Commercial Concrete Floors: Planning to Limit Work Stoppage

Your concrete floors are an important part of your facility. They carry the weight of all your equipment and personnel while providing a safe, clean surface to walk on. Without your floors, you wouldn’t be able to get much done. What happens, then, when your floors need repair or replacement?

On the one hand, this maintenance is necessary for maintaining your property and production schedule. But on the other hand, taking the time to fix your floors or apply epoxy floor paint might throw a wrench in your daily operations. In other words, you must find a way to invest in your commercial concrete floors while also minimizing work stoppage during the repair process. Let’s go over some of the ways you can plan for this.

Timing is Everything

Every business operates on a different schedule. But just about every facility has some downtime, whether it’s for a few hours during the day or night, over the weekend, or a couple days during the week. If you want to limit work stoppage during flooring processes, you should use your downtime to your advantage. Scheduling commercial flooring services during these times means you won’t lose any productivity, since your operations would be on hold anyway.

In a perfect world, this convenient timing would always be possible when hiring contractors. However, commercial flooring companies must run on their own schedules as well. Sometimes, the team you hire won’t be able to work during the time that’s best for you, especially if your downtime takes place at an obscure time of night or wee hours of the morning. If possible, try to compromise with your flooring services so the job can get done with minimal production loss.

Section by Section

If your flooring services can only work during your operation hours, you can still limit work stoppage by methodically segmenting the project. In most cases, your contractor will be in charge of planning, working with you to come up with the optimal strategy. They will take many factors into consideration, such as your facility’s size, amount of traffic in different areas, type of repair being done, type of commercial floor paint being used, etc.

Depending on the flooring option you choose, it may take longer to apply or dry. Also, the preparation time may vary depending on how damaged your current concrete floor is. However, some parts of your facility may need to remain active longer than others. Going section by section, your contractor can time the project so inactive flooring areas can get done while active areas continue running. Once the finished areas are dried, they can operate again and the other parts of your facility can then be treated.

Just make sure you know when it’s okay to set foot on a recently finished floor section so you don’t ruin anything.

Staying Out of the Way

On that note of awareness, one of the best ways to limit work stoppage during the flooring process is to stay out of the way until you know the job or section is complete. If you or your staff accidentally step on wet epoxy concrete floor paint or get in the way of your flooring contractors, you can waste serious time and money. You may need to have parts of your floor redone, or the job might simply take longer as a whole. So, be aware of the project at hand, make sure your team is also aware, and ask your contractor any questions so you don’t accidentally get in the way.

Anderson Painting contractors don’t want to get in your way either. We know that sometimes work stoppage is unavoidable during our concrete flooring process, but we want to keep it to a minimum so you can get your business back in action as soon as possible. Our experienced team can coat your floors in as little as a day, and we’ll work with you to find the best times and dates to revamp your floors. To learn more, call Anderson Painting today at 919-610-1855 or email us at info@andersonpaintingnc.com!