in a store provide both an attractive surface for your customers and employees
to stand on and serve as a backdrop for your merchandise. Selecting floorcovering
materials for a store is nothing like the same process for a home. In
a store, the traffic is greater, the maintenance higher and the visual
aspect more critical. Cost, color, and materials become important from
an objective business point of view, rather than a purely personal aesthetic.
can be designed into a shop to create an illusion of greater space or
to define and accentuate particular areas. For instance:
• Using rubber, vinyl or ceramic tiles at the entryway and continuing
the tiles through the store as a guide or
• Using different carpet styles or colors to differentiate sections
of a store such as men's, women's, kids', etc.
The flooring change stimulates customer interest and enhances product
identification. The end result can mean heavier and more controlled traffic
with a resulting increase in sales volume.
characteristics" of carpeting have to bea
major factor in its purchase. However, carpet performance and longevity
are tied to a combination
of traffic patterns and fiber composition. Most commercial grades of carpet
are now made from Nylon, Olefin, or a combination of the two and the difference
in fiber creates a major difference in wear and in price.
floorcoverings are very popular in the retail industry because of their
durability, stain resistance and ease of maintenance. Resilient floors
include wood, ceramic and vinyl tiles, marble and granite, and of course,
rubber radial tiles. For most retail applications we specify a resilient
floorcovering at the entry to save wear on the carpet.
the proper floorcovering for your store takes both time and a careful
analysis of your particular needs. It also requires a careful appraisal
of both your long and short term requirements. TRIO sells over 50 lines
and 2500 styles of commercial carpeting and resilient floorcoverings.
Give us a call if you need a specification or a bid.