Wooden commercial flooring is an extremely desirable option for your premises, no matter what type of business you own, or what kind of impression you’re looking to create. Whether you’re considering hardwood flooring, softwood or engineered wooden floors, wooden flooring can add the perfect finishing touch to your interiors. Quicksand Flooring has put together a useful guide on what to consider when deciding which type of commercial flooring to use in your premises.
What should you consider for your commercial flooring refresh?
One of the most pressing considerations for your commercial flooring choice is how long-lasting you need it to be. If you’re looking to fit out a school, reception area or office block, you’ll need to make sure your final choice can stand the weight of dirty shoes all day long, as well as any potential spillages or scuffs that come from high traffic areas. Thanks to being extremely hard-wearing and resistant to damage, hardwood flooring is a popular choice for lobbies and reception areas, feeling welcoming and warm without the need for constant maintenance.
You could also consider engineered wood, a more sustainable option that can be installed with ease throughout your building. Though engineered wood flooring is less resistant to warping in different temperatures than natural hardwood, it’s still best avoided in more humid areas. If you’re searching for commercial flooring for your office bathrooms, you’re better off choosing a more durable wood form like laminate or even vinyl floorboards to avoid having to deal with potentially irreversible water damage.
As well as staying up to scratch as the months and years go by, it’s important your commercial flooring looks the part too! It’s no secret that hardwood flooring is chosen by many businesses because of the professional and sleek first impression it can make.
Quicksand Flooring has a wide range of wood types, colours and patterns to choose from, to fit your business’ preference exactly. If your office or premises have smaller rooms that miss out on natural light, lighter-toned pine or beech floorboards can make your space feel that little more welcoming. If you’re aiming for a cosier and luxurious feel, opting for darker floorboards will inject some warmth into your surroundings, especially as the nights get darker and blinds stay closed a little later.
Your commercial flooring choice should mean less hassle when it comes to maintaining your office, not create more work for you and your team. The most effective commercial flooring options are durable, long-lasting and only need to be regularly mopped and swept to have them feeling as good as new again. Keep in mind that hardwood flooring is susceptible to water damage though. As long as your mop is thoroughly wrung out before you start cleaning and you catch any spillages as soon as they happen, you should be able to avoid any long-lasting swells in your floorboards.
If over the years, your commercial flooring feels in need of a deeper clean, you don’t have to rip up the floorboards and start again either. Sanding, oiling or sealing your floorboards means you can enjoy the benefits of a freshly restored floor, as well as the peace of mind that your floors are in the best possible condition no matter how much wear and tear they are put under. If you’re in need of an interior refresh, you could even consider an oil stain to give your commercial flooring a whole new lease of life.
The commercial flooring choice you make depends on you and your business’s preferences. Here at Quicksand Flooring, we have a range of commercial flooring options to match your bespoke needs, whether you feel more suited to hardwood or engineered wood flooring. Get in touch today to explore the range of commercial flooring services we can offer you.