Many people don’t realize that there are two general grades of carpet offered by most manufacturers – commercial grade and residential grade. In this article, we are going to discuss the difference between commercial and residential carpeting and which type you should use for your office refresh project.
Color & Texture
In general, you have more color and texture options when considering residential carpeting. Dark colors and patterns are the most common in office settings because they show less wear and tear and can last longer. Residential carpeting leans more heavily toward the lighter side. That being said, there are plenty commercial carpet options to choose from when re-working your office space.
Durability & Comfort
There is also a big difference when it comes to durability and comfort. With residential carpet, the focus is primarily on comfort. Commercial carpet is designed to be more durable than comfortable, due to the high levels of foot traffic most office carpeting has to endure on a daily basis.
Maintenance & Cleaning
Another difference is the amount of cleaning required for residential vs. commercial carpeting. Residential carpet can be effectively cleaned by vacuuming periodically. Due to the heavy wear and tear, commercial carpet requires more frequent vacuuming (often daily) and professional cleaning to maintain its look and durability.
New York Office Refresh Specialists
Looking to update the look and feel of your New York office? Let the office design professionals at Distinctive Offices help! Using our Rapid Facelift Process, we can complete your office redesign project over the weekend. That means you can be back in the office on Monday with little disruption to your staff and billable hours. Contact us today to get started with your project or visit us at our NYC showroom to get carpeting ideas for your next project!