Industrial floors are built not so much for their aesthetic appeal, but more for their functionality. In choosing the right type of industrial floors, toughness, durability and versatility are among the properties that should be considered. Industrial floors are often exposed to chemicals, solvents, grease and oil. These substances are very hard to remove, especially if the flooring used is plain and porous concrete.
Ease in maintenance
Ease in maintenance is among the criteria that you will need to factor in when choosing industrial and commercial flooring. Because people would be busy with other heavier tasks, it would be good to have flooring that will not require a lot of cleaning. Avoid using plain concrete floors if you are working with greasy substances. Concrete is porous so chemicals are sure to seep deep into the concrete floor and would be nightmare to remove. The industrial floor needs hygienic and non-porous protective covering that will be easy to clean whenever there is spillage.
Durability is another important factor to consider when installing industrial floors. Because of the usually heavy operations on industrial floors, they need to be built with high durability. Find a flooring material that can withstand heavy equipment usage. The material should be heavy duty as well so that it will last long to avoid costly maintenance and floor repairs. Floors made of epoxy coats are very ideal for industrial use mainly because of their durability.
Functionality is very important to consider as well. Think of the materials that will be handled in the industrial operation. If there are chances of grease, oil or water spilling on the floors, there is that danger that the floor could get slippery and might cause accidents. Using rubber floors would protect workers from slips and falls, but these floors are not very good in repelling spills, so they would be difficult to clean and maintain. Tile floors may look nice, but they can be very slippery and therefore dangerous if you are using grease, oil and water in your industrial operation. 100% Epoxy Solids with a non-slip additive is ideal to use for operations that require non-slip floors.
Price should also be considered when installing industrial floors. You would not want your floors to take a huge part of your capital and operational costs. Look for industrial floor installation that is cost effective. Again, maintenance costs is where you can save a lot of money, so choosing a low maintenance type of flooring would help you a lot in your finances. Low maintenance will cut labour costs and will also do away with frequent repairs and replacements.