Sunday January 19, 2020
When it comes to your business or office, flooring is one of the most important considerations you can have. The flooring takes more wear-and-tear than any other part of the building. Moreover, a worn-out floor can cost you in two different ways.
First, it can be expensive to repair or replace your floors so they can be appealing to your customers. But it can actually cost you if the flooring causes harm with trips and falls.
So, in order to talk about how you should take care of your flooring, let’s look at some evidence-based tips:
- Slip and Fall Reduction — If an employee or customer slips and falls in your business, you are looking at a potential lawsuit. Instead, make sure you have firm flooring which is also slip-resistant. In entryways where rain or snow may cause puddles, then you should have absorbent runners or mats. But if a tile becomes loose or a carpet develops a tear, then you should be sure to replace this or cover it with a slip-resistant runner.
- Cushioning — Another thing you will want to look at is the cushioning and energy-absorbent properties of your flooring. This is because falls will still occur occasionally, and you want to make sure the flooring is not so hard as to do serious harm to the person who has fallen. Additionally, employees who have to stand for hours at a time will appreciate flooring with a cushioning under it. This will help with fatigue (and a happy employee pool is a productive one).
- Movement — Another thing to consider is how much you need to move machinery or other pieces of equipment on rollers. Carpet may not be very conducive to this, particularly as the rollers may not move easily and it may tear easily with the traffic.
- Cleaning — Finally, you want to make sure your flooring is easy to clean. Spills are just the first of your concerns in this area. Carpeting which is not regularly cleaned will accumulate dust and allergens which can also affect the health of your employees and customers.
When it comes to your flooring, it is important to take care of it and to put some thought into the material and composition. This can have long-term effects on your company and how your employees and customers both view the business and interact there.
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