Warehouses have a lot of different uses, but typically they are high-traffic areas with heavy machinery and heavy product being stored on the floors. It is not unusual for the floor to get soiled by oil spills or other greasy lubricants from machines or forklifts. Uncoated floors are difficult to clean and even more difficult to maintain. Coating the warehouse floor will make it easier to maintain and will reduce future spending on crack and joint repair.
Epoxyfloor coatingwill allow for the absorption of any oil-based material and stains will not stay as easily as on other coatings. Since epoxy bonds well with concrete it results in a further-hardened surface. This adds to the durability and resilience of the concrete floor.
Another material used for floor coating is polyurethane which does not discolour or turn yellow. Like the previous paint, polyurethane hardens the surface. It also results in a very shiny gloss. This coating needs an epoxy primer before it is applied to the warehouse floor.
Latex floor coating is the cheapest option. This coating needs at least 72 hours to dry. The result for this type of paint is an antique look that some contractors can even make resemble stone or leather. The disadvantage when using this product is that it needs a protective coating to make it last longer. Exposure to sunlight can cause damage to a latex coated floor.
The decision of which product to apply to the warehouse floor depends on many factors, but there is no question that floor coating is important for the longevity of the floor. Some warehouse managers prefer the cheaper option. The epoxy floor coating is preferred by the majority of managers due to its durability and maintenance.
For help deciding what type of product to apply to your warehouse floor, call a floor coating expert. Contact Champion Coatings.