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There are now a wide range of floor coverings used in commercial establishments. From carpet tiles to vinyl flooring there’s one thing which remains common to them all – they all have to be durable.

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The four most popular types of flooring in commercial establishments are:

Carpet tiles

Carpet tile are easy to lay and can be replaced really quickly. They are suitable in environments which see heavy footfall and work particularly well in commercial settings such as offices.

Carpet tiles can also be professionally cleaned and have a warmer feel than other types of floor coverings.

They are also available in a range of designs which can be used to create a stunning patterned or feature floor.

Vinyl flooring

Vinyl flooring has seen a resurgence over recent years due to some very clever brand marketing. It’s true that the technology used to make vinyl flooring has come on leaps and bounds over recent years but vinyl still has an image problem it needs to shake. Vinyl flooring is easy to keep clean and is very hardwearing making it a suitable solution in commercial establishments such as shops and retail outlets.

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Wooden flooring

Whilst not as hardwearing as the above two types of floor covering wooden flooring’s main advantage is how beautiful it looks. When using wooden flooring in commercial establishments, it’s better to use it in areas where you want to make a statement or where clients will see it such as reception areas. If wooden flooring is used in heavily trodden areas it may soon start to show signs of wear.

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Anti-slip flooring

Anti-slip safety flooring is becoming more popular all the time in commercial establishments and is perfect to use in areas which may be subject to water spillage such as kitchens, bathrooms and even shower rooms and changing rooms. Its anti-slip qualities make it the perfect choice when you need to make sure that customers or clients won’t lose their footing when walking across the floor.

Flooring for commercial establishments is chosen depending on the use of the room or space. There’s no point installing carpet tiles in an area which sees heavy industrial use and likewise there’s no point installing wooden flooring in an area that won’t been seen or is hardly used. A balance must be found in terms of how important the floor covering is to the room and what effect you want to create.

Florence Hardwick penned this article about carpet tiles on behalf of www.carpet2floors.co.uk.

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