Choosing a flooring solution can be an arduous task. There is a whole industry in itself for industrial flooring. Epoxy flooring is the right solution for many industries, but how can you tell if it’s right for your business’s industry? Here are a couple things to consider to help you make an educated decision.
Levels of Foot and Vehicle Traffic
Epoxy floors are known to withstand vast amounts of traffic. Whether its feet or wheels, epoxy flooring is up for the challenge. Evaluating your traffic flow and volume will help in determining the flooring solution that’s right with you.
Here are a few questions to help:
- How many people, on average, will walk this floor every day?
- What type of activities will the floors see?
- Will there also be forklifts, vehicles, and heavy machinery on the floor?
- Will heavy objects be moved along the surface (tables, machinery, etc)?
Epoxy flooring is a great solution for surfaces that see a high volume of traffic. To ensure they will endure the high traffic, a high-traffic urethane coating over the epoxy can also help the floor last even longer.
Durability and Strength
Based on the fact that epoxy floors can handle a lot of traffic, they are also known for their durability and strength. Epoxy floors are made up of a mix of resin and a hardener. When applied in multiple layers and with a thickness of at least twelve mils, the epoxy floor is now an impenetrable barrier that can withstand almost anything that comes its way.
The strength and durability of epoxy floors is proven by the types of industries that rely on the durability of its materials. Fire trucks that weight many tons are often parked in the stations on epoxy floors. Recreation and community centers rely on epoxy floors to provide a smooth surface for their activities. Airplane hangars trust the strength of epoxy floors as do manufacturing and warehouse facilities.
While there may be a few industries in which epoxy floors wouldn’t be a good fit, in general, the epoxy flooring solution works for the majority of venues, facilities, and industrial spaces. It is a great solution for healthcare facilities, restaurants, manufacturing floors and large warehouses. It’s also a good fit for education buildings, retail stores, and even aviation and transportation spaces.
No matter your needs, epoxy flooring is a durable flooring solution for a vast variety of industries. To determine whether your flooring needs will be solved with epoxy flooring, contact Liquid Floors for a free consultation.