Are you overwhelmed with the many commercial flooring options available to you?
Picking the right commercial floors for your business is a big decision. The floors you choose can make or break the look of your commercial space, but you also need to make sure that the floors you choose can meet your needs from a functional standpoint. At Floor Expo, we know that there are a lot of commercial flooring options to choose from, and that finding the right one for your needs can be tough, especially if this is your first time going through the process. That’s why we’ve set out to give you the information you need to find the right commercial flooring options in this blog series. If you haven’t already, read our last post to learn about the commercial flooring options available to you, and keep reading to learn what to consider when choosing commercial floors.
#1. Is the space open? Or does it have offices or cubicles?
The openness of your commercial space will be a huge factor in determining which flooring option is appropriate for your needs. Why? Because how your space is divided has a significant impact on the ambient noise in the space. If your space has an open-concept design, you might want to consider carpet or carpet tiles, as it can help to absorb some of the noise and reduce reverberation. If your space consists of individual rooms, offices or even cubicles, you have more options available to you.
#2. How much foot traffic does your floor see?
Some flooring options stand up to wear and tear from foot traffic better than others, so in order to find the ideal flooring option for your business, you’ll first need to determine how much foot traffic your floor will see. Hardwood, vinyl and carpet tile are all ideal for areas that see a lot of traffic, but keep in mind that you don’t have to have the same kind of flooring across your entire space. You can always add more durable flooring options in your high-traffic areas and whatever other option you prefer everywhere else.
#3. How do you use the space?
Do you serve food or drinks in the space? Do your employees mostly sit quietly at their desks, or is everyone standing and running around? Do you have a lot of heavy merchandise sitting on the floor? Knowing how you use your commercial space can go a long way in helping you determine which flooring option will work best for your needs. For example, hardwood floors look stylish and sophisticated, which might make them ideal in an office setting where you’re trying to impress partners and clients, but they don’t stand up well to spills and moisture, so they probably aren’t the best choice in a restaurant.
#4. How much room do you have in your budget and schedule for maintenance?
Whichever flooring option you choose, you want to keep it looking good for as long as possible. But, flooring options have varying maintenance needs, a
nd you’ll need to figure out how much time and money you want to spend on maintenance before you make your final decision.
Let our professionals help you determine which flooring option will work best for your needs.
As you can see, when it comes to finding the right commercial flooring option, there’s a lot to think about. We hope that this guide will help you make a decision you can feel good about, but if you have further questions or concerns, or you still need help finding the right option, we’re happy to help. Simply stop by our flooring showroom in Fairfield or contact us to schedule your free design consultation.