Which Floors Are Best for Commercial Use?

shutterstock_379601380Irrespective of what type of business you are establishing, getting the appearance and picture right hasn’t been more important. With the tough economic climate has arrived even more should stick out from the competition so as to win the hearts, heads and especially the pockets of the important clients. Regardless of whether your planned business is an office, a shop or a restaurant, or obtaining the flooring right is a really significant part your overall planning process.

There are various flooring options that are suitable for commercial use. These include (amongst others): linoleum, tiling, laminate, solid wood and engineered wood. Here’s a brief overview of each:

Commercial quality linoleum generally comes in sheet form and is specifically created with all the heavy duty wear and tear that commercial life will throw at it. Available in a whole host of colors and patterns, commercial grade linoleum could be laid either in one colour and pattern, or can be cut to be put in a more creative manner. Either way, this option is not hard to wash and relatively hardwearing in addition to being low price.

Commercial quality tiling. Commercial grade tiling comes in a choice of either vinyl, ceramic or carpeting. Ceramic and ceramic, as you’d imagine are both easy to keep and hard wearing. That said, attention has to be paid to both during routine maintenance. In particular, you have to be certain that regard is paid to health and safety regulations with regards risk of slipping whilst the floor is wet. Carpet tiling, though a very popular option some years back, is now not so popular. If it comes to price, there’s no doubt that vinyl and carpet tiling come in at the less expensive end of the scale, whereas ceramic tiling is much significantly more expensive and requires more skill to set up.

When it comes to wood flooring in a commercial setting, there are two choices available: solid and engineered wood.

Solid wood flooring for business premises. If you’re planning solid wood flooring to the commercial project, there is no doubt that the likes of walnut, wenge or cumaru are ideally suited to the heavy duty wear and tear that a commercial setting is very likely to undergo. Irrespective of which solid flooring option you choose, it is really important to decide on a suitable end to protect your flooring and to keep it straightforward to maintain.

Engineered hardwood floors for commercial premises. Once more, engineered oak wood floors is a great solution for industrial premises. The most important benefit of engineered wood flooring over solid wood in a commercial setting is that engineered options resist more effectively any changes in temperature and, or moisture compared to solid wood. Consequently, if your commercial project is in a setting where moisture and temperature fluctuations are anticipated, you’d be far better plump for engineered timber over solid wood.

Irrespective of which flooring option you select, you have to consider the look you want to achieve; the length of time you anticipate your own floor to last and the footfall you’re likely to encounter. Each these things will affect your final decision, but of course, our favoured alternative is a wood flooring, no matter the setting. Here’s more information on commercial wood flooring.

 

 

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