Vinyl flooring offers a range of benefits that are fit for commercial environments. In commercial settings, it is essential to find a flooring solution that not only looks great but can also withstand heavy foot traffic and daily wear and tear. Let’s explore commercial vinyl flooring and discover how it can transform a commercial space.
Understanding Vinyl Flooring
Vinyl flooring is a versatile and resilient material made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) combined with various supplementary components to enhance its properties. This type of flooring offers numerous benefits, such as durability, water resistance, and low maintenance, best suited to a range of commercial applications including hospitality, healthcare, education, and more.
Choosing the Right Vinyl Flooring
When selecting vinyl flooring for your commercial space, consider factors such as foot traffic, whether soils and spills are common, and if the area is likely to be exposed to heat, scratches, or potential stains- this all plays a role in flooring and colour choice.
Choosing the right colour to compliment your space can be tricky, and there are a few key areas to consider before choosing colour. Will your floors be exposed to dirt, heavy foot traffic, excess light or heat, or heavy and abrasive objects? For example, if you are servicing a high foot traffic area that is regularly exposed to muddy boots and rolling furniture, a light coloured flooring may not be the best option for your space.
Vinyl flooring is available in a wide range of design visuals to suit your space, including modern, busy, or plain visuals. Often a more busy visual will be a suitable option for hiding muddy or dirty floors in public areas to ensure floors still appear well maintained between cleans.
Installing Vinyl Flooring
The installation process for vinyl flooring involves adequate surface preparation, adhesive application, cutting and laying the vinyl tiles or sheets, as well as welding product joins. To ensure a smooth and professional installation, engage an experienced vinyl flooring installation specialist to avoid any future complications.
Maintaining Vinyl Flooring
Proper care and maintenance of vinyl flooring are essential for ensuring its longevity and appearance. Daily cleaning, such as sweeping and mopping, will help to keep the floor looking its best, while periodic deep cleaning can remove built-up dirt and grime.
In case of spills and stains, it is important to clean them up promptly to avoid permanent marks. For stubborn stains, consult the manufacturer's guidelines or seek advice from a flooring specialist to determine the best cleaning solution.
Finally, be aware of the warranty and maintenance requirements of different types of vinyl flooring to ensure you are meeting the necessary standards to maintain the warranty coverage.
Vinyl flooring offers an ideal solution for commercial spaces, combining durability and style to create a design that is cohesive and will stand the test of time.Discover Armstrong's range of vinyl sheet flooring here.