When it comes to choosing the right flooring for your commercial workspace, finding the balance between functionality, style, and cost can be difficult. Before you go all in and choose the cheapest or most durable option, there are a few other things to consider when comparing commercial flooring on the Sunshine Coast.

        Comparing Commercial Flooring on the Sunshine Coast

What Do You Need?

Before we get into the pros and cons of each option, it’s important to nail down exactly what you want from your flooring. First, consider what it is you will be using your flooring for. Will it be under heavy traffic? Does it need to be a quiet space? Will it be subject to frequent spills and messes?

Next, consider what style you are looking for. Many businesses want their space to reflect their brand. This could be just on a surface level, where the floor matches the overall style and feel of the business. Your flooring could also be in line with your company values. If your business values sustainability, for example, you might go for an eco-friendly option.

Once you have determined all of these factors, it’s time to choose your flooring.

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The benefits of carpet depend on whether you opt for broadloom carpeting or modular carpet tiles. For broadloom carpeting, the upsides are that it offers an air of luxury to your space and improves the acoustics, effectively insulating the area from echo and excess sound. Modular carpet tiles are easy to maintain and replace if one gets ruined.

Unlike modular carpet tiles, if broadloom carpeting gets damaged or stained the entire carpet will likely need to be replaced. It can also be wasteful to install if you have a uniquely shaped space. Modular tiles leave visible seams that can impede the overall style and they can be expensive.


Vinyl is known for being durable. With the many design styles out there they are easy to match to your desired style, imitating other flooring types well at a cheaper price point and offering new and unique looks.

If you opt for sheet vinyl, replacing damaged areas means replacing the entire sheet. It can also come at a higher initial cost than other flooring options, but thanks to its durability that cost will be offset throughout its lifespan.

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With the broad range of laminate available, you can match it to whatever style you’re looking for. It is also cost-effective and easy to maintain thanks to its durability.

The drawback to laminate is that they don’t offer the ideal quiet acoustics for most workspaces. They also don’t stand up to excess moisture well, with any flooding likely seeping through the cracks onto the subfloor.


When it comes to a luxury look, you can’t go past hardwood floors. They are stunning and also water-resistant, making it a good option for commercial flooring on the sunshine coast where flooding could possibly be an issue.

The cons are that they are very easily damaged and expensive. They are also not the easiest floors to install or replace. 

At Kawana Flooring we have a broad range of flooring options for you to choose from, at the best prices on the Sunshine Coast! Just contact us today for a quote, or come visit us in our showroom to see some samples.

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