While natural textures have been popular in the residential flooring industry for a few years until recently, they weren’t considered a top choice for commercial flooring. However, adding natural materials such as hardwood, stone, and marble can bring warmth and texture to your space.
Unfortunately, natural materials can be expensive and have drawbacks like complex maintenance that make them unsuitable for commercial buildings. However, advances in laminate and vinyl flooring have made it possible to engineer these flooring types to look like natural textures, so you can enjoy the look and feel of wood, stone, or marble for a fraction of the price.
We’ve talked about the returning popularity of carpet in our blog, “The Carpet Comeback: The Resurfacing Trend & Our Top Picks.” This was a top commercial flooring trend in 2021, and it looks like it’s here to stay and will continue into 2022. Carpet tiles can add color and texture to commercial spaces in a low-maintenance way.
Not only are carpet tiles easy to install, but they are also cost-effective and come in a variety of styles to fit any taste or theme. So, whether you prefer muted tones or bold prints, carpet tiles are an excellent choice for your commercial space.
The demand for hardwood flooring rose in 2021 as more consumers gravitated towards natural materials in their interior design. However, the price of wood surged during the pandemic, and hardwood planks became challenging to come by. Due to this, engineered hardwood flooring started to rise in popularity and will likely continue to do so in 2022.
Unlike hardwood flooring, which consists of solid planks of wood, engineered hardwood flooring has a thin layer of wood on top of a plywood base. So, it can deliver the look of hardwood without the price tag. Engineered hardwood can also be easier to install since some products are made with “click-lock” edges, making installation simple, thus saving you time and money.
Many trends are heading into the new year, but one remains the same; choosing the right commercial flooring provider is essential for creating the perfect space for your business. At Commercial Flooring & Interior Concepts, our team is dedicated to lending our expertise to help our clients find the right flooring for their needs. Are you interested in installing new flooring in 2022? We can help. Contact us today!
*Photo courtesy of Mannington Commercial.