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Starting up your own company can be an extremely exciting venture. After years of following instructions and adhering to strict guidelines, you’re finally able to be your own boss and do things your way. Although there’s likely to be many things on your ‘to do’ list before you open for business, preparing your commercial space will undoubtedly be high priority.

Whether you’re renovating an entire building or a single room, it’s important to consider your project from every angle. For example, it’s imperative for the space to appeal to clients and customers whilst also being practical and comfortable to accommodate staff members. When it comes to styling the property, the decor must reflect your company’s image but must not compromise functionality.

Further to this, it’s crucial to ensure that all decorative aspects blend in seamlessly with the general feel of the space. After all, an office that boasts zany furniture may seem like a good idea in theory, however, if this is not in keeping with the rest of the decor, the furniture is bound to look out of place and the identity of the company may become lost amidst the chaos.

From lighting and colour schemes to furnishings and storage solutions, renovating a commercial space is not a simple task by any stretch of the imagination. So, rather than trying to tackle everything at once, it may be an idea to hone in on a particular area to begin with, and where better to start than selecting flooring?

Once you’ve got the perfect flooring solution to suit your business, you can use this as a basis to style the rest of the building. However, prior to any of this, it’s crucial to find the right flooring company for your project. Below, we explore what must be taken into account when selecting a flooring contractor to ensure your new business gets off to a flying start.

Consider your needs when searching for commercial flooring companies

First things first, understanding your business and establishing what it needs is of crucial importance. There are many different flooring companies in the market that are bound to deliver a quality service, however, if they’re unable to accommodate your specific requirements, this is unlikely to be an ideal partnership.

When it comes to identifying what you want from your commercial flooring, there are certain things that must be considered such as:

Flooring properties

Consider the essence of your business and assess what sort of flooring would be most suitable. For example, if you’re running a healthcare clinic, it’s likely you’ll want flooring that’s highly practical and easy to clean. Alternatively, for an office suite, you may want durable yet stylish carpets that can withstand high volumes of foot traffic. It’s vital to understand both yours and your business’s needs so that you can pick a flooring contractor that ticks all the boxes.

Company image

When it comes to furnishing a commercial space, visual appeal comes in at a close second to practicality. Yes, we want our floors to be fit for purpose, but we also want a floor that makes a visual impact and represents the company image. In order to ensure a flooring company offers a product that suits your brand, it’s important to firmly establish the image you’re striving for before communicating this clearly to any potential contractors to assess whether or not they’re up to the task.

Foot traffic

It goes without saying that when selecting flooring for your commercial business, foot traffic is a crucial consideration. Whether you’re opening up a bar in a bustling area or you’ve got high hopes for your lucrative retail business, it’s crucial to pick a floor that will stand the test of lots of foot traffic as well as time. With this in mind, it’s important to choose a flooring company that has experience in different industries and can provide high-quality, robust flooring.

Personal preference

When starting your own business, it’s likely you’ll have a lot of your own ideas on how you want the space to look. Whilst it’s important to heed the advice of professionals, it’s also essential to consider your own personal design preferences so that you can communicate them effectively to a contractor. For example, if you visualised your office having colourful carpet tiles, checking that this is offered by your flooring specialist is a must. Perhaps you envisaged luxury vinyl tiles for your hotel business, in which case, it may be an idea to check that this is can be provided by your local flooring company.

Assess your options when liaising with commercial flooring contractors

Once you’ve established your own needs, it’s time to get researching. As previously mentioned, there are numerous flooring specialists that all claim to be the best in the business. However, it’s up to you to separate the best from the rest. To help you do this, we’ve made a checklist of things to consider when selecting your flooring firm.

Specialities

When exploring a flooring company’s capabilities, it may be an idea to see if they have any specialities. For example, if a company specialises specifically in carpeting, their range of materials, colours and patterns are likely to be in large supply. Find out what a company’s strong suits are and use this to assess whether they’re the right fit for your project.

Portfolio

One of the best ways to decipher whether or not a flooring company is worth working with is to take a look at some of their previous work. If their website has a gallery, have a browse of some of the clients they have worked with in the past and take a look at their portfolio to see what they can do.

Location

When you’re taking on the mammoth task of renovating a commercial building, convenience is key. If a flooring company is local, communication will be easier and there are less likely to be issues with punctuality. Overall, relying on a business that’s nearby will undoubtedly be far more convenient than looking further afield.

Accreditations

Another way to assess a company’s worth is to check for accreditations. At Paynters Contract Flooring, our workers are all Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) accredited to ensure health and safety and we are also members of the Contract Flooring Association (CFA). To find out more about our qualifications and memberships, click here.

Paynters Contract Flooring: a flooring company that offers carpets for sale as well as other commercial flooring solutions

At Paynters Contract Flooring, we have the experience and expertise needed to turn your flooring dreams into reality. From hospitality and retail to healthcare and education, we’ve worked with a variety of different industries and we’re expanding our portfolio everyday.

Having been in the business for over 30 years, we are experts in the industry and we settle for nothing less than excellence. Whether you’re after slip-resistant rubber flooring or cheap carpet tiles, our range guarantees that every customer has ample choice.

We operate in Leeds, Bradford and across West Yorkshire and as well as supplying your new flooring, our fitting specialists will ensure it’s fitted to the highest standard.

To discuss linoleum, rubber, vinyl or carpet prices with a member of our team, contact us today and get your brand new business up and running with Paynters Contract Flooring.