Tips for Choosing Commercial Flooring

February 15, 2022

Choosing the right type of flooring for a commercial setting requires you to consider the unique impact flooring may have on your business. While appearance remains important, challenges that don’t apply in home renovations become relevant as well. Depending on your context, these additional considerations might include safety for your staff and customers, costs of preventing and repairing damage and routine maintenance needs. With all these factors at work, how do you know you’re picking the right type of commercial flooring?

If you’re looking to learn about the different options available, as well as how they might impact your business and bottom line, you’ve come to the right place. Below we’ll outline some of the most important things to consider when selecting materials for your upcoming commercial flooring project.

How to choose the right flooring for your business

The most important thing you can do at the start of this process is take a close look at your business and identify all the ways new flooring may impact your operations, personnel, customers and budget. Here are some considerations to help get you started:

  • Aesthetic: In business, the look and feel of your space can impact customer perception and overall experience. Flooring can make a space feel inviting, help minimize sound pollution in environments that require quiet or even make a statement about your values, as eco-friendly options become more prevalent in commercial settings.
  • Risk: While aesthetic considerations are important, they can’t take precedence over safety. Many beautiful flooring options like marble and tile can be painful to stand on for long periods of time and are slippery when wet, making them a potential hazard to customers and staff in some commercial settings. Carefully consider the safety and comfort needs of people in your space when evaluating your options.
  • Cost: An important aspect of any business decision is cost. The cost of installing a new type of commercial flooring can add up quickly, so striking the right balance between the quality, safety and cost of a material is essential. If you’re hoping to take on a big project and keep costs low, consider materials like vinyl or hardwood. Both can be installed relatively inexpensively and are commonly found in restaurants or high-end retail settings, meaning they’re forgiving of spills, aren’t especially dangerous when wet and are comfortable to stand on for long periods of time.
  • Maintenance: Consider the cost of maintenance before you install any flooring. Worn, damaged floors send the wrong message to potential clients and customers, so make sure you’re investing in good quality flooring that won’t wear out quickly and won’t cost you an arm and a leg to replace down the road, should you need to.

The process of installing a new type of flooring in a commercial building can be a daunting undertaking, but you don’t have to take it on alone. Spend some time identifying the specific needs and challenges of your space, then reach out for expert advice. The team at All American Carpet Inc. is available to help you find carpet, hardwood, tile, waterproof vinyl and more to take your business to the next level. Contact us today to get started.

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