Is Your Showroom Floor Showing Signs of Wear and Tear?
What you put on display in your showroom shouldn’t be your only priority. The state of the room itself matters, too. A shoddy showroom with peeling paint and cracking floors won’t help you show off or sell what’s inside it. Conversely, a showroom that’s in great shape enhances the appeal of its offerings. So, whether you’ve transformed your home garage into a showroom or run a showroom for commercial purposes, you need to take care of every inch of it, including its floors. For example, getting high quality garage floor coatings do enhance the entire view of the place.
How to Determine Showroom Floor Damage
What are the Signs of Showroom Floor Deterioration?
First off, you need to be able to recognize the signs of damage and deterioration. Some are easier to see than others. For instance, most of us have seen cracks in concrete floors before. Fracturing is common and can come about in multiple ways. Movements in the soil beneath the floor can force it to break apart in less flexible areas. Additionally, rapid changes in temperature can cause the concrete to expand or contract, leading to cracks. Excessive pressure and high levels of activity can also fracture concrete floors.
Cracks aren’t your only concern, however. Your showroom or your commercial concrete floors might also show signs of moisture intrusion (water damage). In fact, cracks in your floor can facilitate this water damage by creating openings for water (as well as other materials) to enter your floor. Discoloration and spotting can cue you into moisture intrusion, but not all water damage is visible. So, if you notice moisture intrusion anywhere at all, it’s worth having your entire floor checked.
The signs of wear and tear don’t end there. Floors that previously had an epoxy concrete floor coatings of paint might begin to delaminate. This is when the epoxy starts disengaging (no longer sticking) from the floor itself, and it’s often caused by moisture between the floor and the coating. In this scenario, you might notice pieces of the top layer missing or flaking away like old paint.
In short, if something looks off or different about your showroom floors, waiting to address the issue will lead to further deterioration.
How to Revitalize Your Showroom Floors
So, what can be done about your failing showroom floors? You should begin by hiring a professional flooring contractor to inspect the scope of the damage. They can determine if you have a deeper issue on your hands, like an excess of groundwater or faulty pipes so you can get at the root of the problem first. If the wear and tear is relatively minimal and limited, though, they will likely recommend that you repair and seal (or reseal) your floors to get them looking good as new.
When it comes to showroom floor sealing, you’ve got options. Epoxy coatings remain the most commonly used materials for concrete flooring in both residential and commercial properties. And while epoxy floors are durable, there are other materials and methods available that may give you even better results. For instance, Penntek polyurea coatings are more durable and flexible than even the best epoxy paint out there. These coatings also provide additional protection against stains, dust and moisture. And with Penntek’s chip system, you can give your showroom some additional texture, friction and visual flair.
Show Off Your Floors Once More
If you want your showroom to impress onlookers and enhance your displays, you need strong, well-protected, beautiful floors. So, keep them clean and check them often for any signs of deterioration. And if your floors need attention, hire a reliable team with the experience you need. Anderson Painting uses Penntek polyurea coatings and other options to transform concrete floors for homeowners and business owners alike.
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