A comprehensive guide to commercial vinyl flooring

commercial vinyl flooring

Vinyl flooring is an increasingly popular choice for commercial premises. In our latest guide we look at what commercial vinyl flooring can offer your business.


Found in a wide variety of situations, from hotel lobbies and shop entrances, to veterinary practices and canine cafes, commercial flooring is available in many varieties. Here at Floors For Paws, we specialise in commercial vinyl flooring, but what exactly is it and what benefits can it offer your business?

What is commercial vinyl flooring?

Commercial (or safety) vinyl flooring is manufactured specifically to provide a watertight flooring solution in commercial and/or public areas, with excellent slip ratings to create a safe environment with reduced risks of tripping or falling.

Slip rating of commercial flooring

The slip resistance of a floor is, in its simplest form, a measure of how slippery that floor is, and is calculated using the PTV system. Generally speaking, the higher the slip resistance, the less slippery a floor is. At Floors For Paws, our commercial vinyl flooring has a slip rating of 96, the highest score for commercial vinyl currently on the market.

The benefits of commercial vinyl flooring

Commercial vinyl flooring is durable – our Pawsafe Commercial range is an heterogenous flooring which means it consists of several layers of material including an insulated backing layer, a cushion comfort layer and an anti-slip wear layer that are heat-fused together for maximum strength and durability. It is finished with a generous layer of PUR coating where a layer of polyurethane is applied and cured beneath UV lights to give long lasting protection.

Commercial vinyl flooring is watertight – our commercial vinyl is supplied as sheet vinyl on a roll. This results is fewer joins or seams being needed during installation, which results in a completely impenetrable, watertight surface.

No underlay required – the Pawsafe Commercial range is designed to be installed without the need for an underlay. It can be glued directly to your subfloor, but preparing your subfloor for vinyl flooring must be carried out carefully and thoroughly. Once your subfloor has been prepared, we would always recommend using an approved installer. Where one of our installation partners are used, we are able to offer a 10-year commercial guarantee.

Slip resistant – our vinyl flooring offers the highest slip resistance of any currently available in the market, making it the safest flooring solution for your staff and visitors.

Low maintenance – vinyl sheet flooring requires very little attention to maintain its appearance and it is easy to keep clean in a commercial setting. How to clean sheet vinyl floors shows you how to maintain your flooring.

Commercial non slip flooring from Floor For Paws

At Floors for Paws, we specialise in the best flooring for dogs. Our Pawsafe Commercial range, developed in conjunction with vets and Canine Arthritis Management, is not only the perfect flooring solution for any premises but is particularly suitable for anywhere that welcomes our four-legged friends. Whether you are looking for the best flooring for dog daycare or veterinary flooring, we can help. Available in a choice of attractive wood-effect finishes suitable for reception or waiting areas, or stone-effect finishes ideal for consultation rooms, the range is popular with every type of business. But don’t take us at our word! Why not order up to three free samples (or more for a small fee) today to see for yourself? Then simply email us at info@floorsforpaws.com or call our friendly team on 01522 300218.

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