How to look after your industrial flooring
Industrial flooring needs to be able to stand up to a variety of heavy and harsh treatment related to high traffic, hard object and chemical exposure. Replacing your industrial flooring is a big job so knowing which industrial floor that will best suits your workspace as well as which products needed to look after it is very important.
Types of industrial flooring
There are various types of industrial flooring available, the main types being, epoxy, rubber, vinyl and polished concrete, each one coming with their own list of pro’s and cons as well as maintenance and cleaning needs.
Epoxy flooring is one of the more popular options in industrial flooring due mostly to its very high durability. Epoxy flooring is made from a process that combines liquid resins and solidifying hardeners that results in one of the most durable surfaces available
Rubber flooring is an ideal surface for areas that experience a high amount of foot traffic. It is water and fire resistant as well as being able to provide a soft cushioned surface to walk on. The downside to rubber flooring is that it requires a lot of cleaning and can scratch easily.
Vinyl flooring is low cost, easy to install, looks fantastic and is available in a wide variety of colours and patterns, as well as being moisture resistant. Vinyl flooring does however require regular cleaning and maintenance and does not hold up great to heavily trafficked or machined areas.
Polished concrete is extremely durable and is able to resist bacteria, stains, spills and even dust mites, and it generally has a very long life span. Vinyl flooring is very popular in workspaces dealing with the use or production of chemical agents.
Although most industrial type flooring can be repaired should damage occur, it is always best to make sure that you are giving your flooring all the protection it needs by applying or using epoxies and primers etc. RonJon Damp Proof Membrane and Damp Surface Primer for example will provide a dust proof, pinhole free moisture barrier and chemical resistant surface that can be kept clean easily, and can be applied to recently laid or refurbished concrete floors. RonJon Damp Proof Membrane and Damp Surface Primer can be easily applied by roller or brush and typically dries in less than 24 hours.
Because industrial flooring takes substantially more abuse than other types of flooring due to the high traffic and general workplace wear and tear involved, using a few capfuls of pine cleaner in a bucket will simply not do the job. Industrial flooring requires industrial strength cleaning agents that are specifically formulated to remove grease, oil, paints and chemicals etc. RonJon Resins is a company that offers a great selection of high quality cleaning solvents to use on a variety of different types of industrial floors and surfaces.
Cleaning your industrial flooring on a regular basis will not only keep it looking nice, it will help to keep a healthy environment in your workspace.