When Comparing Floorcoverings, Don’t Forget About Maintenance Costs
floorcovering, maintenance, life-cycle cost February 6, 2009
If you’re trying to decide what floorcovering is best for your facility, don’t forget to factor in maintenance costs.
No floorcovering is maintenance free. Depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations and your organization’s expectations of appearance, all floorcoverings will require some sort of maintenance.
Floorcoverings that have an appealing low initial cost may have high maintenance costs in the long-term. Floorcoverings that have higher initial costs may have lower overall maintenance costs. It’s important to calculate these costs into the full cost of the floorcovering so you can compare apples to apples and make the best decision for your facility and your budget.