General Manufacturing Floor Coatings
Durable and Safe Flooring for Factories
If you’re in the general manufacturing sector, you know the value of quality equipment that’s built to last. In the same way, the factory flooring you choose should be strong enough to withstand day-to-day stresses without needing to be replaced every couple of years.
Depending on your industry, you may want to consider the following types of floor coatings or have an expert recommend a combination of approaches:
Epoxy floor coating
Epoxy can provide a versatile, hard, low-maintenance, and long-lasting product for your manufacturing facility. Crafted from a curative and polyepoxide resin, epoxy's strength comes from the tight chemical bond between these two ingredients. Epoxy can cover an indoor or outdoor floor and is suitable for most hard surfaces. This durable coating stands up to impacts heavy traffic and lasts for years.
Urethane floor coating
Tough, versatile, and beautiful, urethane is also noted for its exceptional strength and abrasion resistance. Polyurethane, the technical term for urethane, goes down as a clear coating, but your flooring company can add pigment to the substance. Consequently, urethane makes one of the most beautiful floor coatings on the market. It rarely chips or cracks, but if it does, we can apply another coat of urethane over the first one. Urethane works particularly well as a floor coating for manufacturing facilities whose floors sustain heavy traffic.
USDA-compliant floor coatings
If your factory processes food or beverage products, your floors will need to meet several regulations from government agencies along with cGMP requirements. You'll want to consider sanitation, safety, durability, and aesthetics as you think about choosing your floor covering.
In general, either epoxy or urethane coatings can work well as floor covering materials in restaurants or food production facilities. Both substances can withstand high temperatures and constant exposure to moisture without splitting. Crack-free flooring leaves bacteria no place to congregate, breed, and dispatch themselves throughout your facility on your employees' shoes. If you need a USDA-compliant floor coating, let us recommend a sanitary and easy-to-clean option that meets your needs.
Floor striping for 5S organization
A 5S organization adheres to five principles, each of which begins with the letter "s" when written in Japanese — seiri (整理), seiton (整頓), seisō (清掃), seiketsu (清潔), and shitsuke (躾). The 5S movement translates these words as "sort", "set in order", "shine", "standardize" and "sustain." Some 5S organizations now add a sixth "s" to the list, "safety."
Under these organizational principles, workers and visitors should be able to understand an area's workflow with a single glance. Floor striping can help you do that. While some companies choose to mark their floors with colored tape as a money-saving tactic, this approach rarely works. Tape quickly frays and loosens, creating a tripping hazard. Besides, tape on the floor makes any room look unkempt, breaking the principles of "safety" and "shine."
Floor striping offers several major benefits to warehouses and general manufacturing facilities. The right floor striping strategy can keep traffic moving well, communicate the flow of your manufacturing process, and mark hazardous areas. Let us know if you want to talk about using your floor for workplace flow and organization.
Floor joint and crack filling
Concrete forms one of the strongest flooring substances available, but there's no guarantee that it won't crack. Even if you provide your floor the best of care, natural settling will stress concrete. Cracks and unfilled joists can allow moisture, oils, or chemicals to seep into the floor. Debris may also wedge itself into cracks, where it's very difficult to remove.
Besides, those unsightly cracks, unfilled joints, and spalling in your factory’s concrete floor pose safety risks and can wear out machinery over time. We help you protect your flooring with sealers or fillers. If your facility works with chemicals or other corrosive substances, we can even work with you to identify a specialized filler that's perfect for your floor covering.
No one wants an accident to happen. Workplace injuries can prove costly in addition to the knowledge that an employee or customer got hurt on your site. One of the most effective ways to protect your people is a slip-resistant floor coating. You can help prevent employee injury by installing an epoxy floor coating with an anti-slip surface.
Crushed minerals or sand mixed into the coating can help provide extra grip. In addition to the floor covering, we offer other safety measures such as floor striping, guidelines, and colored sections. We'll work with you to help select a flooring option that will last without cracking or fading.
Electrostatic dissipative flooring
Electrostatic dissipative (ESD) flooring dissipates static electricity through electrical resistance, which simply means opposition to electrical flow. Resistance gets measured in ohms. A static-control floor serves as a ground for ohms, minimizing the chance of an electrical event.
In addition to their protective value, ESD floors can look beautiful under your feet. These floor coverings come in vinyl, carpet tile, sheet goods, and rubber tile. Let us know how we can help you protect your electronic equipment from stray static discharges with ESD flooring.
Extreme chemical resistant floor coatings
Abrasive chemical spills often cause unsightly stains and dangerous erosion of your floors. If your manufacturing process handles corrosive chemicals, the right floor coating will help protect your floors from deterioration. Chemically resistant floor coatings blend together a special kind of epoxy that can protect the flooring underneath.
These floors don't have to look industrial. We can help you turn a chemically resistant floor into an aesthetically pleasing one.
Chemically resistant floors have to be properly installed to provide protection. Let us help.
The experts at CPC Floor Coatings can make specific flooring recommendations based on your unique manufacturing facility.
We’ve been in the business for more than 45 years, and we have the knowledge and manpower to complete jobs on time and on budget to keep your factory downtime to a minimum. Contact us for a free consultation by calling (864) 855-0600 or using the form to the right.