Commercial Flooring Options
Flooring Solutions for Offices and Other Project Types
The floor is one of the largest surfaces within a commercial building project, and also needs to be able to withstand regular traffic and wear-and-tear. Therefore, flooring should be attractive, but also easy to clean and maintain. There are many commercial flooring systems on the market for office, retail, hospitality, education, and healthcare settings. Popular commercial flooring options include linoleum, vinyl, carpet, tile, wood, and rubber flooring.
The choice of flooring should be based on the project type, anticipated traffic, budget, and aesthetic concerns. Wood or carpet might be good choices for commercial offices with low-to mid-range traffic, but a healthcare environment needs extremely durable flooring that can be cleaned with strong chemicals and will prevent the spread of illnesses. Another factor to consider when choosing flooring is acoustics. Hard flooring surfaces tend to reflect more sound, while soft flooring, such as carpet, can absorb sound and makes for a more comfortable environment.
While many designers prefer to keep the floor a neutral shade that disguises stains and damage, others seek to infuse a project with color through their flooring choices. Many commercial flooring solutions come in a range of colors and patterns and allow the designer to get creative when specifying flooring.
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