Looking to upgrade your floors in a high traffic area? There are lots of options available, however, a poor choice of materials can result in costly waste, installation, and replacements.

Read on to learn more about the best commercial flooring options on the market today.

Carpet Appeal

While carpet may be the most traditional flooring option, not all carpets are created equal. Choosing the wrong carpet can result in floors that soon appear dingy or stained.

Further, choosing the wrong carpet texture can result in rips or damage that requires early repair or replacement. Read on to see our best picks for carpet that can hold up to high traffic stress.

Broadloom carpet is a perfect carpeting material for high traffic areas. A darker color is usually recommended to ensure that stains don’t create unsightly spots in your high traffic areas.

Because broadloom carpet is usually sold by the roll, you can often end up with more carpet than you need. Consulting with your carpet installation expert can help you decide how much you need to buy to cover your commercial area.

Modular carpet tiles are an easy to install option that eliminates much of the waste associated with carpet purchased by the roll. Drawbacks to modular carpet tiles include the seams associated with their installation. 

Sold in squares, these tiles are installed next to one another until the desired area is covered.

“Wood” Flooring

If you’re looking to create a sleek or chic feel in your high traffic area, you may be considering wood floors. Because wood floors are expensive and high maintenance, they may not be the best option for a high traffic area.

Laminate flooring can mimic the look of wood floors with the same level of appeal without causing unnecessary and costly repairs. This option mimics the look of hardwood but with a powder wood core.

While it is more susceptible to water or moisture damage, it can be a good option for high traffic areas because it is available at a much lower price point. Another advantage of laminate wood flooring is its easy installation. Available in interlocking boards, installation is so easy that it can be done by anyone regardless of experience.

Because laminate is so easy to install, damaged areas can be easily replaced. Simply slide the damaged boards out from their interlocking partners for easy replacement.


Perhaps the most conventional choice of industrial flooring options, vinyl flooring is sold both in tiles and in sheets. This is the most durable option for high traffic areas but not always the most aesthetically pleasing.

Depending on your price point, vinyl flooring can create a luxurious feel if you choose from the more expensive options available. While it can be prone to tearing or curling if not properly installed, many business owners choose vinyl because it’s low cost and easy to maintain.

More Commercial Flooring Options

Now that you know how to find the best commercial flooring options, what’s next? If you need to know how to find the best industrial design company, we’ve got you covered!

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