There are a few things you’ll need to think about when you are deciding which option to choose for your industrial flooring. You need to consider all the following; functionality, use, appearance, and your budget.
It’s important to remember that the cheapest solution is not usually the best. Cheap flooring solutions only mean you’ll face issues and end up paying more further down the line. You’ll probably have to fork out for a full new floor a lot earlier than expected too.
What is industrial flooring?
Industrial flooring is a flooring solution that has been specially designed to withstand industrial spaces. Durability is key, it needs to be able to handle heavy traffic, chemical spills, and machinery. On tops of this, you will want it to be aesthetically fitting to your business.
What are the main types of industrial floors?
Many industries opt for resin floors such as polyurethane screeds and epoxy resin flooring, or polished concrete and rubber. We explore these options in more detail:
- Resin Flooring
This is a popular option – for very good reason! Resin flooring is most often epoxy resin or polyurethane.
It’s a super versatile solution that can be installed in pretty much any environment. Resin flooring systems can cope with a constant flow of traffic, including footfall and machinery, and oil and chemical spillages. Luckily with all this going on in a warehouse or factory, they’re also very easy to maintain and clean.
Resin flooring can also be used on top of an unsatisfactory concrete floor; an extra layer to seal any cracks, and provide it with extra protection. This can be used not just on concrete, but on other existing floors such as cement and terrazzo slabs.
- Concrete Flooring
Polished concrete or troweled concrete floors are also amongst the most common flooring solutions for industrial spaces. This is mainly down to the fact that they are cheap. They are used for spaces such as car parks and depots, where specialist flooring is not generally required.
- Rubber Flooring
Rubber flooring, or flexible PVC flooring, is a durable solution often found in commercial spaces. This is anti-slip and anti-static, but often a more expensive choice.