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The most common types of commercial flooring

If you own a business premises, whether it be industrial or corporate, you will need to ensure that it is fitted with the appropriate flooring. Commercial flooring tends to encounter more wear and tear than residential flooring, which is why heavy duty materials are required.

Proper commercial flooring is designed specifically to be durable and cost effective, whilst still being easy to maintain and pleasant to look at. Of course, there are lots of different types of commercial flooring available, depending on one’s needs. It is, therefore, very important that you should take the time to explore all of the options available and weigh up their attributes against your needs. Below, you will find some of the most common types of commercial flooring:


Concrete flooring is not the most attractive, but it is very affordable and extremely durable. It is for these reasons that concrete flooring is most commonly used in industrial settings. However, it can be used in a wide variety of cases if it is covered with an additional flooring solution, such as vinyl or carpet, or it can be stained to add a more attractive look.

Vinyl, laminate and linoleum

If you are looking for a low-cost flooring solution, any of these three materials would be ideal. They are attractive, durable and very easy to keep clean and attractive, as well as being highly affordable flooring solutions. As they can lack strength, they are most commonly used in retail stores, where there is no heavy duty equipment around.


Stone flooring is a popular option for businesses of all types. It is extremely attractive and versatile. It can be more expensive than other types of flooring, but because it is so strong, attractive and easy to look after, it will probably outlive most other options, making it a sound investment in the long term.

Stone flooring comes in many different styles and colours too, so there really is a stone flooring solution for everyone.


Although very stylish, warm and inviting, carpet is less likely to be used in a commercial setting. This is because it stains easily, can be difficult to clean and is less hygienic than most other commercial flooring options. However, it can still be used commercially. They key is to choose a colour and design that will not show dirt and stains easily, and to clean the spot regularly. Even better, you can purchase carpet tiles, which enable you to lift up and replace just one spot of carpet should it become damaged or stained.


Rubber is most often used in industrial settings or places like gyms, schools and hospitals because it is extremely easy to just wipe clean, which means that has hygiene advantages. It is also waterproof and does not stain easily, which is an additional benefit in any of those settings. Of course, rubber is naturally bouncy, making it a safe option. Added further to the safety factor is the fact that rubber is a natural insulator and very resilient.

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