Why the condition of your warehouse floor is important

Keeping your warehouse floor in good condition is vital for your business for a number of reasons:

Safety

A correctly prepared floor will ensure the smooth running of your warehouse. Uneven, chipped or cracked floors can be a trip hazard for people and make things awkward for vehicles, slowing work down.

A correctly prepared floor will be durable enough to withstand wear and tear, and it will be resistant to heat and chemicals. A good floor will also be resistant to chipping or cracking whenever anything is dropped onto it.

Using anti-slip coatings and boards will ensure the safety of your employees, especially in areas that may be prone to liquid spillages.

Designated areas

Using clear and distinct markings on your warehouse floor will also increase safety. By showing routes for vehicles, pedestrian pathways and crossings, storage areas, hazards, etc. you’ll be making sure everyone is aware of any possible dangers and knows when they need to take extra care. If your markings are faded or have been worn away by constant use, it won’t necessarily be clear where the dangers are. One way of preventing this is to have different coloured floor coatings for each area – these won’t suffer from the same wear and tear as markings that have been added after the floor has been laid.

Hygiene

When it comes to hygiene, especially in warehouses where foodstuffs are stored, a floor that’s in good condition will have no cracks or chips. An epoxy floor coating will give a smooth finish that offers no hiding space for germs and dirt to accumulate. The flooring is also easy to clean and maintain, giving your warehouse a hygienic surface which, properly looked after, could last for up to 20 years.

Cost-effective

By investing in warehouse flooring that’s in good condition and has been properly laid, you will be saving your company money in the long run. A hard-wearing surface that’s suitable for heavy machinery use is less likely to get damaged, so will be less likely to need repairing. With chemical and heat resistance, spillages won’t damage the surface, and the flooring will be easy to clean and maintain.

When properly looked after, our durable floorings can last for between 10 and 20 years, delivering a great return on investment.


20 Sep 2019

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