In order for an epoxy floor to be a good candidate for installation, there are a few primary considerations that need to be addressed. First, one needs to determine the amount of physical traffic to be anticipated in the area in which the floor will be installed. In many cases, industrial epoxy flooring is used in sensitive, vibration-sensitive applications, such as in the area of airline hangars and large assembly plants. In such settings, a floor that sustains a great amount of stress, including the stresses associated with heavy industrial machinery, could result in problems down the road. However, in other industrial settings, including manufacturing facilities and shipping containers, epoxy flooring is less sensitive to mechanical damage and is able to stand up to a much greater level of abuse.
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Second, it’s important to consider the material to be used in the floor’s application, which often times requires a concrete base and top coating. If the industrial epoxy flooring being considered has a concrete base and top coating, it is important to ensure that the concrete has adequate structural integrity to support the weight of the floor. Additionally, epoxy is a highly thermal product, so it is critical to make sure that any concrete being used in the floor application has adequate insulation to prevent heat loss. By insulating the concrete, any heat generated within the building will be transferred away from the flooring, directly to the surrounding areas.
Finally, it’s important to consider whether or not the industrial epoxy flooring will be exposed to harsh weather conditions, including heavy downpours, strong winds, ice and snow, as well as sunlight, dust, and chemicals. Depending on the nature of the building’s surroundings, it may be necessary to seal the floors to provide protection from these environmental factors. Sealing the floors will also ensure that they remain solid and do not crack, deteriorate, warp, or become discolored. This ensures that the floors can continue to provide a high quality of flooring, for a long period of time.