At SaniGLAZE, we are tile and surface, restoration experts. Restoring a wide variety of surfaces over the years has taught us a thing or two about which commercial flooring products do best in high-traffic areas. There are many types of hard-surface commercial flooring to choose from, each with its advantages and disadvantages.
In this post, we’ll explore some of the most popular options for getting a great return on your investment in commercial flooring.
Ceramic tile is a durable, long-lasting option resistant to stains and moisture. It is easy to clean and maintain and withstand heavy foot traffic. However, it can be cold, hard underfoot, and expensive to install.
Linoleum is a natural, biodegradable flooring material made from linseed oil, cork dust, and wood flour. It is soft and warm underfoot and relatively inexpensive to install. However, it is less durable than other options and can be prone to fading and discoloration over time.
Vinyl flooring is a synthetic material that is available in a wide range of styles and colors. It is easy to install and relatively inexpensive compared to other options (currently between $3 and $7 according to Forbes). It is also moisture-resistant and easy to clean. Nonetheless, vinyl flooring is less durable than other options and may require frequent replacement.
Rubber flooring is a durable, slip-resistant option ideal for areas with heavy foot traffic. It is soft and cushiony underfoot, making it comfortable to stand on for long periods. It is also resistant to stains and moisture. Regardless, commercial rubber flooring can be expensive to install and may not be as aesthetically pleasing as other options.
Concrete is a durable and long-lasting flooring option resistant to moisture and stains. It is relatively inexpensive to install, and it is easy to maintain. However, it can be cold and hard underfoot, and it may require area rugs or other types of floor covering to make it more comfortable.
Wood flooring is a classic and elegant option that adds warmth and character to a space. It is durable and easy to clean and can be refinished to extend its life. Even so, wood flooring is prone to scratching and fading and can be expensive to install and maintain.
Choosing the Best Commercial Flooring
The type of hard-surface commercial flooring best for your business will depend on your needs and budget. As you explore options, consider factors such as durability, asset lifecycle, current and future maintenance requirements, installation costs, and aesthetics.
Ready to See Your Commercial Floors Look Like New Again?
Before replacing existing tile and hard surfaces in your commercial space, consider the time, effort, and expense saved through restoration. Through our state-of-the-art technology and proprietary products and surfaces, we can make your high-traffic flooring look and perform like new again—from the inside out.
Contact our team to schedule an appointment to see if the SaniGLAZE process could save you the time and expense of going through a full-scale demolition.