Choosing a floor for your home or private office might be as easy as choosing whatever surface you think looks best. Commercial and heavy use floors like hotel lobbies don’t enjoy this simplicity. You have to look for the most versatile yet good looking surface that will stand the heavy use for a long time hence minimizing the number of repairs you have to do over time.
The good thing is your options are almost endless. From commercial-grade epoxy coating to terrazzo or quarry tile meaning that you will always get the perfect solution for your application no matter what.
Each option is best suited for different applications. Some of the most common options are:
- Quarry tile
- Luxury vinyl tiles
- Epoxy floors
- Rubber flooring
- Carpet tiles
The options above each come to their element when used in the perfect setting.
Terrazzo Makes Ornate Entranceways or Showrooms
Terrazzo is the toughest and most appealing product in the market. You can use it to spell out your logos or decorate your floors without compromising its integrity. Since the cost of installing terrazzo per square foot increases as spaces reduce, it is best left for high traffic areas like the lobby, showrooms, entranceways and vast office spaces. It is low maintenance and will look great for decades if installed well and scrubbed regularly.
Quarry Tiles for Commercial Kitchens
If you are on a budget, you can go with quarry tiles on commercial kitchens since they hold their own against spills, grease and foot traffic. You will have to clean the floor daily and replace any damaged tiles instantly since the damage could carry on to the remaining tiles easily. The only problem is they don’t give you so much wiggle room in terms of installation design and color.
Epoxy Floor Solutions
Epoxy floors are made by applying a thermoset resin onto a concrete slab with moisture treatment. The epoxy will give the concrete solid protection from chemical spills or foot traffic. Its versatility and durability make it a good cheap solution to commercial and industrial applications making it a staple to production lines, retail spaces and even hangers.
However, the epoxy will only be as strong as the concrete it is applied on. If set on a poorly prepared surface, it will peel off and chip in no time giving you the wrong perception of an epoxy floor. If the preparation is right, maintenance is as easy as sweeping the floor on daily basis and a deep cleaning every now and then to get rid of stains. The good thing is mopping will work as you don’t need heavy abrading to clean it up.
Choosing the right floor will not only make your commercial space practical but also give you those aesthetics that will blow your visitor’s minds while making your employees stay motivated every time they step into the office. The improved productivity and lower costs of operation will pay for themselves in no time leaving you the happy business owner you have always wanted to be.