Nowadays, when people think about putting an industrial floor the kind of surface composed by epoxy material is the first one to come to mind, due to the years of information and publicity surrounding this sort of flooring.
Additionally, if you start a search in google for a company that can provide you with a new floor coating for your factory, several companies will show up offering you a series of floors made with very harmful chemical compounds that will require the total closing of the factory for several days while the floor is installed.
But a deeper search will guide to other alternatives more environmental-friendly will surface and the choice will be broader that the limited hazardous floors of yesteryear. One of these floor coatings is made of PVC (new and recycled pellets are used in the process) offer an ecological option with the high possibility of reusing this material in the future if you decide to place a new floor again. This material offers a high level of resistance for the daily activities that could happen in the working areas, better than any epoxy composed floor.
One great advantage of this sort of surface is the total absence of chemical compounds in its installation. Furthermore, as old epoxy resin tiles have to be substituted, this discarded product cannot be reused and it will surely end on a garbage pound offering a high level of contamination to the area. While the PVC pellet tiles do not give this sort of ecological headache, since – as it is mentioned above – this a total recyclable material and it can be used in the elaboration of many other floor coatings as required by other companies or people.
The high level of resistance of this material can be put to a test for all heavy machinery that can be used at any factory, such as HGVs, fork-lifts and pallet trucks. It is totally guaranteed that they can support more pressure than the standard epoxy resin floor.
Furthermore, this new floor offering is easy to repair in case of crack or breakage. The damaged part is lifted and replaced it immediately, making your floor looks like if nothing has ever happened there. This sort of situation will not be achieve if your floor coating is made out of epoxy; once this material suffers a crack, repairing will take a lot of time and the result is not going to be satisfactory at all. And there is the greater chance that even after the reparation the damage will surface again due to the weariness of the epoxy resin, designed for a lifespan no longer than 15 years on an average usage.
It is totally advisable that you get the best information when a decision on changing or installing floors in your company has been taken. Economy should be a factor for that taken decision, but the conditions and performances on the working area, plus the effect that the floor will exert on the environment have to be checked with really good care.