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6 Commercial Flooring Installation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Studies show that the global flooring industry is expected to grow about 6.1% from 2021 to 2028. 

That goes to show how important the right flooring is to your commercial space. Flooring isn’t just visually pleasing. Depending on the material you choose, it can last for a long time, which is a benefit for you. 

While the concept of a new floor is appealing, rushing into it can cause a few problems. Listed below are the most common commercial flooring installation mistakes that people make and how you can avoid them. 

1. Wrong Flooring 

One of the most common commercial flooring installation mistakes is that people choose the wrong flooring. This leads to a lot of extra, unnecessary costs in removing and replacing the floors. 

So, before installing new flooring, it’s important you do a little bit of research. Find out first what commercial flooring options that are both durable and suited to your design aesthetic. 

2. Bad Surface Prep

Failing to prep your subfloor can lead to many issues in the future. The flooring won’t fit properly and can become noisy when walked on. 

To avoid that, you have to prep your subfloor properly, according to the flooring of your choice. While carpets can be laid directly on most subfloors, harder flooring may require more prep. 

By hiring the right contractors for the job, you won’t have to worry about any imperfections on your floor.  

3. Cheating on Building Procedures

Another example of commercial flooring installation mistakes is that some insist on cutting down the curing time. Certain elements like grout or caulk need a certain period to effectively work. Cheating on curing time results in tiles being too loose and discoloured and you might have to redo the floors all over again. 

It’s best to prepare for a floor installation ahead of time. By doing so, you enable your schedule to allow the proper curing of grout and caulk. Because of this, your floors will remain durable and undamaged. 

4. Improper Measurements and Cutting

Failing to get a proper measurement of the space that needs flooring can cause an excess or lack of flooring material. This disrupts the floor installation, thus wasting time and money. 

To prevent this, you have to measure your space carefully or ensure that the contractors do so. 

5. Failing to Check Humidity 

Moisture levels can affect specific types of flooring, like wood.

Wooden floors that are installed during humid weather will encounter problems as the weather cools down. This is because the boards will contract and you’ll see gaps in between your floors. 

During dry weather, the wooden boards are contracted. Installing them in this state will cause damage. The boards can expand and crack as the weather heats up, thus damaging your floor. 

If you live in a climate that experiences this type of weather, you may want to look into a different flooring type. 

6. Not Planning a Proper Layout

Rushing a layout can result in an uneven, unattractive floor. The pattern in your flooring will be disturbed and stand out negatively. 

By planning ahead, you can maintain the continuity of your floors. 

Know the signs of Commercial Flooring Installation Mistakes

These factors are a few of the commercial flooring installation mistakes people make when installing a new floor. The good news is that with proper planning and research you can avoid these issues. 

Thinking of replacing old flooring? Contact us now to look into the services we at The Flooring Group provide.