Choosing commercial flooring can be challenging. You want a floor that looks fabulous, stands up to heavy traffic, has low maintenance needs, and is not hazardous. While a high-gloss marble floor may look awesome, it is probably not the best choice for business flooring in today’s litigious society. Instead, you want to find a floor that does it all.
SMART Carpet & Flooring is one of the area’s top commercial carpet and flooring providers. We carry a massive selection of products and work with businesses of all sizes and budgets. We have carpet, laminate, luxury vinyl, hardwood, and more. We handle the installation and can do installations quickly, minimizing your downtime.
It would help to consider a few things when picking flooring for your business. First, how much traffic does your business get? You might be thinking about the traffic that comes into your common areas. You want high-traffic flooring for those areas. Commercial flooring should have a TARR rating. TARR stands for texture appearance retention rating. The three categories are moderate, heavy, and severe. As you can imagine, the price usually goes up with the rating. However, there may be other areas that get much less traffic. You might consider multiple flooring types to match your needs and maximize your budget.
Next, think about what type of spills and stains you should expect. Is it a dining area? Are you looking for flooring in wet rooms like bathrooms or kitchens? Do you have heavy traffic bringing in rain, snow, or sand? All of those facts should influence your choice of flooring. Choose a floor you can mop if it is a serious spill or wet area. Even the most stain-resistant carpet cannot withstand daily spills and stains. If you are worried about slipping, consider adding rugs near doorways to absorb water and slush.
Finally, you should think about your cleaning routine. Who will be cleaning the floors, and how frequently? Do you have the budget for waxing, deep cleaning, or steam cleaning? Will you be handling the cleaning yourself or hiring a professional company? You do not want floors with special care needs unless you hire a professional cleaning team.
Still not sure what type of floor is right for your business? Contact SMART Carpet & Flooring. We can help you pick the right flooring for every part of your business.