In your distribution facilities, logistics complexes and warehouses, millions of dollars of product are moved in and out, and forklifts, pallet jacks, trucks and people abuse the floor unlike in any other industry. You don’t necessarily need cool designs or creative décor in this rough and tough environment, but it needs to look professional and be durable and functional.
Polished concrete and epoxy coated floors are both good solutions in a warehouse or distribution environment. An extremely professional image, easy to clean, inexpensive to maintain, and highly durable, concrete flooring systems are a powerful alternative. If you go for a high-gloss finish, not only will it add class and elegance, but it will also make your warehouse look well maintained.
Floor coating systems are very widely used in warehouse and distribution facilities, and for good reason. With their incredible durability, and resistance to moisture, wear and tear and contamination, coating systems are an incredibly cost-effective, low maintenance option.
Transform your warehouse concrete floor into a non-porous, monolithic, smooth, stain-repellent surface that can be easily wiped free of dust, dirt and debris by mopping with an antimicrobial solution. You no longer have to worry about bacteria that love to hide in porous concrete surfaces. Epoxy flooring solutions also have a long lifespan, saving your business thousands of dollars in floor repairs.
A brightly colored epoxy flooring solution reflects a tremendous amount of light, increasing safety of your workers, improving productivity and lowering lighting costs. Developed with safety in mind, many floor coating products are resistant to slippage, fire and impact. You can use different colors and striping to designate forklift traffic zones, hazardous areas, work zones and walkways. This can significantly assist in your 5S efforts. Epoxy coatings will also prevent concrete dusting, which results from the disintegration of the porous, unsealed concrete floor surface under traffic. The coatings will prevent this dust that otherwise would settle on inventory and be breathed by your employees.
Polished concrete is not only gorgeous but also incredibly strong and highly resistant to high foot and forklift traffic. Between machinery, equipment, dropped tools, spills and heavy foot traffic, the warehouse or distribution facility floor must withstand a lot of daily use and abuse.
As the person responsible for your warehouse or facility upkeep, you want an option that looks good and is easy to maintain. Instead of spending countless hours trying to keep your floor in good condition, polished concrete requires very little maintenance. All you have to do to keep the floor looking great is to sweep and damp mop as needed. Because the protective surface works as a barrier against spills, cleanup is kept simple.
Concrete does not have high thermal conductivity, which means it will take quite a long time to heat up and to cool down, creating an insulating effect and helping to balance temperature fluctuations. Using your existing slab and not adding a flooring that would need to be removed or replaced in the future not only decreases material use, but also the need for replacement – helping both the environment and your building maintenance costs. With a polished concrete floor, there is also increased light reflectivity, projecting a professional image and saving on lighting costs.