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Seven Reasons To Consider Epoxy Flooring For The Warehouse

The garage, the basement, and the poolside are all the places homeowners see the benefit of installing an epoxy resin floor rather than the traditional flooring of painted concrete, hardwood, ceramic, or laminate tile floors. Understandably, homeowners are interested in epoxy, a two-part resin and hardener synthetic polymer material providing long-lasting durability, stain resistance, and easy maintenance. Due to this flooring material also being resistant to chemicals, scratches, stains, moisture, and impact resistant to cracking — an epoxy resin floor is also ideal for commercial use in restaurants, retail, and industrial warehouses.

Seven Reasons To Consider Epoxy Flooring For The Warehouse

Warehouse Flooring

Our blog, Epoxy Flooring For Commercial Kitchens And Restaurants, detailed the importance of epoxy flooring to kitchen efficiency. In this blog, we describe the importance of the warehouse floor for handling the daily warehouse activities of storing, picking, and packing various items. As waiters and waitresses scurry back and forth over the kitchen floor to pick up their customers’ food orders, the forklifts are constantly moving across the warehouse floor, stacking heavy boxes on wooden pallets or storage racks, hand trucks are rolling across the floor to move packages from loading dock to the forklifts, warehouse workers are hustling across concrete warehouse floors, stirring up dust and dirt. Temperatures in a warehouse facility can run hot or cold depending on outside temperatures. 

A quality warehouse flooring investment is essential to a productive working environment for the following reasons: 

Safety

Any chipped, cracked, or uneven warehouse flooring can hinder the smooth, safe operation of the forklift, the hand truck, and the bustling feet of busy workers. Safety in warehouse flooring also requires that the flooring be resistant to fire, humid conditions, and flooding.

Durability

A warehouse requires industrial strength flooring to support the weight of 

pallets piled high with boxes, crates, cartons, the wear and tear of foot and machine traffic, and be impact resistant, should the boxes, wooden crates, and cartons be dropped. Temperature resistance is also essential due to the fluctuating temperatures to avoid cracking and chipping the floor.

Hygienic

Warehouses must be easy to maintain and keep clean, even if the nature of warehouse work processes stirs up some dust and dirt. A clean, hygienic floor is especially critical when storing food, cosmetics, or pharmaceuticals.

Floor Space Design

An efficient and safety-conscious warehouse requires a simple floor space design using floor mark lines and stripes to indicate where people and machinery can operate. In the U.S., warehouse floor markings must be according to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards. OSHA recommends that stripes be two to six inches long; four inches is the standard. Colors are essential in warehouse floor design to indicate the function of a particular floor area. Yellow lines or stripes designate the direction of warehouse traffic or aisles of a warehouse facility.

Reasons to Consider Epoxy Flooring For Your Warehouse

 

Durable Warehouse Flooring

As we stated in previous blogs, an epoxy resin and hardener floor has durability that can best any type of floor material. It adheres well to any floor substrate, creating a seamless and smooth finish — provided an experienced and professional epoxy floor specialist applies the epoxy coating. Such industrial flooring is perfect for warehouses that endure a constant flow of transport vehicles, such as hand trucks, forklifts, heavy warehouse machinery, and foot traffic of warehouse workers and business clients. With a proper mix of resins, hardeners, and special aggregates for specific warehouse issues, the epoxy flooring forms a cross-polymer floor structure that is impact, temperature, slip, and fire-resistant.

Warehouse Safety

The glossy shine of epoxy coating over a dull, grey concrete floor reflects warehouse lighting by 300 percent — improving warehouse visibility to the large open spaces of the warehouse for both workers and clients and negating the need to install additional lighting. This industrial flooring material comes in various colors and designs to designate warehouse work zones and traffic paths for forklifts and worker walkways.  

Easy Floor Maintenance

The traditional porous nature of conventional flooring creates crevices and ridges that accumulate dirt and debris that is difficult to clean. An epoxy-coated warehouse floor’s seamless, smooth surface does not require harsh cleaning chemicals. A mild, soapy detergent and water will provide easy epoxy floor maintenance.

Chemical Resistance

An epoxy floor is an excellent investment choice where there is the possibility of grease and oil drippings from vehicles such as forklifts or trucks that travel across the floor of the warehouse. Warehouse storage within pharmaceutical, industrial manufacturing, and printing facilities also has the potential of exposure to chemical elements that can deteriorate the porous nature of a concrete floor without the benefit of an epoxy coating.

Easy Installation

The warehouse flooring investment of an epoxy-coated warehouse floor is an easy and ‘quick’ installation when done by an experienced epoxy service technician. There is little disruption to the warehouse operation of shipping the warehouse client’s business products to market.

Cost-Effective Flooring

The long-lasting durability of a warehouse epoxy floor is enough reason to utilize epoxy flooring for a warehouse facility — but then there are the epoxy warehouse benefits of improved visibility without extra lighting, easy maintenance without the need for costly cleaning products, professional installation with minimal warehouse operation downtime, and the ease of color designations to ensure worker and client floor safety and fewer warehouse accidents. It is easy to understand why facility managers are choosing such warehouse flooring.

Epoxy Floor Aesthetics

The eye-appealing shine, color patterns and design, and cleanliness of epoxy warehouse floor material can increase workplace morale and improve production, resulting in greater client satisfaction that brings additional business. The varied color options, patterns, and designs are also beneficial for matching the warehouse color brand and including a warehouse business logo for a professional warehouse identity.

Contact Jersey Epoxy

Jersey Epoxy has provided seven sound reasons to consider an epoxy-coated floor for any warehouse facility. Jersey Epoxy stands ready to address and assess whether an epoxy warehouse floor benefits your facility. Contact us for answers to any questions or concerns regarding the miracle mixture of epoxy resin and hardener!