What You Need to Know When Buying Commercial Carpet

August 25, 2020 2 min read

Commercial Carpet Buying Guide: Benefits, Advantages, & What to Consider

Whether you’re installing new flooring in a shared office, renovating an existing business, or updating old flooring in your community space, your search has probably led you to the world ofcommercial carpeting. Most people don’t regularlyshop for flooring -- commercial or otherwise -- and it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the options and features available. This guide should offer you some basic background information to help as you search for the best commercial flooring for you.

Advantages of Commercial Carpeting

First, let’s consider the benefits of using commercial carpeting.

  • Acoustics: one of the biggest advantages to installing carpeting is its sound-absorbing qualities. This could help reduce distracting background noise in an open-concept office space, create a quieter shopping experience for your customers, or minimize noisy interruptions in a space designed for worship or performances.
  • Thermal Insulation: high quality carpeting and backing combine to provide a natural thermal barrier in your space, which makes good economical and ecological sense by decreasing your heating and cooling expenses. 
  • Ease of Ownership: By choosing wisely, your commercial carpet will look great for many years to come without your having to worry about the periodic reglazing or refinishing that commercial hard-surface flooring requires.

What to Consider When Buying Commercial Carpet

Once you’ve decided to purchase commercial carpet, you’ll want to consider the needs of your particular space:

  • What sort of foot traffic does your space encounter? 
  • Do you ever have wheeled/small vehicle traffic?
  • How close will your flooring be to entry points (higher exposure to dirt, pollen, moisture)?
  • What sort of activities occur in your space?
  • What materials are used in your space (paint, chemicals, etc..)?
  • What is the condition of your subfloor?

Keeping the needs and functions of your space in mind, you should look for flooring that’s designed to work best in the type of environment you have. You should also have a good feel for your budget, the amount of downtime you can spare for installation, and the color family you’d like to pull from. When you begin the shopping process with these things in mind, you’ll know what questions to ask and how to best narrow down your choices to meet your needs. 

At MyFlooring, we offer an extensive collection of commercial carpeting -- available as both broadloom rolls and tiles -- in a beautiful variety of curated colors that will be sure to work perfectly in your space. With incredibly fast expertflooring installation, we can help you choose the perfecthigh-quality commercial carpeting that will look great for years to come. Check out our selection today!

Interested to learn a little more? Watch this interview with a commercial flooring expert!

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