Choosing the right carpet for your commercial space can be difficult. There are so many options out there, and the considerations are quite different when choosing carpet for an office or hotel lobby rather than a home. The experienced team of Sydney carpet suppliers at 0420 Carpet have created this handy guide for buying commercial carpet to help you make the right choice.
The Benefits of Carpet
There are many types of flooring you can use for your commercial space, but carpet and carpet tiles are often the best choice. Carpets are more comfortable to walk on, provide insulation, and are much quieter – which is important in busy offices or hotel lobbies to avoid an endless clattering of feet.
Choosing the Right Commercial Carpet in Sydney
There are five main things to consider when choosing carpet for your commercial space. Read through our quick guide and, once you have an idea of what you want, talk to our carpet professionals to create an in-depth carpeting plan for your business.
Step 1: Assess Your Needs
Every business is different, and the specific needs of your business will define the best and most cost-effective carpeting solution for you. Ask questions like:
- How much foot traffic do you have? If people are walking back and forth all day in your Sydney business you’ll want to spend a little more on corn fibre carpet or durable looped nylon carpet. If foot traffic is low, you may be able to save a little money here.
- How likely are stains? Do you have a separate kitchenette or will people be eating and drinking at their desks or in meeting rooms? If the latter, highly stain resistant (and easily replaceable) carpet tiles may be the way to go for your office carpet.
- What is the aesthetic of your space? Make sure you choose carpet that fits with the existing style of your business. An attractive space appeals to customers and can increase the productivity of your employees. Carefully consider colour and design to perfectly match your carpet with your décor.
Step 2: Balance Cost and Quality
While you should never sacrifice quality just to save money, you will obviously need to work within a budget that is realistic for your company. If budget is no issue you could consider premium wool or 80/20 woven carpets; if money is tighter a more affordable option like high quality polypropylene carpet may be more realistic.
Step 3: Consider Maintenance Needs
Different types of carpet require more maintenance than others, so think about your company’s maintenance and cleaning budgets when choosing a commercial carpet. Wool carpeting is great, but can be more difficult to clean, whereas something like solution dyed nylon carpet is highly stain resistant and easy to clean.
Step 4: Assess Fire Risks
Does your office use gas heaters in winter, or do you run a bed and breakfast with a cosy fireplace? If so, you will want to consider the flammability of various carpets. Wool and wool blends are a great option, as they are highly flame-resistant even when ignition occurs.
Step 5: Measure Carefully and Order Generously
Make careful measurements of all spaces you want carpeted, and always round up to the nearest metre. You’re much better off having a little more carpet than you need than getting caught out with too little.
Have you found the perfect commercial carpet for your business? Call 0420 Carpet on 0420 227 738 or visit our showroom.