How Do You Choose the Best Industrial Flooring Option for Your Needs?

Posted on Saturday, May 16, 2015

How Do You Choose the Best Industrial Flooring Option for Your Needs?

When people think of flooring options for their homes, countless ideas come to mind. The style and material options are incredibly diverse, ranging from eco-friendly bamboo to icy cold stone.

And yet, when many business owners or property managers consider flooring for their industrial facility, they feel that their options are limited to working with their plain concrete and hoping for the best. Sure, concrete is a common and versatile starting point, but if you take the time to browse the services offered by an industrial flooring professional, you’ll begin to see that there are many fantastic ways to protect and enhance your floor's surface.

Now the question becomes: how do you choose the best flooring to meet your needs?

Industrial Flooring Options: Matching Your Needs with the Right Service

To help you begin the process of exploring your options, we’ve put together a list of questions/considerations for you.

  • Don’t rush - We understand the need for meeting deadlines and finding a solution as soon as possible, but it still is crucial to slow down during your decision-making process (at least for a little bit!). Take the time to really research your options, for both the products and professionals that you choose to work with.
  • Consider what will be asked of your floor - Every workspace is a little different, and certain industries have very specific needs. Your floors will inevitably be put through a lot, so consider what your new system will need to be capable of. Impact/abrasion resistance? Aesthetic quality/durability? Thermal shock? Does it need to be antimicrobial to keep you in accordance with FDA regulations?
  • Be wary of “band-aid” solutions - If your floor is in poor condition and you are tempted to try simply giving it an aesthetic upgrade, think through the long-term ramifications. If a car has a rust issue, you never would simply paint over it. Why? Because the larger issue is still lurking and will resurface again, worse than ever before. The same principle applies to your floor.
  • Get to know your industrial flooring professional - Many pros are happy to simply sell what they want to sell, but few are willing to really listen to your specific needs. Research and find a flooring expert who has a track record of consistent service and the kind of expertise that you can feel confident aligning yourself with.

Industrial Flooring with a Purpose

Here at Kaloutas's industrial flooring division, we have over 30 years of industry experience. In this time we have had the opportunity to help countless clients in diverse industries throughout NH, RI, and MA. It is always our pleasure to not only discuss options, but to find customized systems to meet even the most targeted needs. If you have any questions at all, why not reach out to us today?

Kaloutas is New England's premier contractor for commercial & industrial painting, flooring, and related services. Established in 1987, Kaloutas has become a trusted resource for general contractors, facilities managers, and building owners from Connecticut to Maine. Our team prides itself on high quality workmanship, jobs done on time & budget, and tackling complex projects that other contractors don't have the experience or resources to handle. Contact us today for a painting or flooring estimate, or give us a call at 978-532-1414 to learn more.

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