Which Hard Flooring Option is Perfect for Your Business?

Hard flooring is a popular choice for commercial spaces due to its versatile appearance, durability, and easy cleaning. From hardwood floors to ceramic tile, there are many types of hard flooring that vary widely in appearance, cost, and maintenance requirements. In order to find the perfect commercial flooring solution for your business, take time to consider the following factors for each type of hard flooring JKP has available for installation.


Hardwood is a polarizing topic when it comes to commercial flooring options. While many love it for its added value and traditional, luxe appearance, many also opt against hardwood due to its high costs and long-term maintenance requirements. Only very specific types of businesses would benefit from hardwood flooring, as its cost and need for refinishing make it an impractical choice for most commercial uses. However, if you have a high-end retail space, boutique hotel, or other commercial enterprises that places heavy emphasis on luxury design finishings, hardwood flooring is a suitable option. Hardwood comes in different hardness levels, so a durable hardwood option will cut down on cleaning and maintenance requirements versus other flooring options. Hard flooring is generally much easier to clean than carpeting, with a simple mop or vacuum suffice for most jobs. Hardwood also comes in a range of styles and colors that make it suitable for virtually every interior design, from ultra-contemporary to traditional and classic. 


For companies who desire the appearance of natural hardwood without the high cost or difficult installation, laminate is a practical commercial flooring option. Laminate achieves a similar look to natural hard flooring such as hardwood or stone, but at a fraction of the cost. Its easy installation and manmade material make it a much smaller financial investment, but with similar durability. However, laminate flooring can be difficult to maintain. Since laminate has a wood powder core, it is easily damaged by excess moisture and can warp or buckle. This also makes them a bit more difficult and time-consuming to clean versus other hard flooring options.


Ceramic and porcelain tile are excellent hard flooring options for commercial establishments that will be subject to high levels of foot traffic or excessive amounts of dirt. Tile is hardwearing and low maintenance, so it can be easily cleaned without worry. Tile is resistant to scratching and chipping, and porcelain tile, in particular, is nonporous. Tile comes in a range of stone material and finishes, so you can choose the appearance and durability that best suits your company’s needs. For a versatile option that suits virtually every need, speak to an expert about types of tile for your new hard flooring. 

With endless design and functionality combinations, there’s a type of hard flooring for every business’s needs. As commercial flooring specialists, we here at JKP Flooring can help you choose which hard flooring type is perfect for you. We use an innovative installation technique that takes advantage of your company’s off-hours, so you never experience any downtime or reduced productivity. For more than 25 years, we have satisfied customers throughout Southern California with hassle-free and high-quality commercial flooring installation. To find out more about hard flooring or receive a free estimate, give us a call at (800) 500-5739 today.