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When Is the Best Time to Re-Do My Industrial Flooring?

Contractors working on industrial flooring When Is the Best Time to Re-Do My Industrial Flooring?

While high-qual­i­ty com­mer­cial floor­ing is built to last, even the strongest and best-main­tained floors wear down over time. Even­tu­al­ly, it will be nec­es­sary to re-coat, repair, and/​or replace your indus­tri­al floor­ing. That said, indus­tri­al floor­ing projects can be time-con­sum­ing and expen­sive, espe­cial­ly if they inter­fere with your reg­u­lar oper­a­tions. The ques­tion remains then: when is the best time to have your indus­tri­al floor­ing re-done? There are many suit­able answers to this ques­tion, whether relat­ed to your floor’s con­di­tion, your busi­ness’ brand­ing, exter­nal con­di­tions, and/​or your facility’s sched­ul­ing needs.

When Do You Need New Indus­tri­al Floors?

When It’s Been About a Decade Since Your Last Floor­ing Project

Indus­tri­al floors that have been prop­er­ly pol­ished or sealed and well-main­tained can endure a long time. In low-traf­fic set­tings, your facility’s floor­ing might last as long as 30 years before need­ing resur­fac­ing. In more active areas, how­ev­er, repairs and fresh appli­ca­tions may be need­ed every 5 – 10 years or so. If it’s been about this long since you last had your floors re-done, it may be time to have a pro­fes­sion­al exam­ine them and pro­vide an estimate.

When You See Clear Signs of Damage

Dam­age can befall your floors at any time, of course. Impact, mois­ture intru­sion, and shifts in the ground con­sti­tute the main abrupt threats to your indus­tri­al floor­ing. Some­times, the dam­age caused by these threats can be dif­fi­cult to notice. In oth­er cas­es, though, the signs are clear. Instances of mold indi­cate per­sis­tent water dam­age, while large cracks, div­ots, slopes, and bumps may sug­gest under­ground move­ment or impact. No mat­ter how long it’s been since you last had your floors done, these vis­i­ble issues should be addressed as soon as pos­si­ble to reduce safe­ty haz­ards and pre­vent larg­er prob­lems from forming.

When You’re Rebranding

There are oth­er rea­sons to re-do your indus­tri­al floor­ing beyond wear and tear. Your floors are an inte­gral part of not only your facility’s oper­a­tions but also its image. If cus­tomers and guests reg­u­lar­ly see your floors, you want to ensure that they make a pos­i­tive impres­sion. Invest­ing in fresh indus­tri­al floor coat­ings is a good way to refresh your busi­ness’ brand image, whether it’s sim­ply to pro­vide some smooth shine or some new col­or to match your rebrand­ing efforts.

When Con­di­tions Are Just Right

When con­sid­er­ing the best time to tack­le an indus­tri­al floor­ing project, you must also think about the pro­jec­t’s envi­ron­men­tal con­di­tions. Most floor­ing projects occur indoors where the cli­mate is high­ly con­trol­lable. That said, out­side tem­per­a­tures and humid­i­ty lev­els can still affect inte­ri­or floor­ing and inter­fere with indus­tri­al floor­ing projects. When things are too cold, floors con­tract — when they’re hot, floors expand. High humid­i­ty lev­els can also make the appli­ca­tion of epoxy coat­ings more dif­fi­cult, so dri­er con­di­tions are opti­mal. Whether your facil­i­ty is seek­ing pol­ished con­crete floors, epoxy floor coat­ings, or some­thing else, floor­ing experts will always pri­or­i­tize days that offer the best con­di­tions for the task at hand.

When Your Facil­i­ty Is Tak­ing a Break

Like any oth­er ren­o­va­tion, indus­tri­al floor­ing projects often get in the way of your oper­a­tions– maybe even more than most oth­er projects, con­sid­er­ing your facility’s floors facil­i­tate so many oth­er activ­i­ties. Try­ing to tack­le con­crete resur­fac­ing or repairs while things are in full swing can put your peo­ple in harm’s way, frus­trate cus­tomers, and inter­fere with pro­duc­tion. The best time to re-do your indus­tri­al floor­ing is when your facil­i­ty will already be slow­ing down or tem­porar­i­ly halt­ing its oper­a­tions. For many facil­i­ties (even those that run 247), some times of day, days of the week, and/​or weeks out of the year are slow­er than oth­ers — these are opti­mal for indus­tri­al floor­ing projects. It’s key to work with indus­tri­al floor con­trac­tors that respect your sched­ul­ing needs and do what­ev­er they can to get the job done with­out stop­ping work­flow, which could cost you pre­cious time and dollars.

Improv­ing Your Floor­ing when the Time Is Right

Indus­tri­al floor­ing projects are inevitable if you wish to keep your facil­i­ty safe, pro­duc­tive, and beau­ti­ful — the key is get­ting them done at the right time. At Kaloutas, we always aim to work accord­ing to your needs and goals. As such, we can com­plete var­i­ous indus­tri­al floor­ing projects safe­ly and effi­cient­ly while guar­an­tee­ing that your oper­a­tions don’t skip a beat. 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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