When it comes to industrial flooring, you want to ensure that your flooring will stand up to the test of time, as well as any other tests you throw at it. Depending on your specific industry, there are many different tasks that your flooring will undertake for you over the course of its life. When you run an industrial facility, you don’t have time to worry about your flooring scratching, tearing, and being unable to withstand the elements. You need flooring that is durable and high quality. That’s where epoxy floor coatings come in!
What is Epoxy Floor Coating?
Epoxy floor coating is an extremely durable finish that is applied to a variety of types of flooring, including in the facilities of many of our customers, such as hospitals, factories, higher education institutions, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and many more. Epoxy floor coating is created by mixing resin and hardener, which is then applied to concrete flooring. Depending on your particular flooring needs, you can apply several layers of epoxy coating to make it thicker and therefore, more durable. When epoxy coating is applied to concrete, it quickly bonds to it, creating a floor that is significantly stronger than it would have been with just plain concrete. If you are still on the fence as to whether or not your facility’s needs warrant the durability of epoxy floor coatings, consider the following factors.
The Amount of Traffic
First, when you are considering contacting an epoxy flooring contractor to finish your concrete floors, think about how much traffic your flooring receives. Epoxy floor coating is perfect for high traffic areas because, whether it’s foot traffic, lifting equipment, or other vehicles, your epoxy floor coating can take it. While other flooring options would experience some damage from all this traffic, requiring re-coating and waxing frequently, that is not the case with epoxy floor coating. These types of floors can endure quite a high level of traffic without having to worry about constant upkeep. No scratches, wear, or tear to worry about with epoxy floor coatings; these floors will last for years to come with minimal maintenance.
The Heaviness of Loads
Not only can epoxy flooring endure higher amounts of traffic, it can also take a great deal more weight than other flooring options. Epoxy flooring is often found in airport hangars, in fire departments, and in hospitals because it can withstand the weight of so much heavy machinery without being damaged in any way. Typically, epoxy flooring comes with a flexural strength of 10,000 PSI and above. If you require a floor that is even stronger, however, this can be easily accomplished through multiple layers of epoxy floor coating, making the floor harder and more able to resist abrasions.
The Force of Impact
On top of heavy traffic and heavy weight, epoxy floor coating is also your best option for heavy impact. Many factories and other facilities need flooring that can take dropping or dragging equipment without being dented or scratched. Though your flooring will, of course, require some basic care to ensure its durability, in general, epoxy floor coating can take whatever you throw at it — literally.
The Harshness of the Environment
Does your facility require extreme cold or heat? Whether it is a warehouse or a manufacturing facility, some industries require harsh environments, and if this is the case for yours, it is advantageous to have us come and finish your floors with epoxy floor coating. There are specific types of epoxy, as well as specific installation methods, that ensure that your flooring can endure the most extreme temperatures, such as in a deep freezer. Additionally, we can add other urethane top coating over your epoxy floors that are appropriate for your specific industry. As an epoxy flooring contractor, we have the knowledge and experience necessary to help you select the right floor coating for your needs. Whatever your amount of traffic, heaviness of loads, force of impact, or harshness of your environment, epoxy floor coating can offer the perfect solution to your flooring needs.
At Aetna Integrated Services, we are proud to provide you with the durable industrial flooring you need in order to successfully run your facility. If you need epoxy floor coatings for your industrial facility, contact us today for a free consultation!