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Spring Cleaning for Commercial Flooring

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Spring is upon us and that can only mean one thing other than baseball: spring cleaning. Commercial floors are punished all winter long by salt, harsh ice melting chemicals, and dirt. Floors look tired and worn by the time spring arrives and could benefit from a spring cleaning. This cleaning goes beyond the normal everyday vacuuming and mopping to provide a deep clean to make floors look like new.  

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Five Commercial Flooring Trends for 2016

Each New Year ushers in a list of what’s hot and what’s not for all industries… and commercial flooring is no different. So what is hot for 2016 in the commercial flooring world? 

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Top Hospitality Flooring Options for Hotels

Checking into a hotel is like checking into a home away from home when traveling for either business or pleasure. You expect more comforts as the nightly rate increases. Above all, travelers look for cleanliness. They want to rest assured the bed, bathroom and floors are clean and free of unwanted pests. A visually pleasing décor creates a sense of calm or excitement depending on what type of emotion is desired. Comfort is important, because lasting memories are created and opinions are formed based on how a guest feels.

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What to Consider When Choosing Healthcare Flooring

 

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What to Consider When Choosing Commercial Flooring

When designing or renovating business space, your first thought should be what’s underfoot. How you cover your floors can be the difference between a successful work space or an expensive mistake.

Unfortunately, price is often the controlling consideration in choosing flooring material; a decision which bypasses all the opportunities that good flooring can contribute to your business.

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Resilient Tile Flooring Installation

One of our recent remodel scenarios involves our local bagel shop. The existing VCT floor was cracking. It had been down for a few years and was installed over plywood. We had intended on removing the existing VCT and installing an additional layer of luan to give the substrate more support and a smoother finish for installation. However, when all the various factors came into consideration we realized several things.

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specialty flooring

Specialty flooring is a category of commercial flooring for buildings or rooms with specific requirements for building codes, health and safety standards and product development standards. Many public buildings, health care offices and institutions, manufacturing properties and offices with computer rooms have special requirements for the flooring.

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commercial linoleum

Linoleum is a type of vinyl flooring,  resilient flooring and green flooring solution.

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sheet vinyl flooring - sv

Sheet vinyl flooring is commonly known as “SV”.  This type of commercial vinyl flooring product received it’s name because it is available in “sheets”, ie. it is available in rolls of material. Most often this product is available in either 6 foot wide rolls or 2 meter wide rolls.

Common applications for sheet vinyl flooring are operating rooms in hospitals, patient rooms, soiled utility rooms, and bathrooms.

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Vinyl Composite Tile (vct)

The first type of vinyl composition tile was originally called vinyl asbestos tile or VAT. This material is no longer manufactured in the United States because of the asbestos contained in the product.
The product is a combination of vinyl and clay fillers and is most often sold in 12 x 12 squares. Standard VCT has a relatively low quantity of Vinyl content in it and therefore has a low overall cost. The products with higher amounts of Vinyl content will be more expensive. The advantage of a higher vinyl content is greater indentation resistance, scratch resistance and wider selection of styles and colors. The largest manufacturers of VCT are Armstrong, Azrock, Congoleum, and Mannington. 

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