• Jeffrey Smedley

The Cost and Benefits of Factory Floor Painting

Updated: Mar 21

All the Reasons for a Warehouse Floor Coating

Factory floor painting is a cost-effective way to create a clean and neat workspace while enhancing workplace safety. Finding the right warehouse flooring contractor can bring benefits and a well-thought-out specification will allow for a good return on your investment. The right epoxy flooring contractor can also help with any eroded floor issues, as well as, any deviations in slab elevations making traversing the floor with full loads and safety hazards less of a concern.

The Proper Procedure for Warehouse Floor Painting

Many clients focus on the quality of the coating itself, and while that is a factor in the long term lifespan of your grind and seal concrete project, the more critical factor is in the preparation, meaning, using industrial quality grinding equipment to include the proper diamond tooling to fit the purpose and the concrete surface's hardness and porosity. Most manufacturers spell out the proper profile or coarseness of the prepared concrete floor to create the ideal glue line to bond to, while not leaving scars or lines in the finished warehouse floor painting system.

Another important factor is dust control both while applying the factory floor painting but a long term dust-free environment thus protecting your work staff and maintaining clean work product. A professional warehouse flooring contractor should be able to provide good quality HEPA vacuum system minimizing any airborne silica matter that has been shown to cause long-term damage to worker's health and overall workplace appearance. This is a major concern as pulverized concrete leaves fine particulate matter that will embed within the lungs and also irritate skin just to name a few concerns.

Once the substrate has been safely and properly prepared, applying a thermal cured high solid epoxy is generally the coating of choice. The warehouse floor coating should be applied by pouring out the already mixed resin to minimize any overheating in the bucket allowing for maximum working time, then spread using a squeegee. This process will allow for the filling of the smaller voids in the floor while ensuring a consistent film across the entire floor. Once spread by the squeegee there should be another applicator back rolling of the resin solution to remove any squeegee marks and the like.

The second and final coat must be applied with the manufacturer's recoat window as spelled out in their datasheet. This is vital as thermally cured epoxy resins are designed to heat up and weld to whatever they are being applied to, but also to create a nonstick dry film. The resulting nonstick coating requires the subsequent coating be applied during the cure window allowing for bonding of the two coats and eliminating the possibility of inner coat adhesion issues.

Factory Floor Painting Comes In Various Colors and Textures

Another benefit of factory floor painting is the ability to select various colors and textures. This benefit allows for "fitness of purpose" whether good light reflection or a nonslip coating minimizes workplace hazards and costly downtime.

Give us a call at 732-384-5577 today to better identify your needs and budgetary options.

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