Prolonging the Life of Your Warehouse Floor

The quality of your warehouse floor is important, as should it fall into disrepair it can seriously impact on your production and risks the health and safety of your employees, as well as risking damage to your machinery and equipment.

At PSR Industrial Flooring, we know how important it is to make sure that your floor remains in the best condition for as long as possible. Here, we will offer you some tips on how you can prolong the life of your warehouse floor, saving you time and money in the long run.

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The Right Flooring System

Prolonging the life of your floor begins with choosing the right flooring system. Warehouse floors in particular have a lot to cope with in terms of constant exposure to heavy machinery and foot traffic.

Resin flooring is ideally suited to warehouses, with the beneficial properties of being anti-static and anti-slip. This type of flooring system comes in several types, including water-based, solvent-based and solvent-free – meaning that you can select the right flooring system to suit your specific requirements.

Anti-slip coatings are particularly necessary if your work surface is likely to become wet, which can be very common in warehouses dealing with heavy machinery both internally and externally. Neglecting to use anti-slip coatings on flooring that is likely to become wet can potentially be very dangerous and pose a serious risk to the health and safety of your employees.

Food production areas and other warehouses dealing with strong chemicals and contaminants will also require a polyurethane system, as these types of flooring are resistant to chemicals and jet washes, as well as being able to be steam cleaned. Using this type of flooring will ensure that you can meet health codes as well as prolonging the life of your warehouse floor.

By ensuring that you are using the right flooring system, you can lay the perfect foundation for a functional floor that will continue to perform at its best for years to come.

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Proper Preparation

A good preparation process is essential to the application of any industrial flooring, as if your flooring is not prepared correctly it simply will not last and you will find yourself with the immense expense of replacing the entire floor.

Preparing your surface for new flooring is a steady and meticulous process that will ensure the final product is laid correctly according to specifications. This process includes using floor grinding tools to remove all that is remaining of the previous floor and evening out the surface to ensure that it is appropriate for use in a functioning warehouse.

The area must also be thoroughly cleaned before new flooring is applied, as well as cutting the flooring to measure. This will also help to prevent bubbling and damage.

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Repairs and Maintenance

Keeping a close eye on your industrial flooring will help you to notice when it requires repairs or maintenance, meaning that damage doesn’t get worse. By making sure you act on any repairs or maintenance your flooring requires, you can save time, money and protect the health and safety of your employees.

The earlier damage can be repaired, the more cost and time-effective the repair can be. For example, by noticing a small crack in your concrete as it is beginning to form, you can arrange full repairs before the damage can get any worse – meaning that you don’t have to replace the entire floor.

As you can see, you can easily prolong the life of your industrial flooring, and here at PSR Industrial Flooring, our comprehensive warehouse flooring process will ensure that your floor lasts as long as possible. For more information, contact us today on 01226 382864.

Testimonials

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"Just to let you know how delighted we are with the work you completed last week on our warehouse floor, especially given the difficult circumstances the team were working in. They were all very hard working and courteous, and worked with our in-house team and over the weekend to make...

Colour Master

"Thank you for all your help and communication with bringing our flooring project to a satisfactory conclusion. The team you sent were friendly and professional and have done a very good job so please pass on our thanks to them also"

Celotex

"We have been working with PSR Industrial Flooring for the last 10 years. During this time, we have worked in collaboration in repairing both our internal and external floors. PSR have understood the demands of our operation and have always been looking at new materials to speed up the repair to be...

David Hopkin, Coca Cola