Are you in need of flooring that can deliver a unique, yet elegant and stylish look? What about a flooring that can stand up to years of heavy foot traffic, while also meeting compliance requirements for sanitation? If these characteristics are lacking in your facility, our seamless flooring options may just be the solution. Below, we will examine the following: what seamless flooring is, the primary seamless flooring systems, and how to keep your seamless floor looking new for years to come.
What is Seamless Flooring?
Simply what its name implies—seamless flooring is a homogeneous and crevice free solution that denies the penetration of dirt, liquid, or any other type of contaminant that could potentially damage or completely ruin the subfloor. This is accomplished by sealing the existing subfloor with the correct seamless flooring system based on your facility’s needs. Seamless flooring systems include sheet vinyl, terrazzo, rubber, and linoleum. An experienced flooring contractor will be able to point you toward the right system for you, based on application, design and lifetime value. To learn more about the benefits of partnering with an experienced commercial flooring contractor, download our Buyer’s Guide to Flooring Contractors.
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Seamless Flooring Systems
Thanks to its versatility, durability and easy maintenance, many facilities are turning to sheet vinyl to meet their seamless flooring needs. Aside from being used in gyms, schools, and airports, sheet vinyl is becoming most popular in the healthcare industry. Its unique durability can stand up to high foot traffic in the most demanding of environments and can last for decades if properly maintained. Sheet vinyl has a wear layer that protects its surface from harmful liquids and contaminants most commonly found in healthcare facilities.
Terrazzo flooring is a popular choice for those looking for high durability, customization, and beauty. It offers endless color choices, allowing you to create a one-of-a-kind look for your facility. Custom logos, unique patterns, and even wording are all possible with terrazzo. Its density makes it highly durable. Perfect for high traffic areas, it can last for decades if properly maintained. Though it offers truly premium durability and design versatility, terrazzo is now highly cost-effective, particularly in the long-term. In recent years, it’s gained increased usage in a range of applications, including school entrances, office lobbies, and even hospitality entryways. When sealed, terrazzo is non-porous and resistant to water, preventing microbial growth and mold — one of the reasons it’s also a great fit for healthcare facilities.
The significant properties of rubber flooring are durability, natural resiliency, and low maintenance. These characteristics have allowed rubber flooring to become widely chosen in many different market segments such as healthcare, education, hospitality, and corporate facilities. Rubber is perfect for areas that face heavy foot traffic and can also be a cushioning agent which reduces fatigue and foot injury. Also, rubber doesn’t produce the buildup of static. Therefore, it is an excellent choice for areas such as bars and kitchens.
Recyclable and made from natural materials, linoleum is gaining popularity in facilities such as hospitals, hotels, schools, and restaurants. Since the sheets are easy to cut, combining multiple patterns and colors to create a unique look is entirely possible. Linoleum is also one of the most durable flooring options available—absorbing heavy foot traffic and standing up to water and other forms of liquids. Therefore, making it a good choice for commercial kitchens and bathrooms.
How to Maintain a Seamless Floor
Maintenance for most seamless flooring systems is simple and straightforward. Since these areas are prone to dirt and spills, it is enough to simply wipe the floor clean from any grime or liquid that has made its way to the surface. Learn more about how to care for your flooring by visiting our product care page.
To learn more about the types of products available on the market today, check out our beginner’s guide to flooring products. You’ll learn how to choose the right flooring product for your next project based on cost, application, aesthetics and, of course, durability. Download the guide today.
The beginner’s guide to flooring products
At Spectra Contract Flooring, we’ve completed more than 350,000 flooring installations nationwide using every material on the market. We’ve created this introductory guide as a resource for those new to commercial flooring, giving you a rundown of flooring materials. It will cover several factors crucial to the success of your project.