The best type of flooring to purchase for your business depends entirely on what you will require of your floor. How much and what kind of traffic will it be required to withstand, and will it also need to convey an idea, such as style or luxury? Is comfort, durability or warmth your foremost flooring need? Or are you more concerned with office ambiance and image? What are your expectations for the flooring you are looking to install? These are the questions you should ask yourself before deciding which type of flooring you will use in your business.
The most common concern for commercial enterprises in their flooring is durability to accommodate the heavy traffic flow of customers and employees who will be walking over and working on the floor every day. The next biggest concern would be ease of maintenance and cleaning. You will usually find commercial carpeting in a Berber style, with the carpet yarns looped instead of cut, creating a strong, crush resistance, easy to clean carpet. An affordable version of this would be a Berber commercial carpeting made with synthetic fiber. If you would like your carpet to add to the décor, installing carpeting tiles of varying colors laid out in a pattern would be a great idea for you.
If you are looking for a durable, easy to clean flooring that is also spill and stain resistant, your most affordable choice would be vinyl flooring. Using varying colored or patterned vinyl tiles would also allow you to incorporate a measure of design and style into your business's floor. If you are less worried about budgeting and more concerned with how attractive your flooring is, you may consider ceramic tiles, which are also more durable and long-lasting than vinyl.
When you have decided on your flooring and have had it installed, it is imperative to keep to manufacturers instructions in care and cleaning of your new floor. This way you will ensure you get as much wear resistance and like-new appearance out of your commercial flooring as possible. Usually, for commercial carpeting, its a good idea to use dry chemical cleaning for shampooing the carpet. This will minimize drying time to allow for customer and worker traffic. To keep your vinyl or laminate flooring like-new, be sure to avoid abrasive chemical cleaners. You should always sweep or vacuum often, and have any spills or moisture blotted or wiped up immediately on any type of flooring.