Why has my floor failed?

You’ve installed a good-looking - and costly - floor in your facility, yet only a few months later, you’ve noticed that the vinyl is not adhering correctly, or the tiles are starting to curl.

It’s a story the team here at Everlast® Epoxy has sadly heard too many times, and depending on the severity of the damage, you may face ripping out the failed floor and spending more money on another surface. 

Even if the floor is salvageable, a patched or repaired floor looks unattractive - and brings with it the worry that the problems can reoccur.

We’re fighting the good fight against failed floors - so to help you avoid some of the pitfalls, here are some of the most common reasons why floors fail.

Excess moisture or water vapor

Moisture is a common cause of concrete and quarry tile flooring issues. These surfaces are inherently porous, and if there is excess moisture or water vapor in the concrete, over time the dampness will soak into the substrate and cause damage.

Porous quarry tiles also allow water to seep through and cause the adhesives to deteriorate, leading to curling or bumps on the surface.

Everlast® Floors are impervious to moisture, with no joints or seams for water penetration. For total protection from excess moisture, our resin can also be applied as a cove base to form a watertight barrier for the walls too.

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Extreme temperatures

Many facilities operate in extreme temperatures - from refrigerated food processing plants to the heat of a busy commercial kitchen - your floor needs to deal with all eventualities.

Extreme cold temperatures can cause some inferior resin floors to expand, crack and delaminate, which looks unsightly and could also pose an accident and liability risk.

Acrylic floors that are exposed to high temperatures can be damaged by spillages of hot grease, fats, or heat from industrial ovens, so it’s wise to choose a surface that can handle high and low temperatures with ease. We use only the highest-quality resins that absorb and transfer the heat up to 158° F.

Excessive wear and tear

Of course, you want your business to be busy - but constant traffic from footfall, heavy machinery, and harsh elements can all add up to a failed floor.

Traditional flooring choices, such as carpets and tiles cannot withstand heavy traffic, and soon your brand-new floor will develop tired-looking patches and wear paths. These wear paths are a haven for bacteria and debris, so not only will your floor look unattractive it will also be unhygienic. 

Our floors are custom-formulated to create a vulcanized bond between the material and the substrate, fusing them together to maintain their color and strength for many years - however busy your facility may be.

Bad flooring maintenance

All floors need a little TLC to keep them in tip-top condition, but with so many surfaces requiring time-consuming and back-breaking scrubbing, polishing, and buffing, it’s little wonder that a good flooring maintenance regime can fall by the wayside.

Without the correct maintenance, floors will quickly deteriorate - so to avoid this becoming an issue, choose a surface that requires only minimal maintenance.

Our floors are non-porous, so spillages or stains can be wiped away without penetrating the substrate, making them easy to clean using just water and detergent. Any excess liquid can simply be pushed to the drains with a squeegee for a fast, yet effective, clean.  

Deal with failed flooring quickly

If you think your facility floor is showing early signs of failure, speak with your flooring installer as soon as possible. The earlier you identify the issue, the better your chance of a remedy.

Replace your failed floor with a ‘forever floor’

The worst-case scenario is your floor needs complete replacement. And that is where our Everlast® experts are on hand to advise and guide you every step of the way to ensure that you are left with cost-effective flooring that will last for decades.

Best of all, our resin floors can be installed over concrete, wood, tile, VCT, and many other types of commercial flooring, so there will be minimal disruption to your business.

Speak to our team at (800) 708-9870, to discuss your replacement floor, or for more information, download our free ‘why has my floor failed’ guide.

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