People form first-impression impressions about a business by seeing its interior design elements. Many business owners are unaware of this impact. From the lighting to the flooring to the wall color, everything helps form that opinion.
It is possible to incorporate both design and functionality into a commercial space through the flooring you choose. What is the best type of flooring for your commercial space?
Determine the Ambiance
Incorrectly installed flooring can detract from the overall aesthetics of a space. Selecting the right flooring for your commercial space will depend on the look and feel you envision.
Are you looking for an area that will be warm, soundproof, and soft in general? Your space could look great with carpeting or rustic hardwoods.
Want an atmosphere that is modern and sleek? You can use various materials like vinyl, cork, stone, and even concrete to create the look you want.
Determine the Amount of Foot Traffic
The amount of traffic a floor will need to withstand is a major consideration when choosing flooring. Some materials can withstand more wear and tear than others, so this should be considered when selecting.
In a space that is likely to see a lot of foot traffic, hardwood flooring, carpet tiles of high quality or vinyl or rubber flooring would be ideal for installation.
You can also choose materials like porcelain tiles, linoleum, or residential grade carpeting if your space sees less traffic.
Determine your Needs for Maintenance
The type of flooring you select can determine how much additional maintenance is required, much like painting walls, cleaning ceiling fixtures, and maintaining plumbing.
Can you refinish your floors by sanding, staining, and sealing them every few years? You will need to maintain hardwood flooring if not.
If damage occurs, would you prefer an easy-to-replace option? A carpet tile would be perfect for you if so. When a section is damaged, it only needs to be replaced.
An option that doesn’t require maintenance appeals to you? Rubber and vinyl are two materials that can provide you with a “plug-and-forget” solution.
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