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What flooring do you need in high-footfall areas?

The most important factors when choosing commercial flooring for high-footfall areas are safety and durability.

To help you choose the right commercial flooring solution for your business or organisation, we take a look at the aspects you need to consider.

Flooring regulations for businesses

Safety is the number one priority when deciding on flooring for the workplace. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the most common workplace accident is a slip, trip or fall on the same level. This accounts for 30% of all non-fatal injuries to employees.

The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 states floors must be suitable, in good condition, and free from obstructions, ensuring people can move around safely. If a floor is likely to be subject to frequent contamination, it must still be safe to walk on without the risk of slipping.

How safe is your high-footfall flooring?

The type of flooring you need will depend on your commercial environment. In catering establishments, you have a setting with the potential for spillages coupled with heavy traffic in terms of staff and customers moving around.

In this situation, non-slip safety flooring is essential. The same would apply to other industrial and commercial workplaces, including factories, health and leisure centres, educational organisations and retail outlets.

Hardwearing flooring solutions

Vinyl flooring is probably the most common floor surface used in high-footfall areas. It’s hardwearing and easy to wipe clean, making it ideal for busy environments.

Vinyl is frequently used when a slip-resistant surface is required, and there are plenty of vinyl safety and non-slip flooring products to choose from. Alternatively, linoleum or rubber can be used in some workplaces.

Carpet tiles are another option for high-traffic areas such as offices and libraries. They reduce noise and are comfortable underfoot.

The main benefit of carpet tiles is that they’re durable and able to withstand years of wear and tear. And if an area does become worn, you can replace those tiles rather than having to fit a whole new carpet.

Choose a leading flooring specialist

At 1st Choice Flooring Solutions, we specialise in supplying commercial flooring in Wolverhampton, installing products from leading flooring manufacturers, including Karndean, Amtico, Altro, Polyflor and Kährs.


Karndean flooring is durable, cost-effective and slip resistant. If you’re looking for high-quality flooring for high-footfall areas, Karndean offers one of the most extensive collections of luxury vinyl tiles.


Amtico has a wide range of luxury vinyl tiles and flooring solutions that are ideal for high-traffic areas. Amtico flooring is manufactured from several layers that are laminated together to create an extremely durable surface.


Altro is at the forefront of safety floor manufacturing with a wide range of designs and finishes for all applications. The slip-resistant range of flooring available from Altro meets and exceeds safety standards and reduces the risk of slips and falls.


Polyflor is a leading manufacturer of commercial flooring solutions, including safety flooring, homogeneous vinyl floors, sports flooring, acoustic flooring, heterogeneous floors, rubber floors and LVT flooring. Polyflor products are designed for different commercial settings, including healthcare, education, retail, housing, commercial, leisure, pharmaceutical, electronics and transport.


Kährs flooring can be found in commercial premises in more than 70 countries. Their innovative products include the multi-layer board and glue-less Woodloc® locking joint, which have made them market leaders in the global wooden flooring industry.

Do you need a safe and durable flooring solution?

We understand the needs of our commercial clients and are happy to install your new flooring out of hours if required to cause minimal disruption to your workplace.

All of our work is carried out to the highest standard by experienced, DBS-checked and CSCS-certified flooring fitters.

To discover the perfect flooring solutions for your business, call us on 01902 681 522 or email: info@1stchoiceflooringsolutionsltd.co.uk