Is your factory floor beyond repair? Are you tired of factory flooring that’s chipped, stained, and downright ugly? If so, it’s time to upgrade to the best floor coating on the market.
How can you find a factory floor coating that’s up to the job? What coating will both look good, be hardwearing, and last for years and years?
Join us as we take a closer look at how to find the right floor coating for a factory floor.
Factory Floor Coating: Needed Qualities
We ask a lot of our factory floors. We expect a floor coating that’s incredibly tough and won’t scratch or scuff easily.
We also want a floor coating that’s up to the realities of factory work. That means that sometimes things will get spilled on it. Things that are potentially corrosive or damaging to the factory floor.
It also needs to be safe. It’s no good having a shiny, scratch-resistant coating that workers keep falling on. It needs to provide an excellent level of grip for safety as well.
You also need to be able to keep the floor clean, and it needs to be easy for janitors to clean. If the surface is too uneven or textured, it can be a nightmare to clean.
Oh, and one final thing. We want it to look good as well. It needs to come in a wide range of colors and styles so that your commercial space looks its very best.
In a factory, time is money. The more downtime for the factory, the higher the losses for the company.
Replacing the factory floor may be a necessary thing from time to time. But ideally, you want to choose a material that is ready as quickly as possible. You also want to schedule the downtime when it’s convenient for your business – not according to the weather.
The Problem with Traditional Floor Coatings
If you do a quick search on Google for ‘factory floor coating’ it will come up with lots of epoxy options. For decades, an epoxy floor coating was the way to go, and many companies still recommend this option.
Epoxy does have a lot of great qualities. It creates a seamless floor covering and a good level of stain resistance. It’s also cost-effective and relatively strong.
However, an epoxy floor coating is not without its faults.
One of these is that it’s slippery when wet if it doesn’t have a non-slip coating added. It’s also damaged by UV rays, which cause it to go an unattractive yellow color.
Downtime during installation is also a serious disadvantage.
Depending on the type of epoxy factory floor coating you use, it will take up to 72 hours to dry. It’s very important that it cures completely before you return to work on it.
During this long drying time, it’s common for bubbles to form in the epoxy floor coating. Once these develop, there’s nothing you can do about them.
Epoxy can also be difficult to clean. You cannot use regular floor cleaners on it, and vinegar-based cleaners will erode it. Specialist epoxy cleaners are needed to keep them in good condition.
With all of these issues, it’s not surprising that the industry saw the need to develop new commercial space floor coatings. Enter polyurea floor coatings.
The Advantages of Polyurea Factory Floor Coating
Polyurea coatings are a great alternative – and upgrade – for factory flooring. Let’s look at a few of the ways they outperform epoxy, and make the ideal choice for your factory floor.
Epoxy is strong, but polyurea coatings are around 20 times stronger!
On a factory floor, that translates into an extremely resilient floor surface. It means that they are more than capable of taking high levels of footfall year in year out without wearing away.
In factories, heavy machinery, forklifts, and other small vehicles subject factory floors to a lot of punishment. Polyurea coatings are extremely resistant to scratches and scrapes from any source. This means that you can go about your business and still enjoy that just-laid look.
Natural light can make a huge difference to the feel of a factory and worker enjoyment. But as mentioned it can cause huge damage to epoxy coatings. Not so with a polyurea floor coating!
The chemical structure of polyurea means that it is not affected by UV rays at all. It’s also completely water-resistant. No water or moisture will be able to penetrate, giving excellent protection to the concrete beneath.
It’s also highly resistant to chemical spills, making it perfect for the factory environment.
A 100% polyurea eco-safe coating – both base and topcoat – can attract LEED points for your business. Thus it’s a great way to provide an excellent factory floor covering while also boosting your green credentials!
Unlike epoxy coatings which take days to cure, polyurea coatings are done and dusted in 24 hours!
That keeps downtime for your factory to an absolute minimum. Your workers will return to a safe, comfortable, and hardwearing new factory floor in just 24 hours.
Plus, we can install polyurea coatings in any weather. No need to wait for summer, we can even lay them when it’s snowing outside.
You don’t have to sacrifice style with polyurea coatings. They come in a wide range of styles, including full chip, Medici, metallic, and solid color.
Time to Get Your Perfect Factory Floor!
Are you ready to get a factory floor that’s super-strong, damage-resistant, and goes down fast? Then it’s time for you to choose a polyurea coating system. It does everything epoxy did – but to a much higher level.
At Garage Force, we’re the national experts in laying top-quality polyurea floor coatings. Discuss your factory floor plan with us to see how we can design and lay the perfect factor floor coating for your needs.
We have locations throughout the country. Find your location today and contact us to discuss your project.