Commercial fitouts and all pieces of office furniture should be chosen carefully, as they're often a very expensive investment for any company. They are also more important to your staff than you may realize, as the right fitouts can create an atmosphere in which they can work and concentrate, or they may do little to help keep workers organized. Note a few important factors when choosing commercial fitouts so you know you're getting the best choice for your company and are happy with your choices for years to come.
Maintenance and cleaning
You may love the look of wood furniture and partitions for your office, and the material can give your space a more welcoming and less industrial look than other materials, but are you prepared for the maintenance needed with wood? It will usually need to be sealed every year or as often as recommended by the manufacturer, and it may still suffer chips and cracks just from everyday office use.
Fabric partitions can require less maintenance but may still need to be vacuumed regularly using a vacuum hose and fabric brush. Laminate is often the most durable of all materials, but you typically need to avoid using bleach cleaners or abrasives on the surface in order to protect it. Be sure you know how to maintain a particular material or surface when choosing office fitouts so you and your cleaning staff can be prepared for its long-term use.
No matter the durability and expected lifespan of your office furniture, partitions, and the like, they will eventually get damaged or simply worn down from use so that they need replacing. Note the expense of replacement pieces and how easy it is to find them; custom pieces made from exotic hardwoods can be much more expensive and difficult to replace than pieces that are made from more affordable materials, so don't overlook this future expense when making your choice.
Organizing and storage
You may want to create a particular look for your office or business and may prefer an open and minimalist design, but are you also giving your workers enough storage and space for organizing? Fitouts and partitions with built-in shelving, pin boards, and covered sections for books and supplies are going to make it easier for your workers to keep what they need at their fingertips. This can actually increase their productivity as they're not constantly searching for supplies, reference materials, and the like when items are so close at hand.