How Floor Coatings Make Your Business Safer

calander Dec 18 , 2021 user-iconAnderson Painting
Newly coated floor

Safety should always be a top priority for any business. There are numerous ways to increase safety outcomes in a commercial space and countless areas of improvement to consider. Your location’s floors have a bigger impact on overall safety than you might realize. After all, every employee, customer, and guest who enters your building must use its floors to get from one area to the next. If you neglect the condition of your flooring, any number of accidents and injuries can occur. Applying and maintaining high-quality commercial floor coatings is one way to keep your floors in great shape and your people safe as a result.

Here’s how floor coatings can make your business safer.

Benefits of Floor Coatings for Businesses

Increased Traction

We all need solid footing to stay safe. Unfortunately, bare concrete floors can become quite slippery. If your floors are dirty, slick, or otherwise in poor condition, slips, trips, and falls are much more likely to occur. Anti-slip concrete floor coatings provide a durable solution to this potential hazard. These coatings are designed with traction in mind, coating a floor with materials that deliver a high coefficient of friction (a fancy way of saying “not slippery”). While it’s still possible to lose your footing on a slip-resistant floor, it’s odds of this happening are greatly reduced with the right applications.

Even Surfaces for Foot Traffic and Machinery

Slippery floors aren’t the only cause of slips, trips, and falls -- it’s also common for concrete floors to develop cracks, pits, and bumps over time, all of which can become tripping hazards. These uneven surfaces can take a toll on your business’ machinery, too, damaging treads, wheels, and so on. The good news is that floor coatings help eliminate and prevent these dangerous and unsightly surface imperfections. The best coatings contribute to the filling and re-levelling processes, transforming an uneven floor into a level, smooth surface for everyone to walk (or ride) upon.

Better Visibility

In addition to making floors safer by increasing friction and levelling the playing field, quality floor coatings also enhance the appearance of an interior, sometimes to a significant degree. At the very least, these visual benefits can boost your company’s morale and reputation. As it turns out, though, these aesthetic benefits also have some knock-on effects regarding safety outcomes. For instance, epoxy and polyurea floor coatings provide concrete floors with a bright, glossy finish -- the reflective nature of these coatings naturally increases the brightness of a room, making things more visible across the board. With greater visibility comes greater awareness of one’s surroundings, ultimately leading to a safer work environment. When people can more easily see where they’re going and what they’re doing, they’re less likely to run into things and other people.

Greater Cleanability

Cleanliness is closely related to safety. Dirty surfaces can harbor all kinds of harmful substances, including bacteria, viruses, mold, and more. If you want to keep all occupants safe, then you must engage in regular and thorough cleaning practices. Floors are particularly susceptible to dirt and grime by virtue of being beneath everyone’s feet. It doesn’t take much to make a floor filthy during a given workday. Of course, daily floor cleaning extracts resources from your operation, so the quicker it can get done, the better. The best floor coatings (such as Penntek coatings) offer superior cleanability -- their smooth, dirt- and dust-resistant surfaces make it easy to sweep away grime and prevent it from accumulating in the first place. Simply put, coating your floors translates to simpler, more effective floor cleaning outcomes, cutting costs and increasing safety across the board.

Superior Safety Starts with Your Floors

If you’re looking for ways to make your business safer but aren’t sure where to start, look down. Coating your concrete floors is a relatively simple yet highly effective way to increase safety outcomes for everyone inside. At Anderson Painting, we specialize in the application of Penntek polyurea floor coatings for both businesses and residences. To learn more about us and all we do, call today at 919-610-1855 or email us at info@andersonpaintingnc.com!