In any factory, safety comes first, and in this regard resin floors offer several advantages over the alternatives. First, high resistance from spillages – including acids and chemicals, which can cause concrete to erode and crumble. Substances which may cause harm to a porous concrete surface can be quickly wiped away from a resin floor surface. What’s more, resin flooring can be made slip-resistant. This is essential for foot traffic, trolleys and vehicles, and will help avoid accidents and slip/fall injuries in the workplace. A resin surface is also hygienic and easy to keep clean. Even in a busy factory, resin flooring can be quickly wiped down and left totally clean at the end of the day. You’ll find you need to use fewer chemicals and less water to attain the same standards, and your floor will be highly resistant to corrosive detergents and power washing.
Finally, when it comes to safety, resin flooring can smooth out uneven surface. This makes it easy to move machinery across it, as well as ensuring that your furniture and storage units remain securely in place. All in all, a resin floor can create a much safer, more secure, and predictable manufacturing environment.
A Question Of Finances
Replacing the flooring in an active manufacturing facility is not a decision to be made lightly. However, over time a resin floor can save you time and money, in comparison with alternatives.
Resin floors are far less likely to chip or crack than concrete or cement floors, for example. This means that there is far less need for costly maintenance and repairs over time – with the accompanying downtime and loss of productivity.
Flooring maintenance work can cause enormous problems for a business. Not only do the repairs cost money in and of themselves, they also keep the workplace from being used for a time. With a resin floor, fewer patch repairs are needed than for concrete, and an industrial resin floor could give you a longer working life, depending on the grade of resin flooring system.
If you want a design on your flooring, you’re in luck. Resin floors provide more opportunities for designs, patterns and colours. Yes, a concrete floor is easy to paint and apply markings to, but these fade quickly and have to be replaced or maintained on a regular basis. With design and demarcations incorporated into the resin floor itself, the colours remain strong and vibrant for far longer. In a factory environment, this can be extremely useful. It’s common to use different colours to mark certain zones of the floor, directions, and so on. These marks will remain in place for far longer with resin flooring, improving safety at the same time as reducing downtime.
Resin floors maintain their characteristics over a long period of time, regardless of use. Even if you are regularly using heavy machinery on the surface, it will remain highly resistant to abrasion and other issues.
The Bottom Line
A resin floor is cost-effective over time, and helps create a far safer working environment. To learn more about how a sustainable resin flooring system can work for your premises, please contact Central Flooring today.