Industrial Flooring – The Questions You Should Ask

If you have an industrial floor to refinish or take care of, you probably already know there is a lot of information out there to sort through. In this article we’ll work to help you determine the best choice in  industrial flooring. We’ll discuss industrial floor coatings from paint to epoxy and other industrial floor coatings and give you some ideas of what questions to ask. By the conclusion of this article you’ll have a much better idea of the type of flooring product that will be a good fit for you and your organization.

What System is Best for Your Organization?

The flooring you choose really depends on the environment you’re dealing with and the kind of features you require. Most industrial flooring vendors will work with you to determine cost-effectiveness, safety, durability, and performance. Ask them if they would recommend an industrial epoxy flooring or if another system would work better once your needs have been identified.

Who is Responsible for Installation?

When shopping for industrial flooring, knowing who is on the line for installation is key. Often installation costs can outstrip the cost of the flooring material itself so it is crucial to pay attention to this area. If you’re shopping for industrial flooring systems from big manufacturers then likely installation is included – but it doesn’t hurt to ask. Also ask if the installation is subcontracted or if it will be done by a company employee.

What Kind of Warranty Do You Offer?

Be sure to ask about the company’s policy about warranty issues. Also pay attention to the history of the company. If they have only been around for 3 years but are offering a 10 year warranty ask what happens in the event that they go out of business within your warranty period. Also ask for several references and be sure to check them.

Are Your Products Sustainable?

If going green is one of your company’s values, be sure to ask when you’re investigating any industrial floor covering whether it’s industrial floor paint or an epoxy product. Some flooring manufacturers pride themselves on providing flooring that is partly made from recycled products. Others use environmentally friendly manufacturing standards. If this is a company value, be sure to ask when you’re gathering bids.

What about LEED Certification?

Any company looking at new industrial flooring should be concerned about LEED Certification. Some flooring companies can help you achieve LEED certification points in Materials and Resources and Indoor Environmental Quality categories. Be sure to add this to your list of questions to ask prospective vendors.

Are Your Products Safe?

There are several things you should ask with regard to safety. Is the flooring itself made from safe materials? During installation will there be toxic fumes or gasses? Once installed what safety features does it have? Does it provide a non-slip surface? Are the products needed to clean and maintain the floor safe? Be sure to completely assess the safety of the flooring, its installation and it’s maintenance before making a final decision.

As you can see, there are a lot of factors to take into account when shopping for industrial flooring. By asking a few questions you will quickly be able to determine which suppliers have products that meet your organizations needs.

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