If you are searching for the right commercial flooring for your business, it can be really hard to choose between carpet, synthetic flooring material, tile, or wood. Evaluating the pros and cons of each is time-consuming for an inexperienced person. So, we’ve narrowed down a few options to help you choose durable, modern, and easy to maintain flooring. You must first enlist your needs and the legal requirements of your commercial building. Several questions arise, like are these tiles good enough to make the commercial space look great and function as required? Here are a few points to help your flooring design decision-making process easier.
What sort of image are you trying to create?
When choosing your commercial office flooring, aesthetics are very important. Certain flooring types are good sound absorbent and create a quieter environment, but may not be design worthy. You will want to reflect the company’s style and standard in your choice. For example, if you are a sustainability company, you may want to choose a wood, cork, or eco-friendly material to reflect the businesses values.
Consider the safety of customers and staff
Limiting risks with the flooring is very essential. Tile, marble, and terrazzo are the best in terms of durability. But during rainy and snowy weather, water can easily get tracked in, and they become slippery leaving you vulnerable for a lawsuit. Before selecting the flooring type, do consider the weather conditions in your region throughout the year. Choose the one that you can easily keep dry to prevent accidents.
Stay updated and trendy
If you’re a modern startup you may want to consider the latest trends for a better impact on your company. But don’t forget that they are just trends and you also will still want something long lasting. Trends are continuously changing, from large-format tiles and wood-look planks to the resurgence of terrazzo. So, it is wise to choose the one that can last for a longer time both in terms of style and durability.
What if your floor is damaged?
Certain types of flooring get damaged easily, and can be costly to repair. Luxury vinyl tiles are easier to be replaced than a vinyl sheet or linoleum. Wood is much safer than laminate because it can easily be sanded down and refinished. Laminate requires to be replaced more often than the affected wood, but the duration of replacing is variable depending on the location.
Select easy-to-maintain floor
An easy-to-maintain floor can better protect the image of your company. Certain types of flooring require a high degree of upkeep and cleaning, and/or scratch easily. If you want a certain type of flooring, you may be faced with an ambitious commitment for maintenance. If the floor is dirty or deteriorating, it imposes a bad impact on the customers. Proper neatness and good hygiene are attractive to certain customers and staff. So, selecting cool color combinations, attractive patterns, and quality materials that are easy to maintain, clean, and refinish as required will work in your companies favor.
Consider various factors of your business
Major factors for business are:
- Foot traffic. It must be considered for maintenance, cleaning, health, and safety. For extremely heavy weights and machinery, high-grade PVC tile flooring will be extremely beneficial.
- Health and safety. Protection of the employees and customers must be your top priority. Choose safe and health-friendly flooring.
Commercial flooring can be quite a task to choose. Consider your requirements and put that into actual results considering the various tips above.