Deciding which type of commercial flooring in Milton Keynes to use for your particular business, shouldn’t be a decision that’s left to the last minute, and deserves just as much consideration as any other aspect of designing a workspace. You’ll need to think carefully about the volume of foot or vehicle traffic the flooring is likely to experience, whether it needs to look as good as it performs and whether there are any significant budgetary limitations.
Available in a wide variety of finishes and to suit every budget, commercial flooring comes in all different shapes and sizes, leaving you with plenty of choice when it comes to deciding which type to choose.
To help you choose the most appropriate and affordable option from the best commercial flooring contractors, here are some important factors to consider:
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Colour palette: which colour (or multiple colours) should you choose?
In most instances, commercial businesses have a distinct brand with a distinct set of colours to represent their company, and reflecting these colours in the flooring of a commercial building, can help create a sense of continuity and professionalism.
In terms of what particular colour to choose; light colours can help make a dark, small space appear lighter and bigger, while bold colours might be best suited in an environment in which you’re trying to create a lasting impression, such as a shop or nightclub.
Design: should you go wild or stay conservative?
Whether you want to go all out with funky flooring in a bold design and even bolder colours, or simply go for a plain colour base with brightly coloured lines, shapes or sections to define different zones for customers; the choice is entirely yours.
Branding: should you choose flooring with customised graphics?
This is a great way to incorporate a logo or any other visual designs directly into the flooring, to create a lasting impression in the minds of customers, or to guide them through the different areas of a shop or other such space.
Patterns: could patterned flooring create a better atmosphere?
While you certainly don’t want the flooring of your commercial enterprise to detract from your business and whatever it is you’re selling or promoting, when done right, a patterned floor in a commercial space can add to the overall experience of a customer. Choose from regular mixes or customised blends to create an accurate and eye catching reflection of your brand, or use preset patterns, like checkerboard, spots or stripes to add a touch of personality.
Safety: should this ever be compromised?
While the aesthetic appeal of commercial flooring is an important consideration to make, safety is equally so. If the flooring becomes wet or even just slightly damp, for example, the last thing you want is a customer or employee slipping over and suing you for damages.
Lastly, think about whether you want your flooring to receive a special coating. Perhaps you need to limit the damage caused by a lot of vehicle or foot traffic, need to stop the flooring from corroding due to water or chemicals, or want to give customers a softer, more flexible feel under their feet? Whatever your needs, there will be a coating to suit them, so talk to a flooring specialist if you think this will apply to your commercial space.
The type of flooring you choose for your commercial space can say a lot about your business, and while you might not think customers take much notice of the floor, you might just be surprised to learn that in many instances, it’s actually the first thing they notice! From how aesthetically pleasing it is, to how safe it is to walk on, choose the right flooring, and you can start your business off off on the right foot – pun intended!