Reduce Risk with Slip-Resistant Concrete Paint

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https://www.andersonpaintingnc...Whether at home or on the job, staying safe is of the utmost importance. But if your concrete floors are poorly maintained, you’re putting yourself and others at risk for injury. Floors coated with dust or liquid are naturally slippery, and unprotected floors may be bumpy, uneven, and riddled with cracks. All of these possibilities are tripping hazards and must not be ignored. Installing slip-resistant concrete floor paint is an effective way to minimize these risks. Let’s list the advantages of these concrete coatings.

The Benefits of Slip-Resistant Concrete Paint

Smooth Over Your Floors While Adding Friction

When properly applied and maintained, commercial concrete floor finishes go on smooth, forming an even surface free from bumps, ridges, fractures, divots, etc. While “smooth” might suggest “slippery,” slip-resistant concrete paint is actually mixed with some sort of fine abrasive material, such as silica sand or aluminum oxide, which adds texture and increases friction. Those walking on these surfaces will not slide around, even if the glossy, smooth finish might appear to be slick from afar.

Increase Visibility and Aesthetic Appeal

While the textured nature of anti-slip floor coatings is the main contributor to increased safety, these coatings also reduce the risk of slips and falls via their visual properties. You will enjoy these safety measures even longer with polyurea coatings as they last 5-10 years and protect the integrity of your floors so that future slipping hazards don't arise.

As for aesthetic appeal, concrete finishes for cement floors coated in polyurea floor coatings come in multiple styles and colors, like metallic or chip surfaces, different vinyl chip colors and sizes, glossy finishes, and more. One of the main reasons people fall is because they’re either not paying attention or because they can’t see potential hazards nearby. The increased visibility offered by polyurea coatings and other concrete coatings helps keep people alert so they don’t accidentally trip over debris, damaged flooring, or other workplace hazards.

Resistance to Filth

Spills, dust, and debris create tripping hazards when left unchecked. With polyurea coatings, spills won't easily seep into the flooring causing mold, mildew, and other long-term issues. Moisture and debris can enter the pores and cracks of bare concrete, well-sealed floors prevent this debris from gaining entry past the surface so it can easily be removed. As long as you regularly clean your sealed floors and take care of spills right after they happen, everyone who walks on your floors will do so safely.

Anti-Slip Floor Coating Options

When it comes to increasing the safety of your floors with slip-resistant coatings, you have several options. We’ve primarily discussed anti-slip polyurea floor paint because, at Anderson Painting, our flooring experts install Penntek polyurea floor coatings, which offer a variety of aesthetic and functional options. Their chip system, for instance, incorporates vinyl chips to add slip resistance and visual flair to the application.

Whatever you decide, Anderson Painting can help you install, repair, and maintain your slip-resistant floors to ensure the ongoing safety of everyone who uses them. To learn more about us and all we do, call today at 919-610-1855 or email us at info@andersonpaintingnc.com!