How to Choose Commercial Flooring

by | Feb 1, 2021 | Commercial Flooring

If you’re in the market for a new flooring option for your commercial property, you’ve likely discovered that finding the fit can often be a tricky process. Commercial spaces not only need to look stylish, but need a flooring selection that can stand up to daily wear and tear as well as heavy traffic. Ashley Fine Floors is proud to be one of Edmonton’s top providers of flooring solutions for home and property owners. Below, we’ll discuss some of the core factors to keep in mind when selecting commercial flooring options. Read on to more!

Meet the Market Leaders

While there are plenty of options available for flooring, a distinct few are at the top of the line for commercial outfits. Luxury vinyl tile, carpet, and linoleum are among the most favoured, both because of their style and durability, as well as their cost. A brief breakdown for each is as follows:


Carpet tiles are great for businesses that want something warm in both style and functionality. In addition to built in insulation, carpet is softer on the joints of staff and guests, and offers sound absorption to avoid a noisier atmosphere. While carpet may not be suitable for all areas of your building, it is relatively versatile and long lasting with proper care.

Luxury Vinyl Tile

Luxury Vinyl Tile is by far one of the most preferred options on the market due to its ability to mimic high end finishes without the price point of other options like hardwood, marble, or masonry. For those looking to install flooring over a large area at a price friendly point, LVT is a surefire way to save without having to compromise on style and the tiles are durable enough to withstand reasonable traffic and wear and tear, giving you a longterm option that requires minimal maintenance to look its best.


Linoleum flooring is one of the longest standing choices for business owners. As a low maintenance, easy to install option, linoleum is extremely durable and cast last for decades. In addition, the tiles are extremely versatile and suitable for a wide variety of applications.

Which Option Suits You Best?

If you are unsure of what to look for when selecting commercial flooring, our team is happy to help narrow things down. While every space will have unique needs, the basic questions to ask yourself when browsing options are:

  • How big is your space?
  • What is your overall budget?
  • How long do you need your flooring to last before replacement becomes a consideration?
  • What daily demands will your floors be subject to? (Heavy traffic, moisture, etc.)

Ready to get started with commercial flooring? We can help! Ashley Fine Floors has been connecting Edmonton and area with leading flooring solutions for over 25 years. Contact our team today to learn more.