Epoxy flooring systems are commonly used in commercial and industrial environments because it’s a highly durable flooring solution that can withstand the rigors of a busy factory or warehouse and can last for decades.
But aside from the obvious advantages of using epoxy flooring for industrial sites, the type of floor you choose can have a positive impact on employee productivity. Read on to discover how an epoxy resin floor can raise productivity levels across many departments within your business.
Staff safety is of the utmost importance to all businesses, but in a warehouse setting in which heavy machinery is in operation, it’s crucial to safeguard employees and minimize the risk of injury (or costly lawsuits).
Recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics has revealed that 27% of nonfatal work injuries that resulted in time away from work were attributed to slips, trips, and falls.*
Everlast® Epoxy flooring helps to prevent accidents that are the result of skids, thanks to its slip-resistant finish. The floor is made up of small natural marble stones that have a textured finish. In environments in which oil, grease, or water spills are common, the textured surface of an epoxy resin floor will make working conditions safer. Different environments require different levels of slip-resistance—and we can add additional grit to the topcoat glaze for increased protection.
Keeping the flooring clean in a vast warehouse is an ongoing challenge for janitorial staff. Most types of flooring will need regular buffing or waxing to keep them in good condition, and the porous nature of concrete and tile means that floors using these materials will quickly be covered in unsightly stains and ground-in grime.
Epoxy flooring is different. It is nonporous, which means spilled oils, chemicals, or fluids cannot penetrate the floor or soak through the layers, making it easy to wipe them away.
With an Everlast® Epoxy floor, your cleaning staff can throw away their mops. Our floors aren’t “moppable” because of the anti-skid coating—and mops don’t really get floors hygienically clean anyway—they simply spread dirt, grease, and grime over the surface. Our Everlast® Floor Care system is designed to work with your epoxy floor by suspending dirt and grime, which can then be pushed down the drains with a squeegee. Janitorial staff will spend less time cleaning floors, leaving them free to concentrate on other tasks.
Another advantage of our cleaning system is that it helps to prevent a buildup of grease in your drains, which will almost certainly save you on costly drainage repairs in the future.
Operators of forklift trucks within a warehouse setting need a smooth floor to keep their machinery running safely. Chipped or cracked floors can cause loaded forklifts to veer off course or may snap a wheel from a trolley of products, causing them to fall and become damaged.
Epoxy flooring provides a seamless flooring surface. It is a resin-rich, trowelled-on formula that forms a vulcanized bond with the substrate and fuses them.
As there are no seams or joins, the floor will not crack or lift, which can be a problem in other flooring systems, causing costly damage to vehicles or goods. The durable yet flexible, continuous flooring can easily cope with heavy machinery without cracking or creating a wear pattern.
The finance team
Any business knows that it needs to keep the finance team happy! Budgets are tight, and we understand replacing a failed floor is a big expense, especially in an area as large as a warehouse.
Although there are cheaper flooring solutions that would please the financial director initially, they won’t remain happy for long. After 3 to 5 years of exposure to a busy industrial environment, most floors will have visible signs of deterioration and may require replacement.
Facility managers who chose Everlast® Epoxy flooring can be confident that they have sourced a long-lasting floor that won’t need to be replaced for decades, which ultimately means there is more money within the business to spend in other areas that can push the company forward.
All employees need a great place to work
Happy employees are productive employees, and with a choice of over 50 colors, your factory floor can contribute to a brighter and more airy facility in which to work. The highly reflective surface of epoxy resin will create more light than other floors and reduce the need for artificial lighting.
Colors can also be used to “zone” areas, so staff can stay away from hazardous areas or can use colored-coded walkways to stay safe. And, of course, a great-looking floor makes the company look professional from the ground up, impressing any visitors and potential customers to your facility.
Choose Everlast® Epoxy flooring for industrial settings
Everlast® Epoxy flooring for industrial sites provides a superior floor solution for warehouses and factories.