As any industrial painting contractor will tell you, concrete is an excellent choice for industrial flooring. It’s affordable, and it’s extremely durable. In fact, it could serve your Vancouver WA business for 30 years or longer.
As the years go by, your concrete will remain safe to walk and drive on. You can even keep heavy vehicles and machines on top of it without worrying about wear and tear. Concrete rarely cracks, chips, or breaks; it can withstand heavy daily usage.
In addition, concrete maintenance is fairly simple. Most likely, you’ll just have to seal or wax this floor once every three months or so. A good coating will make the maintenance process even easier.
Furthermore, a high-quality coating will protect your concrete flooring so that it lasts longer.
A coating might even save you from installing a new floor. Have you recently removed a worn-out floor? If so, you probably found a layer of concrete beneath it. Well, instead of putting a new floor on top of that layer, you could just coat the concrete. By doing so, you’d save time, labor, and money, and the end result could be just as effective.
If you hire the right professional, it should only take a few days to properly coat an industrial floor.
If your floor is in good shape, you’ll probably only have one preparation task ahead of time: cleaning. Your employees or your painting contractor’s team will thoroughly sanitize the floor before the coating is applied.
On the other hand, you might have a floor that’s bumpy, full of holes, or damaged in some other way. In that case, you’ll sand or repair the surface before you clean it.
The tricky part is that, when it comes to these coatings, you have numerous options from which to choose. Fortunately, a qualified commercial painting contractor can help you decide which type would be right for your business.
For you and your contractor to determine the best coating for your business, it helps to know these two things.
1. The Work Environment
What exactly will your industrial floor coating need to endure? For starters, if your workspace involves potentially damaging chemicals, a coating that’s impermeable to those substances is a must. After all, spills can occur at any time.
Also, how many people and vehicles cross your floor each day? How much weight is placed on it? In the past, what kinds of accidents happened inside your industrial building? Your contractor can take all these factors into account to ensure your coating is strong enough to survive.
2. Your Budget
Generally speaking, the more hardwearing your coating is, the more it will cost. Therefore, while you need one that can hold up, you might not need one of the most durable coatings if your floor isn’t subjected to intense wear and tear.
Your contractor will help you balance your needs against your budget to find an ideal solution. Moreover, if you hire a pro who specializes in industrial facilities, she or he may be able to get your coating at a reduced price, passing the savings on to you.
At this point, you may be wondering what types of coatings are available. Here are some of the most common options.
Epoxy offers major advantages. For instance, it can handle all kinds of spills, from industrial chemicals to oil and grease. In the process, it should extend the life of your concrete floor.
When we say paint, we mean a special concrete floor paint. Most likely, you’ll need just one coat, which is relatively quick and easy to apply. Add a satin finish to that paint, and you’ll have a truly stain-resistant and attractive floor.
3. Antimicrobial Coatings
For its part, an antimicrobial coating will keep microscopic organisms from growing and spreading. Consequently, your workforce should be healthier over time, less prone to microbial infections.
4. Antiskid Chemicals
Antiskid chemicals aren’t coatings in themselves; rather, they’re applied to other coatings. They’ll make your floors less slick, protecting your employees from slips and falls.
Thus, these chemicals are a great idea for floors that are often coated with moisture, oil, mud, or other slippery substances.
5. Floor Polish
Like an antiskid chemical, polish goes on top of a floor coating for improved performance. Specifically, polish can make a floor more resistant to spills, and it’s a low-cost solution. Just be aware that a polished floor can be somewhat more slippery than one without polish.
Fresh Look Painting for Your Epoxy Floor Coating
If your Vancouver WA business needs an industrial floor coating, you might seek out Fresh Look Painting. We’ve been in business for more than 20 years.
We have extensive knowledge about every kind of paint and coating: the traits and properties that make each one unique. Likewise, we’re well-acquainted with the most advanced coating techniques and pieces of equipment, and we know how and when to apply various finishes to various substrates.
We can work in inhospitable environments, and we’re fully licensed, bonded, and insured. Our commercial painting experts are personable and respectful, and they’re committed to providing results of the highest quality. Not to mention, we’re able to complete every job on time and within the agreed-upon budget.
Judging by the large number of satisfied customers and referrals we’ve had, our approach has certainly been working.
If you’d like to talk about your industrial floor, please contact us at your earliest convenience. We could discuss coating colors and materials, scheduling, and more. Before long, your floor could be as strong, safe, and appealing as it’s ever been.