Warehouse Floor Painting
Warehouse Floor Painting
Industrial Floor Treatments (Stone) Ltd are a dedicated industrial floor painting contractor that specialise in warehouse floor painting as well as the installation of epoxy resin factory floor paint and epoxy resin and polyurethane resin screeds on new build and refurbishment projects throughout England – we do not undertake domestic works, concentrating solely on industrial premises where floor painting is required.
We undertake floor painting in warehouses, manufacturing & engineering plants, printing, paper & packaging industries, food production facilities, warehouses, garages and workshops.
The most popular warehouse floor painting systems we apply is Pumatect high build epoxy resin floor paint which has a dry film thickness in excess of 0.4mm – this is equivalent in thickness of to 12-14 coats of ordinary single pack floor paint.
When compared to basic single pack floor paints Pumatect high build epoxy resin floor paint exhibits far superior physical and chemical resistance properties and is ideally suited for use in warehouses, storage and distribution facilities.
The relevant British Standard (BS8204-6) indicates an anticipated lifespan of up to 7 years for this type of warehouse floor paint dependant upon a number of factors e.g. a warehouse working a five shift week will achieve four times the lifespan of an identical operation working a 24/7 regime.
As a general guide it is often the case that 20% of the warehouse floor receives 80% of the traffic with goods in, despatch areas and turning circles being subjected to the heaviest wear – these areas may require localised touching up within the overall anticipated lifespan of the floor paint.
Anti-slip warehouse floor painting should be considered in areas where a slip hazard may arise from water ingress, operational spillages or debris that may land on the floor.
So why invest in warehouse floor painting?
Dust– one of the primary reasons to invest in warehouse floor painting is to reduce dust. Sources of dust include not only the floor but also packaging and pallets as well as any airborne dust coming in via open roller shutter doors and loading bays. Dust is not only an inconvenience but can contaminate packaging and is potentially a health hazard, an issue that can be ‘googled’ for further information. Painting your warehouse concrete floor will eliminate the floor as a source of dust.
Safety – ensuring that pedestrian walkways, forklift trucking aisles, crossover points and work stations are all clearly marked out to ensure the safety of personnel and visitors.
In most warehouses it is fair to say that forklifts require access to almost all areas which means that clearly designated pedestrian gangways (e.g. green) and safety crossings (e.g. black & white) make clear to all forklift operators, personnel and visitors where to walk and where not to walk.
Box outlines with single directional hatching should be marked out at all fire exit doors to ensure they are not blocked with plant, materials or equipment.
Smooth running – damaged and eroded floors can damage forklift trucks. Before painting the warehouse floor we can repair pitted areas of concrete, cracks and spalled joints as well as other damage from years of mechanical or chemical abuse.
Operational Benefits – a colour coded floor helps to co-ordinate all activities from Goods In to Despatch. An organised workflow where pallets, raw materials and finished goods can be placed and stored correctly, quarantine areas clearly marked out and marshalling lanes or storage bays clearly defined.
Light reflection – a gloss finish painted warehouse floor will reflect more light than bare concrete. This provides greater visibility in your warehouse promoting safety and reducing the need for auxiliary lighting, particularly as racking tends to block both natural light and overhead lighting.
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 one 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 floor also help keep them 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 matrix of concrete slabs and expose the aggregate. An epoxy resin floor paint will protect the concrete.