What types of Commercial Flooring are available?
Commercial floors can be developed and installed for a range of industries such as kitchens, bars, restaurants, cafes, pharmaceuticals, warehouses, workshops, garages, retail, and many more.
Each can have custom applications that make them suitable to the unique needs of different sectors like easy cleaning, chemical resistance, and decorative finishes. Here are some of the most common types of commercial flooring solutions available:
These are designed to penetrate into and fill the pores of your floor slab to resist stains, contaminants, algae, oil, and moisture. There is a wide selection of high-quality sealers that will fit any budget. Sealers aren’t limited only to concrete, either. You can also have tiles, bricks, or pavers sealed for long-lasting protection.
Considering that government regulations hold business owners and management accountable for the level of safety in the workplace, this is one area that you don’t want to neglect. Not only does a non-slip epoxy resin floor offer you the required slip rating, but it can also simplify your cleaning and maintenance routines.
From epoxy marbling to pearl resin to stone resin flooring, floors can be functional and safe as well as stunning to look at. You can choose from a range of decorative epoxy coatings in a variety of colours and styles for showrooms, retail, and office spaces. As epoxy flooring is highly resistant virtually to any kind of material and extremely durable, it’s a great choice for commercial spaces.
Many flooring materials such as concrete are porous, meaning that they will soak up any water or liquid spilled on them. Protect your floors with a waterproofing coating system instead. ERFLA Colloidal Silica and ERFLA Crommelin Catalyst PWC are our most popular and trusted waterproofing systems.
Painting is one way to add pizzazz to your floors, but concrete painting is not recommended under any circumstances as paint typically peels off concrete floors. Instead, tinted epoxy resin or dedicated concrete sealers and coatings are a far better option than any kind of paint (even epoxy paint) when it comes to adhesion and longevity.
With this, you can achieve the look of a painted floor without sacrificing durability or quality. There are even budget-friendly epoxy resins that mimic the properties of paint without compromising the longevity.
As an alternative to polished concrete, concrete enhancer is a clear resin that highlights the natural beauty of a raw concrete slab while protecting it at the same time. Turn any imperfections into design features with concrete enhancer resin!
Depending on your workplace, you might need to create visible boundaries between moving vehicles and equipment. With the help of line-marking, you can create safety zones and demarcate workstations. From directional arrows to text letters, commercial flooring can be customized with a complete range of line painting, demarcation, and safety symbols.
For maximum hard-wearing performance, consider a high-end flooring system. Both Silikal and ERFLA resin-based flooring systems can withstand forklift and truck traffic. They are ideal for warehouses, workshops, factories, and many other industrial settings.
What is the process for installing a commercial floor?
While a number of flooring options are available for commercial floors, concrete remains the most versatile and durable of them all. And, there’s no need for your slab to look plain if you are concerned about design with a variety of coatings and additives including epoxy flake that can make them look stunning.
Here’s a high-level overview of what you can expect when it comes to having your own floors installed:
- The surface will be prepared. This usually includes cleaning the concrete. It might also need to be grinded so that it’s ready to be resurfaced.
- Depending on the finish you choose, the second phase of applying the decorative treatment will differ. If it’s a cement floor, the concrete will be poured and levelled. The concrete can take up to three days to set, depending on the size of the area.
- Once the concrete has set completely, it will be polished. It’s also recommended to seal it afterwards for a protective finish.
Do warranties apply to materials and installation for flooring in commercial spaces?
Concrete manufacturers typically provide a limited warranty of 1-2 years on the material itself when properly installed. This protects against defects as long as it is installed properly.
It’s also important to choose an installer that offers a workmanship guarantee on their installation. Not all installers offer this extra guarantee, but some typically offer a warranty on the workmanship of their installation for one year after the completion of the work.
Turn to Hawk CFC for the best commercial flooring in Perth
Hawk CFC can produce specific resins to meet your unique needs. So, if you’re still searching for a commercial flooring solution in Perth to match your requirements and branding, be sure to reach out to us. We also offer a warranty that covers both the materials used and workmanship because we believe that much in our service.
Choosing the best floor can be challenging. If you need a free consultation for commercial flooring, give us a call on 0490 777 761 or complete the enquiry form on our website.