For some, their old flooring may have been neglected during a lapse in foot traffic while restrictions kept folks home, or maybe some business owners are seeing their space in a new light and want to make updates to reflect that. No matter your reason for updating, we’re sharing our thoughts on the newer commercial flooring technologies you should keep in mind when selecting your flooring product.
You’re not alone if you read this trend and were transported back to fuzzy images on woodgrain planks. Unfortunately, digitally printed products such as wood, tile, or marble haven’t always had the best quality. However, digital technology has come a long way, and consumers now can enjoy digitally printed products like Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) that look so much like the real thing most customers wouldn’t notice the difference. The main benefit of choosing a product like LVT is that you can customize the print to suit your aesthetic needs while still having all the benefits of resilient and low-maintenance flooring.
While eco-friendly flooring is by no means a newcomer in the flooring industry, new technology has made it possible to offer extensive eco-friendly options to fit more commercial spaces than ever before. Consumers can now choose between reclaimed wood flooring, low VOC-emitting materials, and carpet made from recycled materials. For offices, eco-friendly carpet may be the best choice as it allows for a comfortable look while still aligning with employees’ sustainability values. For retail spaces looking to add a more rustic feel to the area, reclaimed wood flooring is an effortless choice for bringing the outdoors in. And low VOC-emitting flooring is perfect for hospitals and medical facilities looking to keep things safe without sacrificing style.
When it comes to resilient flooring, vinyl sheets are a great choice. Not only are they durable, but there are now more color and design options for those looking for practical yet stylish commercial flooring. Vinyl flooring is typically split into two types: heterogeneous and homogeneous. Heterogeneous refers to the kind of flooring that uses multiple layers of different materials, while homogeneous is created with one type of material throughout each product layer. While each has its own unique benefits that can be customized for specific commercial spaces, advances in flooring technology have made these two vinyl types a go-to for high-traffic areas.
There are too many flooring technological advances to cover in just one blog, so if you’re interested in learning more about some of the new products making waves in the industry then contact our team at Commercial Flooring & Interior Concepts! Our experts can help you find the perfect product for your commercial needs.
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