A building’s style changes significantly with its flooring. The type of flooring style you choose for your house will greatly impact the type of maintenance you need. As we head into 2020, flooring trends have become quite popular. As a manager or facility owner, it is your job to keep track of flooring trends. You should consider all your options while recognizing what others are moving to and then make an informed decision.
To assist you in making that decision, we have compiled some relevant flooring trends as well as some things you need to consider for each flooring type. Below are some flooring trends you should expect in 2020:
Increased Carpet Use in Individual Offices
Even though most facilities are moving away from carpet use in common areas, carpet use is becoming popular in individual offices. Carpet absorbs sound, allowing office tenants to have a more quiet and private space to work. It also creates a warmer and much more inviting space, making it more preferred in office spaces compared to tile or concrete.
Increase in Polished Concrete Floors
Many people, especially those moving into new spaces or building new facilities, are opting for polished concrete for use in high-traffic areas. Concrete use is becoming popular since it fits the aesthetic of many modern buildings while providing many benefits.
Unlike other flooring types, concrete does not wear out. This means you won’t have to replace it in the future. Additionally, concrete requires less maintenance than other flooring styles. You may need to buff and clean it quarterly and then buff and seal it annually. However, it is still less maintenance than if you were using carpet. You can choose concrete as your flooring style of choice as it not only keeps your maintenance budget low but also saves on other future costs.
Decrease in Natural Stone
Since many people base their flooring decisions on maintenance needs, it is no surprise that natural stone is becoming less popular. Granite, marble and other natural stone options were once very popular. However, over the past few years, many people have shifted to lower maintenance alternatives like concrete.
Increase in Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT)
LVT is commonly used in break rooms and other common areas. It gives a facility a more comfortable atmosphere. It feels less commercial compared to similar flooring such as Vinyl Composite Tile (VCT). Even though LVT flooring performs well under heavy foot-traffic, it shows signs of wear if soiling is left on the floor. This is why regular maintenance and cleaning is necessary for such flooring like LVT.
Chair casters can easily damage LVT floors by scratching. If you are considering getting LVT floors, use chair pads and chair caster covers to reduce the scratching. You can choose to seal the floor or just move to concrete if the maintenance seems like a hustle.
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