Which heavy-duty floor coating is right for your high-traffic area?


When it comes to high-traffic areas in various industrial and commercial settings, having the right floor coating can make all the difference. Heavy-duty floor coatings are engineered to withstand the constant onslaught of foot traffic, equipment, and potential spills, offering a balance of durability, safety, and aesthetics. Whether it’s a bustling warehouse, a busy food processing facility, or a manufacturing plant, the need for resilient flooring is paramount. If you need help determining which type of heavy-duty floor coating suits your specific high-traffic environment, continue reading.

The right heavy-duty floor coating for your high-traffic area depends on the specific requirements of your environment:

Warehouses and Distribution Centers

Warehouses are the epitome of high-traffic areas, with forklifts, pallet jacks, and employees constantly on the move. Heavy-duty floor coatings in these settings should be able to withstand the weight of heavy goods, resist abrasion, and offer anti-slip properties to ensure a safe working environment.

Manufacturing Facilities

In manufacturing plants, heavy machinery, chemical exposure, and abrasive materials put flooring to the test. Industrial-grade floor coatings must resist chemical spills, offer excellent impact resistance, and facilitate easy maintenance and cleanliness.

Food and Beverage Processing

Food and beverage manufacturing facilities have stringent hygiene requirements. The flooring in these settings must be resistant to stains, easy to clean, and non-porous to prevent the growth of bacteria. Additionally, it should be able to endure heavy equipment and constant foot traffic.

Aerospace Hangars

In environments like aerospace hangars, where large aircraft are moved and maintained, the floor must endure the weight of the aircraft and the constant foot traffic of technicians. Polyurethane coatings are often used for their durability and impact resistance.

Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities

High-traffic areas in healthcare facilities, such as corridors and operating rooms, require flooring that is not only durable but also easy to sanitise to maintain a clean and sterile environment. Antimicrobial coatings are often preferred.

Retail Stores and Shopping Centers

In the retail industry, aesthetics matter as much as durability. High-traffic retail spaces need flooring that can handle the constant movement of customers and shopping carts while also providing an attractive, well-maintained appearance.

Heavy-duty floor coating options from Robex

To meet the challenges of the industrial environment, only the best coating systems will do. That’s why we engineer floors that are as tough as nails. Tougher, in fact. State-of-the-art, innovative and created for the harshest environments, our protective coating systems are perfectly suited to meet the unique needs of the industrial environment. We install coatings for all phases of operation – processing plants, workshops, chemical storage areas, machinery and equipment.

RX Toughseal

This polyurethane protective floor coating 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 ideal for concrete surfaces because of its resistance against a wide range of aggressive exposure. RX Toughseal is suitable for flooring in warehouses, factories, workshops, chemical plants, plant rooms and battery charging areas. It is also designed to be impervious to a wide range of contaminants. It is easy to clean and maintain, impact-resistant and durable. It even aids rolling loads such as forklifts and steel-wheeled trolleys, as it presents no problem to a floor reinforced with this type of coating.

RX PU 6290

This is a prepared high-strength polyurethane screed, designed to withstand heavy-duty use. It offers fantastic thermal shock resistance as well as incredible abrasion and chemical resistance. It is ideal for industrial kitchens, heavy-duty plants and traffic areas, breweries, food production facilities, processing plants, and more. It is also aesthetically pleasing as it offers a seamless finish with no grout or joints. The finished product is also virtually odour-free.

RX Industry CR

RX Industry CR is a rapid-curing coating system that revolutionises surface protection through Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) technology. Tailored for environments with intense foot traffic and chemical challenges, this seamless solution offers a swift turnaround, ensuring minimal downtime during application. RX Industry CR is designed to withstand the rigours of high-traffic areas, providing a fully bonded, semi-flexible surface. This coating system is applicable even in sub-zero temperatures, guaranteeing adaptability to varying environmental conditions. RX Industry CR provides non-absorbent surfaces and has the capability to achieve various degrees of non-slip finishes.

RX Floorguard Hi-Build

The ultimate heavy-duty epoxy floor coating for high-traffic areas, RX Floorguard is a solvent-free resin system that is tough and durable. It is widely used for industrial and commercial floors, laboratories, water treatment plants, food processing areas, breweries, sewage plants, dairies, schools, etc. When RX Floorguard Hi-Build is cured, it forms a hard-wearing, protective barrier that is approximately five times thicker than a normal floor coating. It also has a very low odour during application. It’s impervious to a wide range of chemicals, and when it’s cured, it is completely odour-free.

The above-mentioned products are just some of the Robex flagship products available in the market. We have multiple options to choose from depending on your requirements and environment.

Need help choosing a floor coating?

If you’re not entirely sure which type of floor coating would best suit your floors, we offer a site evaluation carried out by one of our site managers. We understand that high-traffic facilities are always busy and that long downtime are simply not an option, so our fast turnaround heavy-duty coating options are crucial in keeping your business ticking over with minimal disruptions. Send an email to info@robex.co.za for more information.

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