At Floor Coverings International Concord, we know selecting the right flooring style for your business can seem daunting. Not only do you want something that looks good, but you also want to make sure it will hold up under the specific conditions. For many commercial spaces, a blend of contemporary style and high functionality is the ideal combination. However, your office or workspace may have specific needs. Consider the following flooring types for your commercial space.
Commercial-grade carpet can add a bit of warmth to offices and other professional spaces. Innovations in carpet manufacturing have made carpet for commercial spaces more durable than ever before. They can handle large amounts of foot traffic, as well as heavy items being moved around.
The most popular carpet materials and fibers for commercial carpets are olefin and/or polypropylene. Some commercial carpets are constructed of nylon, but they will often be more expensive than olefin or polypropylene. However, nylon is also more durable. All of these materials, as well as the following fiber constructions, come in a range of colors and styles to fit your office décor and design.
The loop style is the most resilient of all commercial carpet choices. When being constructed, the fibers that are threaded through the carpet backing remain as intact loops. This keeps the fibers together and prevents fraying or unraveling.
Cut Pile Carpet
A shorter cut pile carpet is also an option for office spaces, although this is more popular and practical when carpeting a Concord area home. It is less durable than loop carpet, but it can add style to a waiting room or reception area. Cut pile carpeting, when the loops are cut to be even heights, is more suitable for commercial spaces that won’t receive as much foot traffic.
Loop & Cut Pile Combination
Carpet featuring a combination of both of the above options is also available. This can offer a nice compromise between the two if a more “plush” feel is desired. However, these combinations are typically not recommended for high traffic areas.
Carpet is also available in square tiles for easy installation. If damaged, carpet tiles can be replaced individually, which makes them very popular for commercial spaces because this allows for an economical repair.
Wood-look laminate flooring offers another resilient option as an alternative to hardwood and other flooring types. Many laminates are scratch and wear resistant, making them an appealing choice for many businesses.
Vinyl is another durable choice that is also on the more affordable side. It can be printed with virtually any look you can imagine, including imaging that emulates natural stone and real wood. Like carpet, vinyl is also available in tiles that make for easy replacement if an area becomes damaged.
Linoleum has made a comeback in recent years, and it’s now available in an impressive array of colors, styles, and patterns. Today’s linoleum goes far beyond the limited, bland options of the 1950s, and many business owners love that it is made from biodegradable materials, making it an eco-friendly choice.
When selecting flooring for your commercial space, you’ll want the perfect blend of style and function. With careful consideration, you can find the ideal style, and we can help! Call Floor Coverings International Concord today for a free on-site estimate and consultation. We proudly serve the Concord, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, & Martinez, CA areas.