Choosing flooring for your home may seem like a daunting task, however, you can choose flooring that reflects your personal style, and for what works with your family’s needs and the overall use of the space. When you’re choosing for your commercial space (retail location) you have to choose a flooring that will appease every person who walks through your doors. We’ve seen stores close just based on aesthetics. Consumers are fickle, and we don’t want you to be the failed guinea pig project. You should go into choosing the flooring with as much focus as you do into the business itself. Here are some of our tips on the best flooring choices for your commercial space.
Commercial cork flooring has its advantages; it’s soft, plush and very versatile. If your space is a restaurant or a salon, or anywhere someone will be doing a lot of standing, you may want to save your employees’ knees and make this your ultimate choice if it’s feasible for your space. A heavy duty finish of polyurethane is most often used to seal the surface, creating a barrier from stains and scratches.
Carpeting is common in office spaces, and areas that require a more soft and comfortable, familiar feel. Choosing a carpet with stain resistant fibers and short pile, followed by an application of scotch guard will help lengthen the life of your carpet. Just know that if this is a high traffic area, you may have to replace the carpet.
There are so many things you can do with vinyl flooring; the durability and stain/water resistance, coupled with the plethora of choices make it a very popular choice. Vinyl can be printed to look like almost anything; want the look of hardwood? Like the look of slate? The possibilities are endless! Plus, you can tailor the flooring to exactly the atmosphere or overall look you want to achieve in your store.
These are one of the times we really don’t recommend hardwood. Hardwood is beautiful, we won’t disagree, but for a high traffic store, that has so many different possible ways to be damaged, stick with flooring that looks beautiful, and is highly durable.
Ask us to help you design your space according to your market, your supplies, and the overall feel you want to portray with your store. We understand how important it is to have the best design and will help you every step of the way!