What are the best types of flooring for the mining industry?


The mining and resource sector has demanding environments that must withstand use 24 hours a day, harsh chemicals, and large vehicles. This makes it absolutely necessary to use heavy-duty flooring that can withstand these conditions daily. Your flooring solutions for industrial & mining applications need to withstand a wide variety of impact and abrasive conditions. You also need to consider different industrial flooring in different areas, such as in heavy-duty workshops, food halls and amenities.

As they are frequently located in isolated, exposed places that are vulnerable to heat, cold, and dust with huge teams of staff working and living on-site 24/7, flooring for the mining industry can frequently confront challenging problems. Due to the isolation of many locations, concrete flooring solutions must be durable, long-lasting, and simple to maintain.

In an industrial facility, floor coating performs the most difficult duty. It must survive severe impact, high temperatures, corrosive liquid, continuous usage, mechanical wear, and other mistreatment, to mention a few. Everything is at risk if the floor is unable to take the pressure.

Robex offers the mining & industrial industry unique flooring solutions of the highest calibre. When deciding on flooring for the mining industry, it’s important to know what to look for.

What to look for in flooring for the mining industry

Chemical resistance

Epoxy and resin flooring that is made for high-impact use and resistant to acids, solvents, and chemicals are the best solution for mining and industrial flooring. Finding a system that can withstand heavy machines, dust, and scratches ensures that your flooring will last longer.

Anti-slip protection

In mining and resource environments, safety comes first. When considering a flooring solution, ensure that your flooring has anti-slip protection to prevent your staff from possible mishaps. Look for safety flooring that can be tailored to your mine site’s needs, providing additional defence against things like dust, corrosion, and spillage.

Heavy-duty flooring to handle impact

Your industrial flooring needs to readily manage heavy traffic, huge machinery, abrasion, or harsh chemicals. Mining facilities are a high-impact environment, and finding a solution with excellent wear and chemical resistance is imperative.

Flooring solutions for the mining industry

RX PU 6290: This is a prepared high-strength polyurethane screed designed to withstand heavy-duty use. It offers fantastic thermal shock resistance and incredible abrasion and chemical resistance. The product can withstand aggressive cleaning and is also aesthetically pleasing as it offers a seamless finish with no grout or joints. The finished product is virtually odour free.

Oxifree – The Oxifree solution is a non-toxic, sprayable polymer which provides superior corrosion protection on flanges, valves, and bearings.

RX Protadeck: This product is perfect for flat roof waterproofing, tank linings (non-potable), and bund areas. It provides protection against corrosion of concrete structures and areas where a flexible floor is required (mezzanine).

RX Safety Flooring: Robex SA provides a variety of slip-resistant flooring solutions that suit any environment to minimise the risk of slipping. RX GripKits from Robex are widely employed in a variety of industries where safety is a top issue. RX GripKits are ideal for areas that handle foot traffic, cars, forklift trucks, and automated handling systems. They’re also a great choice for staircases.

RX-Toughseal UVC: For areas with high traffic, RX Toughseal, a polyurethane protective floor coating, offers maximum strength and a long-lasting high gloss surface. It is perfect for any surface that has to be extremely durable, abrasion-resistant, and flexible. The coating’s resistance to a variety of aggressive exposure makes it perfect for concrete surfaces. This floor protection can be used to demarcate plant rooms, compressor houses, ablution facilities, and workshops and as a steel protection coating.

RX- Foodsafe Systems: Robex SA Foodsafe MMA resins offer distinct advantages to owners/specifiers, engineers and contractors alike. This product is perfect for kitchen/food hall floors, ramps, step edges, staff ablutions and working platforms, acclimatisation rooms, chemical-resistant flooring and re-building of concrete plinths.

RX Industry CR: Robex Industry CR is a rapid-curing, seamless coating system based on Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) technology. It is specifically formulated for use in high traffic and chemical exposure areas.

At Robex, we can advise you on the best protective floor coating for your mining facility and site services since we have decades of expertise in installing epoxy and resin flooring systems for industrial purposes. Our products are designed for industrial use and include heat resistance and anti-slip features, making them perfect for the harsh situations seen in this industry.

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