Flooring Options To Consider For Your Commercial Space

Whether you’re a building owner, proprietor of a business, or the person in charge of making cosmetic decisions at your workplace, the environment of a commercial space is incredibly important. On a base level, creating the optimal commercial environment can be the difference between someone patronizing your business or spending time in your space versus them going elsewhere. 

Flooring in a commercial space must be durable enough to withstand whatever foot traffic is associated with the area. More than that, it must be aesthetically appealing, functional, and easy to maintain. The right flooring can promote productivity from the staff within the space while also helping to create an environment where your prospective customer enjoys spending time inside. While price tag will always be a contributing factor when considering something like commercial flooring, by looking beyond the cost, at least temporarily, and considering the other factors, you can help make a sound decision for you as a business owner and for your space.   

Here are two commercial flooring options to consider:

Commcercial Carpet

Ideal for offices, banks, commercial shopping, homes, apartments, condominiums, etc. 

Carpet has long been a popular flooring option in commercial spaces for a variety of reasons, some of them more obvious than others. First and foremost, carpet is affordable and can be very cost-effective for flooring a large commercial space. But with carpet, there are more than just savings to keep in mind. Carpet is also comfortable underfoot, which is paramount for prospective customers, staff, etc. With this comfort also comes the ability of carpet to reduce noise and help to insulate an area, which can help to lower heating and other energy-related bills within your space. Carpet is also easy to maintain in that it requires only basic vacuuming to remove dirt, dust, and other debris that commonly present themselves. 

However, carpets do not absorb moisture well and are vulnerable to spills and stains. Thus carpet might not be ideal for commercial spaces in the food and beverage industry or other sectors wherein such messes might occur. With all that said, carpet is cost-effective, and again, quite popular, option for your commercial space. 

Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Ideal for upscale offices, commercial spaces, homes, apartments, condominiums, retail environments, etc. 

Both luxury vinyl plank (LVP) and luxury vinyl tile (LVT) are excellent flooring options for your commercial space for various reasons. Luxury vinyl is a desirable flooring option that can help to spruce up a space and add a sense of style and class. With its ability to mimic other more expensive flooring options like hardwood or tile at a fraction of the price, luxury vinyl flooring is excellent for homes, condos, apartments, or other living spaces. In part because customers are looking for high-end finishes without the high-end cost. 

Luxury vinyl flooring is also easy to maintain and quite durable. With luxury vinyl, basic broom sweeping can help to keep the commercial flooring looking solid throughout the day. Luxury vinyl is tough on moisture, scuffs, and other cosmetic nicks and imperfections. In short, luxury vinyl flooring is tough enough to withstand the foot traffic associated with a commercial space. 

For some, the price point of luxury vinyl and the required maintenance may lead to considering other types of flooring. But on the whole, luxury vinyl is a very solid commercial flooring option. 

The Best Commercial Flooring For You

Be on the lookout for part two of this blog next month! In the meantime, if you want to talk about commercial flooring or learn more about the benefits of carpet or luxury vinyl flooring in your commercial space, contact Flooring 101 today!