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How Epoxy Flooring Solves 6 Challenges Manufacturers Face

Machine carrying boxes in a warehouse. How Epoxy Flooring Solves 6 Challenges Manufacturers Face
 How Epoxy Flooring Solves 6 Challenges Manufacturers Face

If prop­er build­ing oper­a­tions man­age­ment is a pri­or­i­ty at your man­u­fac­tur­ing facil­i­ty, you like­ly know some of the ben­e­fits of epoxy floor­ing. What you might not know is that epoxy coat­ings have a vari­ety of appli­ca­tions and fea­tures that can prove a good invest­ment toward bet­ter indus­tri­al floor­ing main­te­nance.

Prob­lems Epoxy Can Solve

Poor­ly installed or com­pro­mised indus­tri­al floor­ing wastes time, los­es mon­ey, and risks the health and safe­ty of employ­ees and team mem­bers. Epoxy coat­ings are a proac­tive solu­tion to many floor­ing prob­lems that would oth­er­wise plague a man­u­fac­tur­ing plant.

  • Aes­thet­ic Issues: Epoxy coat­ings are smooth and aes­thet­i­cal­ly appeal­ing. If you’re look­ing to improve your fin­ish or repair imper­fec­tions, epoxy appli­ca­tion gives you more beau­ti­ful indus­tri­al floor­ing right away. Epoxy fin­ish­es are not always high gloss — they come in a vari­ety of sheens. High-gloss is the tough­est to get right, main­tain, and hide imper­fec­tions. A satin with glass bead aggre­gate is the most com­mon and most usable.
  • Wear and Tear: Epoxy floor­ing is known for its dura­bil­i­ty. It can with­stand heavy equip­ment, indus­tri­al appli­ances, and high foot traf­fic bet­ter than untreat­ed floor­ing, keep­ing chips and cracks to a min­i­mum. Epoxy fin­ish­es are also oil and water-resis­tant, which can pre­vent the mois­ture inter­fer­ence that would oth­er­wise cause dam­age to your con­crete floor­ing. Once installed, epoxy with a ure­thane top­coat is the fin­ished prod­uct. It can pro­vide years of ser­vice when prop­er­ly maintained.
  • Chem­i­cal Inter­ac­tion: Epoxy coat­ings are resis­tant to chem­i­cal inter­ac­tion and con­t­a­m­i­na­tion. Any trace of chem­i­cals on per­sons or equip­ment will remain on the sur­face of prop­er­ly coat­ed and treat­ed indus­tri­al floors. This reduces the risk of cost­ly dam­age from corrosion.
  • Bac­te­r­i­al Con­t­a­m­i­na­tion: Food prepa­ra­tion and pro­duc­tion, health care, edu­ca­tion, human ser­vices; these are just a few of the many indus­tries whose employ­ees, cus­tomers, and clients are at risk from the threat of bac­te­r­i­al con­t­a­m­i­na­tion as peo­ple, prod­ucts, and equip­ment moves across the floor. Anti­fun­gal and antibac­te­r­i­al epoxy coat­ings pre­vent the spread of bac­te­ria. More­over, they make clean­ing indus­tri­al floors eas­i­er. You can wash, san­i­tize, and ster­il­ize epoxy floor­ing reg­u­lar­ly, cre­at­ing a hos­tile envi­ron­ment for bac­te­ria and a safer envi­ron­ment for your employees.
  • Injuries and Falls: There are a num­ber of ways you can use epoxy floor­ing to pre­vent slips and falls in your indus­tri­al space. You can cre­ate pat­terns that denote appro­pri­ate paths and walk­ways (ver­sus restrict­ed or off-lim­its areas). You can add anti-slip aggre­gate to the epoxy and ure­thane to help you main­tain the fin­ished look of your floor with­out the haz­ards of a smooth finish.
  • Mois­ture: If a floor has not been prop­er­ly sealed, mois­ture can dis­tort the struc­tur­al integri­ty of your indus­tri­al floor. The result­ing dam­age (cracks, lev­el­ing issues, etc.) could cause prob­lems when it comes to mov­ing prod­uct and equip­ment. This dam­age could also increase the risk of employ­ees slip­ping and falling on an uneven floor. Mois­ture can also cause the spread of bac­te­ria, which could con­t­a­m­i­nate your prod­uct and your facil­i­ty. Breath­able or Mois­ture Mit­i­gat­ing sys­tems will also han­dle any vapor trans­mis­sion issues your con­crete slab may be sub­ject to.

How Does Your Floor­ing Con­trac­tor Avoid Risks?

No mat­ter how durable epoxy floor­ing is, indus­tri­al floor­ing main­te­nance (and some­times replace­ment) are nec­es­sary. Make sure your floor­ing con­trac­tor has the knowl­edge to prop­er­ly pre­pare, clean and install your epoxy floors. The right con­trac­tor will help you inte­grate your floor­ing needs into your pre­ven­tive main­te­nance plan.

Work­ing with Kaloutas means your indus­tri­al floor­ing repair or instal­la­tion project gets done with a zero-work-stop­page guar­an­tee. Request an indus­tri­al floor­ing esti­mate, or give us a call to get answers to all your project questions.

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 9785321414 to learn more.

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