Commercial Flooring: How to Select Flooring Materials

The floor of your office, store, restaurant, or other business says a lot about the overall impression you want to create for your customers, and choosing a material that makes sense for you goes a long way toward making sure that your new commercial flooring looks and functions how you want it to. Here are some of the most important things to know about the types of commercial flooring that you have to choose from and how to choose a material that is a good fit for the unique needs of your business!

What to Consider When Choosing Floors for Your Business 

Choosing just the right commercial flooring involves considering various characteristics of your business, as well as the type of traffic specific areas typically experience. Some of the most important things to consider when choosing the best floor for your business include:

  • The overall impression you want your finished commercial space to create for both team members and customers
  • How frequently your floors will need to be cleaned
  • The typical foot traffic of the area in which you plan to install your flooring
  • The nature of your industry and the designs that are typically considered appropriate for businesses like yours
  • Whether your general preference leans in favor of the appearance or durability of your floors
  • Your budget

Commercial Flooring Options That Are Available 

Your flooring sets the tone for the aesthetic of your entire business, which means that choosing just the right material for your needs is a must. Here are some of the most common types of commercial flooring that you have to choose from!

Broadloom Carpet and Carpet Tile 

Carpet tiles can be an excellent choice for adding a warm and welcoming touch to your business without the added challenges of maintaining traditional carpeting. While thicker carpets can wear out quickly, especially in high-traffic areas, carpet tiles are generally made from much thinner material that is less susceptible to damage and easier to keep clean. With this option, you also have the option to easily replace one or a few specific tiles if they do become damaged, rather than having to start over and replace your entire carpet to fix a smaller problem.

Stone and Ceramic Tile 

Stone and ceramic tiles can create an elegant and upscale aesthetic, but they tend to be more susceptible to damage than many other types of commercial flooring. While they are generally strong under normal use and can work well for smaller businesses, their higher likelihood of experiencing chips and cracks means that they may not be the most appropriate options for high-traffic businesses.


Hardwood flooring is a beautiful, timeless, and durable option that can be an excellent fit for many businesses. While some types of flooring create an aesthetic that is a natural fit for a specific type of business, wood flooring is a sleek and versatile option that can add a touch of elegance and class to nearly any type of business and decor scheme. Hardwood floors typically rank among the top choices for upscale restaurants, offices, and similar buildings.

While hardwood flooring is generally strong and capable of resisting most types of damage, it is important to be aware that it tends to be more susceptible to water damage than many other popular options. If your building (or a specific part of it) is especially prone to flooding, wet shoes, or extreme humidity, wood floors may not be the best fit for you.


Colored or polished concrete can add an artistic or rustic touch to your business. Beautiful or elegant floors may not create quite the right aesthetic for every business, and this option provides a higher level of versatility for quirky or industrial commercial uses. Polished concrete is also a popular choice for hallways in a wide range of types of businesses.


Vinyl floors are both highly durable and exceptionally moisture resistant, which can make them an excellent choice for areas that get wet frequently or simply experience above average traffic. This type of flooring uses synthetic polymers to create imitations of wood, stone, and other materials at a lower cost than you would typically expect for flooring made from genuine materials. Vinyl is also a popular choice for creating flooring in nearly any color or pattern, which gives you nearly endless options for designing floors that match the colors of your business or simply add something fun and unique.

Commercial Flooring for Your Business 

At Precision Flooring Services, we are here to help you choose flooring that best matches the tone, purpose, and overall interior design of your business. Selecting quality flooring in a color and material that make sense for your business is a crucial starting point that sets the tone for how the rest of your business will look once other details are added, which means that getting this detail just right is an important step in creating an overall aesthetic that captures the personality of your business.

Contact us today to learn more about hoe we can help you choose the right flooring materials for you or to get started!

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