Depending on the industry in which you operate, it’s important to understand that not all non-slip flooring is created equal. For instance, the non-slip flooring needs of a commercial kitchen will drastically differ from those of a manufacturing plant. However, all anti-slip flooring options can effectively mitigate the risk of falls, trips and slips to allow your employees and customers to confidently and safely navigate your space. Whether it’s a commercial setting or an industrial facility, safety is paramount, which is why PennCoat is dedicated to helping you protect your customers, workers and business operations.
At PennCoat, we’re a non-slip flooring contractor you can count on to recommend the right product for your operation and to complete the job quickly and safely with minimal disruption. When you call on us for your non-slip flooring, we will send a team of highly trained professionals to your location who will work with you to develop a plan and apply the commercial slip-resistant flooring that we have selected together. Not only do we have experience working in complex commercial/industrial environments, but we also provide consistent, ongoing training to our technicians to ensure the highest level of safety.
Why Commercial Slip-Resistant Flooring?
An industrial slip-resistant floor coating is essentially an epoxy coating with a coarse additive mixed in to give the flooring a non-slip texture — but not all non-slip flooring textures are the same. For example, non-slip flooring for commercial kitchens requires some of the most aggressive additives for texture, since these floors are continually subjected to water as well as substances like grease and oil that dramatically reduce friction and increase the chance of a slip.
On the other hand, a warehouse that doesn’t handle liquid goods may not require as aggressive of a texture, since oil and other chemicals that reduce friction aren’t likely to be on the floor. While these floors are usually coarse enough to prevent slips on surfaces with little to no moisture, remember that they might not prevent injuries due to slippery substances or major spills.
Some of the coarse material that can be added for texture includes colored quartz, silica sand, glass spheres, polypropylene spheres and aluminum oxide. Our highly trained non-slip flooring installers can help you determine what level of texture you will need for your slip-resistant epoxy flooring.
Industries that Benefit from Non-Slip Flooring
Even if you are not required by law to install non-slip flooring, if you operate in the following industries, non-slip flooring is highly recommended to reduce your liability exposure to potential accidents in your facility:
- Food and beverage plants
- Pharmaceutical laboratories
- Avionics laboratories
- Veterinary facilities
- Vehicle maintenance bays
- Hospitality industry locations
- Grocery stores
Keep in mind that this list is not inclusive. If you think your company may be required to have non-slip flooring, contact our experienced team to schedule an appointment or call your local building inspector. After all, better safe than sorry!
Why Choose PennCoat
At PennCoat, our expert flooring installers are familiar with working in commercial and industrial facilities, and we keep you informed every step of the way. We begin the process by sending highly trained professionals to your location to apply our time-tested epoxy floor coating. Once your concrete floor is ready, we apply even layers of coating with the appropriate coarse aggregate mixed in.
This process should not interfere significantly with your operation’s schedule — especially since we can usually schedule our work at a time that’s convenient for you. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you!