Brighter and Cleaner work space with Commercial Floor Epoxy
In any industry there are certain demands that need to be met, many of which can be knocked out by using the right commercial epoxy floor paint. In your commercial work space you’re going to need to make sure you meet the following standards:
These three standards are easily met with good commercial epoxy floor coating for a few reasons. Let’s take a look at the benefits a good epoxy coating can provide and how it will help your productivity in both the long term and the short.
What is Epoxy Flooring?
To put it in layman’s terms epoxy flooring is a coat of paint. To expand on it a little further, it is usually multi layers of two part coatings designed for your commercial floor, capable of not only withstanding impacts, but also preserving the integrity of the surface for the foreseeable future. Epoxy coatings are many grades superior to conventional paints.
Cleanliness – This is a huge factor in commercial epoxy paint as your floor will be able to withstand chemical spills in addition to making for an easy cleanup. If you want to clean your epoxy floor, all you need is a mop and a bucket of soapy water. In contrast, with a typical concrete floor, you’d probably find yourself breaking out the industrial cleaners and making a complete mess. With epoxy coatings on your floor that doesn’t have to be the case!
Safety – In any industry there are going to be safety issues, whether they come from the machines you operate, the products you handle, or the environment itself. With so many potential problems, one that you don’t want to deal with, is your floor. Epoxy not only looks good, it is anti-slip, providing a high friction surface for the most demanding of industrial applications. As you traverse the factory floor, carrying heavy equipment or simply going about your everyday routine, you want to make sure you aren’t falling, or even causing others to fall. This comes right back to the cleanliness factor; your ability to keep the floor clean with little to no effort will contribute greatly to the safety of the work environment.
Aesthetics –When it comes to commercial epoxy paint we really cannot say enough about the aesthetics. First of all, you’re going to find that the majority of commercial organizations, (aircraft hangars especially) tend to use bright white epoxy. Why exactly? Because the white flooring actually amplifies the light that is cast upon it. With a bank of high end fluorescent lights hanging overhead, your floor will be extremely reflective and it will once again be safer. With the provided reflection it will be easier to work underneath vehicles and other pieces of equipment, giving you a clear line of sight and the ability to be much more productive. Not to mention it is just simply gorgeous!
Of course, the aesthetic benefits don’t have to end here. One of the most common applications for epoxy flooring as of late has been to color code the floors. While it would always be beneficial to paint the entire floor white, you can still get the same brightness properties from different colored floors such as light gray or off white. That being said, a very popular technique is to paint different sections of your establishment using different colors to designate various areas by painting the floor one color, and stripping it, or by using a different color topcoat over the basecoat. This is a great way to promote a better flow of work in your commercial establishment, and a great way to keep organized and highlight safety or hazardous areas.
Overall, commercial epoxy floor coating is an outstanding method of keeping your floors protected, and it is also great for making sure that your establishment remains free of contaminants and other problems that could potentially damage the product or even make your employees ill. Concrete is always the preferred surface in any commercial situation, but sometimes it needs a little bit of help, and that’s where a little bit of epoxy can go a long way.