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3 Tips For Buying Commercial Carpeting

by Pearl Weaver

Carpeting can give your building a warm and welcoming look. You can buy commercial carpeting in many colors and patterns, so you can find a perfect match for your building no matter what type of business you have. As long as you buy carpeting for commercial use, the carpet will be durable and easy to clean. Here are three tips for buying commercial carpeting.

1. The Color Is Important

You want a color that's attractive and appealing, but you should also think about how well the color hides dirt and stains. Your cleaning service should vacuum daily, but if your floors get a lot of foot traffic, they'll probably pick up dirt and stains during the day. These show up more easily on light carpet colors. However, if you choose carpet that's too dark, lint and paper debris shows up more easily.

A medium color might be best, or carpet that has a pattern or multiple colors on it so dirt and lint blend in better. Heather carpet is also a good choice since it has light and dark flecks in it to hide lint and paper.

2. Carpet Tiles Are Worth A Look

Commercial carpeting is available on big rolls or in tiles. Tiles can be square or rectangular. An advantage of tiles is they can be replaced individually if part of the carpet is damaged or stained. Plus, your maintenance crew might be able to put down carpet tiles and save installation costs. Carpet that comes on rolls usually requires professional installation.

Carpet tiles have a peel-and-stick backing, so they are easy to install. You can even create your own pattern by arranging different colors the way you want so you have unique carpeting in your building. Tiles usually cost more than carpet that comes on rolls, but you may find the benefits they offer are worth it.

3. Match The Carpet To The Foot Traffic

Commercial carpeting comes at different prices. The more durable the carpet is, the more foot traffic it can handle daily. The most durable carpet costs more. You may not need carpet rated for high foot traffic in areas of your building not open to the public or that get little amounts of traffic.

Matching the carpet to the amount of traffic it gets helps you control your budget, and it also ensures you buy the right carpet that can stand up to the amount of use it will get each day. Nylon is a popular fiber for commercial carpeting since it is durable and can be used in high-traffic areas.


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