Carpet Or Laminate – Which Is Best For Your Business?

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Stuck between carpet or laminate flooring?

Deciding on the best flooring for your commercial property can be a challenge. It isn’t always easy to know whether carpet or laminite is suitable for you. While usage determines the flooring for some areas. The needs of other areas are less clear. Reception areas, offices, break rooms and showrooms are places where either carpet or laminate flooring is used. But, how do you decide which is the best Southwest flooring option for you?

One of the first factors is durability. How long do you want your commercial flooring to last? Generally, laminate flooring is harder wearing and lasts longer. Carpet can begin to show wear and tear after a few years. Particularly in high traffic areas. The carpet might be great for an office or meeting area but laminate suits a reception better. As it’s an area where footfall is much heavier. Cleaning is another consideration for commercial flooring Cornwall and beyond. Depending on the colour you choose, carpet can hide dirt and dust better than laminate flooring. Marks, scuffs and spills show up on laminate flooring immediately. This means you need to pay attention to this type of Southwest flooring if anything is dropped or walked onto it. Cleaning laminate is easier than carpet. Spills can be wiped up on laminate flooring. While marks do not show as much with carpet, you do need to be aware of the build-up of dirt and particles. As it could create potential health issues. Carpets need to be vacuumed regularly and professionally cleaned to reduce odours and allergens. Laminate flooring can be cleaned regularly by vacuuming and mopping. Care does need to be taken to ensure that the floor is not left wet. As standing water can seep into the joints in laminate flooring and lift the edges over time.

Safety is a very important consideration when looking at laying new flooring in your premises. Carpets can house numerous allergens and if not cleaned often can grow mould and encourage vermin. Laminate flooring can become slippery when wet, so it may not be ideal for areas close to external doors. Or other areas where water may become an issue. A way around this issue is to use absorbent floor mats at entrances and exits. Also opt for safety flooring in areas such as bathrooms and kitchens or breakrooms. Installation time is a factor when deciding on new flooring from Southwest flooring services. Both flooring options require time to achieve. So may involve some degree of disruption to your premises. Carpet is often considered easier to lay, but much depends on the shape and size of the space that you are laying the flooring in. Whether you choose laminate or carpet,  reduce the disruption that installation causes by choosing flooring contractors that work around you.

The best Southwest flooring installers are those that can work around your needs. They should be willing to spend time discussing your needs and finding the right flooring solution for you. This includes the right material, the right cost, and the right time to install the flooring.

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