Epoxy flooring is one of the most versatile yet aesthetically pleasing flooring solutions out there. It’s hard-wearing and durable properties make it perfect for industrial, commercial, and residential use cases.
This floor coating can be applied over concrete to improve its and visual appeal as well. Our flooring experts have installed epoxy floorings for many industrial establishments, like warehouses, manufacturing plants, pharmaceuticals, and many others.
Here’s why epoxy resin flooring is so important for your industrial facility:
Customer and employee safety
Concrete flooring is prone to cracks, unevenness, and becomes slippery after a while. Epoxy floor coatings help even out the surface for a seamless finish. What’s more, it’s applied in a single layer at a time, which helps reduce the chances of an uneven finish.
Despite its brilliant gloss, epoxy flooring is slip-resistant. According to research, slipping at work is one of the most common workplace injuries employees face. It’s even more dangerous in an industrial facility, due to the nature of the job.
Employee safety must be an employer’s number one priority when designing an industrial facility. Therefore, the choice of flooring is a huge priority.
As an extra precaution, you can have the epoxy coating textured to provide extra grip. Make sure this textured effect is done by professionals to ensure an even finish.
Cracked concrete flooring is not only a hazard for those working in the facility, but it’s also detrimental to the environment. This cracked flooring can allow chemicals to seep into the soil below. It also goes against EPA regulations.
Epoxy flooring is an excellent sealant for porous flooring like concrete. This moisture-resistant and seepage-resistant coating can prevent soil contamination at your industrial facility.
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, industries where oil sands and other hazardous chemicals are present must invest in secondary storage management systems in the event of a spill.
This secondary storage facility needs to be coated as well. Professional epoxy contractors need to assess the facility to provide the best options for the coating.
Longevity and durability
Concrete is known to chip off, crack, and wear out. Epoxy coatings for concrete floors help seal the porous concrete. This helps to keep the flooring together, preventing any further chipping off and cracking. Epoxy flooring lasts many years, since it is resistant to moisture and wear and tear.
Concrete is no doubt a strong material, but it too has a breaking point. Concrete flooring can be made more hard-wearing with the help of epoxy flooring. Epoxy makes your industrial flooring impact resistant and adds strength to it.
Antibacterial additives for specific uses
If your industrial facility requires sterile conditions to function in, epoxy floorings are the best option. The impermeable nature of the resin makes it easy to clean without risk of contamination because of accidental spills. Anti-bacterial additives can be added to the flooring mix to ensure it can inhibit antimicrobial growth.
Even industrial facilities need to look pleasing to the eye. Aesthetics help maintain the morale of employees. Stained and chipping concrete shows a lack of professionalism and a clumsy attitude.
Epoxy flooring options come in a wide variety of finishes, colors, and textures. They have a brilliant shine that looks inviting. Epoxy coatings can help make a good impression on visitors and routine inspection teams as well.
Epoxy floorings require little to no maintenance. To maintain the shine of the flooring, an additional layer of epoxy can be applied every two years. This process is quick to do and won’t affect your operations.
Regular cleaning of the surface can be done with a dry microfiber mop to remove dust build-up and wet mops can be used once or twice a week. Get in touch with CSS Coatings for your industrial facility’s flooring. Our experts can best guide you with industrial floor coatings for factory and office. Call us at 270-793-9069 for more information.