Industrial flooring needs to be a great deal tougher than your average floor system. Due to the constant daily wear and tear caused by foot traffic, vehicles or heavy products, an industrial floor has to be built to last. However, even the most carefully chosen and professionally installed industrial floor system may need to be restored at some point. Restoring an industrial floor can be a smarter, more efficient and more cost-effective method of ensuring flooring integrity as opposed to replacing the entire system.
As a general rule, industrial floor coatings should be restored every few years to ensure that they protect your floor adequately. Damaged areas need to be replaced as soon as possible so they do not pose a health hazard or danger to your employees and co-workers. By making certain that you have a level, dependable and damage-free floor, you will increase both the safety and the efficiency of your workplace.
Here are some of the Ins and Outs of Industrial floor restoration process
We hope that this information acts as a guide and gives you a good starting point before you embark on a restoration project.
Why Your Industrial Floor May Need Restoration
Facing up to a daily barrage of heavy loads, high-volume foot traffic and pressure from vehicles, it is no wonder that industrial floors are in need of restoration from time to time. Restoration can be a better option than replacing a floor completely if the damaged or worn parts of the floor are contained within a small area. Restoration is quicker and more cost effective than replacing a floor which means you can get your business back to normal operations much faster.
When You Should Consider Restoring an Industrial Floor
Have you noticed bulges or cracks in your flooring? Has the coating been subject to harsh chemicals, or have stains been left to fester for months and months? Can you see tearing around joins or in corners? Are there holes or divots that have been taken out of the flooring? All of these are signs that you should consider having your industrial floor restored to its original state. Other considerations may include a change of business operations, a need to set up different work areas in the same space, new processes or products that need to be incorporated, or your floor may simply just be showing signs of wear and tear.
What You Can Expect During the Restoration Process
Generally speaking, the duration of the restoration process depends on which type of floor you have installed. However, a restoration project is usually always quicker than replacing an entire floor. For this reason, it is the recommended course of action for busy factories or industrial settings. Restoration jobs usually will not impact greatly on your day to day operations.