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Benefits of concrete floors for retail spaces

Across the world, in most retail spaces, the flooring would be one of the most undervalued aspect. Most retail shops are so focussed on the lighting and the interior fitout that they forget about the options of flooring.

 

Introducing… Polished Concrete Flooring for Retail.

When you’re thinking retail, you’re thinking shopping centres, trolleys, food, drinks, and more. And you’re right. We’re absolutely convinced that concrete flooring is the best flooring solution for business of all shapes and sizes.

Why would concrete flooring be ideal for businesses?

There are a bunch of benefits that identify why polished concrete would shine in retail situations.

1.      Economical

They’re the economical choice for business owners because unlike a lot of other flooring options, polished concrete flooring does not need additional floor coverings. And, because of the durable nature of the flooring, you’ll be vulnerable to much less damage/ breakage as you would with tiles, carpets or floorboards.

2.     Low Maintenance

As Store owners and operators, you have a lot to think about. Paying for professional regular cleaning, or spending time every day cleaning the floor is NOT something that needs to be on your list. Polished concrete floors are stain resistant, which means you don’t have to stress about any customers spilling and therefore staining anything. However, just because they’re a low maintenance option, doesn’t mean that if something is spilled on them you don’t have to clean it up. The same with tiles or floorboards, food or drink spills are slippery on concrete floors and the health and safety of your customers are the main priority.

If you’re cleaning/ mopping the floors with a heavy-duty cleaner, the shine may dull over time. It is recommended to use one-part detergent/ cleaner, and one-part water when mopping. Do this irregularly and opt for regular microfibre clothe wipe downs in between!

3.     Scratch Resistance & durability

Retail environments have a plethora of items that can scratch and penetrate typical flooring. Trolleys, merchandising stands, benches and aisle racks to name a few.  To mitigate the scratch marks left by these unavoidable items, we recommend polished concrete floors.

4.    Hypoallergenic

Day in and day out there are a wide range of people entering your store. Because polished concrete doesn’t retain dirt or dust, they are completely hypoallergenic. So, if your valued customers enter your store and they have any sort of respirator issue – they’ll be covered (floor wise!).

5.     Little Downtime!

You can continue with the store running as normal very quickly because the installation of the concrete flooring. Our team at Designer Floors will be in and out before you know it.

 

Retail and commercial projects we’ve worked on

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If you’re a business owner who’s looking for the ideal flooring solution, contact us today to get started.