Industrial floorings have to endure considerable amounts of wear and tear. Things like chemical spills, heavy foot and vehicular traffic, and scratches are very common for these types of floors. If you choose the right flooring, you’ll avoid accidents and won’t have to refinish or reinstall the floor too often. Here are some industrial flooring options that may be an ideal fit for you:
Epoxy is one of the most popular industrial flooring choices available in the market because it’s easy to apply and reasonably cost effective. Epoxy will also protect the concrete floor underneath from chemicals, oil spills, dents, and scratches. Epoxy coatings can easily last for 2 to 5 years based on how you use the floor and it’s easy to clean up and apply a fresh coat. This coating is slip and stain resistant, and is considered great for all kinds of industrial uses.
Polyurethane is a step up from epoxy and that’s reflected in its price. This coating is very durable and is highly-resistant to UV rays. You can easily expect it to last around 5 to 8 years in an industrial environment, especially if it’s not exposed to too much wear and tear. Like epoxy, it will protect the concrete floor underneath and is slip and stain resistant. Unlike epoxy, polyurethane isn’t easy to apply and requires some skill. However, once you apply it, you won’t have to worry about replacing it for a long time.
If you have some room in your budget and want durable flooring, you should consider polished concrete. This type of flooring will last for several years, if not decades, and can be very attractive. This is the best option if you have a large amount of floor space as epoxy and polyurethane can prove very expensive in such cases. Polished concrete is relatively impermeable so stains don’t sink into the surface. It is relatively resistant to moisture, bacteria, and other such problems. Polished concrete is also very versatile and you can choose between a number of finishes like matte or high gloss.
For information on industrial flooring options or to get an estimate, you can contact us at The Floor Company. If you’re calling from Ottawa and surrounding areas, dial 1800 461 3121. If you’re calling from Kingston, Belleville, Peterborough and Durham, dial 1877 277 9877. You can also email us at email@example.com or fill in this contact us form.