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How To Choose Carpet Flooring For Commercial Spaces?

2022/12/18 20:09:07

A bar, a restaurant, a hotel, an office building, no matter what kind of commercial property you own, hundreds, even thousands of people might walk through it every day.

This means the carpet must be able to withstand heavy foot traffic and conditions like splashes, dirt on shoes, and more. This implies that in order to decide on this flooring you should look for one with good strength and quality.

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Here are some tips for choosing carpeting for commercial spaces, offices, hotels, and more:


Think Budget

When it comes to carpeting for commercial uses, there is a wide range of prices. It is important that you think about how you will use it, and how long you would like to have it, this will greatly influence the cost.

Because if you spend less, it may wear out faster and you may have to replace it soon. If you spend more you will have a higher quality product, which will last longer.

So it is important to weigh the replacement cost, overspending a larger amount as a first investment.


Consider The Type Of Carpet Fiber

Whether you are choosing the carpet for offices, hotels, movie theaters or retail space, it is important to decide on the type of fiber. It is important that you decide on the type of fiber, they must be able to withstand more traffic than those at home.

Generally, carpets made of nylon, olefin, or propylene are used. These last two are the most economical options, perform well, and can withstand a moderate amount of traffic. So, consider how much traffic you expect to receive to know how much durability you will need.

Olefin and propylene are very good at resisting stains. Therefore, they can be a good option for movie theaters, and offices, among others.

Polypropylene is also recommended for food stores because it resists mildew, although it stains more easily than the other options.

Nylon, also called polyamide, is a popular choice for commercial buildings, such as hotels or condominiums, and is chosen for its safety.

Polyamide is another very good choice for carpeting in banks and other commercial areas. They are durable, stain-resistant, and low maintenance.

Polyester is typically lower cost and is suitable for both interiors and exteriors. Its fibers are highly resistant to water and stains.


The Type of Carpet

Another point to consider when choosing carpeting for commercial spaces, before you decide on colors and patterns, is to think about whether you want carpet tiles, full carpet tiles or a combination of these.

If you are on a tight budget, or even if you want to install them as soon as possible, carpet tiles will be the best carpet option.

On the other hand, if you are looking for a more luxurious finish, perhaps a full wall-to-wall carpet is the best option.

It is also possible to combine both options.


Carpet Maintenance

Maintenance of hotel carpets will not be the same as maintenance of home carpets. Be sure to check the manufacturer's instructions on maintenance and also the warranties they offer.


Carpet Thickness

While home carpets are intended to be thick and plush, carpets for function rooms or other commercial uses are intended to be the opposite.

In this case, carpets should have short, dense fibers to create a surface that is resistant to footsteps and even bumps.

Low-pile carpets are ideal for high-traffic flow and resist wear much better. They are durable, but this means that comfort has to be sacrificed, because they are harder to walk on.


Design, Color, And Patterns

There are many choices of carpet designs, with different colors and patterns.

It is important that before choosing carpeting for benches or other commercial spaces, you consider the lighting, as well as how much dirt you expect to receive, and the latter to decide on a color that will better camouflage stains.

If you expect the area to receive a lot of traffic or stains, it is best to opt for dark tones or patterns.


Why Prefer Carpeting For Commercial Spaces?

If you are not sure if carpeting is the best choice for your commercial space, here are some points in favor of this type of lightweight flooring:

Durability: the fibers are stronger and denser, and the short pile allows the floor to handle a lot of traffic. Price: if you are on a tight budget, carpet is an excellent choice for commercial flooring. It is durable and you can find them in many colors and styles. Maintenance: if you buy low pile, stain-resistant carpets, cleaning them will be very easy. The basics are regular vacuuming and the floor will look good for a long time. Installation: carpets are very easy and quick to install, especially carpet tiles. If they are by the meter, they involve more installation logistics. The first option will allow you to save some money.

Although not all points in favor, the main negative point that many see in this type of carpet is that it is less comfortable than the residential option. But it all depends on the type you choose.

Now you have a better idea of how to choose carpeting for commercial spaces. If you want help making a better decision, contact us.