Choosing the Best Flooring for Your Commercial Property

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When you walk into a business, you probably don’t think about the flooring (e.g. a hotel), unless there’s a problem. Fortunately, if the right flooring is chosen it can last for many years and be relatively easy to maintain. Let’s delve into considerations for choosing the best flooring for your commercial property. This can help you get the most out of your investment.

Function of the Space

One of the most important factors to consider is how the space will be used. If you anticipate a lot of foot traffic, you’ll want to make sure the materials chosen are durable. However, there’s a different type of durability required in a restaurant where the flooring is subjected to spills and stains. The function of the space will determine whether it can withstand the intended use.

Maintenance Requirements

What’s required for the flooring to be maintained properly is an important consideration. While there are certainly instances when commercial quality carpeting is warranted, many commercial facilities require a hard surface for easy maintenance. Carpet often requires too much work to maintain, although there are some viable options. There are also certain hard flooring materials that must be buffed on a regular basis, which isn’t always prudent or practical. It can increase your overall flooring expenses in the long run.

You can find beautiful and affordable commercial flooring options that require little upkeep. It’s necessary to consider the amount of money it would take to repair the flooring because repairs are often inevitable in a commercial building.

Flooring Options

You have many types of flooring from which to choose, such as solid wood, engineered hardwood, modular carpet tile, quarry tile, epoxy, terrazzo, vinyl composite tile, laminate wood and luxury vinyl tile, among others. These are all flooring options that are considered durable and low maintenance.

Financial Resources

Depending on your financial resources and the nature of your business, flooring might be one of the biggest expenses for the facility. In addition to being durable and easy to maintain, you will want to ensure it’s visually appealing. The amount of money you’re able to spend will dictate which types of materials you choose.

Selecting the best flooring for your commercial property requires thoughtful consideration, especially given the cost and time it takes to install.

Frank Jermusek

Frank Jermusek, J.D.

President / Managing Director

Frank Jermusek is a Principal at SVN | Northco headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. SVN has become one of the most recognized commercial real estate brands in the world with over 200 offices globally.