Find Out Why Commercial Laminate Flooring Withstands the Test of Time

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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.

Commercial Laminate Flooring For Today, Tomorrow, and Years to Come

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:

  • Attractive Options
    Commercial buyers have an extensive variety of laminate options to choose from. Many types of laminate closely mirror popular types of natural hardwood.
  • Durable Product
    Much like the advancements made in how laminate looks, the durability of laminate flooring has also improved. Now, many types of laminate come with scratch-resistant, protective layering. Having reliable durability is important for commercial applications in high-traffic areas. To find out just how durable a laminate flooring option, ask for its Abrasion Rating System, or “AC rating.” The higher the AC rating, the more resistant the product is against stains, scratches, and impacts from falling objects
  • Easy to Clean and Maintain
    The protective coat on laminate flooring makes it one of the most cleaning-friendly flooring types on the market. Simply sweeping and occasionally damp-mopping the surface is all that’s required to tidy up. There are commercial cleaners specifically designed for laminate flooring, but they are not necessary for getting the ground spotless. Some facilities even opt for a more natural solution comprised of vinegar and water.
  • Uncomplicated Installation
    Laminate, similar to luxury vinyl tiles (LVTs) and luxury vinyl planks (LVPs), can be affixed to most existing subfloors. This eliminates the need to demo a subfloor prior to laminate flooring installation. Laminate boards are also constructed in a way that allows them to easily lock together, making laminate flooring a literal snap.
  • Affordable Choice
    You can have it all: attractive appearance, functionality, and a reasonable price. Both the upfront purchase and installation of laminate are usually more reasonably priced than other types of flooring materials. For ease of installation and maintenance, laminate provides a clear ROI.

Extend the Life of Commercial Laminate by Knowing Dos and Don’ts

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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