Why Industrial Facilities Use Epoxy Flooring




Industrial epoxy flooring combines resins and hardeners that form a rigid plastic material from mixing and chemical reactions. The resulting material is a durable, resistant, and strong coating that bonds exceptionally well to a range of base layers. Popular ArmourFlo industrial epoxy floors are high build, self-leveling, clear or pigmented resinous flooring systems engineered for industrial applications where floors are subject to medium to high foot traffic, heavy machinery, forklifts, and rubber wheel carts. 

Typical areas of industrial epoxy use include:

  1. Warehouses
  2. Manufacturing areas
  3. Laboratories & clean rooms
  4. Automobile service areas & garages
  5. Exhibition halls
  6. Medical & educational facilities
  7. Aircraft hangars

Advantages of industrial epoxy floor systems include:

• Ease of maintenance 

• Protects the substrate 

• Aesthetic improvements 

• Increases the strength of the substrate 

• Hard and abrasion resistant 

• VOC free – CA 01350 air quality compliant 

• Stain and chemical resistant 

• Antimicrobial 

• Satin or gloss finish 

• Fast set available for quicker turnaround time 

• Electrostatic dissipative finish is optional

Cost Savings with Industrial Epoxy Flooring

Large-scale business settings like manufacturing plants and warehouses tend to have significant flooring space. However, wear from various types of machinery, spills, personnel and equipment traffic, and frequent use degrade concrete floors.

The direct costs of repairing and replacing your concrete floors significantly impact your company’s bottom line, but not as much as the indirect costs associated with shutting down your operation to tend to deteriorated flooring. One solution for limiting the impact of flooring issues in your plant or warehouse is the installation of industrial epoxy flooring over your concrete slab.

Revitalizing Your Industrial Concrete Floor

You can revitalize your existing concrete into a modern epoxy floor system in hours. A thick epoxy coating application – two millimeters or more – will transform most intact concrete floors into epoxy floors. The epoxy process consists of two coats, epoxy resin, and a polyamine hardener, which will cure following application.

After this, you benefit from the advantages of epoxy.

Commercial and industrial facilities require sustainable flooring, but that flooring should also enhance the aesthetics and function of your building. Compared to a typical warehouse floor, epoxy floor coatings are bright, inviting, and safer. As a result, industrial epoxy flooring increases employee safety and morale. In addition, an upgrade to your industrial facility with epoxy flooring will protect your concrete substrate and extend floor sturdiness over time.

Seamless Industrial Epoxy

Unlike other flooring types, industrial-grade epoxy flooring is smooth. It doesn’t have gaps, grout lines, or seams, so germs and dirt cannot hide. This floor is easier to clean than other flooring types because you can see when it is dirty, and you don’t need many things to clean it.

Since the surface is non-porous, contaminants cannot penetrate. 

Epoxy flooring has a formidable protective barrier that withstands corrosive acids, food spills, and even abrasive cleaning chemicals. As a result, the surface always remains impeccable, even after cleaning it with an acid cleaner. Of course, if the floor is not durable enough, these substances can cause damage to the surface. Nonetheless, that’s not a problem for the robust protective barrier of industrial-grade epoxy flooring.

Industrial Epoxy Installation

ArmourFlo epoxy flooring specialists are expert installers of concrete epoxy floor coatings that are odorless, high-performance, skid-free, and wear-resistant while withstanding heavy loads. An ArmourFlo epoxy floor satisfies all industry requirements set by the USDA and FDA for extra health and safety concerns. Our application of epoxy resin allows the coating to breathe, eliminating blistering, cracking, and peeling, resulting in a long-lasting epoxy floor.

For commercial and industrial flooring, read our industrial flooring guide to learn about the importance of craft, quality, and knowledge in industrial flooring, so you get the right floor to match your needs. Every facility presents unique challenges that call for precise flooring solutions. Many industrial sites, warehouses, and commercial areas use ArmourFlo epoxy floors to maintain clean, productive, and safe conditions for workers, equipment, and inventory. 

How Much Does Industrial Epoxy Flooring Cost?

Your industrial epoxy flooring cost depends mostly on the type of epoxy coating, location, and size of your floor, along with your current floor condition to determine the repair amount. Know your industrial epoxy floor cost by completing the form below.