Flooring is an important consideration for commercial spaces. As a business owner, you need to take into account the cost, visual appeal, safety, durability, and much more when choosing a flooring option for your facility.
Manufacturing businesses have large warehouses that store their products and give their employees a space to work efficiently. The flooring option chosen is, therefore, essential to the company.
Polished concrete flooring and epoxy are the two main contenders when it comes to flooring for warehouses. Our experts can help you decide which flooring option is best for your warehouse:
Differences between epoxy and polished concrete flooring
The foundation for both flooring options relies on concrete that’s laid out well and has been allowed to dry for an adequate amount of time. The flooring surfaces they provide, however, are suited to different environments.
Polished concrete gets its texture and unique surface with the help of industrial polishing heads and grinding machines. These are applied to the concrete floor first to smooth it down and then give it a burnished surface.
Epoxy flooring, on the other hand, is made of epoxy resins. Epoxy in its liquid form is poured onto the concrete slab, followed by hardeners, and allowed to cure. The epoxy coating forms a durable, non-porous, impact-resistant coating on the concrete with a brilliant shine.
When it comes to budget, epoxy flooring is known to be a cost-efficient option, especially since it lasts many years. If you find it’s shine has dulled down over time, an additional layer of epoxy can be added to restore its reflective shine.
Benefits of epoxy flooring for warehouses
Protection of assets (equipment)
Warehouses hold expensive equipment as well as manufactured products. Untreated floors can begin to erode due to its porous nature. Cracks begin to form, which eventually turn into potholes that can damage forklifts and other equipment used. These potholes and uneven surface of the ground is also a hazard for employees. They can easily trip and suffer serious injuries, especially if they’re moving things around in the warehouse or dealing with chemicals.
Epoxy floors are naturally dust-proof. The smooth surface of the floor is resistant to dust, making it super easy to keep clean. A clean warehouse provides a safe and hygienic environment to store goods. This is especially useful for pharmaceutical and food and beverage businesses.
Uncoated floors accumulate much more dust buildup, which can contaminate manufacturer products and trigger allergies of workers. Epoxy floors can easily be cleaned since they don’t hold onto dust. Dust and debris can be easily swept off, while caked-on dirt can be removed with a soft cloth.
Benefits of polished concrete flooring
While concrete is known for its strength, its strength can be improved with the help of concrete polishing. Polished concrete is known to be 40% harder than regular concrete. The process of polishing the concrete with specialized equipment reduces the porousness of the concrete, giving it a compact surface. Polished concrete can take a great deal of weight, which is essential for a warehouse. The process of getting it to that stage, however, is quite intensive.
We, at CSS Coatings, provide durable and low-cost floor options for your commercial warehouse, get in touch with us to have epoxy floors installed. Our epoxy floors are not only easy to maintain but will also last your business many years. Our experts can customize this flooring option in any way you like in accordance with your color palette. We also provide metallic epoxy flooring for businesses in Florida. Other than epoxy, our company also offers MMA flooring, as well as moisture mitigation and thin mil application. Contact us at 270-793-9069 for a quote or for any queries regarding our services.