The benefits of epoxy flooring for the marine industry
Need a flooring system that can withstand the harshest of marine environments?
The flooring system you install in a harsh marine environment needs to withstand the toughest of challenges and be resistant to saltwater and the unforgiving elements of the sea.
Epoxy flooring is a particularly suitable choice for any industry that operates offshore, such as oil rigs, drilling platforms, and marine vessels. It offers a hard-wearing and slip-resistant surface to protect your crew and is a durable floor that lasts much longer than tiles or rubberized flooring.
Read on to discover the benefits of epoxy flooring for the marine industry!
Safety at sea is your number one priority
Keeping your staff safe while operating offshore is the primary priority for facility managers in the marine industry. If rigorous safety procedures are neglected, the crew, cargo, and business will be in jeopardy.
Responsible seafarers can help to minimize some of these risks by installing Everlast® Epoxy flooring in internal areas of their facility or ship that have a high volume of foot traffic.
The unique anti-slip properties of our epoxy flooring provide grip to reduce slips and trips in areas such as the ship’s galley, which has all the risks of a commercial kitchen combined with potential rough waters. Spills of boiling water, fats, and grease are common, but the ribbed, nonabrasive marble chip surface will help to keep you and your crew safe from injuries caused by slips on a wet or greasy surface.
Saltwater and chemical resistance for long-term durability
Saltwater is a corrosive and damaging substance, and the type of flooring used offshore needs to protect against the damage that seawater can cause.
Everlast® Epoxy flooring has enhanced resistance to saltwater and many harsh chemicals, fuels, and hydraulic fluids that would otherwise damage or stain an inferior flooring solution.
Our flooring also provides a waterproof surface, which makes it ideal for the bathrooms and toilet areas of your ship. A nonporous floor ensures that water will flow into the drains rather than soaking into the subfloor, where it could cause permanent damage.
A hygienic flooring solution that requires minimal maintenance
Another of the many benefits of epoxy flooring for the marine industry is that it’s easy to maintain. The seamless flooring can be cleaned quickly with our Everlast® cleaning system and a squeegee, or, for a deeper clean, it can withstand power washing. You will never have to “swab the decks” again!
Epoxy flooring has no joints or ridges wherein bacteria can hide or reproduce. A tiled floor harbors bacteria in the gaps between tiles and creates a haven for germs reproduction. Everlast® Epoxy flooring has an EPA-registered antimicrobial additive that inhibits the growth of microorganisms, which helps maintain a sanitary and hygienic environment aboard your vessel.
A long-lasting flooring solution for offshore environments
Replacing the flooring of communal areas on a drilling rig in the middle of the ocean is not an easy task. The crew needs 24/7 access to showers, toilets, and kitchen facilities, and walkways need to withstand constant heavy foot traffic as the crew undertakes their duties.
Everlast® Epoxy flooring’s resin-rich formula provides a durable solution for offshore flooring and can be installed over most existing floors, including ceramic tiles or vinyl composition tiles.
We use fewer aggregates and more resin in all our flooring systems for increased stain resistance and to keep the surface looking fresh and like-new. When you replace the flooring of your vessel or rig with our high-quality epoxy flooring, you’ll have a surface that serves your crew for many years.
A choice of fade-resistant colors
Flooring that is exposed to the harsh elements of a marine environment can soon look tired and worn. A combination of salt and UV rays can fade some epoxy flooring as the color is only added to the top layers of the structure.
Our epoxy flooring is different. Color penetrates every layer of the floor, providing a bright and vibrant finish that never fades, no matter what the elements throw at it. On top of this promise, we offer a choice of over fifty colors to compliment the aesthetics of your vessel or facility.
Choose Everlast® Epoxy flooring for marine conditions
The flooring experts at Everlast® Epoxy understand how vital safety at sea is, so we will work with you to install a flooring solution to keep the interior of your vessel or offshore facility safe and sanitary.
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