Specifications for retail usually focus on these
Ease of cleaning to maintain the look
are the ultimate surface for durability, easy cleaning and
great looks. Available in a wide
range of colours, textures and patterns, they can be selected to
suit almost any retail theme.
However, because they are a hard surface, tiles can be less
comfortable to walk on and don't provide the acoustic benefits that
resilient surfaces can offer.
Wood & Laminate
Wood and laminate
flooring both impart a natural look to retail spaces; with laminate
now almost indistinguishable from wood in appearance, it's becoming
a very popular choice. Laminate is harder-wearing and more
scratch resistant than real wood, but for some nothing beats real
wood! Both laminate and wood prefer not to be saturated when
cleaning, so some care is required. Wood will require ongoing
regular surface maintenance to keep the lacquer in good
Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT)
Instead of wood or laminate, consider Luxury
Vinyl Tile (LVT). LVT imparts a realistic wood look (many
people can't tell it's not real wood!), with a harder wearing
surface and much simpler maintenance.
Cork and Rubber Flooring
Both Cork and Rubber offer a heavy
duty, resilient surface underfoot. Relatively plain in style,
they can either blend with the space's aesthetic, or provide a
brilliant pop of colour and texture
to the floor.
Carpet tiles provide a soft, resilient surface
underfoot, imparting a friendly feel to a retail space.
They're also comfortable underfoot for staff who are standing
all day. Available in a wide range of colours, styles,
textures and patterns, there's a carpet tile to suit every design
scheme and they can easily be mixed and matched for borders, points
of interest and to mark way-finding in a store.
When access is directly from outside, we strongly
recommend the use of entrance matting. This will
protect the flooring from excessive wear from outside dirt,
soak up water, and provide a slip resistant entry (as
required for the NZ Building Code). Click here to read more on slip
For more information on any of these products, or to discuss
your Retail specification, please contact your local Jacobsen
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