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Choosing the Right Commercial Flooring

Choosing the Right Commercial Flooring

When choosing the best flooring options for your premises, it is important to consider the needs of the space as well as ensuring functionality and design align. In this guide, we’ll discuss the commercial flooring options available, including commercial vinyl flooring, timber flooring, rubber flooring, and luxury vinyl tile (LVT).


Our top five points to consider when choosing a commercial flooring:


Durability: For commercial spaces that experience heavy foot traffic, a durable floor is a must. Look for flooring materials that can withstand wear and tear such as vinyl, timber, or rubber.


Maintenance: Flooring that is easy to look after is essential for commercial settings to help minimize downtime and maintenance costs. Choose flooring that is easy to clean and resistant to stains, such as luxury vinyl tile (LVT) or rubber.


Safety: Safety should be a priority in commercial environments to prevent slips, trips, and falls. For areas prone to moisture or spills, like kitchens and washrooms, choose flooring with anti-slip properties.


Aesthetics: Your flooring choice contributes to the overall look and feel of your commercial space. Select materials and designs that align with your brand image and complement the interior.


Cost-effectiveness: Consider the upfront cost as well as the long-term value when selecting commercial flooring. While some options may have a higher initial investment, they may save you money over time due to their durability and low maintenance costs.


Types of Commercial Flooring

Commercial Vinyl Flooring:
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Commercial vinyl flooring is durable, low maintenance and resistant to scratches, stains, and moisture, making it ideal for areas subject to high traffic. It is often used in commercial spaces such as reception areas, hotels, hospitals and schools that want great design and versatility without compromising on performance. However, while durable, commercial vinyl flooring can fade over time, particularly with prolonged exposure to sunlight.


Timber Flooring:

timber flooring John LordTimber flooring is timeless and stylish, giving the impression of warmth and luxury while offering durability and longevity. It is extremely hardwearing and can be sanded and refinished to maintain its appearance over time. It is often used in retail restaurant and hospitality environments. Timber flooring does require regular maintenance, including sealing and occasional refinishing, to preserve its integrity. It may also be more prone to scratches and dents from heavy objects or furniture.


Rubber Flooring:

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Rubber flooring is a very durable flooring choice. It is hard-wearing, provides excellent shock absorption, is low maintenance and naturally slip-resistant. It is ideal for environments where comfort and safety are important, and for these reasons is often used in commercial kitchens, gyms or healthcare facilities. However, while rubber flooring is difficult to scruff or scratch it can show signs of wear and tear over time, in areas using heavy equipment or subject to high foot traffic. It can also be expensive

to purchase and install, but its durability and longevity should offset this investment in the longer-term.



Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT):

Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) flooring is aesthetically similar to vinyl flooring, however it is much more durable and has the look of natural materials. It is waterproof, easy to maintain, and provides excellent sound absorption, making it ideal for businesses looking for easy to clean, low maintenance floors such as restaurants, cafes and shops. Despite its durability, LVT can still be susceptible to damage from heavy objects or furniture and the initial cost may be higher compared to traditional flooring options.


Carpet Tiles:

Carpet tiles provide warmth, comfort under foot, and absorb sound brilliantly, making them an ideal choice for office environments, libraries, or care homes. They can be installed in a variety of colours and patterns and can even be matched to your company’s branding. Carpet tiles do require regular cleaning and maintenance to prevent staining and wear but have the advantage of being able to replace a single damaged tile instead of a whole floor.




Choosing the right commercial flooring involves considering various factors, including durability, maintenance requirements, and design preferences. Our experienced commercial flooring team can advise on the best flooring for your premises and business needs.


To find out more about our commercial flooring ranges please email: [email protected] or visit our commercial flooring page.

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