Choosing the best industrial floor coating for your environment


When it comes to industrial flooring, the challenging environment calls for specialised floor coatings that can handle such a harsh environment’s unique needs. Whether it’s a mechanical workshop or manufacturing plant, your industrial flooring needs to withstand the day to day activities that take place, without compromising the floors’ longevity.

When looking at industrial floor coating options, some things to consider are whether it can withstand heavy machinery and wheeled items, whether it can handle the impact of dropped heavy objects, and whether it is suited to high pedestrian and foot traffic areas. Industries that use excessive chemicals need to consider whether the flooring is resistant to spillages and even harsh cleaning agents.

While that might all seem like a lot to consider, here are some tips that will make choosing the best industrial floor coating for your environment so much easier.

1. The needs of the specific work environment

Putting some thought into what the daily stresses on your floors might be, makes it much easier to choose an option that can handle those stresses. A warehouse environment’s needs might be different from those of a chemical factory, and both have different standards to judge which floor coating will be best suited. Some of the things to consider include exposure to sunlight, extreme temperatures, occasional chemical spills etc. Knowing which challenges to protect against will make your decision easier.

2. What will improve safety

Spillages can cause the floors to become slippery, which can be a safety hazard for staff and customers. This can be a significant concern for industries with high foot traffic, and the health, safety and wellbeing of many people can be at risk if the right floor coating isn’t used to prevent accidents. In this case, slip resistance is a vital flooring property to consider. A floor coating that ensures floors are easy to clean and maintain a high standard of hygiene is paramount for industries where food is prepared or packaged.

3. The required time for application

The best industrial floor coating is also one that doesn’t take away too much time for application and allows minimal disruption to work. A system that takes too long to cure will have taken away too much time from productivity and might lose the business more money than what was bargained for. This is why finding a fast-curing solution that meets the industrial environment’s needs with minimal disruption is ideal.

4. The condition of your floors

The type of flooring you have will also determine the kind of surface coatings that will work best. When it comes to industrial floors, many are made on concrete. Even if the floor you’re working with is concrete, you still have to consider the age, density and structural soundness of your concrete. Getting a moisture test done and assessing any previous coating remnants will affect the installation of a new layer. The RX-Toughseal, a thin film polyurethane coating, is ideal for concrete and it’s durable enough so it won’t crack. It is UV stable, seamless, high impact resistant, has durable life cycle costs, protects the substrate and has rolling load assistance.

RX-Toughseal provides maximum strength and a long-lasting high gloss finish for heavy traffic areas. It is ideal for any surface that requires tremendous flexibility, abrasion resistance and extreme durability. The coating is suitable for concrete surfaces because of its resistance against a wide range of aggressive exposure.

Features and Benefits of RX Toughseal

  • Suitable for warehouses, factories, workshops, chemical plants, plant rooms and battery charging areas.
  • Impervious to a wide range of contaminants
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Rolling load assistance – forklifts and steel-wheeled trollies present no problem to a floor reinforced with RX-Toughseal
  • Impact-resistant and durable

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