Orange County commercial carpetAt Floor Coverings International® of Middletown, we know that choosing the right carpet flooring for your business can be a difficult challenge. There are several things to keep in mind when weighing your options, such as durability, color, and design that can have a large impact on your work space. Luckily, our carpet team is here to help! Read on as we share the top things to consider when looking for right commercial carpet.

Construction and Durability

Commercial carpet is most commonly constructed with a short, loop pile over a high-density backing, and it’s available in both wall-to-wall (known as broadloom) and adhesive tile formats. While both excellent options for commercial applications, carpet tiles have the added bonus of being able to be replaced individually if damaged. In terms of durability, the best commercial grade carpets are designed to hold up against years of wear without the fibers appearing thin or worn out. Commercial grade carpet fibers are commonly made of olefin or polypropylene that are often less expensive yet comparably durable to materials such as nylon.


Orange County commercial carpet

Carpet tile project we completed in a college corridor in Poughkeepsie, NY.

When it comes to design, the color and style of the carpet you choose can have a big effect on the overall aesthetic of your space. While darker carpets tend to hide dirt, stains, and debris better than lighter colors, it’s important to find the right balance that won’t make your business space too dark. A great feature of carpet tile is the ability to alternate different colors and textures, allowing you to create a unique space with added visual appeal. Using alternating colors is also a great way to divide open space and channel traffic.


Thanks to its construction and durability, commercial grade flooring is a lot easier to maintain than you might think. Regular vacuuming is the best way to remove dirt and debris from your carpet’s surface. Compared to residential carpets, commercial carpets should be vacuumed daily in spaces with a lot of traffic. Professional shampooing or steaming should also be done more often to help keep your commercial space looking its best.

Your Local Flooring Experts

At Floor Coverings International® of Middletown we provide both homeowners and businesses in the greater Orange County, Middletown, Goshen, and Warwick areas with a great selection of carpet solutions for projects of any size. Call us today to schedule your free design evaluation with one of our flooring specialists and start your next project today!

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