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Flooring Trends in Restaurants

Current Restaurant Flooring Trends

When it comes to decorating your restaurant, you have to consider flooring trends. What you choose as the flooring material is going to impact a lot – including what people think when they first walk in. Choosing certain materials can even date you, which is not a good thing. You want to look as current as possible.

Carpet is Out

Carpeting in a restaurant can be dangerous. Not only is it hard to clean, but it’s also something that was used decades ago. You don’t want to replace the flooring every year, and that’s what you will be doing with carpet. It can stain very easily. If you don’t choose a berber, it can also be very hard to keep in good condition due to the amount of traffic that is coming and going.

Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring is becoming more and more popular. The wood grains provides an earthy backdrop to the restaurant. If you have other wooden fixtures, such as tables and chairs, it can help to make the restaurant look a lot more eco-friendly. You can also choose a laminate flooring that is more affordable. It is important to pay attention to what the thickness of the wood is. Ten mm should be the minimum thickness you choose as it will hold up for a longer period of time.


Tile is an option you will want to consider for your restaurant. There are many colors that you can explore to lend to the theme that you are creating. You may also want to incorporate various designs to help with the overall environment. A checkerboard can be reminiscent of a 50s diner while another design may help you to “sell” the theme you have chosen.

When you are getting ready to choose flooring for your restaurant, one of the best things that you can do is take the time to go to a flooring store. Ask for some samples. Talk to a professional to learn about the wear and tear of your options. You may want to look at not only tile and hardwood, but also cork and bamboo.

While you want your floor to look good, you also want it to hold up for several years. It needs to be durable, easy to clean, and fit within the design that you have in your restaurant.

You will want good flooring, and it is worth a good investment, especially if it is going to last you several years. It is better to spend the money on flooring that will last rather than choosing a cheap option that requires you to replace it on an annual basis. A good flooring company will come out to your restaurant, show you samples, and even provide you with estimates so that you know how much it’s all going to cost you.

This is your restaurant and people are going to judge your restaurant by what it looks like, including the flooring, so it is something that you will want to pay attention to throughout the design.