There are several myths about commercial carpeting and carpet installations that are untrue. These myths often deter business owners from installing carpeting in their office space, when in fact commercial carpeting is a cost-effective and low-maintenance way to improve the appearance of your office building. If you’re considering commercial carpeting for your Fullerton business, you should know the truth behind these five myths about commercial carpeting.
Myth #1: Carpet installation is much more expensive than other flooring options
In reality, carpeting is one of the most affordable flooring solutions available for commercial spaces. It’s far cheaper than hardwood flooring, but can similarly last decades with proper maintenance. Other flooring solutions with a cheaper short-term cost will often cost more over time because they will be flimsy and wear out quickly. Cheaper options will require more maintenance and constant replacement, making them a much more significant financial investment over time. In the long-term, commercial carpet installation is one of the most cost-effective flooring options available.
Myth #2: Carpet requires exhaustive maintenance
There is a common misconception that carpeting is more work to maintain than other types of flooring such as hardwood. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Commercial carpeting is extremely easy to look after and keep well-maintained; just arrange for a weekly vacuum and a yearly steam-cleaning. Scheduled maintenance is a convenient and cost-effective way to get the longest life from your carpet without having to worry about maintenance constantly. There is also a range of carpeting materials and durability options available that allow you to choose a product that has a maintenance level you’re comfortable with. Unlike other flooring options which may require sweeping, polishing, waxing, buffing, or full replacements, carpeting can be easily maintained with a quick weekly vacuum.
Myth #3: Installation will disrupt work hours & office operations
This myth originated from a truth: it used to be time-consuming to have carpet installed in your commercial space. Some companies still require you to move out of your office during the installation process, sometimes for up to weeks at a time. However, at JKP Flooring, we’ve turned this into a myth. We perform our business carpet installation overnight or on weekends so that your work won’t be affected or interrupted in any way. By working exclusively outside of office hours, doing sections of your office at a time, we ensure that your office operations are never disrupted and your efficiency is never sacrificed.
Myth #4: Carpet aggravates allergies & asthma
Many believe that allergens live in your commercial carpeting and can aggravate allergies and asthma. However, studies show that carpeting acts as a filter, trapping allergens so that they can’t become airborne. In a study comparing those in carpeted rooms and non-carpeted rooms, those in the carpeted rooms actually did better and did not experience as aggressive symptoms. As long as you keep your carpeting clean and regularly maintained, carpeting can help prevent allergies in your commercial space.
Myth #5: You need to unplug cables & move furniture before installation
Like myth number three, this myth can be true if you go to most other commercial carpet installers. However, at JKP Flooring this couldn’t be further from the truth. With our unique installation method, we raise your furniture instead of moving it, which allows for computers, phones, and other cables to stay connected while we’re working. At the end of each night, we’ll lower the furniture to its original place, and you’ll be able to pick up right where you left off the next day. We know how important it is to keep your business running, and we do everything in our power to ensure that there are never any disruptions to your workday. No need to unplug, disconnect, or move anything, ever.
JKP Flooring has proudly served Fullerton and the surrounding Orange County area for over 30 years. Our unique installation method, performed by a team of highly-skilled and professional installers, sets us apart from the competition and keeps your business operating without interruption. If you’re considering an office remodel or require repair services, call us today at (800) 500-5739 for a free estimate.