Planning or upgrading your business premises is a significant investment, and flooring decisions should prioritise the long term, by carefully considering the uses and any special requirements related to how the space is to be used. At Tough Floors in Brisbane, we particularly value the different epoxy flooring benefits for commercial spaces. In this article, we’ll look at why many businesses enjoy how epoxy performs in their commercial spaces.
1. First impressions matter
The appearance of your business premises speaks volumes about your business.
Epoxy flooring can enhance the aesthetics, making a positive first impression on clients, partners and visitors.
2. Safety first
When considering workplace safety, epoxy flooring creates a seamless and slip-resistant surface, providing enhanced traction and reducing the risk of accidents, especially in environments where spills and moisture are common. With anti-skid and slip-resistant additive options available, epoxy flooring coatings can be tailored to meet the stringent Code and Safety requirements of many different types of industries.
The durable and impact-resistant nature of epoxy helps make a safer working environment by minimising the likelihood of damage and potential hazards on the floor.
3. Durability and lifespan
In terms of durability and longevity, epoxy flooring stands out as the superior option compared to other types of flooring.
Epoxy coatings, composed of epoxy resins and hardeners, give a robust and seamless surface that is highly resistant to impact, chemicals and abrasion. This results in exceptional durability, making epoxy flooring ideal for commercial spaces that experience considerable foot and vehicle traffic.
4. Chemical resistance
Epoxy flooring excels in chemical resistance. Comprising epoxy resins and hardeners, epoxy coatings create a robust barrier that shields the floor from a wide range of harsh chemicals. Some systems will be superior to others with resistance to chemicals. We gather a list of what you use on the floor that could impact what system we recommend for you.
This high level of chemical resistance not only protects the floor from corrosion and deterioration but also ensures the longevity and structural integrity of the flooring.
5. Easy maintenance
The smooth, non-porous surface of epoxy coatings makes cleaning a breeze, as spills and stains can be effortlessly wiped away.
This seamless finish not only simplifies routine maintenance but also prevents dirt and debris from accumulating in crevices. The durability of epoxy flooring also minimises the need for frequent repairs or recoating, giving a low-maintenance and cost-effective flooring solution.
Depending on the size of the area, along with the nature of your work area, you may mop with pH-neutral detergents in warm water. You may also opt for a walk-behind or ride-on auto scrubber. There are numerous options.
Spot cleaning is also a good option to ensure that the floor doesn’t stain or be left long enough to make cleaning harder.
6. Customisation options
The versatility of epoxy allows for a myriad of design finish choices, including a wide range of colours and textures. Whether a high-gloss finish, decorative flakes or a matte look is preferred, epoxy can be tailored to meet your business’s specific brand.
Tailoring the use of epoxy flooring to also create clearly defined areas within the facility not only improves the organisation and efficiency of the workspace but can boost the morale and productivity of your employees.
8. Temperature and weather resistance
Epoxy flooring’s chemical composition of epoxy resins and hardeners creates a robust and impermeable surface capable of withstanding a range of temperatures and adverse weather conditions.
Epoxy coatings are known for their resilience against the damage caused by extreme heat, cold and temperature changes, ensuring the flooring remains stable and durable in our challenging climate.
9. Cost-effective solution
The long-term cost-effectiveness of epoxy flooring is clear in its durability, low maintenance requirements and the extended life it provides.
Compared to the potential costs of floor repairs or replacements of other flooring options, the upfront investment in quality epoxy flooring installations can be a more financially viable and cost-effective option in the medium to long term.
Enhance your business safety and efficiency with Tough Floors' epoxy solutions
Epoxy flooring is not just a cosmetic upgrade – it's a strategic investment in the safety, durability and overall functionality of your business space.
Consider it as a proactive measure that pays off in terms of safety, durability, ease of cleanliness and ensures business continues productively.
Tough Floors in Brisbane are the experts in epoxy flooring installation in commercial spaces, including warehouses, showrooms, retail spaces and more. Get in touch to see how we can help transform your business space.