People often forget the importance of epoxy flooring, even though it is a particularly helpful and useful industrial tool. In reality, it serves a number of different purposes that increase the efficiency and safety of workers in an industrial setting, while also lasting for incredibly long periods of time with little need to worry about upkeep and preventative maintenance. Add to that the ease of installation that will not significantly impact working conditions, and you have an industrial solution that every company in every industry should consider and install.
Epoxy Flooring Adds Safety in Dangerous Places
Epoxy flooring has a number of important functions that can be drastically important in an already dangerous or hazardous work environment. Most industrial settings already have a number of safety precautions in place; nevertheless, this particular precaution can still save time and money as well as prevent needless injury.
Epoxy isn’t generally used everywhere, just in the places where it will be most useful. For example, one of its most popular uses is as a high traction surface. It can be painted on concrete. It is highly textured so that workers don’t have to worry about slipping as much. The increased gripping power is especially good in places where the floor is likely to be wet, on loading docks, and on ramps where it serves the added benefit of making it easier to push rolling carts upward, and a good surface for forklift wheels to grab on to, as well.
Moreover, epoxy is seamless and non-porous, so it creates a water tight cover on a surface that can protect it from moisture damage. This is especially good if you have a concrete floor that has been broken in some way and has cracks. The cracks can be repaired, and then the epoxy can be applied over the repaired cracks, creating a seal and preventing future damage.
If that wasn’t enough, epoxy as a material is resistant to acids and chemicals, so using it on the floor will help protect from leaks and spills that might cause problems either immediately or slowly over time. In this case, the flooring choice becomes a preventative measure as well.
There are, of course, other benefits to an epoxy coating on a floor. For example, in high traffic areas, having this added layer of protection can reduce wear and tear on the floor itself, keeping everything in good condition and holding back expensive maintenance. In fact, a high quality epoxy like ENECON NorCal’s ENECLAD FPS can last anywhere from 15 to 30 years without need for reapplication if it’s installed correctly, all depending on use and conditions. Concrete repairs can also be completed with EXECRATE DuraFill and DuraQuartz, prior to a final topcoat of ENECLAD FPS.
ENECON NorCal, an independent distributor for ENECON Corporation in Northern California, offers a full line of protective coatings and sealants for all types of industrial applications. There are very few reasons not to make the reasonably priced investment in well-made and installed epoxy flooring.