The world is a dramatically different place now than it was just 12 months ago. The pandemic has affected the way we all live our lives and how we choose to shop. Recent data have shown that 62% of US citizens shop online now more than they did before the pandemic.*
To cope with the increase in online shopping, fulfilment centers have had to move quickly to meet the demands of their customers. The implementation of new technologies and higher levels of inventory has helped online retailers meet the rapid increase in demand—but without a solid warehouse floor, these investments could all go to waste.
Read on to discover why choosing epoxy flooring for fulfilment centers is a wise choice.
A flooring solution that lasts
One of the key considerations when installing a new flooring system, or replacing a failed floor, is, “How long will the flooring last?”
In a busy warehouse, most flooring will soon struggle to cope with constant traffic—from forklifts, machinery, and staff constantly walking up and down the facility corridors to pick orders. This daily abuse is unavoidable, and inferior flooring will soon show signs of wear patterns, eventually cracking, breaking, or eroding the surface.
After as little as 3 to 5 years, most fulfilment center floors show visible signs of deterioration. Even concrete floors are susceptible, as moisture can seep through the layers and cause damage to the substrate and provide a damp haven in which bacteria can thrive.
The secret to a long-lasting warehouse floor is Everlast® Epoxy. We use a custom-formulated system that is troweled over the existing substrate to form a vulcanized bond that cannot be penetrated.
Safer working conditions for your staff
Data show that there were 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries across the United States in 2018 that resulted in employees taking time off work—and 27% of those injuries were related to slips, trips, and falls.
A busy warehouse or fulfilment center cannot afford to lose labor due to staff injuries, and in some cases, a fall may even result in a costly lawsuit if it was caused by cracked tiles or a damaged floor.
Everlast® Epoxy can help to protect your employees: it has a seamless finish that will not lift, crack, chip, or otherwise pose a trip hazard, making your facility a safer environment in which to work.
As an additional safety measure, epoxy flooring is manufactured from small marble chips to provide a textured slip-resistant finish. Even in wet conditions, such as loading trucks via an open roller-shutter door in the rain, an epoxy floor will not be slippery.
Minimize downtime with fast installation
The need for your facility to remain operational and productive is key—especially with so many online retailers offering a next-day delivery service. We understand the disruption that replacing a failed floor can cause your delivery schedule and logistics.
Our epoxy flooring installations offer a speedy and robust solution—our Everlast® Overnight Floor is a fast-curing resin that’s ready for foot traffic in as little as 6 hours. To minimize downtime, our fast-cure flooring can be installed overnight, ready for your business to open up for “business as usual” the very next day.
Our top tip for you is to resist the lure of the promise of an epoxy flooring solution that cures in just 2 hours—that time is simply not enough to allow the resins to soak into the substrate and form a lasting bon. Any floor cured for such a short amount of time will be prone to peeling up.
Over 50 colors—and custom designs
Epoxy flooring offers so much more than just a long-lasting, hard-wearing surface for your business. With some clever design, the flooring options offer opportunities to improve visual communications among staff using floor markings or zoned areas, all designed with safety and efficiency in mind.
There is no excuse for an ugly warehouse floor either—with a wide range of colors, you can select a hue that matches your brand or creates a bright, pleasant environment in which to work.
Choose Everlast® Epoxy flooring for fulfilment centers
If you’re looking to replace a floor in a warehouse environment with a durable alternative that doesn’t crack, is slip resistant, 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 facility’s flooring; it’s designed to help your staff remain safe and productive while fulfilling your customer’s orders.