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Benefits of factory, warehouse floors

The floor system used in factory / warehouse must have excellent wear and abrasion resistance. Flooring used in factories and warehouses must be strong enough to withstand heavy traffic and extreme temperatures. They must have excellent impact absorption property. They must be safe and easy for cleaning. They must also be cost-efficient and durable. Factory/warehouse floors must handle heavy loads. They must be impervious, seamless and has excellent light reflection property. Factory or warehouse floor must have easy installation and low maintenance benefits. Factory or warehouse floor with durable anti slip coating will help in increasing the surface friction property of the floor and preventing slipperiness of your floor.

Many types of floors are introduced using modern flooring materials, to particularly suit factories and warehouses. Concrete Floors, Epoxy Floors, Synthetic Anti-Slip Floors are some excellent floor types available for factories and warehouses. Choosing the factory/warehouse floors with correct choice of coatings is very important based on the benefit needed for type of factory or warehouse. There are many choices of floor coatings available to provide different benefits such as aesthetic appearance, cost efficiency, ease of application, easy maintenance, ultimate performance, stain resistance, excellent durability, high impact and abrasion resistance, and temperature resistance properties. Concrete Sealers, Common Concrete Paints, Urethanes and other Polymer Coatings are some of the floor coating types.

Concrete Floors are most traditional and very popular floors for factories and warehouses. Concrete floors are very strong and durable for use at factories and warehouses. Concrete floors are versatile and cost effective. But since concrete floors are porous, they are susceptible to staining and pitting. In order to protect concrete floors from pitting and oil/ chemical staining and to prevent them from damage due to wear and tear, they must be covered with protective sealant or paint.

Epoxy floors are great for factories and warehouses. Epoxy floors are more suitable for harsh environments as they provide maximum durability and performance even in extreme temperature conditions. Epoxy floors are made of solvent-free epoxy base coat topped with a polyurethane layer. The top layer may be chemical-resistant aliphatic polyurethane layer to give UV rays resistance property, or flat stippled finish epoxy layer to give low light reflectivity property, or textured epoxy layer to give non-slip surface and imperfection hiding property. Epoxy floors with semi-flexible epoxy coating offers the benefits of high impact resistance and chip/crack protection properties.

Synthetic Anti-Slip Floors are excellent choice for factories and warehouses. These floors can be laid over any substrate such as concrete, wood, ceramic tiles and even grass. Synthetic Anti-Slip Floors are made of tough polypropylene plastic. These floors are highly safe as they have anti-slip grip. These floors can support heavy weights. They are extremely durable and are comfortable to stand and walk on. They are chemical resistant, stain resistant and temperature resistant. These floors protect the stocks from the humidity or moisture on the floor. Moreover, these floors have UV-resistant property, sound-absorbent property, echo reduction property and noise reduction property. These floors are easy to clean and require no maintenance. Dry or wet vacuum cleaning is enough to maintain the floor. Pressure washing can be used if necessary. The most important benefit of these floors is the easy installment and removal means. Portions of these floors can be easily lifted up and replaced when repairs are required.