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What is the best commercial flooring?

The best type of commercial flooring to use depends on a number of factors, including cost, appearance, maintenance and safety. There is no one flooring material suitable for all applications, so to find the best flooring for commercial properties, it helps to consider the qualities of each type of flooring material.

Carpets and carpet tiles

If you want to create an inviting and comfortable space, carpets are a good choice. Carpets and carpet tiles are available in many styles and colours.

In commercial environments, certain parts of a floor often have more footfall – for example, more people walk on routes to and from exits. This results in carpets wearing unevenly. If a broadloom carpet is used, the whole carpet will need replacing, whereas with carpet tiles it is possible to replace just the worn areas. Stained carpet tiles can also easily be replaced.

Nylon carpets are hard wearing, but for relaxing areas, wool is often preferred for its warm and soft texture, plus its natural and sustainable qualities. Carpets are easy to maintain with regular vacuuming and the occasional deep clean.

Luxury vinyl tiles (LVT)

Luxury vinyl tiles are easy to maintain and last a long time. The initial cost of commercial-quality LVT may be high, but considering how long they last and how inexpensive it is to maintain them, LVT is a worthwhile investment and good value over the lifetime of the floor.

Luxury vinyl tiles are available in a wide variety of patterns and colours and can mimic wood or stone floors. Be sure to choose manufacturers that provide long-term guarantees.

Concrete flooring

Polished concrete and epoxy flooring are two types of concrete flooring that are easy to maintain. Polished concrete is treated with hardeners to make it ultra-durable and ideal for industrial floors, as it resists water, oil and chemical damage. Epoxy flooring has resin added to concrete to make it look more attractive and colourful.

Concrete flooring is easy to maintain by sweeping or using a cleaning machine.

Wood flooring

Wood is a hard-wearing natural material that is associated with luxury. It is ideal for reception areas to create a good impression for visitors. Engineered wood is a multi-layer material with a real wood top layer, which costs less than solid hardwood flooring.

Laminates

Commercial laminate flooring is a low-cost flooring option available in many styles. When installed over a padded underlay, it is comfortable to walk on.

Compared to wood and other hard-surfaced floors, laminate floors do not last as long, so this may not be the best choice for high-traffic areas.

Conclusion

To find the best material for a commercial floor, consider layout, design and functionality. Flooring impacts a space and the people who work or visit the commercial premises. Choose a floor that both clients and employees will appreciate.

Talk to us at Regal Floors. We will go through all the pros and cons of each type of flooring to help you select the best option for your particular requirements.

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