What is the Best Quality Flooring for Events?
Choosing the best flooring for your event can be a difficult decision. The right type of flooring will depend on what you are using it for and other factors such as budget and climate.
In this blog post, we will explore some different types of flooring that are appropriate for events. We’ll cover carpet, vinyl floors, tile and more.
Let’s dive straight in.
Why Use Temporary Flooring For An Event?
There are many reasons you might choose to use temporary flooring for your event. Let’s take a closer look at them.
Is Your Event Space Outdated?
If you’re attending a corporate event or trade show, you won’t have any control over the location- which can be a huge issue if the flooring doesn’t fit your theme.
For example, a tech company needs to display itself as forward-thinking, so an old red carpet could completely ruin its exhibition stand.
Using temporary flooring lets you make sure your display represents your company and everything it stands for.
Large Outside Gatherings
Holding an event outdoors is ideal if you have a lot of attendees, but the British weather is anything but predictable. Wet conditions could lead to accidents, especially when people walk over the same surface, but temporary carpets could prevent accidents.
Large outside gatherings often take place in a marquee, and it’s challenging to define areas such as dining and dance floors. When you use temporary flooring, you can essentially bring the inside outdoors and have an excellent space for entertaining.
The Best Temporary Flooring Options
When it comes to choosing the right flooring for your needs, there are many things to consider, including:
- Your Budget – How much can you afford? Some flooring types are more expensive than others.
- The Event – Outside events will always be more of a health and safety hazard, so no slip flooring is best.
- Its Purpose – Is your flooring for one night? Or do you plan on using it for longer? Some flooring types are more durable than others.
- Versatility – Is there a range of colours and patterns available? Before deciding, it’s best to consider customisation options – especially if you’re attending a trade show.
So, now we’ve covered the basics, it’s time to look at the best types of exhibition flooring available. There’s something for everyone, from tiles to fake wood and even foam.
Carpet tiles are an excellent choice for events because they can go indoors or outdoors, and they come in an array of colours and styles. While some people tend to use rugs, they can cause accidents – especially in a crowded environment.
Tiles fit together seamlessly, which means there’s less chance of tripping over the edges, and carpet tiles are also straightforward to clean. You can install them with a low-tack adhesive to prevent any damage to the underfloor and choose from a range of colours and patterns.
Carpets are also great for renters that want to retain their deposit, and many offices use them because they promote better health and safety.
You can use carpet tape to secure the tiles and keep them in place, so overall, this is a cost-effective solution for exhibitions and offices.
Foam Floor Tiles
Foam tiles might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you’re looking for quality flooring, but they can be an excellent option for events. They are easy to install, long-lasting, and come in a huge variety of colours.
Foam tiles provide good shock absorption, making them perfect for dance floors (especially if you’re using hardwood or tile) since they reduce injury risk. They also create an even surface that is great for walkers and dancers, but foam tiles can look quite childlike.
If you’re able to find some that don’t look like they belong in a children’s play centre, you’ll appreciate the sheer durability of these tiles. However, there might be better options that are easier to find.
Vinyl Peel & Stick Decals
There’s no doubt that vinyl decals offer a great deal of convenience and flexibility in terms of colour and style options. You can find a massive range of designs to suit any event, and they are easy to install on most surfaces.
The downside of vinyl decals is that they aren’t as durable as other flooring options, especially if you’re planning to use them outdoors. They can also be challenging to clean, so choosing a design that doesn’t show dirt too much is important.
One other thing to note is that vinyl decals might stick to wooden floors, so we recommend you try a small amount of vinyl before laying the entire flooring.
Fake Wood Flooring
Another popular type of peel and stick flooring is fake wood. It looks incredible and emulates natural wood perfectly, which is ideal for adding a touch of glamour to your event.
The best thing about fake wood flooring is that it’s incredibly durable and can be used both indoors and outdoors. It’s also easy to clean and doesn’t show dirt or dust easily. However, some people find the plastic-y smell overpowering, so keep that in mind if you’re sensitive to smells.
Vinyl sheets are similar to decals, but they’re less likely to damage your floor. They are great for temporary flooring, and they come in various colours, sizes and designs.
As we mentioned earlier, vinyl sheets can be difficult to clean – especially if you’re using them outside where the wind might pick up dirt or grass. The good news is that it’s often easy to take out stains with warm water and soap, and they can be a long-lasting solution for events.
There are so many exhibition flooring types to choose between, but it’s essential to think about your options and the pros and cons of each. If you need some help to decide, the team here at Conex are always available to offer advice.
We also stock a range of temporary walls, display stands and equipment so you can make the best impression at your event.