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Industrial Floors: The Ultimate Maintenance & Protection Guide

November 22, 2017

Whether you own or manage a factory, workshop, warehouse or a garage, you know that industrial floors tend to be exposed to damage the most, out of all the other indoor elements. Heavy objects, footfall, fluid spills and other elements tend to damage the surface of factory floors, sometimes irrevocably. So, how to keep the floor in good shape? Easy-peasy.

We are laying out a few awesome tips to help you keep the floor safe, and looking great at the same time.

Find the right protection from the elements

Spending a lot of time in the workroom that’s continually exposed to the elements, you want to find the protection against those elements, right? Our choice usually falls on the solutions that protect the concrete surface from any atmospheric influences while promoting a self-cleaning effect on the surfaces. Its finish is clear and it doesn’t change the appearance of concrete.

Ensure the workplace is slip-proofed

In the environments that tend to come in contact with slippery materials and fluids, protecting the floor against workers’ injury is paramount. And what better way to do that than make sure all the floors are turned anti-slip. Lately, there has been a range of anti-slip paints appearing on the market, and in a range of colors that’ll suit your work environment. If there are any ramps and walkways in your place of work, using the anti-slip paint for floor protection will save you a lot of headache.

Protect your surfaces with a primer first

Regardless of the paint you decide on for your finish, you want to the perfect base to make the paint last. We recommend using protective coatings and primer paint as the base prior to any further floor changes. Why? These types of paints are a durable, multi-functional paint option suitable for your industrial areas, high traffic commercial and even your home. Also, they are suitable for both interior and exterior purposes and are very easy to use. And – they’ll ensure all other paint coatings stick for extended periods of time.

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Make your mark

If the type of work environment you spend most of your time in calls for clearly marked areas on the floor, you need to go with a paint that dries quickly on concrete and has a long-lasting impact. There is a range of stencils, aerosol paints, applicators and more.

Protective epoxy paint has long been the top pick in protective coatings for concrete floors, along with masonry and steel surfaces at work and at home. Epoxy is a super strong material resistant to chemical exposure, abrasion, temperature change, extreme impact and fire, and it’s very easy to maintain and clean. To keep your floor looking bright and even add a high gloss coating and let your space shine!

Find the right factory floor paint

Every concrete floor needs special coating, and if you are working in an environment with one, you’ll want to ensure only high-quality paints are part of your factory floor protection. Medium to light floor use pairs perfectly acrylic solutions that are super protective and come in a range of colors, as well. As far as heavy-duty floor coating goes, more intense paints play a major role; when looking for one, make sure the paint is tough and waterproof, as well as resistant to chemicals. You want to be able to use it on walls and for lining tanks, too.

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