While durability is always a factor when choosing a flooring material for your facility, it’s an absolute must for high-traffic areas. Below are some of the most durable facility flooring materials:
Terrazzo is durable and relatively inexpensive, but it’s high in upfront costs. This material is best-suited for large, high-traffic areas where aesthetics are also a factor, such as transit hubs.
Quarry tile is the go-to option for commercial kitchens because it’s easy to clean and grease doesn’t stick to it. Quarry tile will have a long life if it’s installed correctly and is well-maintained.
Inexpensive and sturdy, quarry tile is a great low-cost option for kitchen and some construction floor applications.
Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT)
Generally speaking, LVT isn’t well-suited for industrial or commercial kitchen environments. It can, however, handle a lot of foot traffic, scrapes, scratches, scuffs and spills. This is why it’s a good option for offices, hospitals and schools.
Epoxy flooring is designed for durability—IF properly installed. If putting it over concrete, the surface of the floor should be thoroughly cleaned and ensuring that all cracks are patched with urethane before applying the epoxy coating. If these steps aren’t taken before applying the epoxy, it is much more likely to peel or chip early. Epoxy’s maintenance needs include daily sweeping and occasional deep cleanings. These small measures should help keep your epoxy flooring looking like new for years to come.
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