As a plant manager, you want to make sure the flooring you’re installing fits the needs of your production facility or plant. Epoxy flooring is an excellent solution and tends to meet the requirements of most industrial facilities, regardless of whether it’s a production building or warehouse. Here are some aspects to keep in mind as you determine whether epoxy flooring is right for your facility.
There are many things to consider when installing new flooring and durability is consistently at the top of the list. Without a durable floor, what’s the use of installing it?
Epoxy floors are among the most durable on the market and will most likely be able to withstand whatever you put it through. Here are some examples of the types of industries that rely on epoxy floors:
- Fire Departments and Ambulance Services
- Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities
- Manufacturers of all industries – cars, food, dry goods, etc.
- Health and Fitness Facilities
- Airports and Airplane Hangars
- Shopping Malls
The list goes on, but what do these types of facilities have in common? They all see large amounts of traffic. Whether it’s foot traffic or vehicle traffic, epoxy floors are up to the task of remaining strong and durable through it all.
Each of these examples are large, expansive properties. Epoxy floors provide a seamless barrier on the floor, which means you’re not likely to have rips, tears, or cracking. There will be no need to replace cracked tiles, reapply grout, or worry about bubbles coming up from below the surface.
Epoxy floors are also incredibly strong. Depending on the variety of epoxy flooring, they can withstand up to 10,000 pounds per square inch (PSI). Note that concrete without epoxy flooring on its surface only has strength of about 4,000 PSI.
So, will epoxy flooring handle the machinery your plant requires? Yes. It’s incredible strength will also be able to handle a myriad of drops and scratches. Of course, properly maintaining your floor will also help it retain its strength and durability. For proper maintenance of your epoxy floor, check out our blog post: Correct Maintenance for Epoxy Floors.
With flooring, especially in an industrial setting, functionality usually wins out over aesthetics. But with epoxy flooring, you get form and function in one package. The look of an epoxy floor is shiny and seamless. It is also available in a variety of colors and can be personalized to fit your aesthetic needs. If you properly take care of your flooring, it’ll retain its sheen for years.
Epoxy flooring will fit the needs you require for the flooring in your production and plant facilities. It’s durable, strong, easy to maintain, and it’ll continue to look great, no matter what you put it through.