Department stores use different types of flooring to attract customers to a certain section of the store (usually a far corner that's not a high traffic area). It's a proven fact that shoppers are attracted to a different flooring in a store. Consider putting one of your departments on something other than concrete or tile. A natural idea for a hardware store is hardwood flooring. You can put your tools department on top of a hardwood floor to create a unique workshop environment.
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