What is the Best Flooring for High-Traffic Commercial Areas?
Posted May 03, 2021 by Dave Scaturro
Maintaining a commercial space comes with its challenges. Large equipment, lighting, painting, contractors — they all add up. One way to save costs in the long run is to choose durable floors that can withstand foot high foot traffic with minimal wear and tear. To help you get started, we compiled a list of long-lasting and functional flooring:
Porcelain is a more durable ceramic tile and an excellent choice for commercial spaces. They’re fired at a higher temperature making them stronger and moisture resistant. Porcelain is popular among commercial buyers because they’re easy to maintain, water-resistant and durable. But keep in mind that they’re sometimes more expensive to install because of the weight and thickness. Keeping the grout looking pristine can also be challenging.
Epoxy floor painting and dryfall paint for ceilings are very useful applications that provide more than a welcoming atmosphere for your manufacturing facility. Durable epoxy floor coatings provide protection against the continuous movement of people and resists harmful chemicals which would normally crack or change the color of your floor. When using dryfall paint on your ceiling you can be ensured that no paint will drip down and hit the equipment or product stored in the warehouse. Dryfall paint will actually dry to a dust before it hits the ground, allowing it to be cleaned up easily by sweeping, rather than having to meticulously wipe it off items.
Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT)
LVT is popular among commercial owners because it offers a variety of design possibilities at a low cost. It can be designed to look like hardwood flooring, stone, or ceramic tile and comes in various sizes and shapes. LVT lasts longer than vinyl composition tile (VCT), and it’s also easier to replace than wood and ceramic tile.
Carpet Tiles Although it's often overlooked, carpet tiles can be quite effective. If properly installed, carpet is durable and even keeps the noise down in crowded spaces. They can withstand high-traffic areas, and individual carpet tiles can be removed for cleaning and replaced when dry. Give Alpine a call and we will show you the best flooring for your high-traffic commercial area.