With so many different products currently on the market, knowing where to start when selecting the best possible commercial flooring for your upcoming interior fit out is a task that can be quite daunting. There are many factors that need to be considered when choosing the flooring for your establishment, so where do you begin?

Environment

The environment of your establishment is one of the biggest factors that should be taken into consideration when choosing the flooring for your refurbishment. For example, reception areas and hallways tend to be frequented by customers and staff more often, so a higher durability flooring should ideally be used as a way to combat wear. Popular materials such as ceramic or luxury vinyl tiles, as well as real wood and stone may be ideal options to choose from for these kind of high traffic environments.

 

Durability

As mentioned previously, the overall durability and maintenance of the flooring that you use within your commercial fit out should also be taken into consideration; it’s vital that the flooring you opt for meets all of your practical needs. In most commercial situations, it is best to avoid the use of carpeted flooring, as this is an option that gets worn down through frequently use fairly easily and is prone to damages such as spillages and burns. Instead try to opt for a highly durable, and if possible, waterproof flooring, such as tile, that is easy to maintain.

 

Safety

Above all else, the safety of your floor is a factor that should be highly considered. It is to be ensured that all safety guidelines are followed carefully and that both customers and staff are provided with a safe environment upon entering your establishment. Where possible, businesses should look to opt for safety flooring that is non-slip, waterproof, and easy to clean; ensuring flooring is kept safe and hygienic.

 

For more ideas on the kind of flooring you should opt for in your upcoming commercial fit out, why not take a look at our previous projects and discover what Lake Contracts can do for you.