Industrial Flooring Problems: Hazard Assessment
What can go wrong with your flooring and how does it have a negative impact on your employees, your customers, your product and your bottom line? In industrial and commercial locations, slip resistant epoxy flooring can be considered an ideal application in most instances. Here are some of the industrial flooring problems that can result from old, improperly-installed, or the wrong type of flooring for your facility, and some information on how epoxy and industrial flooring from Performance Industrial can work for you:
Problem: Cracks, peels and tears in flooring
There are several reasons why you may be seeing cracks, peels and tears in your flooring:
- The concrete that was used may have been inferior or improperly mixed
- It may not have the tensile strength to handle the amount of vibrational or repetitive heavy-duty traffic it is being subjected to
- If you already have epoxy flooring, it may have been improperly applied.
In addition to being unsightly, cracks, peels and tears in flooring can cause accidents, tripping and falling, or damage to your tools and equipment. (Learn more here!) They can cause problems when using rolling carts or other equipment that must be moved around your facility as part of the daily work routine. Leaving these cracks and fissures in your flooring unrepaired will result in further damage over time.
Problem: Chemical or biological contamination to floors
Improperly installed, damaged or out of date flooring can cause a number of environmental problems in your facility. Flooring that is porous or that absorbs – rather than repels – spills, leaks, moisture or other substances – can result in toxic and potentially hazardous working conditions. (Learn more about our industrial flooring experience here!)
Seamless epoxy flooring eliminates risks of dangerous bacterial growth or chemical buildup in tile seams or cracked grout. Seamless and resistant flooring is easier to keep clean and bacteria-or chemical-free.
Problem: Workplace injuries from slips and falls due to slippery floors
If your flooring is getting old and worn, it is going to become less skid-and slip-resistant over time. This can lead to an increase of workplace slips, falls and other injuries, for which you, as the business owner, are responsible. Our slip resistant epoxy flooring systems are designed to be safe, durable, easy to maintain, and attractive.
These are just some of the problems that can result from old or improper flooring in your facility.
Your flooring doesn’t have to be boring
If aesthetic appearance is an integral component of your business, epoxy flooring can offer a range of colorful, dramatic and beautiful solutions. Our high gloss surfaces can add sophistication and decorative flair to showroom floors, retail spaces, atria and other locations where appearances are everything. In addition to beauty, they are durable, long lasting and easy to clean and maintain.
Having a professional team of industrial flooring experts come to your facility to perform a complete hazard assessment of your existing flooring, and offer the right solution for your business or facility’s needs will result in better performance, reduce or eliminate the risk of exposure to environmental contaminants, and dramatically improve the appearance of your facility.
With more than 20 years of experience under our belts, we can offer the kind of professional advice and expert repairs and installations you need to get your facility up to standards and looking great!
Don’t wait for an accident to happen! Contact Performance Industrial today or call (518) 793.9274 for an assessment of your current commercial or industrial flooring problems, and let us provide you with safe, attractive alternatives.
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