When deciding on an airport flooring installation, a number of factors must be considered. High on the list is the amount of traffic that each area will receive. Airport designs require traffic patterns to converge in order to control access to boarding areas, shops, restaurants, concourses and people movers. In each of these high-traffic locations, a commercial flooring install must take place, in order to withstand constant wear. Unlike most other public facilities, people will frequently have wheeled cases.
Airport Flooring Options
Carpeting has long been the materials used in airports worldwide, and for good reason.
In the terminals and baggage areas, broadloom carpet installation and carpet tile installation continue to be the flooring of choice. Design-wise, broadloom carpet flooring installation offers large-scale patterns, making it ideal for areas with large spaces. These carpets offer anything from classic fashion to contemporary design with unexpected patterns and colors. In the last couple of years, following behind the trend in ceramic tiles, rectangular formats have appeared on the scene, most notably by Shaw. Mills are also coming out with more sizes in the square format and it’s more than likely that the floor tile industry will further develop in formatting. As for color, there are a few clear trends. One is bright colors as accents, in part to complement the range of low-key neutrals (particularly grey) that dominate the field designs. Different forms of teal are strong, as are purples and orange.
Carpet tile flooring installation offers many pluses for airports, including beautiful patterns and colors; is a natural acoustical conditioner, promoting speech privacy in large spaces; ease of installation or replacement with glueless tack methods that are environmentally friendly; reduction in fall-related injuries; and non-color fading. In addition, it offers the advantage in high-traffic areas of being easily removed for soil, stains or damage, then cleaned or replaced with new tiles.
Stepping away from the traditional use of carpet installation, the Copenhagen Airport in Denmark, which has more than 50,000 commuters passing through each day, recently did a hardwood flooring installation using several varieties of Southeast Asian wood. The hardwood flooring installation is used throughout the terminal, in food courts, in shopping areas and in passenger waiting areas. The entire airport looks so different from other airports; the change in the overall atmosphere is dramatic.
A few more airport flooring install options include:
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East Coast Flooring & Interiors has experience installing flooring in South Florida’s airports – large and small. We offer a collection of high-performance flooring products that meet the rigorous challenges airports face. We offer rubber flooring, carpeting, hardwood, marble, porcelain, stone, vinyl, vinyl planks and laminate.
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