Why Do Wastewater Treatment Facilities Need Such Heavy-Duty Flooring?

Posted by Jamie Gillespie on Aug 23, 2016, 8:00:00 AM

Why do wastewater treatment facilities need heavy duty flooring? We'll tell you why.Building, operating, and maintaining a wastewater treatment facility involves a unique set of challenges when it comes to day-to-day operations. Choosing the right flooring is an essential step in protecting both employees and the larger public from issues with contamination.

Treating wastewater involves a complex and complicated process involving chemical, biological, and physical processes that take waste, separate solids, and treat the resulting liquid before releasing an environmentally-safe end product back into the natural landscape. As both residential and industrial effluent needs to be thoroughly treated, there are simply too many opportunities for contamination or injury.

Resistant to chemicals, corrosives, acids, and with a top coating that will ensure no liquids are able to soak into the floor itself, heavy duty flooring is built to last right from day one. For example, a chemical-resistant epoxy and slip-resistant floor coating system working in tandem will make sure of easy clean-up from spills in the work environment, while also helping to reduce slips and falls, one of the top 5 causes of workplace injuries according to Safe Nebraska (using the Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index).

Depending on your treatment facility’s unique needs, there are several different flooring options that may work for you. There is a difference in products and in pricing, but the common thread throughout all of these floor coating options is going to be durability and quality. Properly installed heavy duty floor coatings can and should last for years even with heavy use.

Why Focus on the Flooring?

Essentially, because when building a wastewater treatment facility, you need to invest in quality right from the start. Heavy-duty flooring systems, when installed properly by qualified professionals, last for years and require minimal maintenance in comparison to other system. Able to withstand the most extreme conditions, it’s your first line of defense against the possibility of workplace injuries if spills or leaks should happen.

Looking to Learn More? Give Us a Call!

Whether you’re interested in pricing a heavy-duty flooring system, need repair on an already existing floor coating, or you’re looking for further information on wastewater treatment facility flooring, CPC Floor Coatings is the company to call! We provide floor coating installation, repair, and maintenance throughout much of the Southeast and have years of experience working with clients in your industry. Give us a call at (864) 855-0600 or contact us online at any time to learn more!

Need a floor coating installation? We work with general contractors within a 300-mile radius of our Easley location!

Topics: Work Safety