Regardless of your industry, finding a flooring solution that stands up to whatever you bring its way is vastly important. Wondering whether your floor will tear, scratch or not be able to withstand your environment just isn’t an option. If durability is your worry, then installing an epoxy floor may be the best solution for you and your facility.
Epoxy floor coatings are created by mixing a resin and a hardener then applying that mixture to a concrete slab. This mixture can be applied to the concrete in multiple layers thus making the coating thicker and allowing it to become more durable.
An epoxy floor creates a hard and fast bond with the concrete underneath it. This bond offers a seamless and extremely durable flooring solution that is much stronger than plain concrete. To determine whether an epoxy floor coating is right for your industry, let’s consider the traffic, loads, impacts and environments your floor will face.
Epoxy floors are ideal for high traffic areas. They can withstand a wide variety of traffic including foot, forklift and vehicle traffic. Having a flooring surface in which you don’t have to worry whether the level of your traffic will harm the floor is great peace of mind.
A number of other flooring solutions may see wear and tear with a high volume of traffic, or require consistent waxing or recoating. Epoxy coatings, however, can endure various levels of traffic, and yet require minimal upkeep.
As we mentioned above, epoxy floors can take heavy levels of traffic, but they can also withstand a lot of weight. Found in airport hangars, fire departments and hospitals, epoxy floors can withstand very heavy loads of machinery sitting upon them without denting or scratching.
Typical epoxy floors have a flexural strength of more than 10,000 psi. If you feel you need an even stronger floor, there are also additional topcoat urethane coatings that make the surface even harder for environments that require more abrasion resistance.
Epoxy floors can sustain not only heavy traffic and heavy loads, but also heavy impact. Whether your employees are dropping materials or dragging equipment, epoxy floors can endure high impact and are tough to scratch, dent or damage.
While, of course, care should be taken with the flooring in order to ensure it lasts for years, the flooring can also take what you’ll bring it. If you do notice a dent or scratch, it is better to deal with it immediately rather than see it get worse.
Whether your industry requires extreme cold, or extreme heat, epoxy floors may be an appropriate choice for your warehouse or manufacturing facility. Depending on the type of epoxy installed and the actual installation process, some epoxy coatings can endure the harsh environments, including deep freezers.
There are also urethane and other top coatings available that will make epoxy floors perfect for your industry. Finding durable flooring for your facility is important. Epoxy flooring offers a solution that will be able to handle your traffic flow, heavy machinery and high impact environment.
With its ability to be strong and durable in a wide variety of settings, epoxy floors are an excellent solution for many industries and facilities. Contact Liquid Floors to learn whether epoxy floor coatings are the right solution for your facility.