Commercial floors are built to last, but they’re not invincible. Given enough time, pressure, and general use, your floors will most likely begin to crack or crumble little by little. Performing regular maintenance can keep your floors around longer, of course. But whether it’s time for a new coat of commercial floor paint or a complete overhaul, you want to be prepared for the project at hand. We’ve broken down five major items to include on your checklist for planning a commercial flooring job.
- Check the Condition of All Floors
Depending on the size and type of your facility, you may have several different floors to deal with, or just one major one. If you have multiple floors, it’s likely that if one needs repair, the others do as well. Take time to inspect all of your floors for cracks, impact damage, and other forms of damage. Doing this will help you determine the scope of the project before you reach out to commercial flooring contractors. For instance, do your floors just need epoxy floor paint and sealing done, or does a new floor need to be installed?
- Consider Floor Function and Regular Traffic
What are your floors used for? And what must they endure on a daily basis? If you own a large parking garage, for instance, you know that your floors deal with heavy vehicles and frequent movement. A showroom, on the other hand, must still handle a lot of weight, but won’t experience quite as much traffic, since most vehicles will remain stationary. Sealing a garage floor is a similar process no matter the case, but the materials and coat thickness you want will depend on these questions of function and traffic. Your contractor can help you determine the right method and type of coating for your needs.
- Clear the Area as Much as Possible
Whether you’re sealing a floor or replacing it entirely, you can’t do a thing until it’s cleared of all objects, equipment, vehicles, and people. Your contractor may help you remove certain things from the floor area, but the more you can do ahead of time, the faster the job will go, saving you time and money. Make sure everything is out of there and stored somewhere safe during the commercial flooring process.
- Schedule According to Your Operations
As a business or property owner, you know that large commercial projects can put a stop in your operations. Fortunately, most commercial flooring jobs, such as garage floor sealing, don’t take too long (depending on the size and scope of the job, of course). Still, you don’t want to lose too much productivity. Work with your contractor to create a schedule that works around your procedures, if possible. If your facility doesn’t run on weekends, or if certain times of day are less intensive than others, use this downtime to your advantage.
- Ensure all Staff Members Know About the Project
If you want to ensure the job gets done properly and on time, you need to let all your employees know what’s happening. Everyone should be aware of the dates and times your commercial flooring contractors will be in the building at work. This way, no one will accidentally step somewhere they shouldn’t or disrupt the project.
Painting, sealing, and/or replacing your floors can seem like a big undertaking. Anderson Painting contractors try to make the process as smooth and simple as possible so you and your team can get back to work with brand new, safe floors. The more you know about the process and what you can do beforehand, the better the project will go. If you have any questions about our process, pricing, or other services, call Anderson Painting today at 919-610-1855 or email us at [email protected]!