Why Epoxy Flooring is Ideal for High-Traffic Areas
Hallways and corridors are connecting routes that run through your building and are often neglected because they are seen only as a means to get from one place to the next.
Many facility managers, however, know that walkways are vital to the smooth operation of a business. You only have to close one corridor for maintenance or cleaning to see how quickly building occupants want to use it!
So, how do you ensure that corridors are durable enough to withstand heavy foot traffic day after day? The answer is to install commercial epoxy flooring.
When deciding on a flooring solution for a high-traffic area, resistance to wear is a key consideration. If you look around your facility, you’ll see signs of a “wear path” in those areas with more foot traffic, which can look unsightly and is a key indicator that your current flooring is not up to the job.
Everlast® Epoxy Flooring is different. Unlike inferior-quality resinous flooring, which is often diluted with fillers, our commercial flooring solution is manufactured from 100% solid epoxy with marble-chip and quartz aggregate to create the ultimate product for durability and wear resistance.
High-traffic flooring for a wide variety of facilities
The unique composition of our tough epoxy flooring makes it the ideal solution for a wide variety of commercial facilities including:
- Schools and colleges
- Commercial kitchens and restaurants
- Correctional facilities
- Auto dealerships and workshops
- Health care facilities
- Retail stores
All these facilities are subjected to either heavy foot traffic or heavy machinery, such as forklift trucks, and other vehicles, so it’s important to choose flooring solutions that won’t fail or need to be replaced every couple of years.
Easy to clean and maintain
The more traffic that moves across your floor, the more often you’ll need to clean and maintain it, which can be time-consuming and hard work for your janitorial staff. However, if you have epoxy flooring, you’ll find that it’s easy to keep clean and sanitized. Our Everlast® Epoxy floor cleaner is designed to work with all epoxy flooring systems to suspend all grime and dirt and send safely down the drains with a squeegee, leaving the surface clean and hygienic. Plus, it never needs buffing or waxing—something your janitor will thank you for!
Epoxy flooring is a nonporous commercial flooring system, which means liquid spills in commercial kitchens, restrooms, and auto shops can be quickly resolved. This flooring also provides a seamless finish, with no joints or cracks where food debris or bacteria can harbor, making it a hygienic choice for food preparation areas or medical facilities where a sanitized, germ-free environment is of utmost importance.
Maintaining a safe environment in all public spaces and commercial settings is something every facilities manager should want to achieve. Slips, trips, and spills all have to be recorded and investigated, which is time-consuming, and no one wants to be injured on the job.
An epoxy flooring system installed in a high-traffic area will create a safer environment because it contains slip-resistant additives and a textured surface to improve traction and grip for shoes. Its anti-slip properties mean it’s also a safer surface for use on stairways and stepped areas.
We’ve all been guilty of rushing through corridors to get to a meeting or a classroom on time, never giving a moment’s thought about whether the flooring we are hurrying along on is a danger. Epoxy flooring minimizes such risk, and because it has no joints, it’s less likely to sustain damage or rise up and create a hazardous surface.
Fast, easy installation
Closing a corridor to replace a flooring system that has failed is costly and disruptive, especially in the high-traffic areas that form the main arteries of your facility.
If you’re looking to replace a tiled or concrete floor with a superior surface, epoxy flooring provides a fast solution. It can be laid over your existing floor, saving time and money (which will keep your financial chief happy), and be ready to walk on in just 24 hours, so you can reopen the corridor and get back to business.
A safe, sanitized floor surface need not be boring
Everlast® Epoxy Floor can be installed in your choice of over 40 vibrant colors, so it’s easy to find the right flooring solution to match your brand or décor. We can even create custom flooring to include your logo or a design of your choice to make your facility a totally unique and more pleasant place to be.
Want to know more?
Don’t just take our word for it. View our video testimonials from real-world situations where the use of epoxy flooring has proved invaluable in a range of commercial settings.
For more information on installing an epoxy flooring system in your facility, contact our team to discuss your next flooring project.
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