Broadloom vs. carpet tile: A buyer’s guide There are two primary types of commercial carpet: Broadloom (roll) and carpet tiles. And if you’re looking for soft surface flooring for your facility, deciding between these two types is one of the first decisions you’ll need to make. There are benefits and… Read more
ESD flooring: How it works and how to choose a product suited to your facility’s risk level Electrostatic discharge (ESD) flooring is a broad term describing any flooring system designed to control static generation and discharge. ESD flooring might be installed in missile manufacturing facilities, data centers or even small… Read more
Acoustic underlayment, explained Flooring underlayment —the layer between the floor covering and the subfloor— adds value to commercial flooring systems in many ways. Underlay provides the cushion needed to reduce foot fatigue, the dimension stability needed to install flooring over minor subfloor imperfections and, in many cases, the high R-value… Read more
How to save money on commercial flooring: value engineering, better materials and smarter solutions
Read this brief, no-nonsense guide to arm yourself with 350,000 projects worth of unbiased, money-saving insights.
Cork Flooring: For Commercial Applications From preserving the quality of wine in bottles to being used as an office board that holds important information, cork can be used in a wide range of applications. Yet, one of the most unique applications comes in the form of cork flooring and just… Read more
WPC Flooring Since its unveiling at a major flooring conference a few years ago, WPC has vastly become a rising star in the world of commercial flooring. Short for wood plastic composite, WPC offers facilities a wood resembling solution that is unlike anything we have ever seen. To get more… Read more
Commercial Linoleum Flooring Although linoleum seems like a flooring option of yesteryear, modern manufacturing has tweaked its methods to produce a wide variety of colors and styles, making it a rejuvenated and attractive option for commercial facilities across the world. Often confused with vinyl, linoleum is an all natural flooring solution… Read more
A buyer’s guide to contract flooring
How to get the greatest value for your floor and select the right contractor for your project.
The vinyl flooring market is evolving: Here’s what you need to know in 2018 If you’ve read about the commercial vinyl flooring market lately, then you know demand for vinyl flooring products is growing at a good clip. The vinyl flooring market is expected to grow to nearly $50 billion… Read more
What new moisture-resistant flooring adhesives mean for your next job Flooring adhesive manufacturers have been chasing the moisture-resistance levels that were possible with black cut-back adhesives for north of 35 years. This was a solvent-based adhesive that was extremely durable and water-resistant — but it contained asbestos. Of course, as… Read more
Commercial vinyl flooring: LVT vs. VCT vs. vinyl sheet flooring Commercial vinyl flooring is a durable flooring material made from a combination of natural and synthetic polymer materials. It’s found everywhere from hotel lobbies and office foyers to schools and hospitals. And it’s rapidly being adopted in more and more… Read more
Choosing kitchen flooring materials for safety, durability and performance
Commercial kitchens have unique circumstances that make their floors a challenge. We created this product guide to highlight the three best available flooring material options for commercial kitchens.
Low-maintenance flooring for commercial applications: 5 materials you should consider When selecting a flooring material for your facility, you need to take a close look at maintenance requirements, as they play a big part in the overall lifetime cost of a flooring product — sometimes exceeding the upfront material and… Read more