Monday October 14, 2019
If you run a commercial facility, oftentimes you look for the most basic options you can as a cost-cutting measure. When people use a Do-It-Yourself flooring job, they sometimes skimp on the padding underneath. This can be a mistake because there are almost as many benefits to carpet padding as there are types of padding.
So, let’s look at some of the reasons why you may want to add carpet padding to your commercial flooring plan:
Support for your employees — If you have employees who stand for a long time on their feet, such as in a retail setting, then carpet padding is essential. Deeper padding can act just like the padding in your shoes, providing support to the body. A happy employee is a productive one, and if you have employees who want to sit because their feet are aching, some extra padding may help.
Savings on your utilities — Another big advantage to adding padding to your carpets is that it provides insulation for your commercial property. Just like at home (maybe even more so) you want your business to be energy efficient, so you don’t have to spend a fortune on your power bill.
Saving on wear and tear — Padding underneath the carpet absorbs the impact of foot traffic on the flooring. This will keep the binding and backing of your carpet stronger longer. It also lets air flow easier when you are vacuuming the carpet, meaning that you can get up dirt easier. All of this adds up to protecting your carpet so that you don’t have to replace it as often.
Making your floors safer — The other big benefit is that it prevents area rugs and runners from slipping on the floor. This means that as employees and customers walk through your facility, they are less likely to slip and fall. Padding can actually save you from a potential slip-and-fall lawsuit.
Padding is just an overall great investment for the carpeting in your commercial facility. If you are going to spend the money to carpet your business, you will actually save money in the long run by adding padding.