Flooring for High Traffic Areas

High traffic flooring

When choosing flooring for high traffic areas, there are many different options.

Whether you are looking for a new floor for your living room or for your commercial space, there are many different types of flooring to choose from. But what type of flooring is best for your high traffic area?

Tile Flooring

There are many reasons why tile flooring like ceramic and porcelain has been used for more than 5,000 years. This flooring is one of the most durable flooring available. This flooring is classified by its hardness ranging by the Porcelain Enamel Institute on a scale from one to five, five being the hardest and most durable. If you’re planning to use a tile, consider a high ranking of four or five on the PEI scale. Tile is available in all different styles and patterns including wood. This flooring can provide your space with decades of perfect performance in any high traffic area.

Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring straddles the world of hardwood and tile. This flooring will give you the design you always wanted without the hassle of dealing with a lot of maintenance. Laminate flooring uses photographic image applied to a laminated wooden base. It can replicate wood, stone, tile, and other types of flooring. Laminate flooring is perfect for high-traffic areas, but you should look for a product with a thick wear layer of melamine resin.


There are two types of hardwood flooring: solid and engineered hardwood flooring. These flooring options should not be ruled out because they can be scratched or dented. If you choose hardwood flooring for your high traffic areas, look for a species of wood that has a strong hardness and a strong finish. This flooring should not be used in areas with dogs or high heeled shoes as they are prone to scratching.

Any flooring you choose for your high traffic areas should be able to withstand anything. For more information on choosing high traffic flooring for your home or office space, call Jim Boyd’s Flooring America today!

Contact Jim Boyd’s Flooring America

Jim Boyd’s Flooring America, located in Timonium, MD, will provide you will all the best flooring tips and flooring options. We carry everything from carpeting and hardwood flooring to ceramic tiles and vinyl flooring. Whether you’re looking to improve your home or business, we have the knowledge, expertise, and experience to take on your project and do it right. If you’ve got questions, don’t hesitate to call our experts for advice. Call 410-667-0620 or click here to contact us.

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