Commercial Grade Flooring: Costs More, Lasts Longer

Commercial Grade Flooring: Costs More, Lasts Longer

Invest in durable commercial flooring that lasts

By Larry Ray Palmer

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When planning new flooring for your home or office, there are two major areas to be considered: the product quality and the price. Weigh these factors or you may find yourself joining the many people who have sacrificed value to save a few dollars on the costs of new floors. Commercial grade flooring is an option that is often overlooked based upon the price tag, but when the price is considered along with its durability, commercial grade flooring is a better value.

Commercial Grade Carpet

Commercial grade carpet is manufactured from nylon or olefin and has an upgraded backing to be more rugged than residential carpeting. It often has been stain treated and, occasionally, has an antimicrobial agent manufactured into the carpet as well. It is manufactured in a variety of colors and patterns, so finding one that suits your individual tastes should not be a problem. Commercial carpet is manufactured in both roll goods and carpet tiles so that it can be used in a variety of applications. Roll goods are recommended for rooms that require a long-lasting carpet, while carpet tiles may be more viable for areas of high traffic, where individual sections may need replacement.

Commercial Grade Vinyl Flooring

Commercial grade vinyl flooring is manufactured with an extra-thick wear layer, meaning that your vinyl floor will last much longer than residential vinyl products. When properly sealed, vinyl flooring is completely waterproof. This makes commercial grade vinyl flooring an excellent choice for entryways, kitchens and bathrooms.

Commercial Laminate Floors

Laminate flooring is known for resilience and durability. Commercial laminate is even more durable and resistant to wear than its residentil kin. And just like vinyl grades, commercial laminate has a thicker wear layer than typical laminate flooring. It can withstand huge amounts of daily traffic and will require very little maintenance to retain the look of freshly installed flooring.

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