Because concrete floors are not designed to endure the extreme conditions of an industrial environment, the damages they suffer from being exposed to abrasion, wear, impact or chemical or thermal shock can result in major risks for the safety of both workers and general public. Cracks and holes, dust and uneven surfaces represent potential hazards for those working in an industrial environment, as well as for the final users of their products or services.
Food and beverage companies, as well as pharmaceutical industries, need to ensure their products are not contaminated by external agents; likewise, aerospace and automotive industries, need strong, resilient floors, able to endure continuous exposure to chemicals and spillages from hydraulic fluids and fuels.
Even though each industry has its particular needs, industrial coatings are a must for all of them in order to ensure the wellbeing of employees and the best results for their final products. Industrial floor coatings prevent concrete floors from breaking, cracking and absorbing stains and fluids. They also prevent floors from forming dust and provide a much easier maintenance so industries like food and beverage can meet the registered safety standards required to manufacture and store their products.
However, safety not only refers to work environments when it comes to floor coatings. A high percentage of the demand of industrial flooring comes also from the commercial and leisure industries, which need to provide safe environments for the general public too. In that case, flooring materials such as Epoxy provide anti-slip coating features which ensure the best grip for customers and vehicles at parking garages, shopping centres, spas, gyms, etc. These coatings offer as well a wide range of colours and textures to cover the basic safety needs for commercial businesses, such as guidance to fire exits or delimitation of safety areas.
Guaranteeing the durability of a concrete floor by choosing the right coating material not only improves its strength and resistance to the wear and tear of the industrial environment, but also makes it safe for those working in the industry; for the products manufactured, stored or sold by it; and for the general public. A floor which is easy to clean and maintain; which is resistant to impact, chemicals and spills; which can be washed at high temperatures or using steam systems without cracking, chipping or flaking is always the best preventive solution when it comes to guarantee the safety of all its users.
Offering high strength and resistance, hygiene and anti-slip floor coating features, industrial floor coatings help businesses maintaining the highest safety standards
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