Why Vinyl Flooring Is Perfect for Rough, Tough Businesses

Posted on August 21st, 2017   Categories Latest News

The rise of vinyl flooring continues in 2017, because this super versatile material offers a lot of value, in an affordable package. Over the last five years, it has become a common sight in kitchens and bathrooms. However, it has been popular with businesses for much longer.

Across Witham, offices, canteens, playschools, stock centres, retail stores, and more are decked out with high quality vinyl flooring. It is available in a huge range of colours and designs, but this variety almost belies its toughness. Ultimately, vinyl is pretty beastly stuff.

This guide to the best commercial uses for vinyl will explain why it can stand up to anything.

Office Environments

Vinyl is already a top choice for office environments in Witham. It is a highly valuable material because it is one of the few which balances practicality and aesthetic. Vinyl flooring is available in many different styles, including imitation wood, stone, and concrete.

This means that office buildings can create attractive floors, with a luxury look, but they don’t have to invest a lot of time in maintenance like they would with timber. The material is stain and water resistant, as well as being suitable for heavy foot traffic.

Gym/Sports Centres

For similar reasons, vinyl flooring is also a great choice in gyms and sports centres. In fact, the material can be reinforced and installed at much thicker dimensions, so that it provides a high level of impact resistance.

Plus, the fact that it is easy to clean keeps the gym environment hygienic. Vinyl is commonly installed as a single sheet, from a roll. While this isn’t always the case, there are no seams to worry about with a roll fitting. It prevents dirt and grime from building up on the surface.

Nursery Schools/Play Centres

Impact resistance is just as important for play schools and infant activity centres. Witham is home to a number of indoor playgrounds, and some contain vinyl flooring. It is springy underfoot, so that falls are less likely to lead to injuries.

It is more suitable than carpet, which can cause contact burns and it is gentler on small hands than hard wood. Unlike carpet, allergens and irritants can only sit on the surface of the vinyl. They are wiped away easily and, therefore, less likely to trigger reactions.

Warehouses/Stock Centres

One other application is in industrial environments like warehouses and stock centres. Vinyl is particularly well suited to this type of business because it is cheap. You can cover large spaces at a relatively small cost. Plus, installation is quick and easy even in bigger rooms.

There are several different versions of vinyl safety flooring. They are commonly used in hospitals, schools, community centres, and warehouses because the anti-slip technology reduces the risk of falls. Safety is paramount in a warehouse, so vinyl is an appropriate choice.

How to Find a Reliable Vinyl Installer

When shopping for flooring for your business, it’s a good idea to prioritise commercial flooring specialists. These are the people who understand the unique needs of commercial environments. Retail stores, for example, have very different requirements to regular homes.

They need flooring materials which are highly reinforced, easy to clean, and resistant to marks and scuffs. Similarly, a warehouse might need vinyl which can be painted over or marked out with safety signs. The point is that it’s better to work with a committed commercial provider.

To find out more about how vinyl flooring can transform your business, click here to visit Commercial Flooring Contracts. Or, call 01787 311223 to get directions to our store in Sudbury.