When choosing the right flooring for your domestic or commercial setting, it is important to make the right choice; one that appropriately fits the application. With over 50 years of experience, we can advise on which option to choose and always work with our clients to make sure that they make the best decision.
But what are some of the key factors to consider when choosing the right flooring? With so many different products on the market, it would be very difficult to list them all here but we have outlined six points you should consider when deciding which type of flooring is right to use.
1. What Is The Application
By application, we mean not only whether we are looking at a domestic or commercial setting but also whether the application will be, for example, in a kitchen, sports hall, classroom, lounge, reception area etc.
The application will generally be the most important principle in choosing the type of flooring. For example, a sports facility will require a specific type of flooring whereas a classroom will require a different type of hard-wearing floor and a kitchen require safety flooring.
Hygiene is an important factor in choosing the right flooring. For example, a kitchen will require a floor that is easy to keep clean whereas for a lounge or sitting room, hygiene will remain important but perhaps an aesthetic look will be of more importance than ease of cleaning.
Safety flooring is something that is often not considered when choosing the right product for your application.
For example, an area where waiting staff will be bringing food to tables or a kitchen where sharp implements will be used will require non-slip flooring, whereas somewhere that there will be young children such as a playschool or nursery will have different safety requirements.
4. Aesthetic Look
This does not just include colour, but also covers things such as whether you will use carpet, wood, vinyl, etc as each solution has a different style. Depending on the application, the style you choose will want to compliment the environment that the flooring is being installed in.
In addition, for example, if you are installing in a high traffic area you may not want to use a light colour as it will show up the dirt. Therefore the colour needs to be practical for where it is being installed.
5. What Is My Budget
Budget is always an important factor when choosing the right flooring as it will guide what types of products would best fit what you are looking for. We get trade prices on the products that we install and therefore are able to make sure you have the best and most suitable flooring for your budget.
The final point you will want to consider is maintenance. Resilient types, such as sheet vinyl, vinyl tiles and laminate flooring, require very little maintenance. A quick mop round every now and then will keep them clean, however a carpet, for example, can be easily stained.
Wooden floors can be extremely hard work to maintain, however are very hardwearing as any marks or stains can be removed when the floor is sanded and sealed. There is an additional cost to this, however, it does mean that your flooring will be looking as good as new!
Do You Need Help Choosing Your Next Floor?
Whether for commercial or domestic use, Ajax Flooring is here to help you find the best flooring option for your specific requirements. If you’d like to discuss your ideas and discover the options available, get in touch with our team of flooring experts for your free consultation and quote.