Blog Post, Polished Concrete | April 19, 2019
What Commercial Flooring Options Are the Best for My Business?
Every business is unique in its own way. This means that decisions will be made in different ways, using various methods, and considering several factors. Business owners will also weigh options based on personal preferences or parameters. No one option fits every company. This includes a wide variety of decisions- including flooring. With this in mind, when it’s time to install new flooring for your business, how will you decide? Is there a subjective way to choose the very best option for your company?
When you’re looking for the best flooring option for your business, you’ll need to come up with a list of criteria and rank their importance. This will help you narrow down your options. In general, consumers rank quality and cost as the highest priorities, as they are often correlated. Longevity (or durability) of the floor is important as well, especially in high-traffic areas. Maintenance also tends to play a role in flooring decisions, regardless of if the company has a cleaning service or not.
Simultaneously durable and aesthetically pleasing, Terrazzo flooring can be a good option for high-trafficked areas. This type of flooring is often seen in schools, hospitals, airports, and theatres. In fact, it’s highly likely you’ve walked across it in showrooms and museums. Terrazzo is beautiful and tends to last for a long time. However, Terrazzo’s low lifetime cost is challenged with a higher upfront material and installation cost, oftentimes problematic for lower budget projects. It’s also LEED-friendly, a desirable qualification for some businesses. Terrazzo requires regular maintenance, but finding an excellent polishing company can cut down on these costs.
While this option is less durable than Terrazzo, it’s still widely popular. The soft-surface market gravitates towards carpet tiles, rather than broadloom carpets. Because carpet quickly becomes worn in high-traffic areas, ease of replacement is helpful. Carpet tiles are significantly more convenient than broadloom to rip up and replace. Carpet tile maintenance is fairly intensive, requiring consistent vacuuming and cleaning to help keep a professional, clean appearance. The primary issue with carpet, however, is recurring cost. Replacement tiles will most likely be required, increasing lifetime cost after installation.
Cost-effective, durable, and low maintenance are words commonly associated with polished concrete. And did we mention extremely attractive? Polished concrete has a low lifetime cost, with the greatest durability among flooring options. Nearly any business will benefit from this flooring option, from warehouses to storefronts.
Furthermore, investing in a flooring option like polished concrete is financially wise. Because it doesn’t require replacement or frequent upkeep, polished concrete can help you save money in the long run. Finally, due to the reflective properties of polished concrete, you may end up saving money on your lighting bill as well.
The Right Flooring Company for You
At Royal Concrete, we are passionate about providing our customers with the best flooring solution for their unique needs. We’ll never suggest a flooring option that we don’t believe is the most durable and cost-effective option. If polished concrete is the right flooring solution for your business, call Royale Concrete today at (888) 568-6001 to begin your project!