If you're looking for a high-traffic and low life-cycle flooring option, commercial carpet may be just what you need. Available in a variety of patterns, colors, and styles, commercial carpet can withstand heavy foot traffic and maintain their beauty for decades. Michael's Floor Covering is the Fort Wayne, IN's premier source for flooring, including high-quality commercial carpet. Stop by our store in Fort Wayne, IN to see our large variety of commercial carpet samples, and enjoy a free consultation with one of our flooring experts. We're looking forward to serving you!
Commercial Carpet Benefits
Carpet in a commercial application has many benefits, including style, ease of maintenance, ease of installation and maintenance, and low life-cycle costs. Commercial carpet is a fashionable product that adds warmth to any facility, thus reducing an institutional feel. Borders and accents can easily be specified to define different areas of an interior space. Insets can also be added for borders, captivating designs or for directional purposes.
High-Traffic and Low Life-Cycle Flooring
The sum of the upfront purchase price of commercial carpet, plus the life-cycle maintenance costs of carpeting, is usually less than hard surface flooring. Additionally, carpet cleaning is less labor intensive. A examination of commercial buildings that had maintenance programs for hard surfaces and commercial carpeting confirmed that carpeting is less expensive to maintain. The research study concluded that hard surface flooring requires two and one-half times more cleaning time than carpeting, and cleaning supplies were about seven times less expensive for carpet than for vinyl floors. While initial and installation costs are more expensive for carpeting than for hard surface flooring, carpet expenditures prove to be more cost-effective over the full life cycle of the commercial flooring installation.
Provides Warmth and Comfort
Commercial carpet provides R-value or thermal resistance. In colder seasons or climates, carpet fibers retains warm air longer, an energy conservation benefit. Carpet provides a comfortable environment in which to work and gives a space an overall warmer feeling.
Adds Style and Color
You can choose from hundreds, if not thousands, of commercial carpet styles and colors. Choose vibrant colors or bolder patterns or textures to represent a company’s corporate culture, or choose a neutral styles and soothing colors to provide an excellent environment for educational or healthcare facilities.
Cushions Slips and Falls
Commercial carpet is ideal for underfoot comfort, reducing slips and falls and minimizing injuries when accidents do occur. Carpet provides safety protection for everyone, but it is particularly accommodating for children at schools or the elderly at hospitals, nursing homes or adult congregate living facilities.
Many commercial offices have modular systems where phone communications and everyday employee conversations can be distracting. Commercial carpet improves employee productivity by absorbing sounds. Adding commercial padding underneath a carpet reduces noise even further. Carpet also works on stairways and in corridors helps deaden the sound of steady foot traffic. Plus, commercial carpet acts as a sound barrier by blocking sound transmission between floors.
Maintains Life and Beauty
Commercial carpet will maintain its appearance for years to come when professionally cleaned and maintained. However, it is essential to follow carpet manufacturer’s cleaning guidelines for the type of carpet and installation you have. Keep your commercial carpet looking great over time by following these additional steps:
- Regular Vacuuming — the single most effective way to maintain life and beauty.
- Preventative Maintenance — Protect your investment before problems happen.
- Spot and Stain Removal — use the commercial manufacturer’s approved products.
- Professional Deep Cleaning — required periodically to reduce carpet wear.
Installing Commercial Carpet
To get the most out of your commercial carpet investment, consult a flooring installation company to skillfully measure, and install your new commercial carpet floor. To learn more about how commercial carpet flooring can work for your project, contact the flooring experts at Michael's Floor Covering or stop by our showroom in Fort Wayne, IN for a free consultation!