Selecting the right flooring for your commercial space can be a tricky process for many business owners. Your floors need to fulfil two important functions: to serve as a practical foundation for your day to day traffic, and to visually anchor the aesthetic of your space. Find out what the top choices for 2018 are, as well as a few basic tips to keep in mind.
Carpet tiles, luxury vinyl tile, and linoleum are heavily favoured by commercial spaces, largely in part due to their durability and cost. Below are a few key aspects to consider for each.
Carpet tiles offer a fantastic option for those looking to bring warmth into their space, both visually and functionally. With a wide variety of tiles available, there’s no shortage of design opportunities, and different piles assist with sound dampening and insulation during the colder months. It’s worth noting that carpet may not be ideal for all areas of your commercial building, and should be used in spaces that are less prone to moisture exposure or heavy foot traffic with outdoor footwear to ensure longevity and reduce the chance of mould developing.
Luxury Vinyl Tile
Luxury Vinyl Tile has become a quick customer favourite due to the incredible range of styles available. 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. Best of all, 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 has long been the choice for business owners that need their floors to stand up to heavy traffic and increased dirt transfer without compromising on appearance. 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, there’s no need to worry; our teams of experts are happy to help! A few basics to keep in mind 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.