During the process of setting up a commercial space, careful selection of property and furniture can help you start things off on the right foot. The same goes for the flooring choice you make since it has a significant impact on your property’s aesthetics and functionality. So, to help you make a sound decision in this regard, we are going to talk about some of the most popular types and rates of commercial flooring in Pakistan along with their pros and cons.
Popular Types of Commercial Flooring in Pakistan
Here is a list of the most common commercial flooring options that are best known for their durability:
- Quarry Tile Flooring
- Rubber Flooring
- Carpet Tiles
- Vinyl Tiles
Let’s get to know more about the rates of commercial flooring options along with the qualities that make them unique.
Quarry Tile Flooring
Unlike a ceramic tile, which is mostly used in homes, a quarry tile has an unglazed surface layer. It is the best non-slip flooring choice in a commercial space where better under-foot traction and durable material is required. It is one of the flooring options that are used in commercial kitchens, workshops and laboratories due to its non-porous and slip-resistant properties. Quarry tile is also occasionally used for countertops and wall finishes.
Pros of Quarry Tile Flooring
- Non-slippery surface
- Thick and durable, ideal for heavy traffic areas
Cons of Quarry Tile Flooring
- Prone to get stained
- Looks unappealing
- Available in limited colours only, mostly in red and grey
Price of Quarry Tile Flooring
Current Rate: PKR 1,200 to 2,500 per square feet
Terrazzo is one of the most common commercial flooring options in Pakistan. The origin of this flooring material dates back to ancient Egypt. Terrazzo is counted among the most versatile tiling options available in the flooring industry, which usually made up of chips of marble, granite, glass or quartz, poured with chemical and physical cementitious binding materials. This type of commercial flooring is the best choice for workspaces, showrooms and walkways. Terrazzo tiles are available in both plain and intricately detailed textures.
Pros of Terrazzo Flooring
- Durable flooring material
- Unlimited designs
- Environmentally Friendly
Cons of Terrazzo Flooring
- One of the most expensive flooring materials
- Not an easy-to-install flooring
Price of Terrazzo Flooring
Current Rate: PKR 1,500 to PKR 3000 per square feet
Rubber flooring is one of the most popular and affordable commercial flooring options especially used in gymnasiums and indoor athletic activity centres due to the unique attributes it possesses including its springy nature and flexibility. This type of commercial flooring is made up of rubber mats or rubber tiles. Affordability, the element of comfort and resilience are some of the most important factors that make this flooring option so popular among people.
Pros of Rubber Flooring
- Flexible and comforting
- Easy to install
Cons of Rubber Flooring
- Rubbery Smell (goes away with time)
- Dull finishing
- Susceptible to fire
Price of Rubber Flooring
Current Rate: PKR 500 to PKR 1,500 per square feet
Suitable for a contemporary office arrangement, carpet tiles are some of the most beautiful-looking, flexible and heavy-duty flooring solutions. Made from nylon fabric, the flexible nature of this flooring material makes it easy to be fixed and removed, making underground electric connections easily accessible, which is quite important for a smooth workplace functionality.
Pros of Carpet Tile Flooring
- Works best for heavy-traffic areas
- Easily to clean and maintain
- Highly durable
- Extremely acoustic
- Available in a wide range of colours and patterns
Cons of Carpet Tile Flooring
- Lacks waterproof protection
- Can lead to an uneven surface in the absence of a proper installation process
- Inconsistent appearance
Price of Carpet Tile Flooring
Current Rate: PKR 150 to PKR 500 per square feet
Vinyl flooring is considered one of the best and most affordable commercial flooring options that give your commercial space a fancy look on a budget. It is cheaper than many other choices and comes in a variety of designs, patterns and colours. Due to its cost-effectiveness and versatility, vinyl tiles are also considered among the best modern house flooring choices.
Pros of Commercial Vinyl Flooring
- Budget-friendly yet versatile flooring option
- Impermeable to liquid
- Available in a wide variety of patterns and hues
Cons of Commercial Vinyl Flooring
- Less environmental-friendly
- Hard to repair
Price of Vinyl Flooring
Current Rate: PKR 50 to PKR 90 per square feet
This was our pick of some of the most popular types of commercial flooring. If you want to know more about the flooring options mentioned above, feel free to send us your queries and feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meanwhile, you can also take a look at a couple of our previous blogs in which we have discussed the most popular types of construction materials used in Pakistan and the pros and cons of different types of flooring materials available in the country.
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