Commercial-grade laminate flooring shares some of the same maintenance virtues and qualities as residential laminates, but it also has some particular characteristics:
Because the wear layer of commercial-grade floorings are of such high quality, it is quite resistant to scratching and penetration. Since spills, dirts, and staining agents generally just rest on the surface of the material, regular maintenance simply requires that spills are wiped up and that dirt and grit are vacuumed or swept up.
Yellowing due to UV light exposure does not occur, thanks to the nature of the surface wear layer. This laminate flooring can be used without worries in open public areas where windows let in copious amounts of UV radiation.
As with residential-grade laminates, commercial grade laminate flooring cannot be refinished. The invisible wear layer over the surface is the only line of defense that you have. When deep scratches or wear begin to expose the decorative layer, you will have to replace the floor. Thus, it is important to purchase quality commercial laminates with a wear layer durable enough for your purposes.
Warranties on commercial-grade laminate flooring vary according to the quality (and price) of the product. The warranty is a good indication of how the flooring is most appropriately used. Most commercial laminate warranties will have numerous clauses outlining practices, environments, and errors that can void the guarantee. By reviewing these stipulations, you can determine whether a laminate floor is the right choice for a particular commercial location.