High traffic areas need floors that are durable and won’t scratch or ruin under constant use. With so many flooring options available today and all of them boasting about durability, it can be hard to know which types are best suited for truly high traffic situations.
Commercial settings bring their own set of struggles when it comes to maintaining a beautiful floor over a long period of time. Narrowing down your needs can help. The top three commonly discussed needs for high traffic areas are:
- Durability – The best high traffic floors are scratch-resistant and water-resistant so they don’t look worn too quickly.
- Low Maintenance – High traffic areas require regular cleaning to keep them looking good and ensure longevity. Floors that are easy and quick to clean are a must.
- Comfort – Durable floors tend to be hard. For spaces where people spend a lot of time on their feet, you need to consider comfort as well as durability.
Hardest of the options, tile floors are some of the most scratch-resistant and are ideal for lobbies and throughways. It’s the most durable and easy to maintain material available for commercial use. Moisture is no problem, and spills do not need to be cleaned immediately to prevent staining.
Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT)
Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) is one of the most versatile products available for commercial use. Durable enough for high traffic hospital common areas, yet attractive enough for upscale restaurants. With endless design possibilities, it is a great choice. Its available in a wide range of sizes, colors, and patterns to mimic almost any material from ceramic tile to hardwood and everything in between. Plus, it is comfortable under foot and water resistant.
For high traffic areas, carpet tiles are the best soft-surface solution. It is more cost-effective to switch out a single carpet tile than to re-seam, re-stretch and replace a rolled broadloom. Newer industrial strength carpet tiles boast water-resistance, removing concerns about spills or moisture. With consistent vacuuming and cleaning, they remain beautiful despite high traffic demands. And, if it does get worn, it is easy to replace a section.
There are many options available for commercial flooring use, and choosing the perfect solution to fit your needs can be a daunting task. Reach out to our experts today and let us help guide you to the perfect choice.
Metro Flooring Contractors is the most recommended flooring store servicing residential, commercial, institutional, and multi-family settings in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C.: 301-684-5800.
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