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Vinyl is a highly popular flooring material for both homes and commercial applications. The flooring is water resistant, low-maintenance, and durable. It also comes in a wide array of styles, textures, and colors. It can look like stone, ceramic, or even hardwood. When it comes to commercial vinyl flooring, the quality of the material has a direct impact on how it will withstand a high traffic area. Keep these elements in mind when you are looking for commercial vinyl flooring for your building or workspace.
You will want to think of how the high traffic area will be used when you look at colors, styles, and patterns. You may not, for example, want a light color or pattern if there are a lot of people coming in and out of the building. Something in a darker neutral color may work better to hide the traffic patterns and dirt between cleanings. Knowing how you will be using the floor will go a long way to help you choose the best flooring solution for your business.
You might think that vinyl is simply vinyl, but that’s not the case. The wear layer adds an extra boost of durability and extends the life of your resilient flooring. The thickness of the wear layer (the invisible coating over the surface that protects it) can vary from floor to floor. Low-end vinyl will have a 10 mm wear layer while quality commercial vinyl flooring will have a layer that ranges from 20-30mm. In a high traffic area, the thicker the wear layer, the better off you will be in terms of longevity.
If your office is somewhere that things get dropped or scraped across the floor you will have to worry about dents and dings in the flooring. One possible solution would be using a commercial vinyl flooring that comes in a tile or plank format. Removable flooring planks or tiles are easily replaceable if damaged. Simply pull up the damaged tiles/planks and put down a new one from your attic stock. This way you do not have to replace the whole floor when you have minor damages.
You will also want to look into the existing style within the area that needs new floors. If it’s neutral and you are looking to add color, you can bring that into the flooring. If there are too many colors in the room already, go with something that will negate those or bring them all together. Technology has come a long way in this industry. The thousands of colors, patterns, and textures available allow you to customize any space to any design preferences.
The best way to get the right commercial vinyl flooring for any space is to work with people who know flooring, like the professionals at Duncan Flooring Specialist. You can ask about style, wear, cleaning, maintenance, and anything in between. Duncan Flooring is a third-generation family owned and operated company that enjoys sharing its wealth of experience with customers. With a large showroom and hundreds of take-home samples, you can get started on making decisions for a cost-effective vinyl flooring for your commercial application.