Sep 16, 2015
When it comes to concrete flooring, many people picture nothing but hard gray stone that offers an inferior, unfinished look. However, while cement and concrete are used in this manner, there are some truly incredible ways you can improve the look of your industrial floor without spending much money on the project.
Sure, if you have a concrete floor you can always leave it looking dull and gray. However, it is not going to defend against stains and slipping. That is why you need to consider finished cement flooring options. Polished concrete flooring, epoxy flooring, decorative flooring and other options provide you with different looks, textures and designs, all of which are less expensive than having a brand new floor installed and yet it provides a higher quality flooring opportunity.
Perhaps you don’t need anything too extensive but you’d like a different color to your concrete and want to move away from the hard cement look. A polished concrete flooring system works great for this. It offers a new color and makes the flooring look far from your ordinary cement and concrete floor. With this kind of look, you can improve customers while having a floor that is easy to maintain and easy to clean.
The epoxy concrete flooring system takes the traditional concrete flooring to the next level. There is an additional layer of epoxy placed on top of the flooring. This protects the concrete and prevents stains from forming on the floor. It is easier to clean up, which also allows you and your employees to avoid slips and injuries that might come from such a slip. Also, additional material can be mixed in with the epoxy. Small chips may be added to offer a bit more texture and grip to the flooring while also adding interesting designs to the flooring as well.
Whatever you look for, if you want to save money, improve the appearance of your industrial sight and still maintain an exceptionally beautiful looking facility, all you need to do is look at the different concrete flooring options. From stains to epoxy and resins, there is a way to improve the safety of your building, the appearance and the quality of the flooring without high costs.
Sep 9, 2015
Safety is one of the top concerns of your industrial plant. It doesn’t matter if you are manufacturing car parts or planters for house plants, maintaining a level of safety for your employees is a must. Of course, you take all of the necessary precautions, ranging from having safety railings installed, following specific protocols and performing everything you need to in order to keep the plant safe. One area that is often overlooked though is the industrial floor. The floor is an area not only the majority of your workers are located throughout the day, but a large number of injuries occur due to the flooring. Simple concrete flooring is not enough to protect your employees and to prevent injuries. In order to do this, you need to look for new flooring options that not only save you money but improve the safety levels of your employees as well.
Chances are, all of the flooring of your industrial building is concrete. Unforgiving to equipment and to humans when spills occur. Concrete also can become slippery and when cement floors crack and crumble, they take a toll on your forklifts and other equipment.
So, you stick with the cement. What are you suppose to do with it now? There are several options for the industrial floor at your disposal. If you just want to change the color of the flooring and improve the stain resistance, a polished concrete floor gives you this option. It improves the appearance of the flooring while also boosting the stain protection. Epoxy concrete floor systems help reduce any slipping and stain absorption as well. With the introduction of advanced materials a textured feel and appearance can provide additional safety from spills. Additionally, epoxy adds a level of protection so nothing soaks into the concrete. This is fantastic if you work with liquids and chemicals.