Concrete flooring coated in epoxy is extremely durable, which makes it perfect for industrial settings. Epoxy concrete coatings can resist damage from chemicals, can be color coated for maximum flexibility and efficiency, can be modified based to fit the activity in the room around it and is highly reflective, which can increase visibility in warehouses and factories. These factors must all be considered when an epoxy floor coating is going to be installed in a workplace setting.
1. Color Coating
Epoxy floor coatings can be color coated in order to designate specific purposes for each area of the work floor. By creating “work zones,” you can control the flow of traffic within your site. Over time, this can reduce workplace accidents and incidents, and improve your company’s safety record. Color coatings can be used to direct workers away from high-risk areas and can even be used to create a continuous pathway through the building that can prevent visitors or clients from becoming lost at your site.
2. Chemical Resistance
Depending on the chemicals that your industry uses, your facility may need to provide extra flooring protection. Epoxy flooring can be customized with resistance to damage from spills and everyday use of harsh chemicals. Over time, this strength and resistance can prevent structural damage to the building.
Epoxy coating can increase visibility at a site without ever requiring additional lights to be installed. Its highly reflective quality can making doing intricate jobs easier and safer for workers, and can save money on electricity bills by reducing dependence on electric overhead lighting.
4. Flexibility of Purpose
Epoxy flooring can be customized to suit the purpose of the people using the site. For example, automotive show rooms require decorative finishing touches that make the epoxy flooring look beautiful while also giving it the durability to withstand constant pressure from heavy automobiles. By contrast, epoxy flooring in industrial kitchen and bathroom settings may require resistance to moisture and chemicals in order to protect the structure of the building and the concrete beneath the epoxy.
For more information about factors that you need to consider when choosing the right epoxy flooring for your industrial site, contact Liquid Floors. We’ll be happy to provide you with a free consultation and get you started towards finding the best flooring for your workplace.