Factory Floor Paint

From the industrial flooring experts

Unlike painting a wall or ceiling, painting a floor requires particular attention to both the type and levels of traffic it’ll have to withstand.

Just like your hall or kitchen at home might expect to endure heavier and more frequent footfall than a bedroom, so a warehouse, production plant or factory floor will have different demands on it as well.

RESPOL has over 30 years of experience in innovating, designing and installing industrial flooring to suit all manner of operations. As a single-source supplier, we can guarantee quality work every time.

Choosing a factory floor coating

Getting your flooring right sets the tone for the rest of your operations. Left untreated and uncared for, your floor could cause no end of complications as it degrades, from trip and slip hazards to obstructions and instability, all resulting in costly downtime.

There are so many products on the market that the choice can feel bewildering, so it is crucial you are clear on what your floor should be facing, e.g.

  • Footfall
  • Plant traffic
  • Static loads from machinery or racking
  • Spills from oils, chemicals or water
  • Fluctuating or extreme temperatures

Floor paint in profile

Acrylic resin, water-based epoxy resin, solvent-based epoxy resin, polyurethane resin and solvent-free epoxy resin are all on the market described as floor paints. However, when it comes to floor paint or floor coating, the differences are stark.

In general terms, floor paint is ideal for areas with, at most, light industrial use, e.g. workshops, garages, domestic basements. Like regular paint, their colour ranges make them perfect for improving the visual appeal of a space, and they dry quickly. However, whilst paints described as ‘epoxy’ lay claim to extended durability, by and large, floor paints cannot withstand regular or heavy-duty traffic, don’t resist spills from chemicals, water or oil and inevitably, will need re-doing.

Factory floor coatings

When it comes to large commercial and industrial spaces like car parks, shopping centres, manufacturing plants and warehouses, selecting and preparing for the best flooring solution is crucial.

Unlike many of the shop-bought paints, epoxy resin floor coatings require a specialist application. Epoxy resin flooring combines epoxy resin with a polyamine hardener, making for exceptional bonding with concrete floors instead of simply covering it, like paint. Furthermore, epoxy resin floors can be tailor-made to suit your needs, for example:

  • Antic-static – where electrical conductivity is a concern
  • Anti-slip – where heavy footfall and moisture meet
  • Coving and seam free – where food and beverage production require a high standard of hygiene
  • Chemical, oil and moisture resistance
  • Agile with changing outdoor conditions – like a car park or playground

Whilst the combination of epoxy resin and polyamine hardener makes for a thick, robust and durable floor, customisable to any colours, branding or line marking – it takes time to install and cure. This curing process requires time and a cleared space for complete and effective installation.

A final word on industrial factory floor paint

Whatever factory floor covering you opt for, RESPOL recommend thorough research into the precise nature of your needs. Always at the cutting edge of new flooring innovations, the expert team at RESPOL are happy to provide a free, no-obligation inspection of your premises to help build an accurate picture of your flooring requirements.

For more information, why not get in touch today: 01952 740 400.

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