Although the initial development of laminate took place earlier, the mainstream production of modern laminate flooring surfaced around 1984 in the form of “Pergo.” Laminate has come a long way since its inception, especially in appearance and quality. Today, industries such as healthcare, hospitality, and more are choosing commercial laminate flooring to reap its many benefits.
Prior to laminate flooring’s predecessor, Pergo, commercial facilities managers typically chose hardwood for a timelessly beautiful look. This explains why, when laminate went into the mass market, it rapidly gained notice and success.
Hardwood flooring, while aesthetically appealing, can be costly to fill commercial spaces. Laminate has proven to be an excellent, more affordable alternative. Commercial property managers can now maintain their budgets while enjoying a host of additional benefits that come with this option. And, as flooring technology continues to evolve, even more advantages will emerge.
Take a look at a few reasons why commercial industries are choosing laminate flooring today:
At Floor Coverings International, we routinely work with a variety of industries to provide beautiful, lasting commercial laminate flooring. Our commercial mobile showroom travels to the job site, and our clients appreciate the variety of flooring options available from the brand names they trust.
In an effort to help our commercial buyers get the most life from their laminate flooring, we recommend following a few simple dos and don’ts:
Do — Wipe up spills as soon as possible. Although most high-grade commercial laminate is waterproof, or at least water-resistant, it’s always best to make sure liquid doesn’t remain on the product for long periods of time.
Do — Sweep with a microfiber cloth whenever possible. This will help prevent any nicks or deep scratches from harming the floor’s surface. And, while laminate tends to be hypoallergenic, it’s always best to use a textile-like microfiber to catch any dust or pollen.
Don’t — Wax, acrylic, and bleach can damage the protective layer of laminate flooring—avoid any products that contain these three items.
Want to learn more about how to acquire commercial laminate flooring or best care strategies for cleaning and maintenance? Don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our friendly, experienced FCI design associates.
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