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Which industrial flooring solution to go with?

Gary Heiler - Saturday, April 01, 2017

Whether you handle operations in a food processing plant or an industrial warehouse; the type of industrial flooring you choose will have a major impact on the everyday operations. Regardless, one would always want to pick the type of flooring that is durable, easy to maintain and robust. If you are having a hard time deciding which type of industrial floor solution to go with that will best meet your industrial needs, below is a brief guide that you might find helpful. 

1. Epoxy

Epoxy flooring continues to remain the top choice for industrial setups. The reason is because they happen to be extremely durable, strong, and resistant to abrasions. Because of their durability and toughness, epoxy floors provide a long lasting solution in a cost effective budget. This coating is made of a mix of liquid resin and hardener which forms a bond to offer concrete flooring with a layer of protective coating.

Epoxy floor coating can withstand the weight of heavy equipment like forklifts and other heavy-duty machines. The slip-resistance, chemical resistance, and bacteria-resistance properties further make it an ideal solution for industrial setups. Additionally, this type of flooring is super easy to clean and maintain. You can clean spills using soap or water or just a mop. You can even feature the logo of the business as well as other colors/designs.

2. Vinyl

Vinyl flooring is quite similar to epoxy floor coating in terms of being resistant to moisture and water. It is also available in a huge range of patterns and colors. However, these are the only similarities between epoxy and vinyl flooring. Vinyl can be a suitable choice for situations where a cheaper solution is required. However, it’s not the best choice for industrial settings where there’s a lot of heavy traffic on an everyday basis. They don’t have the enough strength to withstand a heavy load; neither are they as durable as epoxy. Vinyl flooring can be easily damaged. In addition to that it also requires a lot of regular maintenance and cleaning work.

3. Rubber

Rubber floors are suitable for industrial settings that tend to have a lot of heavy foot traffic. Rubber is a flooring material which is water, slip, and fire-resistance. It’s also shock-absorbent. They also provide excellent surface for people to walk on all the while working like a great insulator. The downside to rubber flooring is that it may require a lot of cleaning and can also sustain scratches easily.

Now that you know the key features of the three most common types of industrial floorings available, it should be easy to make a decision now. Ideally, it’s suggested to go with epoxy floor coating as it provides everything and more one needs in an industrial flooring.

 

 


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