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Reduce Risk with Slip-Resistant Epoxy Concrete Paint

calander Sep 7 , 2020 user-iconAnderson Painting

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 of 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 epoxy concrete floor paint is an effective way to minimize these risks. Let’s list the advantages of these concrete coatings.

Smooth Over Your Floors While Adding Friction

When properly applied and maintained, the best epoxy paint goes on smooth, forming an even surface free from bumps, ridges, fractures, divots, etc. While “smooth” might suggest “slippery,” slip-resistant epoxy 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

While the textured nature of anti-slip epoxy floors is the main contributor to increased safety, these floor coatings also reduce the risk of slips and falls via their visual properties. Simply put, epoxy paint for cement floors is bright, reflective, and often colorful, which makes floors easier to see even in low light. 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 epoxy coatings helps keep people alert so they don’t accidentally trip over debris, damaged flooring, or other workplace hazards.

Make Cleaning Easy

People can still slip on slip-resistant flooring if said flooring is filthy. As mentioned earlier, spills, dust, and debris create tripping hazards when left unchecked. Fortunately, the smooth nature of epoxy concrete paint makes it relatively easy to clean. Whereas 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. So far, we’ve primarily discussed anti-slip epoxy floor paint, which can be mixed with additives to increase friction. Additionally, you might also consider urethane cement or polyurea floor coatings. Polished concrete is another option. 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!