When it comes to the flooring in commercial buildings, there are certain things that you have to consider that you might not need to in other circumstances. The one consistent thing, however, is how susceptible they are to stains. Even so, the types of stains that you find in a commercial building are much different from the ones that you’d find in a home.

Floor Expo has been in the industry for years. In that time, we have been fortunate enough to install carpet and hardwood floors in various commercial buildings. In today’s blog post, we are going to touch on some of the most common types of stains that are found in commercial buildings. Let’s dive right in!


If you’ve worked in an office, you know how much of a staple coffee is. When your employees are brewing fresh coffee in the office or are bringing it from the local coffee shop, you can guarantee that there are going to be coffee stains somewhere on your floor. If you have a significant number of employees, the chances of these stains being in your commercial building are all the more likely. More importantly, the number of coffee stains is sure to increase.

Ink Stain

While technology has become a significant component in offices, pens are still frequently used and are another stain that you can count on finding somewhere in your commercial building. Unfortunately, these stains are pretty difficult to remove and, if you have light floors, are likely to stick around. As silly as it may sound, to remove the stain from your flooring, you are going to need to have an idea of the type of pen that leaked. Depending on the pen, the removal process will vary, as will the likelihood of removing the stain at all.

Oil Stain

Not all commercial buildings are made to accommodate desk jobs. That is why grease and oil stains are yet another frequently found stain in commercial buildings. With that said, there are still grease and oil stains found in your standard office buildings. Whether your employees are walking through the office with grease from a project or there is oil that was used on a piece of machinery inside of your commercial building, don’t be surprised when you see a stain on your floor.

Mud & Dirt

The last stain that we’re going to touch on is one that people don’t often think of: dirt. Living in the New Jersey area, you should know just how muddy it can get when temperatures drop, and there’s some moisture on the ground. In these times, your employees are coming in the building and bringing mud and dirt in with them. When that happens, and it’s walked over multiple times or rubbed into the carpet, it turns into a stain. Not only that, but this is a surprisingly tricky stain to remove!

Floor Expo Offers Quality Commercial Carpeting

If you wind up with a stain that you can’t remove, and it’s taking away from the overall aesthetics of your building, contact the team at Floor Expo. We offer high-quality, affordable flooring solutions for commercial buildings. If you notice that there are many stains found on your carpeting each year, let our team help you find a carpet solution that can help. Contact us today to get a free design consultation on your project!