The appearance of your workspace is important. It influences your client’s impressions of your business, as well as your employees. Commercial carpeting is an easy way to make your floors look appealing. It’s easy to install and cheaper than traditional hardwood or stone.
Installing commercial carpeting is still an investment, however, and having to repair it often will cost you in the long run. Chances are there are a lot of people walking around your floor, so your carpet will experience a reasonable amount of wear and tear. If your carpet is not installed properly, it can lead to health problems stemming from dust and mold.
Here are a few things you should consider if you are planning to add carpeting to your business.
1. Mats for Entrances and Exits
Entrances and exits in your building are usually the most commonly walked-on areas in your business. By placing an extra mat in that area, you can catch a lot of outdoor dirt. This will reduce your cleaning bill significantly.
Tell your commercial carpeting professional where the high-traffic areas in your workspace are, and they can install protective mats for them. An easy way to tell where these areas in your business are is to look for areas that look more worn or dirty than the rest of your office.
Another thing that can reduce the wear on your carpet is mats under your chairs, tables, and similar areas. The legs of chairs that are pushed around can seriously damage carpeting over long periods.
There is a slight downside to using these extra protective mats. They tend to depress your carpet and can leave imprints. However, this isn’t a big problem in itself, and the mats will save you a lot on repair and cleaning costs.
2. Remove Stains Quickly
Cleaning up spills fast is usually up to you and your employees. If you have a spill, try to make sure you clean the carpet before the stain has time to set in. If you catch them in time, anyone can clean up a spill with the correct cleaning product.
Make sure your employees know where the cleaning supplies are. If you do wait for a cleaning service to clean up your commercial carpeting, chances are the spill will have time to set in, which will make it difficult and sometimes even impossible for your cleaning services to remove the stain entirely.
3. Use Carpet Padding
Carpet padding can be a bit of an investment, but it’s crucial for making sure your commercial carpeting lasts. Without carpet padding, your carpet will continuously rub against the floorboards underneath, which will result in a lot of wear and tear.
Carpet padding is a layer underneath your carpet that prevents your carpet from making contact with the floor, preventing this kind of damage. A reliable carpet pad will also work to absorb shocks for feet and furniture, preventing your carpet from becoming too depressed.
Aside from the long-term repair aspects, carpet padding will help make your commercial carpeting feel thicker and softer, and insulates the floor. Not only that, but it makes your carpet easier to vacuum by preventing the vacuum from sinking into the carpet.
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- It’s important to take good care of your carpet to avoid frequent cleanings and repairs.
- Good carpet padding, extra protective mats and cleaning up stains quickly are simple ways to extend your carpet’s lifespan and reduce your costs.
Cadillac Carpeting & Flooring offers the best in commercial carpeting services.