Retail and hospitality businesses are expected to have heavy foot traffic when they operate. That can lead to quicker deterioration of flooring, bringing down with it the aesthetic appeal of the establishment. The more damage the flooring takes, the more frequent you have to replace or repair them. That said, you may want to choose carefully what type of flooring you will install at the get-go.
Epoxy flooring is an inexpensive and more reliable flooring option for businesses engaged in the retail and hospitality sectors. Epoxy flooring has now caught up with other types in terms of elegance and sturdiness, and it is now proving itself a better option for most businesses.
If you’re considering redoing the floor of your business, here are a few good reasons to consider epoxy flooring:
1. It’s easier to clean
Industrial spaces in your business, like kitchens and laundry areas, are susceptible to heavy use and abuse. Businesses in the hospitality industry are required to keep a high standard of cleanliness in any of their spaces.
The structural nature of epoxy flooring alone, in that it doesn’t have seams, means dust and grime are less likely to accumulate, making it easier to clean. It is also non-absorbent and non-porous, preventing fluids and particulates from building up over time. With nothing but a quick sweep, the floor could look as good as new.
2. It lasts longer
Establishments like bars, restaurants, hospitals, and hotels experience a daily beating from their foot traffic, making their floors more susceptible to wear and tear. Such businesses need to invest in floors that can take the intense pounding daily.
Epoxy is perfect for this, since it’s designed to withstand the weight of heavy machinery and equipment—up to over 10,000 pounds per square inch. It is also designed to withstand extreme temperatures and weather conditions.
3. It can reduce accidents
Accidents can happen in any workplace and can be costly and time-consuming. In a restaurant, bar, or hospital, this is a constant threat as water and various liquids are prone to end up on the floor.
This risk can be mitigated by adding a slip-resistant additive to the epoxy flooring. Contrary to the anti-slip additives in concrete, slip-resistant additives in epoxy are far less aggressive. This can give your floor the safety it needs without making it difficult to clean.
4. There are multitudes and multitudes of choices
It comes in a wide array of colors, tones, shades, and pigments. There are also various finishes, like metallic, quartz, and flake. Any creative combination of these options can give your business the look it needs, whether it’s elegance or pizazz.
The various colors available can also be used to mark industrial spaces, using red or the traditional industrial shade of yellow. This can add an element of safety to your operations if looking pretty is not what you want to go for.
Epoxy flooring is the floor of the future, and it is a better option in nearly all aspects. It can cost less, both in the short and long run, saving you time and money in other areas, such as cleaning. It is also a more environmentally friendly option because it uses fewer materials than regular floorings.
For more information on your epoxy flooring for your business, give us a call at AZ Polished Concrete. We are an Phoenix based company ready to serve all your flooring needs!