Perth’s Respected Specialists For Industrial Epoxy Flooring
Industry is the momentum behind business and innovation the world over. Industrial epoxy flooring does its part in these critical facilities by creating durable, reliable, safe surfaces for progress to happen.
Every company needs a firm foundation. And one way to achieve this is to cross flooring off the list of your concerns. With machines, staff, products, and production lines to manage, who wants to spend time trying to sort out what’s under their feet?
Install the wrong flooring in an industrial facility, and you could have a recipe for disaster. People need safe places to walk and surfaces that can be maintained or cleaned no matter what your line of business is. Epoxy flooring stands up to every challenge with customisations that cater to even the most specialised environments.
When it comes to industrial floors, Hawk CFC is the leading expert in Perth and the surrounding area. We specialise in the flooring that’s made to last and to customer specification. And we don’t just install the best floors: we manufacture all of our products here in Western Australia and back our materials and workmanship with a warranty. If your industrial floors need an update, call us on 0423 835 333 or organise a FREE consultation online.
Is industrial epoxy flooring worth the investment?
“What exactly makes epoxy flooring so great or worthwhile?”
Can’t you just stick with concrete since it is going to be subjected to so much wear, tear, dirt, dust, and grime? This is a common misconception from business owners and entrepreneurs in the industrial space.
Concrete might do the job, but there are quite a few qualities to this type of flooring that outshine basic, untreated concrete.
Concrete is a porous material and will act like a sponge when it comes to spills. In many industrial applications, there are substances that you will simply not want your floors to hold onto. These might be for cosmetic reasons (i.e. staining) or employee safety (i.e. odors and chemicals). With this type of floor, teams can easily wipe surfaces clear without worrying that the floor will take on whatever comes in contact with it.
Workers deserve safe places where they can perform their tasks. And while some equate epoxy with slick surfaces, this is quite inaccurate. In fact, non-skid additives create grippy floors that are even safer than bare concrete. In addition, the coatings are resistant to hazardous chemicals, bacteria, grease and other substances from seeping into the floor.
Concrete floors are not among the most expensive to install, but they can be costly to maintain over time. Left unprotected, industrial concrete floors can show signs of wear, scuffing, cracking, and stains. This, in turn, requires regular maintenance, patching, or resurfacing that can add up and potentially disrupt operations. This type of flooring prevents this damage from occurring in the first place, saving money and time in the long run.
How can industrial epoxy flooring be tailored to different industries?
It all starts with the resins, which come in a few different varieties depending on flooring needs. They can be further customized depending on the specific needs of an industry or application. Here are a few of the most common:
- Anti-static: Installed for manufacturing facilities where electronics and sensitive equipment is used or assembled.
- Anti-microbial: Applied for extra protection in food and beverage plants as well as medical manufacturing plants.
- Anti-skid: Added for production lines with a significant amount of foot traffic and flooring installed in wet areas.
How to get started with an epoxy flooring installer
Whether you have a fresh concrete slab to protect or an existing floor deserving of added protection, industrial epoxy flooring can be an effective solution.
You’ll need to select a reputable, experienced installer who has direct experience working with industrial spaces like yours. Flooring designs for a pharmaceutical facility can have different requirements than those for a mechanical shop. This familiarity will also help them accurately assess and price out your project with a timeline for completion. You can also benefit from their counsel, with recommendations for flooring thickness and additives that will suit your space best.
Look for an installer that is fully licensed and insured can give you peace of mind before letting anyone else in your facility. You’ll also want to understand whether they employ their own staff (or use subcontractors) and whether they own their own equipment (or use rentals). This can provide a sense of how established and reliable they’ll be for your project. And don’t be shy about asking for a handful of references for projects similar to yours.
Why Choose Hawk CFC
Epoxy flooring may look like a basic, shiny floor to the untrained eye. But going with a quality installer who can design a floor especially for your facility is always worthwhile. Often, the professionals you choose are the difference between floors that are safe, sanitary, and strong and those that simply fail.
At Hawk CFC, we understand that every industrial flooring project is different and requires an expert approach. That’s why we start with a free consultation before bringing any new customers on board. We create designs that are an exact match for how your teams will use your spaces so that your flooring will last.
As a manufacturer and installer, we’re able to advise on the entire process, so you get the best floor for your needs. You’ll also benefit from material and workmanship warranties. Call us on 0423 835 333 to learn more about our process.
Frequently Asked Questions About Industrial Epoxy Flooring in Perth
What information will an epoxy flooring installer need to know about my industrial space?
The more you share, the more they’ll be able to design the right floor for your needs. This often comes down to the working conditions, materials used, and general environmental factors. Be ready to explain whether your space will be subjected to the following:
- Temperature extremes
- Changes in humidity
- Harsh chemicals or oils
- Heavy machinery
- Specific traffic patterns
- Cars, planes, or vehicles
- Sanitation requirements
Can this type of flooring withstand extremes in temperature?
Yes. If your facility operates with temperature swings, you won’t have to worry about the flooring expanding, contracting, or degrading over time as a result. A professional installer can also recommend the best industrial epoxy flooring solutions for areas of high heat up to 70°C. Epoxy flooring is also a great solution in freezing temperatures for industrial coolers, freezers, and warehouses.
How long does this flooring last in Perth?
While this is arguably the most durable flooring material available, it does have its limits and industrial spaces are known to push them. Professionally installed flooring can last 7-10 years depending on how much traffic, pressure, and damage they are subjected to. However, these floors are also easy to refresh, so you don’t have to replace the entire floor once its time is up. The coatings can be applied on top of existing layers to add more protection and continue to extend the life of the concrete underneath.
What are the reasons an industrial floor can fail?
With so much said about how long-lasting flooring is, you can still find instances where the floors simply don’t hold up. This is typically down to improper installation rather than faulty material. This is just another reason why choosing an experienced professional installer is so important. The most common reasons for failure due to installation include trapped moisture, wrong choice of material, and an incorrectly prepared concrete surface.