Commercial environments are prone to heavy traffic. The wrong flooring may wear quickly, fade, or even break down and increase the chances of injuries. These are all issues you will want to avoid because investing in the wrong flooring will mean you will have to replace it more frequently. To save time and money, you may want to consider some of these options for your business. Since every flooring comes with its pros and cons, you will want to decipher which flooring option is best tailored for your needs before purchasing your next flooring.
The wrong carpet fibers will quickly wear and create many problems. However, that being said, carpet is not a bad option for commercial spaces! Carpet can be placed in some of the heaviest traffic areas in the world, including malls and airports. Commercial glue down carpet is a great solution for installing carpet in a heavy traffic atmosphere. You can go a step further and invest in carpet squares. Carpet squares are great because if one of them is damaged, simply remove the tile and replace it with a new one. This can help save you time and money. However, carpet does not do well with water. You will want to avoid environments with wet foot traffic.
Luxury Vinyl Planks or Luxury Vinyl Tiles are incredibly durable. Most options can be floated directly over the subfloor which allows them to be installed in basements, over tile, or any unperfect floor. Most LVPs are also waterproof and can be installed in water exposed areas. These luxury planks can be very resilient to scratching and wear; however, they can still be scratched with extreme abuse. Being simple to install, very durable, and waterproof makes this flooring an excellent choice for almost any application. LVP is a very versatile flooring option and has been the largest growing floor in the industry to date.
Look for commercial grade tile. The smaller the tiles, the less acceptable they will be to crack and break. These floors have an extremely long wear layer, are treated to be stain resistant, and can be easy to clean. Tile works great for commercial bathroom or any space you want to add a more luxurious feel. Make sure you treat your floors properly to get the most longevity out of them.
There are several different types of concrete floorings available from epoxy, urethane topcoats, poly-aspartic finishes, and more. You may have noticed many commercial franchises and chains have been using this look in their designs since concrete is currently trending. With the industrial look, concrete is extremely durable, and with the right finish, can be very easy to clean.
If you are interested in learning more about our selection, please visit us at Century Tile. We have a wide selection of flooring options that are perfect for your commercial space.