When you walk into a business, do you take the time to notice the flooring? You probably only do if there is a problem or if it is a crazy color.
When planning a project, it is important to choose the right flooring that can last many years. You want to make sure the flooring can withstand the commercial day-to-day foot traffic and be easy to maintain; all while staying within the project budget. Additionally – it is important to remember that different areas may require a different type of flooring.
When working with an experienced construction firm like CBI, you can be certain that your project will follow a general timeline, stick to budget and you will be given the very best options for materials. Here is a list of things to consider when choosing the right flooring for your project.
FUNCTION AND SPACE
When figuring out the best flooring, one of the most important factors to consider is how the space will be used. If the space will have a great deal of foot traffic, it is important that the flooring is durable and easy to maintain. For apartments, hotels, and restaurants, the flooring that you choose should be able to withstand spills and stains in addition to the heavy foot traffic. However, medical facilities need durable flooring that can withstand foot traffic, rolling equipment, beds, and can be easily cleaned. The function of the space will greatly determine whether the flooring can withstand the intended use and help with choosing the materials.
Many commercial facilities require a hard floor surface for easy maintenance. However, some buildings do need carpeting. Carpet can require more maintenance for cleaning — but there are some good options when it comes to. Some hard floor options require more maintenance beyond sweeping and mopping — some need to be buffed or waxed.
There are flooring options for any maintenance level you are looking for. It is important to know your budget and then decide what is important for you as far as maintenance and upkeep for your floors.
BUDGET AND FINANCING
Flooring can easily become your highest expense in your commercial build if not planned out. You want to make sure you set the budget at the beginning, choose the look, maintenance level, and durability.
That said, durable, attractive flooring can often come at a premium price, and your ideal option may not work with the project’s budget. Consider how much money is available for your flooring and let it guide you when selecting your materials.
When it comes to flooring options it can become overwhelming as there are many types available to choose from. These include solid wood, engineered hardwood, terrazzo, laminate wood, luxury vinyl tile, modular carpet tile, epoxy, and quarry tile — and more.
All options are relatively durable and low maintenance; however, they each have their own advantages and disadvantages that will impact your facility in their own way.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT FLOORING
Flooring is something that takes careful consideration in any construction project. It is a considerable investment and is meant to last for many years. Choosing the wrong kind of flooring may end up in expensive maintenance or replacement costs in a few short years.
CBI can help advise you of your choices and options that make the most sense for your specific project needs and budget.
At CBI, we can assist you with all aspects of construction. Our team can help you with every step of your building project. Contact us today to learn more about who we are, what services we offer and how we can help you.
We offer services in Fayetteville, Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Lumberton, Sanford, Fuquay-Varina, Apex, and many other cities in North Carolina. For more information, give us a call at 910-818-6811 or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.