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Narrow Flooring Choices with These Questions
October 5, 2009 - Contact FacilitiesNet Editorial Staff »
Facility executives need to examine flooring options carefully. Here’s some questions that can help narrow the choices.
How will the space be used? Consider the needs of the occupants. Are there special circumstances like hygiene or anti-static considerations?
Is sustainability important? Look at recycled content, rated service life and longevity. The less you need to replace a floor, the less waste goes to landfills.
How much maintenance should we expect to perform? Some floors require more maintenance than others to keep up a high aesthetic standard. Determine if your facilities team can perform the required maintenance realistically.
What can we afford? Be sure you examine the life-cycle cost of the flooring, not just the first costs, or you may be in for a nasty surprise down the road.