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aamott

11:53AM | 10/28/03
Member Since: 10/27/03
1 lifetime posts
Bvflooring
i'm trying to figure out which types of floors would work best in a beauty salon with high traffic and would be easy to keep clean seeing that there would be hair dye and such.

Floorcraft

01:04PM | 10/28/03
Member Since: 08/27/03
255 lifetime posts
Laminate flooring is an excellent choice, I have been doing it in hair salons and nail salons for years.
Either that, or a multicolor inlaid commercial flooring. (vinyl).
But the laminate is more stain resistant.

carpetman

01:05PM | 10/28/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
549 lifetime posts
the best thing you could do is invest in a high quality hard surface flooring such as ceramic tile or commercial sheet vinyl....good luck

KD Fisher

02:08PM | 10/28/03
Member Since: 03/17/03
49 lifetime posts
Agree with laminate. Alot more comfortable for those working there as they're on their feet all day long.

Floorcraft

06:42AM | 10/30/03
Member Since: 08/27/03
255 lifetime posts
Great point, I forgot about that one

kalessan

02:46PM | 10/31/03
Member Since: 10/30/03
3 lifetime posts
I agree with the laminate, but you need to go with an upper end laminate that has a good commercial warranty. Wilsonart Classic has a 5 years commercial/water warranty, Pergo Select also has a 5 year commercial(not sure about the water part), and Wilsonart Estate Plus has a 7 year commercial/water warranty. All are High Density core planks. Wilsonart Classic has a 17mil wearlayer, Pergo Select has 10mil(I think)wearlayer & Wisonart Estate has a 45mil wearlayer (here thicker is better). Since this sounds like a remodel, the Pergo may be to thick (thicker core, thinner wearlayer -go figure) for your existing areas. You'll need to check. Wilsonart is an exceptional product to work with, my fav as you can tell I sell & install quite a bit of it. I've install many different brands and there is a huge difference in qualities and ease of working with. Spend a little more up front and save yourself some headaches later.
let me know if I can be of any help.
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