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Hardwood floors are a great addition to any property; we’ve said this many times throughout the years. They’re durable and provide an elegant and timeless feel of comfort and class. If that’s not enough, they’re easier to clean than carpet or absorbent surfaces, as property owners can wipe liquid spills away, and dust is simply swept away.

Hardwood floors are also meant to last; while they may cost more upfront, with proper maintenance and care, they’ll have a longer run than other flooring materials. Hardwood floors are well-suited for high-traffic areas such as commercial office space. But one key consideration for hardwood floors is that they require knowledge and experienced teams to install them properly. 

What Is Commercial Hardwood Flooring?

There are several reasons why hardwood flooring works wonderfully in a residential setting, and it’s for those same reasons it’s well-suited for the commercial sector. Take a moment and think about your business and the type of image you’re trying to convey.

What does the floor say about your business? Beautiful hardwood flooring could enhance your company’s brand and its image. Custom wood floors look terrific in a hotel, a bar/restaurant, a law firm, a museum, a library, or a piano shop. Once you’ve decided that you want to consider commercial hardwood flooring for your business, they’ll be alternative options you’ll likely hear about as well. 

Choosing Between Laminate, Engineered, and Hardwood Flooring For Commercial Spaces

Most business owners have to deliberate on their flooring options, which usually come down to solid hardwood flooring, engineered wood flooring, or laminate flooring.

As the name implies, real hardwood flooring is made from 100% naturally occurring timber cut and sourced for flooring work. There are hundreds of wood species to choose from, and with professional hardwood floor refinishing services, it can last for decades upon decades

Commercial-grade laminate flooring has no solid wood; at most, it has compressed wood chips in its core layer. This type of flooring is made from recycled materials and features a plastic image layer topped by a transparent “wear” layer. The image layer can look like any type of wood you like. 

Engineered hardwood, on the other hand, is different. It contains a thin piece of real hardwood on top of a high-quality piece of plywood. Engineered hardwood usually costs less than solid hardwood because it doesn’t require as much natural wood; it doesn’t last as long as solid hardwood and can only be sanded or refinished once due to the thinness of the hardwood layer on top.  

Why You Need an Expert

Call a professional when they need hardwood floor sanding or wood floor staining – these tasks are not for flooring novices. If you want a commercial hardwood floor installed, you should call an expert for that too. They have the experience and know-how to ensure that your commercial hardwood floors look great and handle all the foot traffic your business generates. 

We’re here to help with commercial hardwood flooring installation. Contact us at JJ Hardwood Floors, Inc. for your commercial hardwood floors. You can reach us by phone at 978-897-1150 or email at info@jjhardwoodfloors.com.