Increase Workplace Safety with Epoxy Coatings

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

If you need to revamp and secure the floors in your workplace, consider epoxy coatings. Floors coated in epoxy can ensure the protection of what’s most valuable to you: your employees, your equipment and your building. Epoxy acts as a sealant for concrete floors. These coatings are applied mostly to manufacturing plants, warehouses, laboratories, garage floors and various other commercial structures. Here are some of the safety features available:

Reduces Accidents:

  • Cracks and uneven flooring are two major causes of workplace slips and falls. The non skid nature of epoxy allows for resistance to slips and cracks, even when the floor is in contact with moisture. This is recommended for high traffic areas.
  • Epoxy flooring is also self-leveling for total reassurance of even floors and decreased falls.

Resistant to Fire:

  • Some types of epoxy floors contain fire retardant. Epoxy resin can include a fireproofing agent that handles heat up to 390 F. This would be useful for any type of business but especially for areas with many flammable materials.

Manages All of the Elements:

  • Floors with epoxy coatings can withstand both extreme temperatures and intense impact, which is beneficial for commonplace accidents on the job. Any damage can be contained and the situation can quickly de-escalate.
  • The epoxy seal protects floors from any groundwater that may creep up from underneath the floor.
  • With this type of flooring, chemical spills in laboratories or warehouses will not have the ability to soak in, which means a safe and easy cleanup.

 

Now that you’ve reviewed the safety features of epoxy floors, tap into its other benefits by glancing here.

To save yourself from the fumes and frustration of epoxy application, it's best to seek professional help. If you are looking for a contractor in California, Cor-Ray Painting Company has extensive experience with floor coating systems in the Santa Fe Springs, Downey, Norwalk. Lynwood, Compton and Lakewood areas. Cor-Ray has recently completed an epoxy coating project at the Oakland International Airport. Feel free to call (562) 906-9770 or glance at their services here.

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