When It’s Time to Replace a Commercial Floor

tiles700Running a major commercial business or property can be a tall task. You need to take into account many factors, including how much you spend on maintenance and balancing that with keeping a safe and clean environment. That’s why when it comes to your commercial floors, deciding if and when it’s time to replace them might be challenging.

The last thing you want is to keep a floor in place that is old, stained, and impossible to rejuvenate. But at the same time, you know that the expense for replacing the floor will be significant and it may require business interruption while it’s being replaced.

There are a couple of things that you can and should look for that will indicate that it’s time to replace that commercial floor.

1. Unsafe conditions. If you have linoleum tiles and the corners on some of those tiles are folded up, cracked, or broken, you certainly may be able to replace the individual tiles, but it’s usually indicative of the overall condition of the floor.

Any time that you notice the corners of those tiles beginning to lift up, it’s time to replace the entire floor.

2. Broken sections. Cracks in ceramic or other commercial floor surfaces are going to occur, especially when heavy weighted objects are rolled over it constantly. Even slight shifting of the earth or settling of the building can cause some cracks.

Minor cracks are not a major concern until they lead to broken sections that need to be filled with mortar or replaced. When you have high traffic areas with numerous broken sections, it’s time to replace the floor.

3. When you remodel the interior. Any time that you plan to remodel the interior of the building, you should seriously consider replacing the floor. Not only do you want it to match the rest of the building, but you want the entire appearance to be comparable, in other words: new.

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