Making The Right Choice in Trade Show Flooring

When industries are preparing for a trade show the first items on the checklist are often banners and tables. When the organizer does get around to thinking about what will be under everyone’s feet, they soon realize there are lots of options and struggle with making the right choice. Yet, if there are choices, there must be a reason.

Which of the many choices in trade show flooring, carpet and tiles is the right choice?

Interlocking Tiles

Interlocking tiles come in more than a hundred different finishes such as vibrant primary colors, stone, woodgrain, and carpet. Options seem endless when there are also variations of texture and patterns, all constructed of thick, high density foam and vinyl.

Here are the particular benefits of opting for interlocking carpet tiles.
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  • Fatigue relief when standing for long periods of time.
  • Comfort flex interlocking vinyl trade show tiles.
  • Beveled edges for safer entry.
  • Electrical wire channeling for safer navigation without tripping over cords.
  • Easy assembly.
  • Custom configuration options for any shaped exhibit space.
  • Eco-friendly – constructed of 100% recyclable materials.
  • Made in the United States.
  • Quick delivery upon order, even for custom orders.
  • Economical.
  • Convenient to pack and transport even in a small vehicle.
  • Lightweight and easy to manage.
  • Durable and easy to clean.

Rollable Bamboo

Natural and environmentally friendly bamboo flooring comes in an easy to manage roll that sets up in minutes. It is available in more than half a dozen neutral shade variations. Here are some of the reasons to choose a roll of flexible bamboo flooring for your next trade show:

  • Lightweight: 100 square feet of coverage weighs less than 45 pounds.
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    Rollable Bamboo

  • Durable economy.
  • Waterproof and secure with non-slip backing.
  • Can be used for indoor or outdoor locations.
  • Low profile for safer entry without tripping.
  • Available with a wheeled transport case for convenient delivery.
  • Bamboo is also a sustainable trade show flooring.

Rollable Carpet

For a classic, high-end exhibit space, quality trade show carpet is the perfect option. Available in several thickness options and dozens of color choices, carpet is always a classic, perfect for any trade show regardless of industry. Here is why you should choose the appeal of rollable carpet for your next show:

  • Quality that lasts without shedding or creating carpet fuzz.
  • Convenient “Ready-To-Go” packages available that include pad and travel case with the carpet roll.how to choose rollable trade show carpet
  • A la carte options to customize colors, widths and other options.
  • Secured with bindings and tacks for safe edges.
  • Can be customized with logos or graphics.
  • Superior fatigue relief.

Buy or Rent

Once the right floor has been selected, the next question is usually whether flooring should be rented or purchased. If a company plans to participate in multiple trade shows, a flooring purchase is probably the most cost effective choice. It usually only takes two shows for purchased flooring to pay for itself as compared to rental rates. You also cannot use advertisements on your trade show flooring if you rent. You will own a floor that will last for years with a little bit of care to protect your investment:

Rollable Flooring Tips

  • Recycle the core of rolled flooring from the original shipping package.
  • Clean it before packing and shipping.
  • Use appropriate cleaners that will not damage flooring materials.rollable-vinyl-wood-flooring
  • Securely strap down when rolled, particularly the ends, to prevent damage.
  • Before use at a show: attach a 3-5″ strip of tape to underside edges to prevent any damage when removing from showroom floor adhesives.
  • Trim padding to accommodate for 3-5″ adhesive strip around edges.

Interlocking Tile Tips

  • Clean before packing and shipping.
  • Use appropriate cleaners that will not damage flooring materials.
  • Supervise all crews while removing tiles.
  • Do not yank on tiles when removing.
  • Be sure to place some tape under your edge tiles, so that when double-backed tape is used to tape those tiles to the floor, that double-backed tape adheres to the  tape already on the bottom of the tile, not to your tile itself!

Making the Right Choice

All flooring options provide varying amounts of fatigue relief, which is important not only for representatives managing the exhibit, but also improves comfort levels for visitors. The different flooring options then create choices based on certain needs. Budget, size of transport vehicle and visual statement are just a few of the factors affecting a final choice where trade show flooring is concerned. If your struggling with making the right choice, give us a call – we’re happy to help!