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The Top 5 Commercial Flooring Solutions for Portland Businesses

As Portland’s premier flooring company, Floor Factors has completed a wide variety of commercial projects all over the Rose City. Our robust portfolio includes business properties in the Pearl District, on the South Waterfront, in Northwest, across the east side, and throughout the greater metro area.

When it comes to commercial spaces, we know what works and what doesn’t, what holds up versus what won’t last under heavy foot traffic. So, which flooring is best for commercial use? Read on to find out.

Durable Commercial Flooring Options for High-Traffic Areas

The right flooring for your space depends on a few factors, such as the nature of your business, the size of your space, and the amount of foot traffic you see on a daily basis. 

Having said that, the best commercial flooring options include polished concrete, luxury vinyl, waterproof laminate, carpet, and linoleum. Here’s what to consider.

1. Polished Concrete

Polished concrete flooring on the second floor of an office building.Best for: Warehouses, offices, factories, bars, storefronts, venues

Polished concrete is an exceptionally versatile commercial flooring material. It’s created through a multi-step process involving grinding cement and aggregates, mixing it with water, hardening the substance, then refining and sealing it.

Benefits of polished concrete for commercial spaces:

  • Affordable
  • Durable
  • Low-maintenance
  • Water-resistant
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Sustainable
  • Customizable

Business owners appreciate the industrial-modern appeal of polished concrete floors and that they can customize the finish with virtually any color or design.

2. Luxury Vinyl 

Luxury vinyl plank flooring in a hair salon.Best for: Lobbies, restaurants, cafes, bars, retail shops, fitness studios, offices, corporate meeting spaces, clinics

Available in planks (LVP) and tiles (LVT), luxury vinyl is a synthetic flooring product that mimics both the finish and texture of real wood and stone.

Benefits of luxury vinyl for commercial spaces:

  • Affordable
  • 100% waterproof
  • Durable
  • Low-maintenance
  • Easy to install
  • Realistic appearance

Floor Factors partners with top-tier luxury vinyl manufacturers, including Stanton and Shaw Floors, both of which boast 100% waterproof offerings. If you’re planning a commercial kitchen or are placing floors in a restaurant, bar, or cafe, you can order custom cabinets and countertops from us as well.

Learn more about this all-star material in our blog, What Is Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring?

3. Waterproof Laminate

Best for: Restaurants, cafes, bars, lobbies, retail shops, offices, studios, corporate meeting spaces, gyms, clinics

Laminate is another synthetic flooring product that’s manufactured to look and feel like authentic wood and stone. Thanks to our partners at Quick-Step, it’s now available in 100% waterproof tiles and planks.

Benefits of laminate flooring for commercial spaces:

  • Affordable
  • Water-resistant (if not 100% waterproof)
  • Low-maintenance
  • Easy to install
  • Versatile
  • Realistic appearance

Like luxury vinyl, laminate tiles and planks typically click into place and can often be installed directly over existing floors.

Get more details in our blog, What You Should Know About Your Subfloor Before Choosing New Flooring.

4. Commercial Carpet

Black, white and gray commercial carpeting in an office break room with pool table.Best for: Hotels, corporate meeting spaces, department stores, offices, movie theaters, recording studios

High-performance commercial carpet is usually made of synthetic fibers, such as polyester, nylon, or polypropylene, making it resistant to wear and tear.

Benefits of commercial carpet:

  • Affordable
  • Sound-absorbent
  • Insulating
  • Durable (compared to residential carpet)
  • Customizable

Floor Factors works with lots of standout commercial carpet manufacturers. Notably, Stanton makes loop-pile carpeting options with both subtle and bold prints. They’re designed to conceal spots and stains while resisting crushing and matting over the years.

5. Linoleum

Best for: Lobbies, retail shops, restaurants, cafes, offices, studios, gyms, children’s play centers, hospitals, clinics

Consisting of a blend of linseed oil, wood flour, and rosins, linoleum is not only natural but also a sustainable flooring option.

Benefits of linoleum flooring for commercial spaces:

  • Eco-friendly
  • Quiet underfoot
  • Low-maintenance
  • Durable
  • Long-lasting

Portland business owners love Forbo’s Marmoleum flooring, which can mimic the multi-tone elegance of real marble at a fraction of the cost.

To learn more, check out our blog, New Linoleum Flooring Designs Inspired By Nature.

Commercial Flooring Contractors in Portland, Oregon

Inspired by these commercial flooring ideas? You’ve come to the right place. The knowledgeable team at Floor Factors can assist with everything from designing and custom ordering to demolition and installation.

Contact us for a free estimate, or stop by our flooring showroom in Northwest Portland to see our offerings in person.

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