When it comes to choosing the flooring for your commercial space, there are a lot of factors that you will need to consider, from the overall aesthetic of your store to the safety of your employees and customers. One particularly important factor to keep in mind is durability. The following are some of the commercial flooring options that we offer here at Speedwell Design Center that have the durability necessary to withstand heavy traffic:
Tile flooring is known for its hardness and durability. In fact, ceramic tile flooring has been used for thousands of years. The great thing about tile is that advancements in flooring technology over the year have allowed tile flooring to be manufactured to look like other flooring materials, such as wood. As a result, the use of tile gives you a lot of control over the visual aesthetic of your floor as well.
Solid Hardwood Flooring
You might be a little hesitant about installing wooden floors. While wood floors offer a classy aesthetic that might be a good fit for your business, wood doesn’t always hold up well to damage caused by scratches or exposure to water.
However, this is usually only a concern with softer wood types. If you install a harder wood flooring, it will be much more resistant to scratches and dents that heavy foot traffic can often cause. Additionally, you can seal your wood floors to provide an extra layer of protection, making hardwood flooring a viable option for your commercial space.
Vinyl is a material that is extremely well suited for commercial use due to its low maintenance needs. For example, it’s extremely resistant to water, which means that when customers track in mud and rainwater from outside, it won’t cause any long-term wear and tear. It’s worth noting that vinyl flooring is available in varying thicknesses. The thicker the vinyl flooring is, the more durable it will be.
Believe it or not, but carpeting is a great option for a commercial space with heavy foot traffic – as long as you get the right type of carpeting and you take care of it by cleaning it regularly. You’ll want to get a high-quality, low-pile carpet if you do decide on carpet flooring. Additionally, you’ll get added benefit of muffling the sound of foot traffic, something that the other flooring options can’t offer.
These are a few commercial flooring options that are particularly popular due to their durability and their ability to withstand the stress of heavy foot traffic over time. For more information about our commercial flooring options, be sure to contact us at Speedwell Design Center today.