Why should you choose epoxy floor coatings for your workplace?

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Oct 5, 2015 11:24:44 AM

Epoxy-2Whether you work in an industrial shop, warehouse, manufacturing plant, commercial garage, or just have a large concrete surface in your facility, an industrial epoxy floor coating can add new levels of functionality and appeal.

Here are just some of the excellent benefits of a professionally applied industrial epoxy coating:

Long-Lasting Protection

Concrete and metal flooring may be hard, but they are not indestructible. Years of foot traffic and supporting heavy equipment can lead to surface-level damage (such as spalling or excessive cracking) or even structural deterioration at a deeper level.

Epoxy coatings provide a protective layer on the surface of the flooring, acting as a solid barrier against physical and chemical damages. Epoxy by nature has a measure of surface flexibility that absorbs impacts and redistributes forces that would normally damage flooring. The result is less breakage and greater workplace safety due to an undamaged floor.

Easier Maintenance

Sweeping dust and debris off of untreated concrete is not always easy and cleaning up spills can be a nightmare. The porous nature of concrete means that grease, oil, and chemicals can be absorbed into the floor before you have time to remove them. Repeated exposure can saturate these areas, causing stains and potentially harboring odors and even bacterial growth.

An epoxy floor coating resists this effect by keeping contaminants at the surface level. The spill-resistant, non-porous surface makes it easy to clean up liquids, oils, chemicals, and solids using conventional means. There is no need to deep cleanse your floor several times a year with an epoxy floor coating.

Specialty Applications

Industries with specialized needs can find an epoxy coating to suit them, including slip-resistant floor coatings, coatings that are resistant to strong chemicalsanti-static (ESD) floors and countless other varieties that can do things regular floors simply cannot.

Get the Look You Need

Image is everything, even when you work in an industrial building. Having B2B customers, regular clientele, or other important business parties come visit means it’s important to make a good impression. Epoxy floor coatings give hard surfaces a professional luster and are available in a wide range of patterns and colors. They can visibly clean and brighten what might otherwise be a dingy space.

Epoxy coatings also improve a concrete floor’s light reflectance value, improving visibility and safety. Epoxy can also be used for 5S organization or other floor striping projects to help dictate workflow around the building, improving efficiency and worker safety.

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Topics: Industrial Floor Coatings