9 Reasons Your Commercial Space Needs Luxury Vinyl TileJohn Kulina
You’ve spent countless hours perfecting your product or service. You’ve chosen the perfect location for your business. You think you have all the elements in place for a successful future.
The fact is that every detail matters when it comes to your business. For customers and employees alike, the smallest details can make a difference in their experience and their choice to stay loyal to you.
One of those details is your commercial flooring. As you’re weighing your options here’s what you should know about luxury vinyl tile.
What Is Luxury Vinyl Tile?
Luxury vinyl tile is a flooring material that looks like stone or ceramic tile. However, it’s made of a high-quality vinyl material. It looks and feels like the real thing, but has several distinct advantages.
Benefits of Luxury Vinyl Tile for a Commercial Space
Whether your commercial space is a retail store, restaurant, or office, there are plenty of reasons luxury vinyl tile is a great choice.
1. Lower Cost
Without a doubt, price is the top reason businesses opt for luxury vinyl tile.
Traditional tile usually costs about $6-$12 per square foot between the materials and installation. Luxury vinyl tile, on the other hand, totals up to about $3.50-$7 per square foot.
Keep in mind that these vinyl tile come in a range of prices based on the quality level and design you choose.
2. Wide Selection
Every part of your commercial space’s design contributes to your branding. This includes your flooring.
Luxury vinyl tile comes in a wide variety of colors, textures, and styles. You can create a pattern with distinct colors or you can choose a uniform look. You’ll be able to find enough selection to identify the perfect look for your space.
3. Easy Maintenance
Time is money for any business. If your staff or cleaning crew is wasting time trying to keep your floors clean, it’s money out of your pocket.
Vinyl tile is easy to clean. It’s water resistant so your staff can mop it and move on. It’s also durable enough that when you have a challenging stain, you can use a variety of chemicals and cleaning methods to get it clean without damaging the tile.
4. Durable Flooring
We mentioned above that luxury vinyl tile is durable enough to clean thoroughly. That’s far from the limit of its durability.
When people think of tile, vinyl, they often think of the thin vinyl their grandparents had in the kitchen. Luxury vinyl tile is a whole different ballgame, holding up against scratches, dents, tears, and more.
On top of its low initial cost, luxury vinyl tile will save you money in the long run by lasting longer than many other types of flooring.
5. Easy Repairs
As durable as luxury vinyl tile is, things happen from time to time that can still cause damage. No business owner wants to replace their entire floor when one piece is damaged.
With luxury vinyl tile, it’s easy to replace one or two tiles when necessary. Your floor will look as good as new and no one will know the difference.
Keep in mind that there is no guarantee that a manufacturer will continue carrying the style you have, though. As with hardwood floors and traditional tile, we recommend that you buy extra vinyl tiles for future replacements.
6. Comfort for Your Customers and Employees
Hard floors are rough on people. Even a short amount of time on concrete or other non-cushioned floors will take its toll on a person’s feet, knees, hips, and more.
This is a problem for your employees and your customers alike. Employees will get achy and lose endurance. They won’t be able to give you their top performance.
Even for customers or clients, hard floors can shorten their visit. They start to get tired or feel pain and they don’t leave without taking more time to shop and buy more items, or they may not make a purchase at all.
Luxury vinyl tile has a natural cushion. It’s easier on your customers and employees, leaving everyone happier and more comfortable.
7. Quick Installation
As we mentioned above, time is money. Every hour you have to take away from your business’s functionality takes cash out of your pocket.
Luxury vinyl tile has the advantage of a quick and easy installation. While we still recommend that you hire a professional to install it, the installation will take less time away from your ability to do business.
8. Water Resistance
Water can wreak havoc on many parts of a structure, including several types of flooring. From carpet to hardwood, too much moisture can lead to rot and mold that costs an arm and a leg to repair.
Luxury vinyl tile, on the other hand, is water resistant. You won’t need to worry about customers or employees coming in and out of the rain.
Vinyl tile even has an advantage over traditional tile when it comes to water. While both can withstand water damage, vinyl tile doesn’t get as slippery as traditional tile does when it’s wet. Any business can appreciate a lower risk of a slip and fall lawsuit.
9. Less Noise
When you combine the right types of shoes with traditional tile, it’s a recipe for a noisy environment. Add this to the fact that these tiles tend to increase a space’s echo and it’s enough to irritate anyone.
Luxury vinyl tile doesn’t have this problem. It’s quieter to walk on and it also reduces echo. Your customers and employees alike will be more comfortable in the environment without all the noise pollution.
Thinking Outside the Box
When most people are choosing flooring for their commercial space, they think of traditional options: hardwood, carpet, and tile. Each of these materials has its pros and cons.
Thanks to technology, though, engineers and designers have created new materials that take the best features of several flooring choices. Luxury vinyl tile is one of our customers’ favorites among these new creations.
To start exploring your options and to get an estimate, contact our flooring experts today.