There aren’t many differences in terms of planning between domestic and commercial premises. In both cases, you have to adapt or build premises that are specific to your requirements, choose the appropriate furniture and interior designs, and make the best use of the space available to you.
One area that householders and business owners often need to consider when setting up their premises is the flooring used. You might not think it, but choosing the right flooring is crucial to the application of the room; you wouldn’t fit carpets in a walk-in freezer, for example!
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In today’s blog post, I discuss the various points that you need to consider when thinking about the different types of flooring installation for your business premises.
Perhaps the biggest deciding factor when it comes to choosing the flooring you are going to use for your premises is its cost!
There are many variables that can influence the total overall cost, such as the removal of any old flooring, as well as the preparation and installation of the new epoxy flooring, for example.
Unfortunately, many business owners neglect to find out how much the entire project is going to cost, and so they are often surprised by these so-called “unexpected” costs!
It is no secret that some types of flooring can take a great deal of time to install. For many company owners, time is the enemy. Before you agree to get any flooring installed at your premises, make sure your conversation with flooring professionals includes the question of how long the whole process will take.
Professionals can only give you a rough estimate of how long the floor installation process will take, because it can be subject to things such as the environment; colder areas may take considerably longer to dry if using concrete.
You should also bear in mind that some types of flooring installation can be more involved than others. If possible, try to gauge the opinion of acquaintances that have had similar types of flooring installed at their premises in order to determine how long the process might take!
An obvious consideration to make, but an important one, is the flooring’s purpose.
For example, clinical areas such as operating theatres in hospitals will not want to use carpets, yet executive boardrooms will not want to have epoxy concrete flooring if the requirement is for a formal and business-like setting.
Every building has movement to some degree, and so when you are choosing some appropriate flooring for your premises, you will need to take that fact into consideration.
It is worth noting that there is a plethora of flooring on the market that has been designed specifically to cope with buildings where subsidence can be a big problem. You obviously don’t want massive cracks appearing on any concrete flooring in such areas, for instance.
I hope this guide has been useful to you! Thanks for reading, and post up any comments below if you have any other suggestions to make that you think would be useful to other readers!