How to Make the Most of Industrial Flooring Solutions
As a business owner renovating your workplace you’ll find you’ve many workplace flooring solutions to take note of. There are a number of considerations and factors to take into account when flooring your workplace, as there are when selecting flooring for a residential property, so you’ll therefore need to take these considerations into account when selecting the most suitable variety of flooring for your workplace.
Epoxy flooring systems
This flooring variety is commonly found in workplaces that require heavy duty flooring. Epoxy flooring is the flooring of choice in a variety of workplaces including abattoirs, chemical processing plants, factories, food processing plants and warehouses, as well as in areas that see a lot of traffic.
Epoxy flooring is abrasion and chemical resistant, comes with an anti-slip finish and is available in a wide array of colours.
Polyurethane cement flooring systems
Another popular flooring choice in workplaces where heavy duty flooring is required, polyurethane cement flooring systems are an excellent choice for heavy traffic areas and workplaces like chemical processing plants and warehouses.
Like other heavy duty flooring solutions it’s also abrasion and chemical resistant, durable and easy to keep clean, plus an anti-slip surface can be applied if required.
Colours are somewhat limited with polyurethane cement flooring systems, though due to the fact that they are used in workplaces like factories and workplaces this generally doesn’t pose a problem.
Rubber flooring systems
This is a wet poured, trowel applied flooring system that consists of granules which are mixed with polyurethane glue and it’s predominantly used in areas and workplaces where safety is of the utmost importance.
Some examples of areas in which rubber flooring systems are used include playgrounds, swimming pool areas and walkways, and it’s an apt selection for areas in which a durable, slip resistant flooring solution is required.
Rubber flooring systems are very easy to install on concrete bases, and even on bare earth, plus they’re available in a wide range of colours.
Timber flooring systems
Attractive, durable and comfortable underfoot, timber flooring systems are a popular choice in office environments as well as gymnasiums, halls and trade rooms, along with areas like dance floors in clubs.
Two installation methods are available when installing timber flooring systems over concrete, the secret nailing method or the direct stick method.
Hardwoods are obviously the timber of choice for timber flooring systems and a variety of hardwoods can be used. This is generally a more expensive flooring system, though it’s difficult to deny that timber flooring is among the most attractive flooring systems available.
Vinyl flake flooring systems
A popular choice for a wide range of workplaces including food processing areas, hospitals, offices and showrooms, vinyl flake flooring systems are an excellent choice as a flooring solution.
This flooring system boasts a wide array of features, including anti-slip properties, enviable durability and longevity, plus they’re hygienic, require little maintenance and they’re also easy to clean.
Selecting a flooring system for your workplace
There are many factors to consider when sourcing a flooring system for the workplace. The amount of traffic in the workplace is a consideration to take into account when selecting industrial flooring, as is the work carried out there, the materials the flooring will come into contact with and of course safety considerations – many accidents are caused by poor flooring selection.
Cost-effectiveness is another factor to take into account when selecting a floor for the workplace, though cost-effectiveness should always take a second place to safety due to what is at stake, so take such considerations into account when selecting a flooring solution for your place of work.
Author Bio: Madeline Varley is a freelance writer for Rospry Flooring, an epoxy flooring company that was established in 1973. Since then, the company has grown to become one of the leading providers of industrial flooring solutions in Australia.
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