Warehouse, workshop, garage and factory floors are often exposed to stress from footfall, heavy objects, fluid spills and more. So how do you keep the floor looking great and safe? Try the following tips to help you make the right decision about how to treat your workroom floor.
Protect Your Surfaces
If your workroom has a concrete floor, you still need to protect it. If your workspace only gets medium to light use, products such as 301 Industrial Floor Paint or 313 Acrylic Floor Paint may be the right choice. Paints such as these both come in a range of colours too. If you need a heavy-duty floor coating, something like 304 HD Epoxy Floor Coating will leave a smooth gloss protective finish. It’s a waterproof, tough, chemical resistant floor paint that can even be used on walls and for lining tanks! Another great thing about this product is that you can add an anti-slip additive too but more about that later…
Slip-Proof Your Workplace
As we mentioned earlier, anti-slip paints are available – and in a wide variety of colours. They are incredibly useful for workrooms where the floor may regularly come in contact with fluids or slippy materials. If you have any walkways or ramps in your workroom anti-slip paint is ideal for the job. There is a large range of anti-slip products to help keep your environment safe. For example, you could use 503 Easy Clean Anti Slip Coating for messy surfaces or 501 Anti Slip Floor Paint for steps to help minimise trips. If you’d rather not use paint, you can use a paint additive to get an anti-slip finish or decorative effect. These additives can be mixed with our floor paints to give you different effects and textures for either performance or just as decoration!
Protect Yourself From the Elements
If you are in a workroom which has is partially exposed to the elements, you may need a product such as Sikagard 680 S Clearglaze, it protects your concrete surface against any atmospheric influences you can throw at it. It even promotes a self-cleaning effect on the surfaces that have been treated with it and thanks to the clear finish it limits the change of appearance!
Make Your Mark
If your workroom calls for areas that need to be clearly marked on the floor, you need the right paint. There are plenty of options to make sure you have the right fit for your workspace. There are aerosol paints, stencils, applicators and more. If you think you’re too busy to mark out lines, 3M Scotchkote Liquid Line Marking LXF 897 is specially designed to dry quickly on concrete for minimum disruption!
If you’re still struggling to decide how to kit out your workroom, don’t forget to get in touch with one of our fantastic experts; we’re here to help. If you’d just like to browse, don’t forget to visit our full floor paint range.