Commercial Interior Resources

Solid Core, Click, and Tongue & Groove LVT (SCLVT) in Commercial Spaces

SCLVT can be a great DIY product choice for your home flooring due to its ease of installation and acoustic benefits. However, we’ve found it to be problematic in commercial or multifamily spaces when compared to glue-down LVT.  SCLVT products have very specific installation requirements that must be carefully reviewed and followed to a T.  […]

The Ins & Outs of Concrete Dryness Testing

Before floor covering is installed, concrete dryness testing (ie. concrete moisture testing) and pH testing must be performed to meet ASTM standards. This testing is conducted to prevent potential flooring failures, which costs commercial property owners millions of dollars per year to remediate. First, let’s talk about the two methods used to measure concrete dryness: […]

Flooring Acclimation and Why it Matters

A couple months ago, we were called in to take a look at some issues our client was having with sheet vinyl lifting at the seams in their restrooms. It had been installed years prior by another flooring contractor, so we performed our due diligence by examining the site conditions to figure out the possible […]

How to Specify Polished Concrete Shine Levels

Did you know that there are 4 different levels of “polished concrete” to choose from? And not all include polishing. According to the Concrete Polishing Council (CPC), the definition of polished concrete is the act of permanently changing a concrete floor surface, with or without aggregate exposure to achieve a specified appearance level. What steps […]

3 Advantages of Carpet Tile

Carpet is a great choice for many commercial applications. We’ll discuss the top reasons why our customers are opting for carpet tile over traditional broadloom (rolled) carpet more and more. 1. Ease of Maintenance Individual carpet tiles can easily be swapped out with new tiles due to wear and tear or staining. The modular design […]

4 Things to Consider when Selecting Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT)

1. Application – will it be installed in residential or commercial space? It’s a great option for both, but commercial use requires a higher level of durability, which is best measured by wear layer and overall thickness. 2. Wear Layer – the top layer of clear protective coating typically made of urethane, and can be […]

NeoCon – What’s All the Hype?

With the one month countdown to NeoCon in full effect, here’s what you need to know: What is NeoCon? NeoCon serves as the commercial design industry’s launchpad for innovation making it THE most important industry event of the year.  It began in 1969 at The Mart in Chicago and has continued annually every June with […]

Your Same Trusted Flooring Partner… With a Brand New Website

It’s no secret that at CIR, our clients and partners are at the center of everything we do. So we thought it was about time to unveil a new website to match! We’ve spent the last few months changing the site’s look and feel, streamlining how it’s organized and making information even easier to find. […]