Epoxy Resin Floor Painting
Epoxy Resin Floor Painting – Engineering Facility
Epoxy Resin Floor Painting
Industrial Floor Treatments (Stone) Ltd are a dedicated factory floor painting contractor based in the Midlands.
We apply epoxy resin factory floor paint on small, medium and large factory floors including new build and refurbishment projects.
Additionally we also install epoxy and polyurethane resin screeds.
Please note that we do not undertake domestic works, concentrating solely on industrial premises.
We undertake epoxy resin floor painting in vehicle workshops, manufacturing & engineering plants, printing, paper & packaging industries, food production facilities and warehouses.
Our recommended floor paint for use in vehicle workshops is Pumatect high build epoxy resin floor paint.
Two coats of Pumatect has the same thickness as 14 coats of the leading single pack floor paint.
And of course being an epoxy resin it has superior wearing properties and possesses excellent chemical resistance and will not soften or blister under regular contact with petrol, oils, diesel and hydraulic fluids.
Why Paint Your Factory or Workshop Floor?
Safety – ensuring that pedestrian walkways are clearly defined and that hazards around pits and recesses are highlighted, most commonly with black and yellow chevrons.
Box outlines with single directional hatching should be marked out at all fire exit doors to ensure they are not blocked with tools, plant or parts.
Where safety underfoot is a concern such as regular oil spillages an anti-slip finish should be considered. This is generally deemed a requirement where a slip potential will arise on a regular basis and can be anticipated.
Where an unforeseen accidental spillage occurs an anti-slip finish is generally not required subject to prompt cleaning up.
Light reflection – a painted floor with a gloss finish will reflect more light than bare concrete. This provides greater visibility in your vehicle workshop promoting safety and reducing the need for auxiliary lighting. We can restore the most eroded of floors, repair cracks and spalled joints as well as damage from years mechanical or chemical abuse.
Aesthetics – one of the primary reasons to paint any concrete floor is the vibrancy and colour that it produces.
Employee morale – clean, glossy epoxy resin flooring impacts on employee morale, customer confidence, and creates a more enjoyable workplace environment than a vehicle workshop that has dull, dirty or bare concrete floors.
Ease of cleaning – polyurethane & epoxy resin floors tend to be easier to clean. Bare concrete floors attract and hold dirt whereas a resin floor paint will provide a barrier that makes clean-up faster and easier. Painting your vehicle workshop floor will also help keep it dry and safe and reduces the cost of sweeping and scrubbing.
Protection from wear – concrete floors coated with polyurethane or epoxy resin floor paints will last longer than uncoated concrete. Vehicle traffic, particularly when combined with other factors, can wear away the cement paste in the top layer of concrete slabs and expose the aggregate. An epoxy resin floor paint will protect the concrete.
What Type of Epoxy Resin Floor Paint Will Give the Best Performance?
Without going into minute detail BS 8204-6 categorises floor paints as Types 1, 2 and 3.
A good quality high build epoxy resin floor paint such as Pumatect (our preferred option) is a Type 3 system and is up to 14 times thicker than some of the Type 1 systems.
High build epoxy resin floor paints are ideally suited to areas that require an easy to clean, durable hard wearing floor coating such as assembly and manufacturing, engineering, workshops, bodyshops, garages and MOT bays.
High build epoxy resin floor paints are suitable for areas of regular foot traffic, rubber tyred pallet trucks, fork lift trucking and hard plastic wheeled trolleys and are available in a wide range of colours.
Painting your floor with an epoxy resin paint will protect concrete from oil and chemical spillages
Pumatect is a low odour application that provides a gloss, easy to clean finish.
Anti-slip finishes are available.