If you are running a factory or a warehouse, then you know first-hand how busy it can get. Pallets are coming and going, machinery is being moved about, vehicles are being loaded or unloaded, products are being made, and there are forklifts driving around all over the place. All this action naturally takes its toll on your factory floors – and that’s before you consider human footfall.
All this makes your choice of flooring very important. Incorrect flooring can cause trip and slip hazards, endangering your staff. Productivity may have to slow down whilst people take extra precautions. Furthermore, the wrong factory floorings can absorb spills, leaving unsightly stains all over the place and making a bad impression on visitors and customers.
As such, if you are looking to replace your factory floors, the first things that you will be thinking about are durability, longevity, and practicality.
There are several main choices for sturdy and economically wise factory flooring, depending on your line of business and the work you’re undertaking. Here are some of your best options.
CONCRETE FACTORY FLOORS
Concrete is a traditional factory flooring. Untreated concrete is very robust and cost-effective but its downside is that it’s pretty porous. If you spill liquid on a concrete floor, the chances are it will stain and look unsightly pretty quickly.
Also, concrete flooring can look pretty unattractive and plain, so if you’re prone to having lots of customers on site, this may not be a good option.
SPARTA-GUARD POLY ASPARTIC RESIN FLOORING
Sparta-Guard is a new type of Polyaspartic Aliphatic Polyurea floor coating that can come in different formulations to meet your requirements. These formulations can vary in the percentage of solids they contain the finish that is used, and their application.
Sparta-Guard comes in a variety of colours that can really make your factory floors look professional. Its colour won’t fade from sunlight exposure or under factory lighting either. As a material, it is really resistant to abrasions and staining, meaning it can last a lot longer, saving you money in the long run.
Sparta-Guard is robust and doesn’t get damaged easily by chemical spills or heat. It can also be heat cleaned, keeping it looking fresher for longer.
An epoxy resinous floor can tolerate a high amount of chemical spills and due to the fact it isn’t very porous, it is easy to clean. It is a good cover to add to concrete and can even level up concrete floors that are uneven.
This is an incredibly durable floor coating, making it ideal if your factory has a lot of heavy-duty work taking place on a regular basis. It is excellent at absorbing knocks and resisting wear and tear.
Despite being an ideal material for factory flooring, it is rather expensive when compared to the alternatives, so it is often only used in areas that need something extra strong.
If you are looking to get new factory floors for your industrial space, please get in touch. We are experts in the field and can help you make the right decisions to meet your needs.