What Floor Coatings Can Withstand a Chemical Environment?

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Sep 13, 2016, 8:00:00 AM

what-floor-coatings-can-withstand-a-chemical-environment.jpgWorking within a chemical environment often involves a greater attention-to-detail. Corrosion or contamination of even generally benign chemicals can cause worry or panic in employees, managers, and even in the public. The best way to protect your business, the environment, and employees when running a facility that works often with dangerous chemicals? Focus on safety from the ground up.

Whether you’re the owner of the business or simply in charge of day-to-day operations as a facility manager, you’ve probably thought before about what type of floorings can best withstand a heavy chemical environment. Today, we’d like to answer this question for you and get you started on the path to a truly safe workplace facility.

Types of Flooring

The first and most important qualification you’ll be looking for when choosing the flooring for your facility is its ability to withstand extreme chemicals. Whether the chemicals involved are acidic, alkaline, or corrosive, you’ll need serious strength.

Chemical-resistant epoxy floor coating can provide that strength. These types of flooring has the capability to withstand just about any chemical environment, boasts a unique longevity that sets it above other flooring choices, and prevents potential chemical corrosion or dangerous reactions from occurring. But, they are not all the same! For example: If you’re needing protection from a corrosive versus an acidic material, just any or one type of epoxy coating may not perform as intended. Make sure your coatings installation contractor is asking you the right questions and offering the right products.

On top of its other benefits, it’s also easy to clean and sanitize, helping to keep your employees safe. Chemicals cannot penetrate the top of properly selected and installed coating systems, so only surface cleaning should be needed, keeping clean-up quick and secure.

Need Chemical-Resistant Flooring For Your Facility? Give Us a Call!

When installing flooring in a facility that will be working with serious chemical environments, you deserve to work with a company that keeps your safety and interests in mind. CPC Floor Coatings combines years of experience with an emphasis on professionalism and customer service, installing, repairing, and maintaining high-quality floor coatings throughout much of the Southeast. Give us a call at (864) 855-0600 or contact us online at any time to learn more or schedule your consultation!

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