Whilst choosing flooring for any space follows a similar process, there are key differences between choosing domestic and commercial flooring.
Look and Feel
The look and feel of the flooring and the atmosphere it creates in a room is an important consideration for both.
The difference is that whilst in your home you can be largely driven by personal taste, when choosing commercial flooring you need to consider the tastes and needs of all the people using it.
In a corporate environment it is more about the look and feel you are trying to create for the business. Brand colours whilst they may not be your personal favourite, may work very well as part of a custom carpet design.
It is also important to note that corporate spaces are used differently to homes. Whilst floorboards work well in a home with regular foot traffic coming only from family members, in a busy work environment, with heavy foot traffic, especially with some wearing high heals, this may be a very noisy option.
Carpet on the other hand, though it may not be your preference at home, has sound insulation qualities which are perfect for a busy office.
Cleaning and Durability
Cleaning and durability are important factors for all flooring but again there are various considerations.
For a function space that is always being converted, where plenty of drinks and food is spilt, it is best to consider floors that are stain resistant and can withstand frequent cleaning. Once again vinyl flooring would be a great choice.
As always if you are unsure, speak to a professional about your specific needs. They can take you through all the options, the pros and cons and help you make an informed decision.