When trying to choose which vinyl flooring you want installed for your Bristol business, making a decision can be both an overwhelming and tedious process. In the world of commercial flooring, there is a vast assortment of options available that are made to accommodate to any given company’s unique set of needs and budget. In making the right decision, we will help with all of that.
one of the most important questions a business owner should ask themselves is: “Do I need resilient flooring or not?”.
In most cases, people cannot identify a resilient floor vs a non-resilient flooring and are unaware of the defined differences between the two. To help you better understand the major and minor variances, let’s start with their basic definitions:
Resilient flooring: is an engineered product that is manufactured using various types of flexible, “bouncy” material such as cork, linoleum, rubber, sheet vinyl and vinyl composition tile (VCT).
Non-resilient flooring: commonly referred to as “Hard Surface”, is made up of organic, inflexible and hard surfaced flooring material/minerals such as brick, ceramic and porcelain tile, laminate flooring, natural stone, slate, solid wood and engineered wood.
So which one do you choose? Let’s look at some of the top comparison points:
Unlike tiles which are comprised of minerals, resilient flooring is designed with materials that hold some degree of elasticity. This makes it flexible, conformable, and comfortable for various types of performance such as dancing, sports and other recreational activities. Non-resilient flooring, on the other hand, provides minimal to zero resilience (“bounce back”) when walking on it which can cause discomfort after a lengthy period of time.
Hard Surface is desired where extreme durability and water-resistance are required. It is mostly utilized in bathrooms and high-traffic public areas, such as shopping malls and corporate centers. Resilient flooring is also comparably durable and can last for a long time, but as with everything, both categories have their flaws. Resilient flooring tends to acquire permanent indenting from small pressure points, such as furniture legs over time and non-resilient flooring, especially tile, is always at a risk of cracking.
Not only is resilient flooring a lot cheaper than non-resilient, but as previously mentioned, it is also comparably durable, making it a rather cost-effective option for residential homes and commercial buildings. However, resilient flooring is all over the place when it comes to its pricing and perceived value by consumers, whereas the pricing of tile, stone, slate, brick and hard wood minimally varies, affirming its consistency in quality.
Resilient flooring and non-resilient flooring not only drastically differ in pricing, but also in maintenance needs as well. Although Hard surface sometimes is more expensive than resilient flooring, it is much cheaper and easier to maintain. In fact, sometimes the cheapest of materials (VCT) is the most expensive to maintain.
HERE AT CFB
We will identify the correct cost effective material to suit your budget and needs having worked with all the main types of commercial flooring rest assured we know your needs.
Rubber flooring has it all. Universally embraced for its practical beauty and a rare balance of function with aesthetics, safety with efficiency, and short term costs with lifetime return. Rubber is naturally slip resistant and shock absorbent. Easy to maintain and durable enough to perform for decades, rubber is available in a rich array of colors, patterns and textures.
One of the most natural and sustainable flooring solutions on the market, Tarkett linoleum has been appreciated for its natural beauty, comfort and durability for over 150 years. Following the original 1898 recipe, our linoleum is made from 94% natural raw materials and is treated with our unique xf²surface protection for extreme durability, easy cleaning and cost-effective maintenance. Tarkett linoleum is the world’s first to be certified Cradle to Cradle.
Vinyl flooring is a versatile solution that combines a broad portfolio of patterns and colorways with high performance for schools, hospitals and other high traffic areas. From heterogeneous sheet composed of several layers, including a printed sheet for limitless design possibilities, to homogeneous sheet and tile with single layer, through pattern, Tarkett’s portfolio is high performing and low emitting, contributing to a safe and healthy indoor environment.
A proven classic in flooring, composition tiles provide economic value and a multitude of patterns and quality options to optimize performance across a number of high traffic installation areas. From the original vinyl composition tile (VCT), to vinyl enhanced tile (VET) and solid vinyl tile (SVT), composite tiles are budget friendly and withstand heavy foot and rolling traffic. All our composition tiles are US-made and low-emitting, contributing to the safety and health of
Sports & Multi-Function Flooring
Many commercial spaces have to support and withstand abuse from a multitude of activities. Today, multi-functionality rules. The locker room may be connected to the weight room which is down the hall from the gym which can also be the cafeteria. Our multi-function flooring solutions are designed to work under all kinds of activities. Our rubber and vinyl solutions come in an array of colors, patterns, textures and
thicknesses. Some can install without adhesives, locked
together like a jigsaw puzzle.
We are constantly working on many projects and therefore can obtain some fantastic deals on certain product which we will always offer to our customers
we always look to pass the saving on to you so get you the best possible deal resulting in better quality products than you were expecting.