What Type of Flooring for your Shop?

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When designing your retail business, you should consider the image you wish to portray, and what kind of customers you want to attract. The look and feel of your shop is just about as important as the goods or services you offer, and giving it that wow factor can have very positive results. Along with artistic displays, spectacular lighting, unique shelving and contemporary counters, the flooring you choose will affect the overall presentation.

The look and comfort of your flooring is one of the keys to success, did you know, that apparently when people enter a shop they look down to the floor seven more times than they look up! So flooring choices matter, but you need to pick wisely unless you can afford to replace it frequently when worn, damaged or stained.

What type of shop will you have, and what sort of traffic will it’s floors get?

Rural & Coastal

Rural businesses often cover the area from the entrance to the middle of the floor with rush matting, due to the frequency of wet, muddy feet. Shops near the coast also have to take into account the effect of salt water and strong sunshine, particularly if their flooring extends to an outdoor awning.

Bicycle Stores

Non slip flooring is a must for bike shops, due to the ease with which people can lose control of their bikes when walking with them, which can fall and become damaged or cause injury.

High End Jewellers

These shops like to ooze luxury and opulence, so floors are often cushioned or have lush [but hard wearing] carpets.

Discount Stores

Vinyl covering or concrete here gives the message that savings are passed on to the customer, while large shopping centres and walkways use polished stone to communicate upmarket appeal.

Caf├ęs, Hotels & Restaurants

Customer safety is a priority for businesses, and slippery floors come with risks like slips and falls, especially if wet.

Engineered wood floor is a popular option, as it is tough and durable, carpets are also a favourite choice, as these days they can be lush and extremely hard wearing. For an excellent choice of carpets, flooring, and second to none customer service call Wood Street Carpets on 01245 358900

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