If your business has high-traffic areas or regularly deals with heavy-weight equipment, such as machinery or cars, your commercial flooring is a major concern. Having a durable surface that can handle this type of abuse is essential. Here are five of the most durable flooring solutions available to commercial clients.
1. Hard tile ceramic flooring.
Although ceramic tile flooring offers many benefits for commercial clients, it does come with some drawbacks. For example, even though this type of tile is known for its durability, it may still become damaged over time. Specifically, when compared to epoxy flooring, ceramic tile is much more likely to crack, leaving the floor vulnerable to damage and visually unappealing.
2. Concrete sealers.
Concrete sealers are not without disadvantages as a commercial flooring choice. Although they are tougher than floor paint and are relatively inexpensive, they won't last as long as some of the other options available. Furthermore, once the sealant has worn off, you will have to reapply it or take other steps to protect the integrity of the surface.
3. Rollout mats.
Rollout mats are relatively resilient and durable, but they are not indestructible. If your flooring regularly comes into contact with chemicals or hot tires, these mats may not be the best choice, as they can become damaged in extremely harsh environments.
4. Snap-together tiles.
Although snap-together tiles offer several notable benefits, they are not a perfect solution. These tiles are vulnerable to abrasions, and they may also become slippery when wet or covered with oil.
5. Epoxy floor coating.
When you apply an epoxy floor coating to your commercial floor, a chemical reaction occurs between two different components of the product. This causes the product to harden, protecting the floor with a thin plastic-like substance. In most cases, this reaction will occur within 24 hours of application, which means that you can apply a coating to your floor without significantly disrupting your business activities. To ensure that the coating is applied properly, it is best to allow a professional to handle this job.
Choosing the right flooring option can be difficult, especially when your floors are subjected to high traffic, heavy weights, harsh chemicals or other forms of abuse. While all of the options above offer various advantages that may make them an appealing choice, you cannot beat the durability of an epoxy floor coating. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of an epoxy floor coating in your high traffic areas, or if you would like an individualized estimate, please contact Boston Garage today to speak with a knowledgeable sales representative.