The Best Flooring for Your Business: Making the Right Selection

by Lawton Brothers | May 13, 2021

When it comes time to select flooring materials for your facility, both form and function need to be considered. However, function and needs can change by room, which is why we suggest making selections room-by-room. 

Lobby and Reception

The main point in these locations is durability and an aesthetically pleasing design. The lobby is the first presentation of your business to new customers, stakeholders, and vendors, so it is especially important to set the right tone. The most durable materials are going to be the highest recommendation but be sure to also find a style that suits your company and brand. Consider the following floor types for reception areas: Terrazzo, Wood flooring and finishes, Luxury vinyl tile (LVT). 

Open Office Spaces and Break Rooms

Office area flooring should continue the style/aesthetic of the rest of your facility, as well as absorb excess noise and have high durability for foot traffic and our favorite rolling office chairs. Durable, easy-to-maintain materials are the best option in these areas, as their maintenance is low-budget while offering multiple design styles. Check out these flooring types for your offices and break rooms: Carpet and LVT. 

Conference Rooms

These rooms serve as the backdrop for important meetings with clients and employees alike. Due to this, the design and form are one of the most important pieces to consider when making a selection for your meeting rooms. While durability is still important and should always be considered, the traffic in conference rooms is considerably less than in other common areas. Some materials that would be best for conference rooms are: Wood flooring and finishes, Luxury carpet, and LVT. 

Kitchen Areas

When it comes to the kitchen (and oftentimes break rooms), spill-resistance and water-resistance are the most important aspects to consider. Kitchen flooring should be easy to clean and maintain since spills are common. The best flooring options for food prep areas include: Quarry tile, LVT, and Linoleum. 

Lawton Brothers is Here to Help

The recommendations listed above are the best options for each room in your facility. That being said, there are limitless options to fit every style, budget, and need. Making a decision on your flooring type is no small task and there are a lot of factors to consider. Try to focus on durability, use, maintenance, cost, and design when making your selection and don’t be afraid to test samples! As always, Lawton Brothers are here to answer your questions and help you make the best and most informed decision possible. Give us a call today and talk to one of our certified professionals at: 800.432.0813.

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