All About Commercial Flooring

Picking out the right commercial carpet and flooring is vital to your business. There are many great options to choose from, whether your business is in the healthcare, food service, retail, property management, home renovation, or homebuilder industries.

The first thing to consider when choosing the right flooring is understanding your business’ needs underfoot. We bring to you five factors to consider when starting a commercial flooring project and our top 4 commercial flooring options.

5 Factors in Commercial Flooring Projects

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(1) Facility Function

Different types of businesses, facilities, and even rooms within a larger facility have unique requirements and considerations when it comes to flooring options. Hospitals, for instance, will have vastly different requirements than a private office environment. Working with a partner that is familiar with all kinds of commercial flooring options is key here.

(2) Flooring Safety

The safety of a floor is related to its ability to prevent accidents, minimize the risk of injuries, and create a secure environment. Features such as slip resistance, cushioning; chemical, microbial, and moisture resistance; and temperature fluctuations are aspects that may need to be considered with your flooring choice. Then there are the official safety codes and standards in place ensuring that flooring in public and commercial spaces is safe. These considerations alone are why consulting with not only knowledgeable but also highly experienced commercial flooring experts is crucial to a successful project.

(3) Flooring Sustainability

Companies that embrace eco-friendly flooring are not only reducing their environmental impact but also are meeting the growing demand from customers and stakeholders for sustainable practices. Your company may already have a commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility, and your choice of flooring can be made to fulfill those objectives — flooring can be sourced by its use of sustainable resources, recycled content, reclaimed or salvaged materials, low volatile organic compounds (VOC) and non-toxic finishes. Companies pursuing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) or other green building certifications often prioritize eco-friendly flooring options to earn points toward certification.

(4) Floor Maintenance and Longevity

Typically, commercial carpet and flooring needs to withstand significantly more foot traffic than residential flooring. It must endure the constant wear and tear associated with customers, employees, and heavy equipment. Spills, dirt, and debris are more common in commercial settings, so flooring materials must be resistant to staining and easy to clean. Fortunately, commercial flooring is often designed to last longer and may come with longer extended warranties to accommodate the demands of such high-traffic environments. 

(5) Flooring and Space Design

Even in the most utilitarian of use-cases, aesthetics is in play. Flooring can impact how a space is perceived and delineate different uses inside a larger area. The flooring you choose and the design of that flooring significantly impacts the overall aesthetics, brand image, and customer experience in commercial spaces. 

Top 4 Commercial Flooring Options

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In the last few decades, the flooring industry has been highly innovative, improving quality, waterproofing, stain-resistance, durability, and ecological impact. There are a surprisingly large number of types and subtypes of flooring available for commercial use. Here is our commercial flooring expert’s list of favorites:

(1) Commercial Carpet

Let’s start out with what Carpetland USA is famous for: carpet. Whether you’re looking for more traditional wall-to-wall carpet or the design flexibility of carpet tiles, Carpetland USA can source the commercial carpet you’re looking for.

Commercial carpet can bring warmth, definition, and noise-reduction to all kinds of spaces and is highly popular in offices, hotels, schools, retail boutiques, and public spaces. With commercial carpet, there is a particularly large selection of types, styles, and colors.

(2) Commercial Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring has changed dramatically over the years. Sheet vinyl flooring is still great for heavy foot traffic areas because it is durable, easy to clean, and long-lasting. Technological advancements in vinyl flooring now offers luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and luxury vinyl plank (LVT) that is easy to install, durable, waterproof, and downright luxurious.

(3) Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is an eco-friendly and affordable flooring option for your business. Laminate floors are great for places with high humidity because they do not expand in different weather conditions. Commercial-grade laminate flooring can be made to look like oak, ceramic, stone, or hickory flooring. Laminate flooring is popular in hotels, offices, and retail outlets.

(4) Tile and Stone Flooring

Tile and stone are popular choices for commercial flooring. They are durable and can withstand high levels of foot traffic, making them suitable for areas like lobbies, hallways, and entranceways. They are also easy to clean and maintain, which is essential in commercial settings.

Tile and stone are often used in restrooms and shower facilities due to their resistance to water and ease of cleaning. In gymnasiums, spas, and public facilities, they provide a hygienic and aesthetically pleasing solution.

And don’t forget decorative elements. Tile and stone can be used for decorative accents and inlays, even facade cladding, creating custom designs and patterns that enhance the visual appeal of a space.

Choose The Right Commercial Flooring Project Partner

Carpetland USA has provided high-quality, discount-priced floors for thousands of commercial and construction projects, and we can do the same for you. Carpetland USA features competitive pricing, premier selection, and a professional installation team that can help you complete your project. Carpetland USA offers commercial-grade flooring for offices, education, government, healthcare, retail, homebuilders, industrial operations, and more.

If you are looking to add the perfect flooring to your project, trust the commercial flooring experts at Carpetland USA.

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