1 November 2017 digimon

Flooring Tips For Industrial and Commercial Properties

When it comes to industrial or commercial properties, it can be so easy to get caught up in decorating it as if it were a home to live in. We all want pretty things to look at from the flooring, walls, fancy lightings, artwork and decorative pieces. But it’s important to keep in mind that industrial and commercial properties should focus on investment in the long term. Therefore building, designing, or renovating this kind of property, especially when dealing with industrial flooring in Perth, requires a whole different approach and mindset. This is also true for vendors wanting to sell property. As a result, investors should keep certain design ideas in mind that are appealing to the broader clientele. But it doesn’t mean you can’t put some kid of stamp on the place.  With the help of professional commercial flooring company Floorscapes in Perth, you can be rest assured you’ll be given the best possible advice when it comes to all things to do with flooring.  The below flooring tips will give you a good place to start.

Simplicity is key

It’s vital to keep your flooring simple to appeal to a broader demographic. This means steering well clear of ‘bright bold’ colours and designs that are likely to put many people off. While you may enjoy being greeted with bright multi-coloured patterns for a commercial kitchen rubber flooring, others may not be so keen. Equally a green industrial carpet in a Perth office meeting room may be another person’s idea of a nightmare. By sticking to neutral colours you will appeal to a wider audience. Creams and browns also stay in vogue where as bold colours and designs have a shorter shelf life. The fun decorative pieces can be saved for your own home when you can be creative as you want.

Function of the building

Bearing in mind who will want to rent or buy your commercial place will be a good place to start. It will give you a good starting point for market research. One of the best ways to get advice is from an estate agent who will know a lot about commercial and investment properties. The use of the property can also determine whether you need laminate flooring, kitchen floor tiles, vinyl flooring or hardwood flooring. For example a car showroom will need commercial rubber flooring so it can withstand numerous customers walking through the door. Whereas a small office space in Perth with just a handful of staff may require office carpet tiles or vinyl planks. Floorscapes has over 35 years of experience in flooring and their tradesmen can help you choose the right one for your needs.

Keep costs in mind

Every project, be it big or small, has a budget and you will need to do your own calculations to decided where best to spend your money to maximise return on your investment. One of the ways to do this is to buy the best quality your budget will stretch to. Commercial and industrial flooring covers a huge space so money forked out here will need to be spent wisely. You can of course cut spending on other areas to ensure you get the best possible deal. One of the ways to save some cash is purchasing end of line products from flooring specialist in Perth such as Floorscapes.

Durability is key

Whether you’re renting out your commercial space or buying it, the above outlined budget should include regular maintenance costs. Therefore, choosing fittings and fixtures with higher warranties will serve you well in the long term. As we know, flooring is a big element of interior designs and so it’s well worth investing money here. This is really good news for renting out commercial properties too. Industrial hardwood flooring, commercial wood flooring, vinyl’s and laminates are all hard wearing and easier to clean.  Although a lot more costly, hardwood flooring can really steal the show when showing people around the property. Smaller sections like a tea and coffee area, can be dealt with commercial kitchen rubber or tiling.

Location of the Property

The area of the country in which your property is located can also have an impact on the best type of flooring to use. In areas that are basking in sunshine all year round like Perth and those with a lot of humidity, will benefit from commercial tiling instead of hardwood flooring or carpet flooring. That’s because tiles help to keep buildings cool and are also low maintenance. Industrial hardwood flooring has the tendency to expand in high humidity because it absorbs moisture in the air. This results hardwood to crack and buckle. Office floor tiling is also a bad option because it tends to retain heat and moisture can lead to mould or mildew.

Focus on the positives

Evaluating the positives and negatives about the properties interior is important because it can impact your flooring decisions. Some of the things to consider is the size of the building. If the space feels small, dark and cramped, it’s best to steer clear from darker heavier flooring. Keeping the flooring lighter in shade and colour can create an illusion of space. But if the spaces feel larger and there is plenty of light flooding in, you have much more choice and room for movement. Profession tradesman at Floorscapes are always happy to offer their advice and tips to insure you are absolutely satisfied with your choice of product.

Floorscapes’ team of installers are fully certified tradesmen and accredited through interface FLOR – the world leader in environmentally responsible floor coverings. They take pride in their work and exercise diligence in the products used. For more information, advice and tips contact Floorspaces on 08 6305 0620 or email info@floorspaces.com.au