If you are a Minnesota business with a commercial floor that is in need of a makeover for aesthetic or safety reasons, you might want to start at the bottom. The surface that customers and employees tread upon everyday is a definitive source for safety risk. Slip and fall risk even has its own webpage with the State of Minnesota’s Department of Administration. It leads off saying:
“Slips, trips, and falls are the second leading cause of workplace injuries to state employees.” – State of Minnesota
Although the State recommends specialized high-traction footwear for employees in order to minimize the number of workplace slip, trips and falls, a company has no control over the footwear chosen by guests and customers who enter their establishment. That means paying attention to floor surfaces to prevent accidents.
Commercial Options: The most popular commercial application of floor coatings are formulas that are polyurea based. This synthetic resin-blend elastomer improves safety while also performing many other beneficial functions in commercial environments:
- Improved hygiene
- Shock absorbing
- Substrate adherence quality suitable for surfaces of wood, concrete, and metal
- Customization capabilities
Application: If you thought a commercial floor coating is something only suitable for an automotive showroom or laboratory consider these versatile uses of polyurea coatings:
- Outdoor pedestrian areas, such as walkways and parking garages
- Water treatment facilities
With that kind of adaptability, virtually every business is suitable for a polyurea floor coating. If polyurea is the choice of industry that experiences extremes with regard to what their walking surfaces endure and are exposed to, imagine how such a coating will stand up to what your business will deliver.
Options: One of the greatest features about polyurea floor coatings is its customization ability. This is not a one-size-fits-all product. Whether it is color, texture, thickness or budget, a company can design a flooring system that delivers exactly what they need.
Top Choice: Perhaps the top choice award for commercial flooring application should go to Penntek’s Polyurea Shop Floor System. It is hailed as an affordable solution to create a safer, non-slip floor that is easy and quick to install for companies who desire minimal down-time. It’s not just a slip-resistant surface. It is also resistant to chemical spills, making this the best choice for industrial work areas. With its abrasion resistance, high traffic areas will not degrade the quality of your flooring investment. The topcoat is the color of your choice so it’s easy to create a professional design match with an existing color scheme. Adding texture to the coating further enhances the qualities of beauty and safety.
Why Are You Waiting? You may crave all of these wonderful features in your own work environment. However, the thought of disrupting workflow may have you delaying such a project. That’s only because you don’t know how simple and quick installation of a polyurea flooring system is. It involves the application of 3-4 layers:
- Tinted primer basecoat
- Dry sand broadcast
- Tinted topcoat
- Optional second tinted topcoat
Time Factor: You probably think that prep-time, application time and cure time, all combined, will result in a highly disruptive commercial floor upgrade project. The reality is that a commercial polyurea floor coating system can be applied in a single day, ready for use the next day. Chances are you are closed for business at least one day weekly. That means there is no down time. Employees leave for their day off and arrive back at work to find a new flooring system in place. There’s really no reason why your Minnesota workplace shouldn’t be enjoying enhanced safety and beauty of a polyurea flooring system. Please contact us and a flooring specialist will be happy to assist you in discovering the latest in flooring technology.