Why it’s not Worth Cutting Corners on your Industrial Flooring

By on Apr 24, 2015 in Industrial Flooring | 0 comments

Installing an industrial floor is a big outlay from the start, and one that if done correctly will prove to be a good long term investment for the future of your business. Consider that if you’re going to the expense of installing an industrial floor for your facility, then the last thing you want is to be plagued by problems with it further down the line if you have cut corners and not chosen the appropriate floor for your needs.

With such a wide range of flooring types available it’s easy to underestimate your requirements and pay the price further down the line with continuous maintenance from damage and corrosion.

The importance of layering

Industrial flooring is a completely different entity to commercial flooring as it requires multiple layers, such as moisture barriers, sub-grade layers, sub-base layers and load- bearing later that are designed to withstand the use of heavy machinery, exposure to concentrated chemical spillages and intense daily usage. Without the proper installation of industrial flooring this can lead to cracking and corrosion, which although repairable with products like the Epoxy Mortar Kit, doesn’t make for a cost effective solution.

Firstly, consider the intense usage that your flooring is going to withstand, for businesses like warehouses, factories and large chemical plants, where there is daily use of heavy machinery and heavy duty loads on site and highly concentrated chemicals you will need a robust and durable flooring to match your needs. There are products such as the Hydroscreed TG, which are specifically designed to cope with this type of industrial activity and ensure that you are operating a safe working environment and not putting your employees at unnecessary risk.

Look at the long-term gain

Secondly, it’s worth factoring in the benefits of putting in more for your initial outlay, to cater for business growth and increased business productivity and demand in the future. By installing the appropriate flooring from the outset that will be designed to not just cope with current workload, but a potential increase in workload further down the line, it makes for a more cost effective investment and should reduce the necessity for continual investment to cope with expansion.

Thirdly from an aesthetic point of view, by not cutting corners on your industrial flooring installation you can create a better and safer working environment for both employees and customers. A damaged and corroding floor that isn’t designed to cope with the current usage will not just make the area look shabby, but could also give off the wrong impression of your business.

Finally, for general peace of mind that you’re meeting health and safety and employment standards within your facility is of the utmost importance. Ensuring you and your staff are operating in a safe and well-equipped area in terms of flooring is simply good business sense.

For more information on how to decide on the right industrial flooring requirements for your business, why not get in touch with Ron Jon for professional and technical advice on the range of products available.

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