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If you own your own business, you are in charge of everything from top to bottom. That includes the flooring that gets installed into the building! As you plan what you want everything to look like, you also need to think about the longevity of the commercial flooring. The traffic patterns within the business will definitely impact how long the flooring lasts. Flooring companies can help you make the ultimate decision, but in the meantime, here are some suggestions for flooring options that hold up well under heavy foot traffic.
Hardwood flooring is one of the favorites for many different types of commercial businesses and it’s a smart choice if you know you will have a high traffic area. Hardwood floors have been around for centuries because they are strong and durable. They are also easy to clean and, with proper maintenance, they can outlast many other flooring options. They are higher in cost than some materials, but since they last for a lifetime, they can end up being more cost-effective than other choices.
Tile flooring is resistant to water and stains. It works well in high humidity environments, like bathrooms. The grout lines need to be sealed and might need to be repaired over the years, but the flooring itself is tough to crack or wear. You can expect a quality installation to last anywhere from ten to twenty years or even longer if you maintain it well. The tile can be cleaned easily by sweeping or mopping.
Vinyl has come a long way since it first came onto the scene. Not only does it come in any color and texture along with a variety of patterns, but it is also durable and low-maintenance. Most vinyl products are waterproof and antimicrobial which inhibits the growth of mold and mildew. These features make vinyl a popular flooring option for healthcare facilities and commercial properties.
Many overlook carpet as a contender for high traffic areas, but when it is installed correctly and chosen properly, it can be an effective choice. Commercial carpet is durable, has the ability to hide stains and will hold up well even under heavy foot traffic. Carpet tiles and broadloom offer a softer floor surface below open desks, providing for more acoustic control in areas where employees do the bulk of their work. Commercial carpet tiles are easy to remove and replace if one or two tiles are damaged. The installation is very customizable. You can turn the tile anyway that suits you and your design preferences.
Ask the experts at Duncan Flooring what commercial flooring options will work best for your needs. Every business is different and no one material will work well for every situation. Think about your goals, your budget, and the appearance you want in your commercial building in order to find the right match for your needs.