Whether you’re opening a casual billiards room or a glamorous cocktail bar, you’ll have to consider practical elements when making aesthetic choices for the establishment. For example, the flooring should be more than just attractive—it also needs to stand up to the traffic and spills of your guests and employees. To help you pick the best material for your property, here are a few choices that blend durability and aesthetic appeal.
What Flooring Material Is Best for Bars?
1. Polished Concrete
Many people envision garages and industrial warehouses when they think of concrete. However, the material’s durability makes it an excellent choice for high-traffic bars and restaurants. Plus, when it’s sanded down and sealed with polish, it becomes a gleaming surface that impresses patrons.
Thanks to its finish, polished concrete is easy to clean and won’t stain if people spill their drinks. All you’ll need to do is use a damp mop to keep the surface sparkling.
2. Vinyl Sheets & Planks
This flooring material comes in sheets or planks, so a contractor can easily cut it to fit odd bar dimensions. It also comes in a variety of colors and patterns, including some that mimic materials that are too vulnerable to moisture to be used in bars.
Vinyl is water-resistant, so you don’t have to worry about staining or warping. The material is also softer than other commercial options, which is comfortable for bartenders who are constantly on their feet.
3. Vinyl Composition Tile (VCT)
Another popular vinyl option is VCT. This material is prized for its durability, so you don’t have to worry about broken glass or shoe scuffs damaging your floors. If damage does occur, a contractor can replace individual tiles for cost-effective repairs. You can also have the surface buffed and refinished to keep the establishment looking pristine.
Like vinyl sheets, tiles can be ordered in a wide array of hues, including those that resemble other popular materials, like marble, wood, and concrete.
If you’re interested in installing any of these flooring options in your bar, call O'Connor's Carpet Center of Bronx, NY. They’ve been serving commercial clients in New York City, Lower Connecticut, and New Jersey for nearly 50 years. They’re proud to offer carpeting, linoleum, and hardwood in addition to the materials above so you can choose the flooring that works best for your property. Visit their website to learn more about their products, or call (718) 409-2020 to schedule an appointment.