Common Areas need Durable Flooring

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In most residential and commercial buildings, there are going to be areas that receive more traffic than others. Bedrooms, offices, and the like are not going to be seeing nearly as much wear and tear on the floors as hallways, common rooms, club houses, and the like. If you’re considering installing new flooring in one of those higher-traffic areas, you should take that additional wear and tear into account. Otherwise, you may find yourself replacing your new floor quite a bit earlier than you would have liked. Let’s take a look at some of the common targets for re-flooring of this type, and what some of your options are.

Hallways

Hallways are one of the areas that wear down the fastest, especially in commercial settings. People are always moving through them to get to various areas, all day, at least five days a week. Regardless of the type of flooring you have, that’s a lot of strain. So, it’s important that you make sure to install something that can last a long time under those conditions.

Luxury Vinyl Plank is a good option, especially if you want the look of hardwood without the expense. LVP is easy to clean, resistant to scuffs, and lasts a good long time. Just be careful, as sharp objects like furniture legs can scratch it if you aren’t careful.

Carpet is another common choice for most common areas including hallways, especially for property owners who want to keep things consistent between them and the other rooms in the building. Loop carpet is the most common, as it’s sturdier than cut pile.

Clubhouses, Break Rooms, Waiting Areas, Etc.  

Slightly different than hallways are those areas where people tend to congregate for extended periods of time. These are still high traffic areas, of course. However, they tend to have less wear and tear on them than transit areas, due to their function. You still want to make sure that the flooring in these places is up to the task, though. As with hallways, vinyl and carpet are both common choices. Tile is also a good choice, depending on the specific room. Breakrooms and Clubhouses typically include kitchens, which means a hard surface is preferable to carpet for a variety of reasons. Waiting areas and the like, though, can work with pretty much anything.

Regardless of the flooring type you choose, make sure you consult with Regal Commercial Services to make sure you get the best return on your investment. Our flooring experts can provide you with the perfect commercial flooring solution for your needs.

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