Floor Replacement For Commercial Buildings

Sep 18, 2023 | General Repairs

Flooring in commercial buildings goes through a lot. Foot traffic and machinery like forklifts can take a toll on the floors. Storm damage and underground water leaks can also damage flooring, often beyond a simple repair.

When replacing your commercial flooring, it’s always advisable to go with the best.

Best Commercial Flooring Contractor

Choosing the best commercial flooring contractor isn’t always easy. You want floors that will last, withstand foot traffic, and be easy to clean and maintain.

Unless you or a staff member is a designer, contractor, or architect, you will need outside help.

It’s where CS Mechanical comes in.

Whether it is an office building, restaurant, shopping center, healthcare facility, or any other type of business, we can help you choose the best type of flooring.

We will handle the installation and clean-up afterward, leaving your building with new, long-lasting flooring.

Common Floor Repairs

Some common floor repairs our technicians at CS Mechanical handle include the following:

  • Cracks in your flooring are caused by impact and moisture. It’s a common issue with concrete floors, especially during and after a freeze. The concrete contracts during the freeze and expands as it thaws, resulting in cracks that can quickly become a safety concern. If underground leaks are the cause, our licensed plumbers will repair the leak before the technicians repair or replace the flooring.
  • Joints in the flooring that is uneven or too large can make the surface uneven. It can cause employees and visitors to trip, and it’s something you want to rectify immediately. We can replace the old joints with flexible ones that move with the slab while protecting your new flooring.
  • Holes, rough patches, and other types of damage require timely repairs or replacement. Often our technicians recommend using patches and resurfacing products to repair the damage.

Before starting any repair or replacement, our technicians will discuss the best solutions with you.

Commercial Flooring Options

While concrete floors are popular in commercial buildings, it’s not your only option. You can select from a variety of flooring materials.

Commercial Floor Installation

Our technicians are familiar with various types of flooring, from laminate and vinyl to epoxy and hardwood. We will take care of every aspect associated with the commercial floor installation, so you can concentrate on managing your business.

Laminate Flooring

If your building is LEED-certified, we may recommend laminate flooring. The material is durable, easy to maintain, and hygienic. It’s also less expensive than hardwood.

Laminate floors have a slight disadvantage, and repairs can be expensive and difficult.

Vinyl Tile

Vinyl tiles can give your building the appearance of hardwood or stone floors. You can choose from vinyl sheet flooring, luxury vinyl tiles, or vinyl composite tiles. The material is durable, moisture-resistant, and available in various colors and patterns.

This type of flooring is cost-effective, but it’s not the best option for every commercial building. The tiles can puncture and become dented relatively easily. Exposure to UV rays can also fade the color or pattern.

Vinyl tiles can be difficult to remove and replace. You may also want to consider the material’s impact on the environment. Chemicals used during the manufacturing process are volatile and released into the environment during manufacturing.

Epoxy Flooring

Epoxy flooring is a popular option for commercial buildings. Epoxy is a floor coating typically used with concrete.

Concrete floors are prone to stains and corrosion, and epoxy sealing can help prevent these issues.

The sealant helps protect the flooring while also giving it an aesthetic appeal. Coating your concrete floors with epoxy is also a cost-effective option. It is long-lasting and easy to maintain while also improving the building’s aesthetics.

Hardwood

Hardwood floors make a statement. The material can give a space an elegant appearance. Hardwood floors are also easy to clean. Dust and dirt wash easily away.

Humidity and moisture are concerns with hardwood floors. It can cause cupping, cracks, buckling, and crowning on the surface. Moisture can also create issues underneath the flooring.

Due to the expense of materials and other potential issues, we rarely recommend using hardwood in commercial settings. However, in office spaces, entries, atriums, and other areas without machinery like forklifts, hardwood flooring can make a statement and give visitors a favorable impression of your facility.

Contact CS Mechanical to Learn More About Commercial Flooring

Whether it’s a new construction or an existing one, we can help you select the best type of flooring for your commercial building. Our experienced technicians will discuss your options, pointing out the advantages and disadvantages of each type.

We will replace your existing flooring, and if the original material is damaged by water leaks, our plumbers will also take care of that issue.

Contact us today to learn more about your commercial flooring options.