By Lifetime Epoxy Guest Author: Sachin Kumar Airan
If you are a warehouse of facility manager, you may be searching for the best industrial flooring options that offer all the benefits a commercial establishment floor should offer. You might be searching for the wrong solutions because you may not be aware of innovations in materials for industrial flooring, however. That might leave you considering the traditional commercial flooring options, which may be lacking some aspects you need.
You may consider the durability and non-porous qualities of floor resin options or the shiny look of a urethane concrete floor, but what will the floors look like several months from now? Rubber flooring is not the right option for industrial flooring applications for a number of reasons, even though they offer slip-proof safety for your employees. Tile floors can look stylish, but they can be high maintenance and get slick when wet. Is there an option in industrial flooring that offers everything commercial operations need?
There is an extraordinary flooring product for industrial and commercial applications that is highly durable and offers strong protection. It is hygienic, non-porous, easily wipes clean and there is no-downtime because it cures in less than an hour in temperatures as low as Zero! What's even better is that it offers a safe, anti-slip flooring surface that can withstand forklift traffic or harsh chemical spills and it keeps looking as new as the day it was installed for months and years later. Because it is easy to repair, it offers a long life of easy maintenance. It is industrial flooring that will last the lifetime of your commercial or industrial building. Does it sound too good to be true?
Silikal is a reactive seamless flooring product that contains enhanced MMA, but don't mistake this product for the standard MMA products that are on the market. The Silikal reactive resins are developed, manufactured, sold and installed to the strictest quality standards and environmental standards under ISO guidelines 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2005. You might not know what the difference is in some products, initially, but you can see the difference several months after they are installed!
When it comes to industrial flooring choices that offer the best protection for your floor and the most benefit to your pocketbook and your employees' safety, Silikal flooring has everything you are looking for. Not only is the easy maintenance and repair more cost effective, but consider the fact that Silikal flooring is the last floor you will ever need for your commercial or industrial building! In addition, your employees are safer, with fewer slip and fall accidents, which might mean lower insurance premiums.
Because it is more sanitary and hygienic, Silikal flooring is better for food processing businesses, but it is non-porous, which means that dirt, water or harsh chemicals can be mopped clean, without damaging the floor surface. Silikal flooring is available in a wide variety of colors and designs, to fit any industrial or commercial application. That means your industrial flooring will be easy to clean, yet still look new for many years, unlike any other flooring choices you might be considering. Silikal flooring will be the last flooring installation you will ever need to worry about purchasing for your industrial or commercial building, so you can see the potential cost savings it has to offer.
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By Morgan Peter
Industrial areas are one of the most dangerous. If you own or work in a building that is used for industrial purposes, then you know that you must always be on the lookout in order to keep yourself and other employees safe. There are certain things that you must always be certain of in order to keep the business running smoothly and as safely as possible under your watch.
Keep all areas free of debris. Anyone can trip or slip because of debris lying around in work zones. Debris can get sucked into expensive equipment which can make it malfunction or stop working entirely. This can present a hazard to any employee who has to work with the machine. Make sure everyone keeps their work zones clean and free of any debris. Provide ways to clean up the debris and places to properly dispose of it.
Clearly mark the floor for safety zones. People may not be aware of certain places they should never stand or walk. Heavy equipment may be used in those areas, and if someone is caught unaware that he or she is in danger, there could be real trouble. Make sure areas are marked with signs and even appropriate tape on the floor. Mark certain zones according to their level of danger and make sure each employee knows where he or she is supposed to be and which zones they should stay out of.
Only allow heavy equipment in certain areas. There are certain places in the building where no heavy equipment should be placed or operated. Heavy equipment can injure people very easily if it is not controlled properly or used for the right reasons. Mark these zones appropriately and ensure that all of your employees know where heavy equipment is to be stored and operated.
Make sure that all employees have proper safety training and equipment. No one should be allowed to work with certain equipment if they have not been properly trained, and no one should ever enter certain areas without the proper safety equipment. All employees should have access to the right tools needed in order to do their job. All tools and safety equipment should be in good working order and regularly inspected.
Do not allow workers to engage in dangerous horseplay. Sometimes people want to have a little fun and may start joking around or not paying attention to the job at hand. This is never safe in an industrial facility. Remind employees that they will have time for their horseplay on a break and where it is safe. Reinforce these rules when necessary as per your own company policy. Set a good example by being serious and paying attention to your own work.
Do not allow unauthorized visitors in the building. Occasionally, someone may stop by to visit the facility in order to see an employee or just to see what is going on. Never allow anyone who is not a trained worker in unauthorized areas of the building. They could become seriously injured, distract workers, or damage equipment or products. Escort them from the area and have clear signs in place that unauthorized visitors are not allowed.
Make sure all employees are aware of your particular safety rules. Your policies should clearly state what is expected of the employees and what will happen if an employee behaves inappropriately. Every employee should be trained properly on important safety procedures and what to do in an emergency. Everyone should sign these rules to acknowledge that they understand them, and you will rest easy knowing that your employees are serious about safety.
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By Steve A. Parker - Expert Guest Author, Lifetime Epoxy Industrial Floors
In business, it can seem like there is never a good time to install new flooring throughout an office, commercial property, factory or industrial environment. However, such maintenance is essential, and there are ways that you can stem loss of revenue and minimize disruption to production by avoiding these five commonly-made mistakes by businesses nationwide.
1. Not selecting the correct floor from a contractor during your due diligence period. Facility managers need to examine the working processes of the factory they oversee to ensure new flooring installed is fit for purpose. Flooring contractors offer solutions of varying strengths and duties, and one type of coating will be better suited to dealing with heavy vehicles and machinery than others without suffering damage. For example, you shouldn't opt for high-build floor coating with a thickness of 300 µm if the company's factory floor experiences considerable traffic of forklifts throughout the day.
2. Failing to treat substrates before installing new flooring. Your flooring contractor should offer to prepare and maintain surfaces that will underlay the new epoxy, elastomeric or epoxy coatings you install. Not only will this reduce the risk of unwanted complications and save time, but it will improve the quality of air in the workplace, with most flooring contractors using extraction systems to eliminate excess dust from the surface area.
3. Choosing a flooring contractor that doesn't have an understanding of your industry. If you are in the electricity sector, anti-slip coatings won't be what you're looking for - instead, you'll need to implement anti-static solutions that could include carbon-based layers, ensuring that your fellow colleagues can work in a safe environment with confidence. Installing flooring that is practical for your day-to-day operations isn't the only consideration either, selecting a solution which is tailored to your industry allows you to meet the guidelines and specifications of regulatory bodies with ease; commonplace in the food preparation industry among others.
4. Selecting a flooring contractor without appropriate case studies. Science can tell flooring contractors that polished concrete will offer an effective anti-slip surface that is easy to clean and won't scuff easily. However, without proven examples of where flooring has been implemented in a similar business environment, it's hard to know for sure. If you're an executive considering implementing a certain standard of flooring on an industrial scale, you need to know what you're going to be getting for your budget.
5. Double checking that your chosen flooring contractor has a sound knowledge of health and safety regulations. Any wiring that may run underneath or around brand-new flooring for your company needs to adhere to the stringent regulations of organizations such as the OSHA. Not only should your office flooring be functional of course, but it needs to be part of a wider refurbishment that will incentivize your staff to be as productive as possible.
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By Robert L - Guest Expert Author for Lifetime Epoxy Floors
When an Alabama industry seeks for technological advancement, it looks for the most innovate state-of-the-art production and maintenance facilities to edify its foundation. Although industry provides its customers with quality and value, it also needs to put as much pride in its facility as it does for its product. A Sluggish growth hinders success. However, one of the best ways to streamline your facility for both commercial and industrial is a new floor coating. We should not forget that concrete surface in a building bears maximum abuse, regardless of the type of building, whether it be industrial or commercial.
Concrete floors skirmishes abuse.
Concrete floors are porous and tend to create dust from the environment and hence, need some sort of protection regardless of where it's located. For many years, measures to protect concrete floors has gone from essentially nothing to a fairly sophisticated process of etiquette protective coating or surfacing in spite of the fact industrial floors take lots and lots and lots of abuse like deterioration or contamination, impact, abrasion, chemical applications and thermal shocks, nevertheless, a myriad of other properties such as aesthetics, wear, non-skid, chemical resistance, ease of maintenance, and physical performance calls for an instant consideration. To choose adequate concrete protective material for various conditions, epoxy and polyurethane floor coating will be best suited for resurfacing applications.
Over the years, Epoxy and polyurethane coatings are used to seal commercial and industrial concrete floors.
If you are focusing on coatings that are bonded directly to the surface and offer long term protection, epoxies are probably the best choice. A high build protective film is sealed over concrete floor to produce hard, abrasion-resistant finish act as excellent water repellent. Water-based epoxies harmonize well with concrete to provide a clear finish. Also it is sonorous, so do not allow trapped moisture to escape. Excessive moisture vapour emissions in floors can damage flooring installation. According to a survey in the US, hundreds of millions of dollars are spent annually to correct moisture-related problems in flooring. However, epoxy moisture control systems are designed to bring moisture emission rates to acceptable levels for the flooring provided it is applied in an adequate manner, which combats flooring failures, microbiological activity (mold and mildew) and other problems associated with excess moisture. Epoxy coatings are ideal for many different industries like food and beverage, clean rooms, manufacturing, pharmacy, bio medical, warehouse distribution, aerospace flooring and many more!
Polyurethane coatings are also recommended.
Polyurethane coating is thicker coating which form a high-build protective film on the concrete surface over high build epoxy and inorganic zinc coatings to provide it with high gloss finish with exceptional weathering performance characteristics. Not only, it is more applicable to surfaces subject to high levels of wear-and-tear, but also it provides excellent resistance to abrasion and chemicals so used widely in all industrial markets. It can be used for both interior and exterior concrete and is available in water and solvent-based versions and a range of sheen levels.
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By Budda Oliver
There are two primary types of warehouse floor coating that are used in Alabama industrial buildings: Epoxy and Elastomeric. These industrial facilities include airport terminals, automotive showrooms, facility maintenance plants and warehouses. Both epoxy and elastomeric floor coatings will provide a professional look to your facility, but epoxy tends to be the most popular - and for good reason. If you have ever been to an automotive showroom or facility maintenance plant and have noticed skidmarks or scuffing on the floor then it is apparent that the building manager did not choose an epoxy floor coating.
If you choose an epoxy floor coating for you warehouse, you won't have to worry about floor scuffing, scraping or skidmarks showing up. An epoxy floor coating for your warehouse will make your floor able to endure the tough environments on which the wear and tear of your fleet of warehouse vehicles would normally damage the floor without epoxy coating. Epoxy can withstand even the heaviest of vehicle usage, including forklifts and other heavy warehouse equipment. Furthermore, epoxy floor coatings are durable enough to resist chemicals, acid and abrasives that may be present in your warehouse. An epoxy floor coating can be installed easily, with minimal down time. The product is quick and simple to apply and will cure more quickly than elastomeric coatings.
It is imperative that the epoxy is mixed properly to ensure correct curing. Some epoxy coatings require a certain amount of time to be set aside between mixing and application, which is called induction time. Cleanup is easy when using epoxy floor coatings, so you won't have to worry about damage from spills or accidents. One drawback to using an epoxy floor coating is that it can develop a yellowish hue during the curing process. If this happens, there is nothing you can do to correct the problem. You will need to install a new coat over the failed one. However, when epoxy floors cure properly, it will provide your warehouse with a clean, smooth and shiny finish, which will convey cleanliness to your clients and workforce, as well as a scrub-resistant surface that makes for easy cleaning.
The sturdy and appealing aesthetic is especially attractive in a warehouse setting. Once the epoxy floor coating is installed, you'll notice the wonderful aesthetic appeal of the floor. It provides a great shine and its unmatched durability will enhance your warehouse environment. Your clients will see a professional and clean environment with a luster that outshines other industrial facilities and commercial buildings. Both epoxy and elastomeric floor coatings require careful preparation and application. Know how you want to use your warehouse space and take into account the amount of traffic, cleaning and environmental conditions to which the floor will be subjected. An epoxy covering will give your warehouse space a practical and attractive floor.
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