Industrial floor

  • Publicatie datum January 30, 2024
  • Auteur Joost van Hulst
  • Laatst aangepast January 30, 2024
industrievloeren800

Industrial floors are specially designed for use in business environments, such as production halls, warehouses and workshops. An industrial floor must therefore meet various requirements, such as durability, safety, hygiene and ease of maintenance.

In this article we explain what an industrial floor is, what types there are, in which environments they are used and how you can choose the right industrial floor for your company. We will also tell you more about the sustainable floors from ICM Projects and how we can help you realize a high-quality, industrial floor.

What is an industrial floor?

An industrial floor is a floor that can withstand heavy loads, such as machines, vehicles, goods and personnel. The floor must also be resistant to chemicals, dirt, moisture and temperature fluctuations.

In addition, industrial floors must also be safe for users, for example by being anti-slip, fire-resistant and sound-absorbing. The main purpose of such a floor is safety for both employees and equipment.

What properties must an industrial floor have?

A good industrial floor must meet several important properties:

  • Durability: The floor must be able to withstand heavy loads and wear and tear.
  • Chemical resistance: It must be able to withstand aggressive chemicals that can be found in industrial environments.
  • Non-slip: The floor must be safe, even in wet conditions.
  • Ease of maintenance: An industrial floor should be easy to clean and maintain.
  • Dust-free: For a hygienic working environment it is important that the floor does not produce dust.

What are the advantages of a good industrial floor?

A good industrial floor has the following advantages:

  • It increases the productivity and efficiency of the company, for example by reducing breakdowns, accidents and cleaning costs.
  • It improves the appearance and atmosphere of the company, for example by creating a professional, modern and neat impression.
  • It reduces the company’s environmental impact, for example by reducing waste, energy consumption and CO2 emissions.

Industrial floors come in different types

There are different types of industrial floors, each with their own characteristics, properties and benefits. We have listed the most common types for you below.

Epoxy cast floor

If you are looking for a robust, contemporary and easy-to-maintain industrial floor, an epoxy cast floor is a wise decision. These durable floors can effortlessly handle heavy machinery and chemicals. Their seamless, wear-resistant and waterproof properties make them the ideal choice for industrial environments.

An epoxy floor is available in an extensive range of colors and can be completely customized. Think of markings or integrating the company logo, but also practical applications such as anti-slip surfaces, high-gloss finishes and liquid-tight raised edges.

These floors not only offer a visually appealing finish, but also exceptional functionality that perfectly suits the needs of various industries. By seamlessly integrating aesthetics and durability, epoxy cast floors form a solid foundation for a productive and safe working environment.

PU cast floor

Looking for a floor that is both stylish and extremely functional? Then consider a PU cast floor. This floor, made of polyurethane, combines aesthetics with exceptional durability. This makes a PU cast floor ideally suited for various environments, from modern living spaces to busy industrial environments.

Due to its seamless character, this floor not only exudes timeless elegance, but is also extremely easy to maintain. In addition, PU cast floors offer a comfortable walking experience and are both sound-absorbing and resilient.

Thanks to the versatility in colors and finishes, it is possible to perfectly tailor the floor to the specific needs of your business environment. In addition, a PU cast floor is known for its excellent resistance to wear and chemicals, making it extremely suitable for industrial applications.

Concrete look cast floor

Looking for a floor that is both robust and aesthetic and specifically suitable for industrial environments? Then take a look at the possibilities of a concrete-look cast floor. This floor combines the rough appearance of concrete with the advantages of a modern cast floor, making it an excellent choice for industrial applications.

What really sets this floor apart is its industrial look and durability. The concrete look gives a cool and contemporary atmosphere to the space, while the seamless finish ensures easy maintenance and cleaning.

In addition, the concrete-look cast floor is resistant to wear, chemicals and mechanical stress, making it a perfect match for the intensive requirements of industrial environments.

Floor coating

If you are essentially happy with your current flooring but want to enhance it with a robust finish, consider a heavy-duty floor coating. With this cost-effective and flexible choice you provide the floor with a seamless and liquid-resistant layer that offers numerous advantages and possibilities.

This way you hardly have to worry about maintenance and you can use the floor intensively in an industrial setting without any worries. You can also have the floor coating applied with additional properties such as anti-slip, sound insulation or an anti-static effect.

Various colors and finishes are available, but you can also choose to apply the coating transparently, so that the original floor remains visible.

ESD floor

When electronic equipment is in use and there is a risk of static discharge, safety comes first. The installation of an ESD floor is crucial to prevent damage due to static discharge to both people and equipment.

ESD stands for ‘Electro Static Discharge’. This anti-static floor prevents the accumulation and release of static electricity, thus avoiding dangerous shocks to employees as well as equipment malfunctions.

For companies that work with electronics, an ESD floor is an essential investment. This allows you to effectively contribute to a safe and productive working environment.

Trowel floor

If you are looking for a floor that is not only durable and practical, but also extra hygienic, consider a trowel floor. This industrial floor consists of a mix of gravel and synthetic resin, resulting in a floor that is extremely robust and can withstand heavy loads.

Trowel floors are ideally suited for sectors where floors are used intensively, such as in the food industry.

What really sets trowel floors apart is their hygienic nature and their ability to resist bacteria and mold. In addition, they can effortlessly handle heavy cleaning agents and high temperatures, ensuring thorough and effective cleaning.

In what types of environments are industrial floors used?

Industrial floors are used in different types of environments, depending on the function, load and requirements of the space. The most common environments are:

Production halls

Goods are manufactured, processed and packaged in production halls, which requires a strong production floor. These areas are equipped with heavy machinery, vehicles and busy workers. In addition, they have to deal with chemicals, dirt, moisture and changing temperatures.

To meet these challenges, strong, safe, hygienic and easy-to-maintain industrial floors are indispensable. These floors form an essential foundation for daily activities in a production hall.

Warehouses

Warehouses are the storage places where goods are kept, sorted and distributed. High-quality warehouse floors are required in these areas because heavy vehicles, loaded with goods, and busy employees often come together here. In addition, in warehouses you have to deal with dust accumulation, dirt accumulation, humidity and temperature fluctuations.

To combat such challenges, it is crucial to have a stable, safe, hygienic and easy-to-maintain industrial floor. These floors form the solid foundation for daily operations in the warehouse.

Workshops

Workshops, which provide a range of services ranging from repairs to maintenance and installations, house heavy machinery, vehicles, and an arsenal of tools and dedicated personnel. Chemicals, dust, moisture and temperature fluctuations are often the order of the day.

All this makes the presence of an industrial floor, which is robust, safe, hygienic and easy to maintain, essential in such work areas. Workshop floors form the unshakable foundation that can withstand the demanding environment of the workshop.

How do I choose the right industrial floor for my company?

To choose the right industrial floor for your business, you need to take a number of factors into account, such as the color, material, requirements and size of the room. Below we give you a step-by-step plan to help you make the best choice.

1 .Choose the right color

An industrial floor is like an artist’s canvas. The color you choose tells a story. It affects the first impression, the atmosphere and the safety of your company. This way you can harmonize the color with your corporate identity, your product or your target group. But maybe you want to create a contrast with your machines, vehicles and goods.

Sometimes the color tells more than just an aesthetic story. It can emphasize the functions and zones in your company, such as designated walking routes, demarcated workplaces or emergency exits. It can even play with the light, temperature and acoustics, giving the room a completely new dynamic.

And don’t forget that the color can also be a reflection of you as an entrepreneur. It can reflect your preference, your taste and even your mood. So, before you make a choice, consider what story you want your floor to tell and what impact it will have on your business.

2. Choice of material

Choosing the material for your industrial floor is like the foundation of a sturdy building. It determines the sustainability, safety and hygiene within your company. This way you can choose a material that perfectly matches the load, function and requirements of the space. Consider the resistance to heavy machines, vehicles, goods and personnel.

Sometimes the environment requires extra protection, for example a material that is resistant to chemicals, dirt, moisture and temperature fluctuations. Or perhaps protection with multiple layers: anti-slip, fire-resistant and sound-absorbing.

And let’s not forget the practical side. A material that is easy to clean and disinfect is a boon in the daily operations of your company.

3. What requirements must the floor meet?

A floor is not just a surface, it is a crucial element that must meet specific requirements. These requirements are determined by the nature of your company, the industry in which you operate and the region in which you are located. You must carefully observe the laws and regulations, standards and guidelines that apply to your situation.

The wishes and needs of your customers, suppliers and employees also play a decisive role in this choice. It’s a delicate balance between meeting the demands of the industry and meeting the expectations of those involved in your business.

It is important to look ahead and take into account possible developments and changes that could have an impact on your business operations. This way you ensure that the floor retains its value not only now, but also in the future and contributes to the success of your company.

4. How large is the room in which the floor will be installed?

When planning the installation of a floor it is essential to consider the size of the room. These dimensions have a significant influence on the costs, duration and final quality of the installation.

First of all there is the surface area. Whether it is small and cozy or expansive and spacious, it determines the amount of material required and therefore the cost of the floor. The shape of the space also plays a role; complex spaces can require more time and craftsmanship.

All kinds of factors come together to influence the final installation of the floor, and careful consideration of each aspect will result in a floor that suits not only the space, but also the expectations and needs of those who use it.

Sustainable industrial floor from ICM Projects

If you are looking for a sustainable industrial floor for your company, ICM Projects is the right place for you. With more than 20 years of experience in designing, supplying and installing high-quality industrial floors, you can be sure that your industrial floor will be taken care of in a professional manner.

At ICM Projects we offer you a wide choice of colors, materials and finishes that match your wishes and requirements. We ensure a fast, professional and safe installation, with minimal inconvenience to your business operations. This way you can get back to work on what you are good at in no time.

Can I also opt for an industrial floor coating?

Yes, in addition to complete floors, we also offer high-quality floor coatings that provide a protective layer on your existing floor. These coatings extend the lifespan and improve the properties of your floor.

Is an industrial floor only suitable for industrial use?

No, although industrial floors are optimized for harsh commercial environments, they can also be used in other areas where durability and functionality are required, such as garages and even living rooms.

How long does it take to install an industrial floor?

The installation time of an industrial floor depends on several factors, including the type of floor chosen and the size of the room. On average, the process takes several days to a week.

OVER DE AUTEUR

Joost van Hulst
Joost van HulstCEO

Purchasing a company floor does not happen overnight. A good floor is only the basis for high work performance if you and your colleagues function optimally in it. For that simple reason, CEO Joost van Hulst makes sure every project runs smoothly every day. We get to the bottom of things for our clients. From administrative offices to hospitals. Ready to perform? The floor is yours.

Lets Connect
Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.
Back 2 top