20th December 2022
3 Key Facilities Management Factors To Know About When Selecting Your Choice Of Contract Flooring

When it comes to considering your commercial flooring options, it's easy to be overwhelmed by options.

And if you don't consider yourself a flooring expert, then you might feel unequipped to make the right choice.

In this post, we're going to tell you the three key facilities management factors to ask yourself when you're making the most suitable choice of contract flooring.

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Does The Flooring Provide Quality?

Quality is important when considering commercial flooring contracts because you want your flooring to be able to withstand heavy foot traffic and regular cleaning.

First and foremost, you want to make sure you select a flooring contractor who can provide you with a product that will withstand the daily wear and tear of your business.

Secondly, you'll want to consider the overall aesthetic of the flooring and how it will fit in with the rest of your business's overall look and presentation.

Is It Safe?

Safety is always a top priority in any business, but it is especially important in facilities that see a lot of foot traffic. Slip-and-fall accidents can happen on any type of flooring. Make sure to select a flooring contractor who can provide you with a safe and slip-resistant product.

Slip resistance is essential, especially in commercial spaces where spills are common such as restaurants, bars and clubs etc. Most flooring options are given a slip rating from R9 (low) to R13 (high). Make sure to always ask for this information if it isn't given to you initially.

Is It An Improvement?

When it comes to choosing a commercial flooring product, you know you're going to be making a sizeable investment in the infrastructure of your space.

This means you need to be sure that installing new flooring is an improvement on what you already have.

Whether that means replacing damaged carpeting or simply updating the style of your space, make sure your flooring product offers improvement and value.

And of course, you want to make sure you select a flooring contractor who can provide you with a competitive price. Get quotes from several contractors before making your final decision.

How Can It Be Maintained?

Finding a product is one thing, but commercial floor maintenance is an essential part of making your flooring work for you.

That means you'll need to ensure you can:

  • Keep your flooring clean, using the correct products for the material (e.g., laminated flooring, carpets, etc.)
  • Handle the foot traffic it will likely endure.
  • Have a regular floor maintenance schedule in place.

Find Your Flooring Product Fit

Selecting the right flooring for your facility is a crucial decision and one that should not be taken lightly. That is why it is important to consider each of these factors when selecting a contract flooring option, including quality, safety, enhancement and maintenance.

At First Point Flooring, we offer multiple flooring solutions for your commercial space. Get in touch - we're happy to help assist with any specific requirements to help you reach a final decision. Your business deserves nothing less than the best in contract flooring solutions and with careful consideration, we can help you find the perfect fit for your facility.

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