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How to Choose the Right Concrete Polishing for Your Industrial Cold Storage

 How to Choose the Right Concrete Polishing for Your Industrial Cold Storage

Cold stor­age units are among the most impor­tant areas inside an indus­tri­al facil­i­ty, retain­ing valu­able and sen­si­tive mate­ri­als, keep­ing cold sup­ply chains run­ning smooth­ly, and pre­vent­ing var­i­ous health and safe­ty prob­lems. How­ev­er, the extreme con­di­tions with­in a cold stor­age unit can cre­ate chal­lenges for floor main­te­nance, instal­la­tion, and safe­ty. Tried-and-true floor resur­fac­ing mate­ri­als such as epoxy, don’t do well in these envi­ron­ments, as the cold tem­per­a­tures pre­vent prop­er cur­ing. For­tu­nate­ly, there are alter­na­tives. Con­crete pol­ish­ing offers an effi­cient, durable, and beau­ti­ful sur­fac­ing solu­tion that holds up even in the most severe cold stor­age settings.

Here are some fac­tors to con­sid­er to help you choose the right con­crete pol­ish­ing solu­tions for your indus­tri­al cold storage.

How to Deter­mine the Right Cold Stor­age Con­crete Polishing

Amount of Foot Traffic

How quick­ly a floor dete­ri­o­rates is close­ly relat­ed to how much activ­i­ty it must reg­u­lar­ly endure. In many facil­i­ties, cold stor­age units don’t receive too much foot traf­fic and are only used in brief spurts to store and gath­er items. Some indus­tries, on the oth­er hand, pri­mar­i­ly oper­ate in these cold envi­ron­ments. A pol­ished con­crete floor is a smart choice regard­less of the lev­el of foot traf­fic, but more inten­sive process­es and mate­ri­als (i.e., con­crete den­si­fiers) may be rec­om­mend­ed for more active floors so they’re less sus­cep­ti­ble to wear and tear and oth­er dam­ag­ing forces.

Types of Equip­ment Used

Foot traf­fic isn’t the only type of traf­fic that occurs inside a facil­i­ty. You must also con­sid­er the type of machin­ery used inside your cold stor­age facil­i­ty, how fre­quent­ly it’s used, and how it might affect your floor­ing. Heavy machin­ery can put a lot of pres­sure on con­crete floors, and even minor acci­dents can result in seri­ous impact, abra­sion, and chem­i­cal spills. Some con­crete pol­ish­ing solu­tions are bet­ter suit­ed for more haz­ardous envi­ron­ments, while oth­ers may strug­gle to deal with these threats.

Busi­ness Needs, Goals, and Operations

Your approach to cold stor­age con­crete floor pol­ish­ing will also depend on your unique sit­u­a­tion. After all, every busi­ness has dif­fer­ent needs, goals, lim­i­ta­tions, and process­es. Large pol­ish­ing projects can come at a con­sid­er­able cost, so you must deter­mine whether a giv­en process falls with­in your bud­get. It’s impor­tant to think about the long-term impli­ca­tions of con­crete pol­ish­ing as well — a floor that stands the test of time is often worth a high­er ini­tial cost since you’ll save on repairs and replace­ment jobs in the long haul. Many busi­ness­es will want to think about appear­ances, too. Just as epoxy coat­ings offer dif­fer­ent con­crete floor fin­ish­es, con­crete pol­ished floors can receive col­or using addi­tives. Before hir­ing floor­ing pro­fes­sion­als, ask them about their process­es and con­crete pol­ish­ing equip­ment so you can rest assured that the project meets all of your specifications.

Mois­ture Levels

Humid­i­ty lev­els are dif­fi­cult to con­trol with­in cold stor­age set­tings. And should tem­per­a­tures fall below the tar­get range, your cold stor­age unit can expe­ri­ence seri­ous mois­ture-relat­ed prob­lems. While con­crete pol­ished floors are rel­a­tive­ly resis­tant to mois­ture intru­sion, pro­longed expo­sure to mois­ture can lead to dye leak­age, efflo­res­cence, den­si­fi­er issues, and more. As such, it’s imper­a­tive that your con­crete floor pol­ish­ing con­trac­tors not only under­stand the poten­tial prob­lems fac­ing cold stor­age con­crete floors but also have the resources and skills to install, main­tain, and repair con­crete pol­ished floors as needed.

Pol­ished Con­crete Solu­tions for Cold Storage

Con­crete pol­ish­ing is only one of many floor­ing solu­tions offered by the experts at Kaloutas, and it’s often the best option for cold stor­age facil­i­ties. With so many fac­tors to con­sid­er regard­ing these mat­ters, it helps to have a knowl­edge­able and reli­able part­ner to walk you through every aspect and exe­cute every process effi­cient­ly. To learn more about us and all that we do, con­tact us online or give us a call at 9785321414 today.

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