Best Carpet for Commercial High-Traffic Areas

Best Carpet for Commercial High-Traffic Areas

Which carpets are the best for commercial high traffic areas? We break down your best options in this post.


Bar. Restaurant. Hotel. Office building. No matter the type of your commercial property, hundreds, if not thousands, of workers and guests come through each day. 

That’s a lot of foot traffic, and it pummels your property’s floors. And that means your carpet needs to be able to withstand the toughest of conditions—from messy spills to muddy boot prints and everything in between. 

Without the most durable commercial carpet for the job, you’re at risk of needing to replace your carpet well before the norm—driving up costs and adding inconvenience. 

What is the best carpet for commercial high-traffic areas? Below, we share our best carpets for high-traffic, accident-prone areas.

3 of the Best Carpet Options for High-Traffic Commercial Properties

Nylon Commercial Carpet

Nylon carpets and area rugs are the most durable of all synthetic fiber area rugs. They’re well known for their ability to stay strong during heavy foot traffic. As a result, they’re one of the most common rugs that are available today. Nylon’s fibers are also strain resistant and tough to tear. Part of this is due to the fact that nylon rugs and carpet are solution dyed, with the color diving deep into all of your carpet’s fibers instead of just sitting on top. 

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Pictured above: Our Manhattan Nylon commercial carpet in an office space. 

What else makes nylon one of the best commercial carpet options for high traffic areas? They’ll bring style and beauty into your space and delight your guests. Our own selection of commercial nylon carpets and rugs come in a wide variety of colors and patterns, ensuring you can find the commercial carpet of your dreams in terms of both design and function. 

For more information on nylon, check out our guide with Everything You Need to Know About Nylon Rugs.

Sisal Commercial Carpet

Sisal carpets and area rugs are made from strong, natural sisal fibers that are tightly woven together. It is due to this strength and tight weave that sisal carpets are great for high traffic commercial areas. They’re able to quickly bounce back from impressions and are difficult to scratch or tear. But most important, commercial-grade sisal carpet is also stain resistant—a must for any commercial flooring option. 

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Pictured above: Our Tan Milano Sisal area rug in a bar. 

Durability and stain-resistance is only a part of the benefits of sisal rugs and carpet. Installing them in your commercial property will also help you reach your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) or Green initiatives. Because this flooring option is harvested directly from the sisal plant, sisal rugs and carpet are a very friendly option for the environment, something that is increasingly important to today’s consumers.

Wool Commercial Carpet

Wool has plenty of natural properties that make it a stellar option for commercial properties. For one, wool has a natural lanolin coating that helps repel stains and wick away moisture. From a commercial carpet maintenance perspective, this is an amazing benefit that will save you a lot of heavy cleaning in the long run. 

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Pictured above: Our Taupe Soho Wool Commercial Carpet in a hotel stairwell. 

Wool commercial carpet is also very soft underfoot, providing extra comfort to your commercial property. In fact, our selection of contract-grade wool carpet is made of 70% sheep wool and 30% goat hair to give you and your guests the most comfortable and durable combination of wool. Because these carpets and rugs were designed with high traffic areas in-mind, each of our rugs also comes with an action backing so they’re ready for anything you might throw their way.

Commercial Carpet That Lasts

When you own or manage a commercial property, you will do anything it takes to protect your investment. And flooring plays a vital role. The next time you’re in the market for new commercial carpet or area rugs, take a close look at your nylon, sisal, and wool options. Not only will they last longer than most commercial carpets, but they’ll look great, too. 

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