Best Flooring Options For Your Small Business

Best Flooring Options For Your Small Business

Northern Virginia is very low on commercial real estate, so if you find a space to create your brick and mortar business, it’s important to make it shine both on the outside and on the inside. Curb appeal is quite important depending on what kind of business you have such as a clothing store, a restaurant, or if in a service-related industry. The focus you put on the outside of the dwelling should be just as important for the inside of your dwelling as well. The first thing your clients will notice is how inviting your space is, from the walls, to the décor, down to the floors. Choose RPM pic 6flooring that both compliments the rest of the design, and has a positive effect on both your employees and your clients.


There are a few questions you should ask yourself before embarking on flooring; what design will your business have, is it traditional, modern, quirky? What emotional responses do you want to evoke? Also, ask yourself how comfortable the flooring should be to both your clients and your staff. How important is that? Also, ask yourself if the flooring you choose is easy and relative inexpensive to fix. Lastly, you should set some form of a budget and then allow a buffer for last minute changes or for miscellaneous expenses.


Flooring Types:


Vinyl flooring is quite popular for its long-lasting appeal. If you have high traffic like a retail store, consider vinyl to prevent damage, dents, scratches, etc. Vinyl is also very easy to clean.


Sothebys-after-2Carpet tiles provide good insulation and the ability to remove certain tiles that have been damaged as opposed to replacing an entire store size of carpeting. Carpet tiles are great for an office environment.


Rubber flooring works quite well in restaurants due to its durability and resistance to water and heat. It’s comfortable to walk on (which is great for your staff) and comes in such a wide variety of colors and textures, your clientele will never guess its rubber!


Laminate flooring is the most inexpensive alternative, and yet is simple to install, does not scratch or dent easily. It’s durable and easy to maintain as well.

Because your small business may have different needs in different areas, we suggest you use a combination of two of the above mentioned flooring types to add appeal and separation of rooms.


Don’t choose a flooring simply based on price; it may end up costing you more in the long run. Look at your business as a big picture and a long-term solution will prove to be the best choice. Ask our designers to help you during this process.

Best Flooring Options For Your Small Business

Designing the Flooring for Your Commercial Space

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.



Sothebys-after-2Carpeting 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, Old Hick pic 7stick 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!