No need to choose carpet vs. hard surface
When choosing your flooring, it often comes down to deciding between soft surfaces for comfort or hard surfaces for practicality.
In commercial settings, the contenders are often carpet or vinyl.
But why should you have to choose? There are hybrid products that combine the benefits of soft and hard surfaces:
- Powerbond Hybrid Resilient by Tarkett: It looks and feels like broadloom carpet but performs like sheet vinyl. The closed-cell construction and welded seams prevent moisture, sediment – or anything – from soaking into the material or getting in the seams. However, it looks and feels like carpet! After decades of use in the market to prove its effectiveness, Powerbond is still an innovative product.
- Kinetex by J+J: Want a modular option? Kinetex from J+J looks and feels like carpet tile with a tight and low pile, but it has the durability and performance of a hard surface.
Both Powerbond and Kinetex are made in the USA, so supply chain concerns are negligible.
Here’s more on the “pros” of carpet and vinyl. We love both types for different reasons, and we’re grateful our customers don’t have to make trade-offs if they go with a hybrid.
Carpet – performance benefits:
- Reduces noise
- Offers comfort underfoot
- Sequesters airborne irritants
Vinyl – performance benefits:
- Durable and long-lasting
- Easy to clean and maintain
Combining the benefits of carpet and hard-surface flooring with a hybrid is often a big win, so you don’t necessarily have to choose which problems to solve with which flooring type. In the case of hybrid products, you can get the best of both worlds.
With over 250 years of combined experience, our team is knowledgeable about and experienced with a variety of flooring options. We will work relentlessly to help you meet the needs of your facility. Email us to learn more about how we can help you enjoy the benefits of both hard and soft surfaces in one product.