There are many reasons epoxy floor coatings are popular with all kinds of business, which is why it is seen as an extremely versatile flooring product. You are as likely to walk on an epoxy floor at your local gym or cinema, as you are in your office, or works canteen.
Even domestically, there are many homeowners who use epoxy floor coatings to completely transform rooms or use it on a practical basis for the flooring in their garage or workshop.
Obviously, the domestic use of epoxy floors is at one end of the spectrum, and many would consider the other end to be industrial facilities, which includes factories, and other types of manufacturing units. With these, the needs are completely different and many of the reasons for choosing epoxy floor coatings will differ too.
For example, one of the main advantages of using epoxy floors is that it is resistant to chemicals. While there might be some substances that we could classify as a chemical in a home such as bleach and washing-up liquid it is highly unlikely that anyone who is considering an epoxy floor for their home has chemical resistance at the top of their list of reasons to buy it.
On the other hand, for an industrial facility, where chemicals will often be used frequently as part of their manufacturing process, the need for a chemical resistant floor coating is likely to be high.
Epoxy floor coatings have a strong and solid polymer surface once they have cured, and that allows them to resist any damage from spillages of oils, solvents, and other chemicals which would be harmful to most other floor coverings.
Another reason why epoxy floors are appropriate for use in industrial and manufacturing business premises is their strength and durability. Obviously, each type of business will differ, and the way in which all the machinery, apparatus, and equipment is laid out will differ too.
However, what most of them will have is areas where there is an extremely high level of footfall. In other words, certain passageways and doorways will see dozens if not hundreds of that business’s employees walk across the floor at those locations each day.
To withstand that amount of foot traffic, especially foot traffic that could be wearing heavy industrial boots, is not something you would expect a cheap piece of linoleum to do. This is where the durability of epoxy floors comes to the rescue, as it can deal with that high level of footfall.
Another way in which the strength and durability benefit manufacturing companies is with regards to coping with equipment, and tools being moved around. These are often heavy, and when they are moved to a specific location, not everyone is going to place them gently on the floor.
Epoxy floors can again withstand this type of scenario, as well as others that occur in industrial facilities such as heavy items being accidentally dropped on the floor.
The final aspect of epoxy floor coatings that make them appealing for industrial and manufacturing businesses, is that the level of maintenance they require is low. In fact, for most epoxy floors, cleaning is the only maintenance they need.
As long as debris and the like are swept from them, and they are mopped clean regularly to ensure no staining occurs, an epoxy floor will last for many years, which is one less cost the business will need to find in the near future.