy efficient?
As well as being too cold, you don’t want the room to get too hot either. Especially for a well-being business which requires customers to be as comfortable as possible. You want energy efficiency (which will also help energy prices!)
Is it easy to clean?
A really important factor to consider, especially with workout-based well-being businesses where cleanliness is paramount. You don’t want to spend all your time cleaning instead of running your business, so ensure your flooring is easy to clean!
There’s always lots to consider when running a business, especially if it requires a physical space to go along with it. Flooring is something you can avoid or ignore, so it’s important to consider all the options and questions before choosing something.