It might seem like picking out a commercial carpet for your business space would be fairly straightforward, but there are a lot of things you need to consider before deciding on the right carpet for your space. Here, we break down the 4 main components you need to think about in order to find the perfect fit for you:
- Budget: As with any project, you’ll need to figure out a realistic budget for your carpeting project. When you’re figuring out your budget, be sure to consider the longevity of your carpet. Are you looking for carpet to last 5-10 years or are you planning on replacing it within the next couple of years? Spending more money now will help you avoid replacement costs, but if you are planning on replacing your carpet or moving out of your space soon then it might be in your best interest to invest a minimal amount now.
- Foot Traffic: The level of foot traffic your carpet will see will help you begin narrowing down your search. You might have different carpet for your front office space, for instance, where clients and customers regularly stop in versus your office spaces which are frequented mainly by the office holders. It is worth installing carpet that can withstand a high volume of foot traffic for areas that need it so you can avoid replacing it sooner than necessary.
- Maintenance: Even if you plan on replacing your carpet within 2-3 years, your carpet will still need some maintenance to keep it clean and looking good. Discuss maintenance options with your carpet specialist to make sure you can keep up with the maintenance requirements for your chosen carpet fabric.
- Style: While style might be at the top of your list when it comes to choosing a carpet, it really should be considered only after you have narrowed down your search based on the above three criteria. Work with a design specialist to choose commercial carpet that works with your office’s design scheme and that is also practical for your commercial space’s purposes. For instance, light carpet in a restaurant might look nice for a week or two, but repeated spills and foot traffic will eventually make it look old long before it needs to be replaced.
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