Each type of floor has a solution that will suit it best. For every kind of business there is a kind of carpet that will be most suitable and which will provide you with the look and feel that you want. The ultimate myth is that hard flooring or laminate is important and easier to work with than carpet in an office or industrial setting.
Many businesses believe, particularly in areas where snow and rain are prevalent in the winter time, that hard flooring is their best option. In fact, the opposite is true. Hard tile can become wet and when they do, provide for a slippery surface which may cause falls and subsequent injuries. It is difficult, if not impossible for the housekeeping staff to clear away the water and prevent the areas from becoming slippery each time someone enters or leaves the area. To that end, carpet tile may offer a more secure footing and prevent the flooring from becoming slippery and hazardous to visitors.
Additionally, in the commercial arena, you’ll want something which is softer to step on and which will cushion the footfall. No where is this more important than in the industrial or commercial area, where we spend a great deal of time walking. Particularly in the nursing home or a busy office situation, having something which will soften the footfall and provide for the comfort of the employee can lower the chances of leg and foot pain and prevent lower back discomfort.
For this reason alone, in areas where a great deal of walking is done carpet tile is a preferred floor treatment over hard laminate or vinyl tile.
In business, prevention of injury is key to lowering your costs. Carpet tile can help to prevent injury from walking as well as from falling in many business scenarios.