If you are looking to start a business, there are a lot of things you need to consider. Beyond the business-specific options that require thought, you also need to find the real estate to house your business. That opens up a whole can of worms thanks to the crazy market in the Nashville and Middle Tennessee area, and one of the things you definitely should consider when scouting locations is what the flooring looks like. It might seem like the professionals here at Ozburn-Hessey are a little biased, since we work for a flooring company, but that does not mean that flooring isn’t one of the most important aspects of your business’s physical space. Consider this: the look of your flooring is one of the first things people notice when they enter the building, and the importance of first impressions cannot be understated. With that in mind, the obvious answer to what kind of floor you should install in your business is commercial hardwood flooring. Let us tell you why.
Commercial Hardwood Flooring: The Basics
Commercial hardwood flooring is different than its more traditional cousins that you find in most homes, or in the businesses of the less prepared. The main difference is the strength of the wood. A business, if it is successful, is going to have a lot of people walking around on a regular basis. A lot of businesses have heavy equipment moving around, which adds to the stress put on the floor. You need something that will be able to handle all that wear and tear without cracking. Although any business person will tell you that the unexpected pops up on a regular basis, doing all that you can to minimize the amount of things that will go wrong will have innumerable benefits in the long run, which is why commercial hardwood flooring is the best option. Since the most common subflooring for commercial hardwood flooring is concrete, it adds an extra level of durability to help it stand up better to everyday traffic. Throw a nice acrylic finish on the floor, and not only will it look good but it will last for a long time and handle pretty much anything life can throw at it, including moisture, one of the most unforgiving culprits against flooring.
Commercial Hardwood Flooring Is Better than the Rest
Commercial hardwood flooring, regardless of which material you use, is going to be better than just about every non-hardwood flooring option for a variety of reasons. For one thing, the flooring is a lot easier to maintain, even when compared with something like commercial carpeting. All you need to do to clean it is vacuum or sweep regularly, since the dirt and hair particles won’t get trapped like they will with commercial carpeting. Additionally, commercial hardwood flooring is a bit cheaper than something with similar properties, such as vinyl plank flooring.
It is easy to see, thanks to the ease with which it is maintained, and the way that it can handle anything the world throws at it, that commercial hardwood flooring is the best option for just about every business there is. So when you’re ready to move your business from a hypothetical to something more concrete, make sure to give the professionals here at Ozburn-Hessey a ring so they can help you pick out something that looks nice and use their expertise in commercial flooring installation to use.