Creating the perfect blend of design and durability in the food retail sector can be a challenge. From the style of shelves used to display the products to the colour of the walls and the robustness of the flooring system installed, there are many aspects to consider if you want to create a safe and inviting environment in which to sell groceries.
Grocery stores looking to attract more customers understand that a well thought out flooring system can help to maintain a long-lasting and hygienic space for shoppers. Read on to discover how epoxy flooring for grocery stores can withstand all the challenges that a retail environment throws at it!
Durability is key
We hope your store has lots of customers already – but it’s not just the footfall of shoppers that your floor needs to withstand. Wheeled shopping carts, spillages of liquid and scuffs from dropped packages are all going to put additional demands on your floor, so it’s important to get your flooring system right the first time.
Epoxy flooring for aisles and concourses
One of the busiest areas of a grocery store is the aisles, where daily foot traffic can eat away the surface of the floor leaving unsightly wear paths. Not only will the aesthetics of your floor be compromised, but once the surface is scuffed away, the substrate is vulnerable to bacteria too.
Everlast® Epoxy flooring for grocery stores offers a durable custom-formulated system that forms a vulcanized bond with the substrate that is impervious to scuffs and scratches from shopping carts and footfall.
It’s inevitable that in a busy store, there will be spillages – dropped milk cartons or wine bottles can make a real mess of your floor – but the self-containing, waterproof surface of Everlast® Epoxy means that spillages are never an issue.
Many of our competitors claim their floors are waterproof, but often they rely on a thin film of sealant to keep fluids out. After a short time, the sealant wears away, leaving your floor exposed to liquids. And we don’t need to tell you how bad sour milk can smell once it’s penetrated into the floor!
Everlast® Epoxy is a seamless solution that does not leave your floor vulnerable to spillages. Your staff can simply squeegee liquids towards the nearest drain without any danger of fluids ingressing through to the substrate.
Check out the self-checkout area!
Self-checkouts are becoming more popular in grocery stores across the United States. They are designed to provide speedy service for customers in a hurry. The last thing you need is for the floor in your self-checkout to fail and put the cash registers out of action while you go to the expense and inconvenience of replacing it.
Keeping your checkouts open is your number one priority, which is why our epoxy flooring system is the number one way to replace failed floors. Our Overnight Fast Cure Floor system can be installed and fully cured overnight, ready for you to open your doors to those early morning shoppers!
Sanitary floors across your store
It’s important to keep all areas of your grocery store in a sanitary condition, as no shop owner wants the health inspector breathing down their neck.
Keeping aisles clean is a breeze with our resin floors, they do not need polishing, scrubbing or buffing – freeing your janitorial staff to take care of other duties. Our Everlast® Floorcare system has a powerful micelle cleaning action that is tough of grease, oils and sugars, yet gentle enough to not damage or react with your floor.
It’s not just in the customer-facing areas of the store that you need to maintain a hygienic environment. It’s vital that food-handling areas, such as meat and fish counters or in store bakeries remain clean and sanitary to reduce the risk of contamination.
Everlast® Floor has an integral EPA-registered antimicrobial component that penetrates every layer of the resin to impede the growth of microorganisms and provide long-term protection from microorganisms such as fungi, yeast, mildew and other bacterias as well as repelling bad odors that might otherwise turn off your customers!
Choose durable epoxy flooring for a grocery store
If you’re looking to install or replace a floor in a grocery store with a durable alternative that is waterproof, sanitary and easy to install, you’ve come to the right place—choose Everlast® Epoxy.
In a world in which hygiene is more important than ever, choose epoxy flooring for your store; it’s designed to keep customers safe and help them to navigate your store quickly and effectively.
Speak to our friendly Everlast® Epoxy team at (800) 708-9870 to discover the full range of grocery store flooring options and request your FREE samples.