Selecting the best flooring for commercial use depends on the type of business, the level of foot traffic, maintenance requirements, and aesthetic preferences. Here are some popular options:
- It adds a classic and upscale look.
- Appropriate for offices, boutiques, and upscale retail environments.
- It requires more maintenance but can be refinished to extend its lifespan.
Hardwood flooring can be a beautiful and durable option for commercial spaces, adding a timeless appeal. High-quality hardwood, such as Oak, Maple, or Walnut, is durable and can withstand heavy foot traffic. It can be sanded and refinished multiple times, extending its lifespan and maintaining its appearance over the years. This means a wood floor can last as long as a building’s service life and even be recycled or upcycled from there.
All our hardwood flooring options are sourced from sustainable forests, making them more environmentally friendly. When looking for wood products, check that they are certified by organisations such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
Hardwood flooring is generally considered a premium option, and the initial installation cost can be higher than that of other materials. However, its long lifespan and classic appeal can make it a cost-effective choice in the long run.
- Durable and resistant to water (or waterproof*), stains and heavy traffic.
- Available in a wide variety of designs.
- Easy to maintain and cost-effective.
Vinyl flooring is known for its resilience and ability to withstand heavy foot traffic. It is a durable option that can last for many years, making it suitable for commercial environments with high usage. It comes in a wide range of designs and styles and can mimic the look of natural materials such as wood or stone.
Our Impervia range of flooring is a stone-polymer composite alternative to the more common ‘vinyl’ flooring options. It outperforms vinyl in emissions and green credentials as well as stability in heat, cold and wet conditions. It also features built-in sound dampening underlay and a ceramic lacquer which is very hard wearing.
Impervia has been installed in restaurants, prestigious car showrooms, hotels, offices and retail stores due to its ease of fitting, aesthetic qualities and very competitive price-point.
- Provides a comfortable surface underfoot.
- It absorbs sound, making it suitable for offices and quieter environments.
- Various styles and colours are available, allowing for customisation.
Carpet provides a soft and comfortable surface underfoot and acts as a natural sound absorber, reducing noise levels in commercial spaces. This can be particularly beneficial in offices, conference rooms, and other areas where noise control is important.
However, carpet is also a well-known breeding ground for mites, moths and various fungi. The dust from this can be toxic especially when combined with the off-gassing fumes from new carpet. The other important factor is that carpet has one of the shortest service life-spans for floor coverings.
Ceramic or Porcelain Tiles
- Resistant to moisture or even waterproof in most cases, stains, and heavy wear.
- Easy to clean and maintain.
- Suitable for high-traffic areas, such as entryways and bathrooms.
Ceramic and porcelain tiles are known for their durability and ability to withstand heavy foot traffic. Tiles are inherently water-resistant, making them suitable for areas with high moisture levels, such as bathrooms, kitchens, and entryways. This resistance also helps prevent water damage and mould growth. It is resistant to temperature fluctuations and is not affected by changes in humidity.
Porcelain tiles are especially suitable for use with underfloor heating systems, providing comfort in colder climates.
Impervia’s Marble Stone Tiles offer the elegance of natural stone and marble flooring without the cost and hassle. Plus they’re waterproof, fireproof, dentproof, shift-proof, and mould-proof, ensuring long-lasting durability that will stand the test of time.
- Resistant to scratches, stains, and wear.
- Affordable and available in various styles.
- Easy to install and maintain.
Laminate flooring is a versatile and cost-effective option. Laminate flooring is known for its durability and resistance to wear, scratches, and stains. It typically has a protective top layer that helps maintain its appearance in high-traffic areas. Our Trident Laminate flooring comes in a wide range of designs, patterns, and colours. It can mimic the look of hardwood, tile, or stone, providing versatility in achieving the desired aesthetic on a conservative budget.
Laminate flooring often features a click-lock or tongue-and-groove installation system, making it a popular choice for DIY projects or quick installations. However, professional installation is recommended for commercial spaces to ensure proper fitting and longevity.
When choosing flooring for commercial use, consider factors such as the nature of your business, budget constraints, maintenance requirements, and the overall aesthetic you want to achieve. It’s often beneficial to consult with flooring professionals to determine the best option based on your specific needs.
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