When it comes to deciding on the flooring for an industrial space, most people opt for concrete because it’s durable and easy to install. However, this results in a large portion of industrial spaces becoming drab and boring—essentially turning them into a sea of grey. It doesn’t have to be that way! Industrial epoxy is an easy, and cost-effect solution that can change boring concrete floors to vibrant, functional rooms.
Why choose Industrial Epoxy?
Many industrial spaces are large, including manufacturing plants and warehouses. Because of this, it’s important to consider cost when factoring out the flooring. Industrial epoxy is cost-effective and much cheaper than other flooring options, like tile or stone. It can cover a larger area of space for a lot less money.
Epoxy flooring is incredibly durable, and won’t chip or crack is something heavy is dropped on top of it. It has a high gloss and isn’t porous, making it easy to clean and maintain. Industrial epoxy is specifically designed to resist chemical and physical abrasion, making it ideal for industrial companies.
In addition, epoxy floors resist corrosion and create a watertight seal. If there are any liquids used in your industry, you don’t have to worry about spills seeping into the floor, which could result in damage or cracking. Liquids are easily mopped up off epoxy, leaving no residue and keeping a clean area. It can help prevent stains from seeping in and remaining visible over time.
The industrial market in Utah is currently booming, so if you’re one of those companies looking to update your floors, or install new floors, contact us at Alpha Concrete Coatings to discuss price and design options.
The Epoxy Process
Applying industrial epoxy flooring is a simple, quick, and efficient process. The professionals at Alpha Concrete Coating can do the entire process is just a day, depending on the size of the space and drying times.
Epoxy is different than paint, though the application process is similar. What separates it from paint is the chemicals inside of epoxy. The resins don’t “dry”—rather, they cure together and harden. This creates a much more durable result than simply using paint, as well as creating that watertight seal.
Industrial epoxy is a relatively simple and straightforward procedure. First, a primer is applied to the flooring. This ensures that the epoxy layer will adhere to the flooring correctly, giving it a longer lifespan. The epoxy layer is rolled out and allowed to dry. A clear topcoat is applied, sealing in the epoxy floors and adding to the overall durability. It’s important to avoid walking on it while it dries, so it can cure properly.
In most industrial areas, they aren’t typically concerned with how the floor looks aesthetically, as long as it acts in a functional way. With industrial epoxy, you can have the best of both worlds. There are numerous design and color options for epoxy flooring, making spaces more versatile and visually appealing.
One of the more common effects of industrial epoxy is creating a soft speckled floor. This can combine multiple colors, or simply use different shades of the same color for a subtler look. The tiny speckles blend into each other, preventing the pattern from becoming too busy. Traditional black and white is an option, or you can stay neutral with beige or gray. If you’re looking for a pop of color, red, blue, green, and yellow are available.
Another option is to create the appearance of tile. Colors can be combined to make soft, marbled waves. Another option is to create a metallic silver tile, giving the space a modern look and feel. Still, others might opt for a classic black and white checkered pattern. Any of these will completely transform an industrial space.
Simple, one-toned colors can also be chosen, ranging from classic white, gray, and black, to more vibrant colors such as red or orange. No matter what colors you have in mind, at Alpha Concrete Coatings, we can find one that is sure to fit your space and complement your interior.
Industrial spaces don’t have to be boring ones. If you’re looking to add some color or visual interest to your warehouse or manufacturing plant, look into industrial epoxy. Its numerous benefits and easy application, as well as affordability, make it the best choice. Contact our Utah experts at Alpha Concrete Coating to discuss design options and pricing. We offer services in Ogden, Salt Lake City, Park City, and Provo.