CHOOSE THE RIGHT FLOORING FOR YOUR BUSINESS SPACE
Selecting the right flooring system for an industrial facility can be confusing. With options such as epoxy flooring and polyurethane floor coating, which should you choose? The right decision for your needs will actually depend on site conditions, as well as, the intended use of the floors.
Because epoxy and polyurethane flooring is comprised of different polymer resins, they have different basic characteristics. However, you should also keep in mind that there are many different variations of these resin types and every manufacturer has a unique formulation for each of their flooring products.
As a result, you will need to discuss the specifics of any products that you are interested in installing in your facility with a flooring specialist to ensure that you are indeed selecting the best option for your specific needs. Additionally, ensuring that you select the ideal flooring products for your facility will ensure that they last the guaranteed duration so that you can get the maximum value in return for your investment.
To help you understand more about these common flooring products, here is a quick look at epoxy versus polyurethane flooring to help you make the right decision for your business.
EPOXY FLOORING SYSTEMS
Epoxy is one of the most widely used floor coating resins. Given its versatility as covering and protectant for concrete, it can be installed in many different ways. It can also handle the addition of additives, such as aggregates, which are designed to create strong, anti-slip, and impact-resistant surfaces.
Additives can also be used simply to enhance the aesthetics of the flooring. However, one important limitation is the fact that epoxy is generally only used over floor slabs that experience dry, consistent temperature conditions.
POLYURETHANE FLOORING SYSTEM
Polyurethane flooring is designed to provide performance benefits under more challenging conditions. Polyurethane floors can stand up to wet conditions, as well as, extreme temperature changes. These are environmental factors that would cause epoxy flooring to fail.
How to Assess Your Facility
While the benefits of each of these flooring systems are numerous, deciding which one is right should start with a thorough assessment:
- Test the concrete floor for MVT (Moisture Vapor Transmission) to determine if the floor coating will meet the manufacturer’s parameters for installation.
- If your facility experiences extreme air or floor temperature changes regularly, polyurethane flooring is the best choice. Epoxy will not perform well under such conditions.
- If your facility is damp, has wet areas or has high humidity facilities, then polyurethane flooring is a better option. Under these conditions, the facility will never be dry enough for epoxy installation.
Both epoxy and polyurethane floors come with many customisable and decorative options. In addition, polyurethane and epoxy flooring prices will depend on the options that you select, as well as, the size of your facility. Ultimately, the right decision should be made along with the help of an experienced concrete flooring professional.
At Dr. Floors, our expertise lies in epoxy and polyurethane flooring. We have also taken care of non-slippery, safety epoxy and polyurethane flooring areas at Australia’s number one Supermarkets in Victoria and Tasmania. Our skilled polyurethane and epoxy flooring Melbourne professionals have been working closely with the Australian companies for many years with their products and we can guide you in selecting the right type of flooring for your facility, including floor coving.
Dr. Floors 7-Year Warranty and Guarantee
Our flooring systems come with a 7-year warranty to help ensure that you are covered in case of wear and tear. With proper maintenance, our epoxy and polyurethane floor coating are designed to last for years to come. We also offer maintenance contracts so that you can have your floors maintained by the same company that originally installed them.
COMPREHENSIVE FLOORING SERVICES
Architectural and food flooring installation
Asphalt recycling and installation
TOP-OF-THE-LINE INDUSTRIAL FLOORING
Architectural floors: Commercial, retail, mining, resorts, casinos
Food industry floors: Meat, dairy, bakery, deli, beverages, confectionery, produce processing and manufacturing areas
Food industry coving: – Polyurethane, Epoxy and Stainless Steel
Asphalt repair and maintenance: Pot hole repairs, paving and sealing, surface
Line marking: Asphalt and concrete areas
MAJOR BENEFITS OF INDUSTRIAL EPOXY FLOOR COATINGS
A seamless epoxy industrial floor coating can significantly increase the longevity, durability and abrasive resistance of a concrete floor. The floor is easier to sweep and clean when a concrete surface has an epoxy coating. Since dirt, debris, and other substances such as oil, water and bacteria cannot penetrate into the surface, epoxy flooring is highly reliable for facilities such as commercial kitchens, workshops, food processing plants, retail spaces, or even residential. Apart from being highly durable, industrial epoxy coating looks aesthetically pleasing too. In comparison to the general traffic area, wet-areas usually need a higher quotient of slip resistance and this can be achieved by choosing an appropriate epoxy flooring option.
WHAT MAKES STAINLESS STEEL A RELIABLE FLOORING OPTION?
Durable and safe
Offers excellent slip resistance
Easy to maintain and clean
Suitable for food processing facilities, commercial kitchens, brewing, bottling and canning plants
WHY CHOOSE OUR HEAVY DUTY POLYURETHANE FLOORS?
Impact and points loads
Abrasion and heavy traffic
CSIRO test certificates for R-10 to R-13 surface profiles
Oils/fats/food enzyme attack resistance
Thermal shock (hot water clean downs/ cool rooms and freezers)
Can go over green moisture less than 10%
Primer less (over concrete)
All our floors are not only antibacterial, heavy duty and slip resistant but they also come with a 7-year WARRANTY! To know more about our flooring options, give us a call today at (03) 9357 9358.
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For over 15 years, Dr. Floors has provided epoxy floors Melbourne and nationwide. We offer indoor and outdoor flooring solutions, polyurethane floor coating, and maintenance services. Dr. Floors has also taken care of non-slippery, safety epoxy and polyurethane flooring areas at Australia’s top supermarkets in Victoria and Tasmania
To request a quote for epoxy flooring Tasmania or anywhere else in Australia, contact us today on (03) 9357 9358 or send an email to email@example.com.