Tiles versus carpeting - which floor material is right for your commercial space?

Flooring serves practical and aesthetic functions in commercial premises, and your choice of floor material should be carefully considered when planning shop fitouts. Carpet and tiles are both enduringly popular options that have their respective advantages.
Factors to consider

The type of premises you are building or renovating will determine the most suitable flooring materials. Essential factors to consider when choosing flooring for shop floors, hallways or commercial bathroom fitouts include:

• Installation costs
• Durability
• Maintenance requirements
• Safety
• Style
• Weather resistance (for external applications)
Benefits of tiles

Tiles typically cost more and take longer to install than carpeting, but they also offer a stylish and timeless look to commercial premises that will be especially appreciated in high-end outlets. Tiles are easy to clean but can be more expensive to replace if damaged, and you could face difficulty obtaining the same products if they are discontinued at a later date. Tiles are best suited to areas that are likely to be exposed to water, such as bathrooms and outdoors.
Benefits of carpeting

Carpets are cheap and practical to install and more flexible than tiles in terms of design possibilities, which can make it easier to incorporate your branding. Carpets are a safer option for high traffic areas as they reduce the risk of slips and falls. Carpets will need to be cleaned regularly to remove bacteria and will usually need to be replaced sooner due to wear and tear, which can make carpeting less economical in the long term.
Commercial fitouts in Queensland

AC Fitouts specialises in many areas of shop fitting and works closely with clients from design through to completion. Call 1300 765 782 for more information about corporate and retail fitouts in Queensland.

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