Create a Flexible Work Environment
Change seems to move at a rapid pace these days and should be one of the main considerations when designing or redesigning your work space. Incorporating the ability to be flexible, whether expanding or reducing your office, into the design can save you lots of time and money down the road.
Modular walls offer a great solution to this ever changing environment that will allow flexibility for future updates and help keep your office looking current. The use of modular walls allow you to easily partition open spaces creating effective and efficient work spaces. From personal cubes or pods to expansive conference rooms, modular walls can be scaled to fit these applications and more.
Modular walls, also known as demountable walls, use a variety of materials including steel, fabric, vinyl, laminate, wood veneer, and glass. From steel frames to frameless glass and even satin etched aluminum, modular walls create a visually appealing work space that can be assembled in a fraction of the time it takes to install traditional dry walls.
The Next Level of Office Configurations
If you’ve used modular walls in the past but were not satisfied with the results it may be time to revisit their use. Advances in technology have moved modular walls to the next level by allowing for almost unlimited configurations, improved acoustics and sound dampening, data and power integration, privacy and visual appeal.
While traditional glass partitions looked good, issues with sound took away from the functionality. The use of features like integrated sound absorbing panels have improved the STC (Sound Transmission Coefficient) rating making these partitions a more appealing option than in the past.
Does your business require extensive electric, data, and communication access? Today’s modular walls may be equipped with receptacle plates, cable conduits or prewired to accommodate those needs.
If your business resides in a historically protected building, modular walls are a great option for seamless integration that can help protect the original structure and features of the building while creating a modern update.
A Smart, Responsible Choice
As well as being a smart choice, the use of modular walls can also be a responsible choice when it comes to the environment and sustainability. Not only may parts of the walls come from recycled materials but the walls themselves reduce waste when used over and over again. In addition to being sustainable, some modular wall designs meet LEED qualifications.
To ensure you get the most efficiency and many years of use out of your modular walls, it is important to work with a knowledgable design team. An experienced designer will help you pick the right materials as well as keeping you on a timeline as many of these products are custom made requiring extra time for production.
At MB Contract Furniture we work with a number of trusted manufacturers, including Trendway, that provide high quality modular walls. Not only does our team have the experience and knowledge to help create your dream work space that utilizes modular walls, we have also incorporated these elements into our own environment. When we moved our showroom to Concord in 2014, we used modular walls to create offices in our own space.
Stop by our showroom today and see for yourself how modular walls can help create inviting and upscale spaces.