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Machinery, vehicles, people, etc. are constantly moving in and out of manufacturing zones, and that can take its toll on the floor. Though floors are built of concrete, which is very strong, concrete is not indestructible (just look at your closest summer action blockbuster). However, there are ways to protect your floors from the inevitable wear-and-tear caused by traffic. Here are some reasons to consider epoxy floors to protect your manufacturing floors.

Installation

Unlike most other coatings, an epoxy coat can be applied directly over the existing flooring without the need to install new flooring. Replacing the coating is also inexpensive and easy. The only preparatory steps you need to take are to dry the environment and flooring and apply the coat in a dry area. In sum, the installation and replacement processes are inexpensive and convenient.

Durability

Epoxy coats have a very long lifespan and protect from hazards, which is why they’re ubiquitous in industrial and manufacturing zones. Epoxy coats are shock absorbers, so if something heavy falls on the floor, the coat will protect the concrete from damage.

A loading dock with epoxy flooring

Epoxy coats are also resistant to most of the chemicals commonly found in these areas. Oil or bleach, for instance, won’t damage the coat or, accordingly, the floor. Besides protecting against trauma and chemicals, epoxy coats are also resistant to extreme temperatures and water, making them very versatile.

Hygiene and Safety

Since epoxy coats are stain-resistant, you don’t have to worry about pathogens gestating on them.Besides that, since the dirt in your workplace accumulates on the coating, it can be easily cleaned. In tandem, this means that cleaning dirt won’t leave any stains on your floor.

Despite their durability, epoxy coats come with a risk: they’re slippery. If you’re handling something heavy, you could injure yourself. Fortunately, there are two solutions. Firstly, you could use a sealer, such as penetrating or, ideally, coating sealers. Secondly, you could add friction-increasing additives. This maintains the epoxy coat’s strengths and minimizes the risk of slipping.

Maintenance

Since epoxy coats are easily cleaned and disinfected, they also have a long lifespan (assuming you do clean them). Replacing the coat is also convenient since it isn’t bonded to the floor. That means you don’t need to pay for an expensive procedure to separate them nor have to remove your floor.

If you’re looking to get your manufacturing or industrial zone protected with epoxy coating NJ, contact us at Esposito Epoxy Installations, LLC. We’re located in Wallington, NJ, and provide decorative epoxy floors, shot blasting, floor leveling, and more in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.