What is the best commercial flooring?

2/5/20

When looking for the best commercial flooring, you need to think about two main things: how your flooring represents your business and, of course, the cost. At KC Carpets and Flooring, we have 20+ years of experience in the industry and understand that each business will have unique flooring needs. To help you make the right choice, our specialist team run through our most popular commercial flooring options, highlighting their pros and cons. 

Carpet flooring 

The traditional commercial flooring choice for a wide range of industries, carpet is such a popular choice because of the huge range of styles, textures and colours available and its relatively low maintenance. 

Pros

  • Soft surface that’s comfortable underfoot
  • Available in carpet tiles for easy replacements
  • Affordable commercial flooring material 
  • Helps provide sound insulation 

Cons

  • Needs regular vacuuming 
  • Can absorb stains and dirt so not suitable for areas prone to spillages 

Great commercial flooring for:

    Offices
    Schools
    Hotels 

Vinyl flooring 

Practical and cost-effective, vinyl is a fantastic alternative to real wood or stone floors and is available in a wide range of quality replica styles and finishes. Often found in bathrooms and kitchens because it is water-resistant, vinyl is also a warmer and quieter option than other commercial flooring materials. 

Pros

  • Water-resistant makes it ideal for kitchens and breakrooms
  • Long-lasting and durable, even with heavy footfall
  • Quieter than its real wood and stone counterparts
  • Low maintenance and easy to clean 

Cons

  • While quality is excellent, it’s just not the same as the real thing
  • Can be prone to tearing if mistreated 

Great commercial flooring for

    Offices
    Breakrooms 
    Offices 
    Healthcare

Real wood flooring 

Real wood floors ooze class and sophistication and are ideal for creating a high-end look and feel for your business. However, this beautiful style is more expensive than other types of commercial flooring so is best suited for luxury brands. 

Pros

  • Creates a timeless sophisticated look that works for any business
  • Durable and hard-wearing, withstanding heavy traffic
  • Wide range of styles and finishes to choose from 
  • A long-term investment for your business 

Cons 

  • More expensive than other types of commercial flooring 
  • Not waterproof 
  • Can be scuffed or scratched if not treated properly 

Great commercial flooring for: 

    Hospitality 
    Retail 
    Offices 

Laminate flooring 

A more cost-effective alternative to real wood, laminate flooring is a great choice for businesses who want the look of real wood but without the associated price tag. It’s also long-lasting, able to cope with high levels of traffic and boasts a water-resistant top layer to help avoid stains. 

Pros 

  • Scratch-resistant so it’ll stay looking attractive for longer
  • Wide range of styles, colours and finishes available 
  • Long-lasting commercial flooring option 
  • Water-resistant 

Cons 

  • While our laminate is of the highest quality, it’s not quite that of real wood 
  • Can be slippery when wet 

Great commercial flooring for: 

    Schools
    Offices
    Retail 


KC Carpets & Flooring is a professional supplier and installer of carpet and flooring throughout the commercial and residential sectors. To find out more about our large range of products, contact us today on 01202 679877.

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