Durable Flooring Solutions for the Manufacturing Industry
For many manufacturing facilities, the primary focus is on the workflow patterns of the floor rather than on the floor itself. A smooth and well-maintained surface increases functionality, efficiency, and safety.
An industrial floor that is unable to withstand the daily wear and tear from heavy machinery, chemical spills, impacts, and high heat will soon begin to deteriorate. This erosion can lead to a total replacement of the concrete slabs, environmental issues, or a whole variety of other potentially dangerous problems. Liquid Floors offers a variety of protective coatings based on the specific needs of the individual manufacturing facility.
Choosing the Right Flooring for Your Manufacturing Plant
When planning for a new manufacturing facility, or a much-needed update of an existing space, choosing the correct flooring is critical. You may think that all floors are created equal, but nothing could be further from the truth. Deciding on what type of flooring to use in your industrial manufacturing facility can be a difficult task—however, choosing the correct flooring today will save you money and headaches down the road.
In general, preventing damage is much easier than repairing it after it occurs. If the floor is an especially hard surface such as concrete, you may think that it is virtually indestructible. In fact, uncoated concrete can easily be damaged by metal equipment that leaves grooves and gouges in the surface. When choosing a floor, consider all of the wear and tear that it will undergo for years to come.
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Benefits of Liquid Floors’ Manufacturing Flooring Solutions
Your facility likely faces a daily attack of wear and tear, heavy equipment, foot traffic, chemicals, oils, or other abuses. Floor coatings not only protect your flooring from wear and tear and damage, they also make your floors look beautiful. Here are some of the many benefits of floor coatings:
As is true of most manufacturing facilities, constant wear and tear is the rule rather than the exception. Epoxy floor coatings are made to protect your floor from the damage that comes with the day-to-day operations of a working facility. Heavy duty industrial floor coatings provide a layer of protection between your cement and your equipment, people and chemicals, oils and debris that come in contact with your concrete floors on a daily basis.
Whether your manufacturing facility is a business where chemicals are regularly present in the day-to-day operations, or whether they be from equipment or vehicles present, concrete floor coatings can stand up against harsh chemicals.
Regular maintenance is critically important to ensure the long life of any floor. Choosing a flooring surface that is easily maintained will allow you to protect your investment for years to come. Floors without epoxy coatings risk staining and can be difficult to clean. Epoxy floor coatings provide your cement floors an easy to clean and maintain surface which in turn ensures the safety of your facility while preserving its beauty.
Epoxy floor coatings allow you to design a flooring system that looks amazing, but also serves a purpose. Your floor can be designed in any number of ways, whether you need line striping to create specific areas within your facility or you want to indicate some areas as off-limits or more dangerous than others, all of this is possible with epoxy floor coatings. Plus, the look of your new epoxy floor will incite a feeling of pride and care within your facility. This is just one of the many fringe benefits of utilizing epoxy floor systems in your facility.
Types of Manufacturing & Shop Floor Coatings
The concrete polishing process results in a smooth, shiny surface that no longer requires waxing or buffing. The final product is also highly resistant to chipping and cracking for improved safety. With varying levels of light reflectivity available, polished concrete floors always look immaculate and beautiful if they are well maintained. They are also resistant to water and oil spills while also decreasing the amount of cleanup time required for other types of chemical spills like bleaches and solvents.
Epoxy coated flooring systems provide a significantly higher level of protection and resistance to spills. For manufacturing facilities that use extremely harsh chemicals and acidic compounds, the epoxy coatings are the most economical and durable choice (each facility needs to specify the proper epoxy to protect against their chemicals). They are also impact resistant while providing improved anti-skid safety properties all in one complete package. Epoxies can also be applied in a variety of different colors and textures, helping to clearly identify individual work areas and preferred traffic patterns for improved safety and efficiency.
Urethane Floor Coatings
Urethane coatings area an added coat on top of the epoxy. This type of industrial flooring system has a slightly faster application process and is great for additional wear protection. And like epoxy coatings and concrete polishing techniques, urethanes offer varying levels of light reflectivity. For manufacturing plants in need of the highest levels of protection against chemical spills and daily wear and tear, Liquid Floors can combine the urethane coating over our epoxied flooring system to provide maximum durability.
Find the Best Concrete Floor Coatings for Your Manufacturing Workshop, Plant, or Facility
Most managers of manufacturing facilities are not experts in industrial flooring and protection. In fact, the advancements in this technology are occurring so rapidly that it would be nearly impossible for the average business owner to stay informed. Contact the experts at Liquid Floors. With our comprehensive warranty and highly flexible scheduling options, we’ll be happy to meet with you for a free consultation to discuss the best possible coatings based on the unique needs of your manufacturing plant.
To learn more about how epoxy floors and floor coatings can benefit your manufacturing facility, contact Liquid Floors.