Concrete slabs that are not sealed are often insufficient to withstand the pressures of a warehouse for a long period of time. Under frequent load, concrete is susceptible to abrasion, sudden impact, and cracking.
Over concrete substrates, epoxy and other high-performance resinous flooring systems can usually be installed to repair surface damage and enhance the slab’s compressive strength, impact resistance, and load bearing capacity. Epoxy flooring can create a monolithic, virtually seamless warehouse floor surface that can withstand impressive loads and the wear and tear of industrial equipment like forklifts.
For warehouse floors that display finished items, for stores and showrooms that display them, for each of these uses, and every step in between, there is a need for a sustainable and effective flooring solution. A large volume of product is also stored in warehouses and other storage facilities each day. Considering these facilities are used to store products before they are sold, it is in their best interest to use the space efficiently and fit the maximum amount of goods into a given space. It is common for pallets of items to be stacked up or to be inserted into shelves to maximize vertical space in storage facilities. The benefit of this is that maximum storage capacity is achieved, but it can also place some unique demands on the floor surface supporting these heavy-duty activities.
Forklifts, wheeled cards, dirt, foot traffic, and infrequent cleaning are the main causes of heavy traffic on warehouse floors. Specialized coatings are necessary to endure this heavy traffic.
In any industrial setting, it is essential to have clean, durable flooring. Industrial epoxy floor coatings can benefit any work environment, including warehouses, factories, manufacturing plants and more.