Hawk Concrete Floor Coatings Offers the Full Range of Non-Slip Industrial Coating Systems
Health and safety is a key component of every workplace. One of the most common threats to human health is the ever-present possibility of a fall, trip, or slip on a poorly maintained floor.
Government regulations hold business owners and management accountable for the level of safety in the workplace and this should impact upon decisions surrounding your floor maintenance. Not only do you need the right floor installed, but a maintenance program is essential to ensure hazards are eliminated.
A non-slip epoxy resin floor is ideal because it not only supplies you with the slip rating you require to keep The authorities off your back but it actually makes the maintenance and cleaning routines much easier. In-house routines can be as simple as mopping with the right cleaning products while the floor is still able to withstand commercial cleaning techniques such as high pressure cleaning, rotary scrubbing and degreasing. if maintenance is outsourced, it will save you money on labour costs.
What to Consider When Considering Slip Resistance
In most cases and with most flooring products, the higher the slip rating, the more difficult it will be to clean the surface. Slip resistance is achieved with the addition of a slip resistant additive to the mixed resin, leaving a visible granule in the surface. The final level of slip resistance is determined by the level of slip-resistance additive and the film thickness of your top coat. With a high level of slip-resistance additive and a thin film thickness of the top coat makes a rougher surface, which is ultimately more difficult to clean.
Why Hawk CFC’s Slip Resistant Methods are Different
To combat low levels of cleanbility with high levels of slip resistance, Hawk Concrete Floor Coatings implements multiple strategies to give you an anti slip coating that’s still easy to clean:
1) In some cases, we can use micro-friction additives with a lower surface profile, giving you the feel of a smooth surface whilst still achieving an R10 slip rating.
2) The effective use of top coats. While a highly slip resistant floor has large traction particles, the use of top coats can take away the sharpness and “catch”
3) Specifying the correct floor and slip rated surface: there’s no need for a R12/13 in every instance, get the right advice!
4) We can provide options for your cleaning techniques. A highly non-slip floor (R13), would normally grip oils and stains, making cleaning difficult. However, the durability of Hawks industrial coatings means you will be able to use cleaning equipment such as high pressure or rotary devices without damaging your floor.