If you are renovating or building a pub and trying to choose the best flooring option, you may find the choice available overwhelming, to say the least. In the following article, we will look not only at the different options available and the pros and cons of each, but we will also first look at the importance of understanding the difference between commercial and residential flooring.

The Difference Between Residential Flooring And Commercial Flooring

Depending on your set-up and the pub itself, it may be that you have the flooring to consider for residential parts and commercial parts of your pub. It is therefore, important to understand the essential requirements for commercial flooring in comparison to residential flooring. Firstly, commercial flooring needs to be slip-resistant. This helps avoid accidents from happening and in turn, will save you the stress and financial burdens of lawsuits. Although residential flooring does not need to be slip-resistant; it makes sense to consider it to avoid accidents occurring.

Secondly, you need to consider the flammability of flooring options for a commercial property. Carpets and other flammable materials increase the risk of accidents occurring. It is, therefore advisable to avoid these kinds of materials if possible.
Durability is also something you should consider to, as commercial flooring will have a high level of traffic and this could cause faster wear and tear if it is not durable enough.

Different Flooring Options

Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is trendy for pubs, because not only is it incredibly durable, it is slip-resistant and scratch-resistant.
Therefore, it is relatively easy to maintain this type of flooring. A stain that has been there even for as long as two days can easily be removed using just a wet mop.


Carpets are commonplace in a lot of bars and pubs because they are slip-resistant and durable. Using a commercial type of carpet is recommended as it can be relatively easy to install and remove if necessary(when wear and tear is bad or it gets stained)


Tiles by nature are incredibly durable, as well as inflammable.
As such they are ideal for pubs and bars. They are also very versatile and come in various textures, colours, and patterns, which means it is easy to find a suitable tile flooring to match your overall colour scheme and decor. It would be best if you were careful when purchasing tiling for a pub setting, though, to avoid residential grade tiling as this is not nearly as slip-resistant as its commercial counterpart. You also need to consider the amount of time it can take to install tiles, as it can be quite a lengthy process and not one that can be rushed to avoid breaking the tiles.

While you ultimately have to consider your budget and personal needs and tastes when choosing a flooring option for your pub – we hope that the guide above has proven helpful. There is no reason you can’t balance aesthetics with health and safety when choosing your pub’s flooring.



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