To ensure maximum durability and overall performance for the floor covering in an office, a school or other any other high-traffic facility, several factors will influence the buying decision beyond one’s overall budget. When selecting your commercial carpeting, you might want to keep in mind these following questions:
- What are the existing and anticipated traffic patterns of the area to be covered?
- Are there any potential water issues that could affect the area to be covered? If so, how impermeable to water and moisture is your carpet backing?
- What are the most durable fibers (Olefin, Nylon) and how do they compare in their ability to withstand stains?
- What fiber density and weave are better suited for heavy foot traffic (such as in offices, hotel rooms, etc.), for wheel chairs (like hospitals, senior living facilities), or food carts (such as institutional dining halls)?
- Are there any sound factors that require your floor covering to have sound absorption qualities?
- How much is allocated to your carpet maintenance budget? (Did you know that the single most important contributing factor to a carpet’s longevity and appearance is proper maintenance?)