When architects are tasked with building and designing commercial buildings, they make a plan to use the best materials they can to create purpose, long-term value and aesthetics within the building. When it comes to choosing the best flooring material to build with, architects have a wide variety of options to choose from. The range of possible flooring options is endless, which is a good thing for architects!
At Custom Concrete Creations, we have worked with a number of architects in designing and installing concrete floors in commercial buildings. Below, we discuss how architects choose a flooring material when planning out a project!
When a project is completed, the building should ultimately fulfill the desires of the client. When trying to achieve this with a flooring solution, architects look at three areas: value, sustainability and design. Below we detail what this means.
When installing a new floor in your commercial space, it’s important to find a flooring solution that will hold its value over time. Architects often have to work with a tough budget, but that doesn't mean you should always go with the cheapest option when it comes to flooring. Many architects are beginning to choose a value over price when it comes to installing new floors!
Another factor that architects are looking for when choosing a flooring solution is sustainability. Sustainability and energy-saving solutions have become a top priority for business owners. Beyond obviously helping improve the environment, choosing a sustainable flooring material will help keep the long-term value of your investment as well.
Form and function
An architect's job is to transform their clients' visualization into a reality, which means design plays a huge role in the building process. However, when trying to create a perfect design, you have to keep form and function in mind. When you balance both the purpose of the floor with the overall design, architects are able to exceed their client’s expectations.
Other things architects consider when choosing flooring
Time and money
One of the first things an architect will look into is the price of different flooring materials and the time it will take to install. Luckily, polished custom concrete is one of the more affordable flooring options available today, and has a pretty easy installation process!
Another thing you should consider when choosing flooring material is the amount of upkeep needed. If your commercial space sees a lot of foot traffic on a daily basis, choosing a flooring material that can easily become damaged and is costly to maintain doesn’t make much sense. Polished concrete is one of the easiest and cheapest flooring materials to maintain, and is durable enough for high foot traffic areas!
Whether you are an architect who needs some tips or a business owner looking to start a new project, these are all things you should keep in mind when choosing a flooring material.
At Custom Concrete Creations, we offer a variety of commercial concrete flooring services. To learn more about our company and services, visit our website today!