Museum floor

  • Publicatie datum January 30, 2024
  • Auteur Joost van Hulst
  • Laatst aangepast January 30, 2024
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As a flooring specialist, we at ICM Projects understand the importance of a suitable and high-quality museum floor. Floors for a museum must meet specific requirements to both protect the collection and provide aesthetic and functional added value to the space.

There are therefore several things you should pay attention to when selecting a suitable museum floor for an exhibition. We will tell you more about it on this page and will be happy to help you select a suitable museum floor for your exhibition space.

What requirements must a museum floor meet?

A museum floor must meet several criteria to create an optimal environment for the exhibition of art and cultural heritage. Some important requirements for a museum floor are:

  • Durability: a floor in a museum must be able to withstand intensive use and not wear out quickly.
  • Protection: the floor must protect the art objects against damage, for example due to shock, moisture or chemicals.
  • Aesthetics: it is important that the floor aesthetically matches the atmosphere and appearance of the exhibition space.
  • Ease of maintenance: museum floors should be easy to clean and require little maintenance.
  • Sound-dampening: floors in a museum must be sound-dampening to create a rustic space and atmosphere.

Suitable floors for use in a museum or exhibition space

There are different types of floors that are suitable for use in a museum or exhibition space. At ICM Projects you can choose from various floor types that are suitable for use in a museum. In the overview below you can see all the options for a museum floor:

  • Vinyl floor
  • PVC floor
  • Linoleum
  • Marmoleum
  • Polyurethane cast floor
  • Trowel floor
  • Concrete floor
  • Carpet floor covering
  • Hardwood floor
  • Parquet floor
  • Bamboo floor

Depending on the wishes and requirements of the exhibition space, different types of floors may be suitable. In some cases, a combination of different floor types is necessary to give each room the right ambiance.

What should you take into account when choosing a suitable museum floor?

Selecting a suitable museum floor does not happen overnight. It is important to take various things into account to ensure that you do not make the wrong choice.

To prevent you from this, we have listed some important things for you. This way you won’t overlook anything and you always choose a suitable museum floor for your exhibition or exhibition.

The floor is used intensively

A museum floor is often used intensively by visitors. Therefore, it is essential to choose a floor that can withstand wear and tear and long-term use.

Floor must be sound-absorbing

In a museum, a quiet environment is important to show off the art objects properly. In that case, a sound-absorbing floor contributes to a pleasant and serene atmosphere.

Creatively adapt to exhibition

Sometimes it is desirable to adapt the floor to the specific exhibition. For example, by accentuating certain parts or contrasting them. In this way, the floor can really become part of the exhibition.

Take heavy objects into account

When choosing a museum floor, the possibility of placing heavy art objects must be taken into account. The floor must have sufficient load-bearing capacity to prevent damage to the floor and art objects.

Temporary exhibition space or permanent museum floor?

Depending on the nature of the exhibition, it may be relevant to consider whether the floor should be permanent or temporary. Budgetary and aesthetic considerations play a role here.

Custom museum floor from ICM Projects

At ICM Projects we supply custom-made museum floors that meet all the desired requirements of a museum floor. Our floors are not only functional and durable, but also aesthetically pleasing. We understand that every exhibition is unique and that is why we offer custom museum floors that can be creatively adapted to the exhibition.

We also understand that choosing a suitable museum floor is an important decision. That’s why we offer expert advice to help you make the right choice. Our specialists have years of experience in installing floors and know exactly what to look for when choosing a suitable floor.


Joost van Hulst
Joost van HulstCEO

Purchasing a company floor does not happen overnight. A good floor is only the basis for high work performance if you and your colleagues function optimally in it. For that simple reason, CEO Joost van Hulst makes sure every project runs smoothly every day. We get to the bottom of things for our clients. From administrative offices to hospitals. Ready to perform? The floor is yours.

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