The Best Commercial Flooring Type for Your Foot Traffic

When businesses need new flooring, there are several questions that immediately come to mind. What color? Carpet or hard flooring? Do you need a custom pattern or logo incorporated? Usually, comfort and style are the main factors taken into consideration. However, maintenance and durability are perhaps the most important things to consider when choosing a commercial flooring type. Choosing commercial office flooring that is suited to your level of foot traffic will help you preserve your investment and ensure that your business always looks clean and professional without the need for constant upkeep and repairs.

Moderate Foot Traffic

Laminate is a perfect commercial flooring solution for companies that want the appearance of hardwood without the high cost or difficult installation. Laminate replicates the appearance of hardwood or stone, but at a fraction of the cost. Although it’s a smaller financial investment, they have similar durability levels. It’s strong and resistant to high foot traffic, but its high maintenance requirements make it ideal for more moderate foot traffic levels. Since laminate has a wood powder core, it’s easily damaged by excess moisture and other factors. Although high levels of walking won’t affect the material, the spills and messes inevitably associated with a high number of people can cause the material to warp or buckle. It’s more difficult and time-consuming to clean, so it’s recommended most for moderate foot traffic.

Vinyl is ideal for moderate foot traffic, but it’s a suitable flooring type for any level of foot traffic due to the varying wear layer thickness options available on the market. Most vinyl flooring options have a special wear layer on the surface that resists scratches and stains. If you choose a thicker wear layer, your flooring will be able to resist damage for a longer period of time. A thinner wear layer will make the flooring more suitable for low to moderate foot traffic. Vinyl flooring that is installed and maintained properly can last for more than 20 years, making it a worthwhile investment for companies with moderate foot traffic.

High Foot Traffic

Rubber flooring is one of the most hardwearing commercial flooring solutions on the market. It is highly durable, stain-resistant, slip-resistant, shock-absorbing, and easy to maintain. Athletic facilities, schools, and hospitals are all industries that favor rubber flooring since it can withstand just about everything you throw at it while helping to prevent injury and falls. If you have a business with a lot of physical activity and high foot traffic, consider rubber flooring for your business flooring installation. 

Carpet tile is another popular option for companies with high foot traffic. Carpet tiles give you the same advantages as standard carpeting, but it’s more hardwearing and easy to maintain. Carpet tiles come in a range of durability options. Choose one a dense option with a short-tile pile for maximum durability. Carpet tiles can be removed and re-installed in individual squares when they’re damaged, as opposed to removing the entire carpet, so it’s much easier to keep your commercial flooring looking pristine on a budget. For business carpet installation that offers enhanced functionality and practicality, speak to our commercial flooring specialists about carpet tile.

JKP Flooring offers exceptional business carpet installation for any level of foot traffic. No matter what commercial flooring type you need, trust our commercial flooring specialists to guide you in choosing the perfect material and installing it to the highest standard. Our innovative installation technique is completely non-disruptive and utilizes off-hours to ensure that your productivity is never affected. To find out more about our process or receive a free installation estimate, give us a call today at (800) 500-5739.