Commercial Vinyl is a popular flooring material for many commercial applications for many of the same reasons it is so popular for residential applications. It is water resistant and low maintenance, which helps to control upkeep costs, and it is relativelyViny durable so you will not have to replace it very often. It is also available in a wide variety of colors, textures, and style options. It can even be printed to simulate the look of hardwood, stone, or ceramic.
The quality of the material that you purchase will have a direct impact on how well it will withstand the rigors of varying levels of foot traffic.
With printed vinyl tile you have to be concerned about the thickness of the wear layer--the invisible coating that extends over the surface of the material to protect it. Low-end printed vinyl will have a 10 mm wear layer, while higher-grade commercial materials will be closer to 30 mm.
With solid vinyl, or vinyl composite, the colors are homogenous through the entire piece of material dimensionally, so you don't have to worry about them fading away through wear. However, it's still best to purchase a quality product to ensure that manufacturer defects do not cause the structure of the material to degrade over time.
Why choose commercial vinyl flooring?
There is a huge variety of vinyl flooring now available, from affordable sheet vinyl to high end luxury floor tiles. It is available as tiles or sheet, with different properties to suit different areas, for example anti slip commercial kitchen and bathroom flooring, or heavy duty flooring for garages.
Vinyl is extremely hardwearing, long lasting and easy to clean, making it perfect for heavy traffic areas and settings that see frequent spills. Unlike traditional tiles, it's warm and soft underfoot. Available in an extensive range of styles and colours, so you can create exactly the look you're hoping to achieve.
Where is commercial vinyl flooring best suited?
Due to its versatility, vinyl flooring is suited to a wide range of commercial settings.
Kitchens - Ideal for commercial kitchens, this kind of flooring is spill and stain resistant, easy to clean, soft underfoot, durable and affordable.
Bathrooms - Be it in an office, leisure centre, shopping centre or school, it is the low maintenance option. Specialist safety vinyl flooring is available for areas likely to see frequent spillages of liquids, making it perfect for use in wet rooms.
Medical settings - From hospital corridors, consultation rooms, theatres to waiting areas, the anti-slip, easy maintenance properties of commercial vinyl flooring means it's a very common choice in this industry.
Retail settings - From practical affordable vinyl covering large areas in a supermarket, to more luxury vinyl for a department store or clothes shop and everything in between, there is a solution to suit all budgets and designs.
Leisure Centres - Suitable for a variety of areas within a leisure centre, including gyms and reception areas, there is also a type of vinyl designed to meet the needs of areas which may be frequently both wet and dry, for example a swimming pool changing room.
As technology advances so do the options in this kind of flooring. Once a merely practical choice, it is now an extremely versatile product offering a massive range of choice to suit design and style needs as well as pragmatic ones, making it an ideal flooring solution for a wide range of commercial settings.