Floors are often overlooked in an industrial manufacturing environment. Dirt from foot and forklift traffic, or dark bare concrete, can dull a facility’s appearance, making for a dreary atmosphere. A bright, shiny yet slip-resistant floor can heighten facility aesthetics, while increasing employee morale by making your facility brighter and safer.
When it comes to productivity and employee morale, a clean and “shiny” non-slip floor surface can accomplish a number of goals.
A Comfortable, More Productive Work Environment:
It’s widely known that positive employee morale increases employee production, engagement and retention. Working in an environment that is clean, safe and organized stimulates a sense of pride that is reflected in work quality and ethic. Employees who are content in their environment tend to be more engaged team members.
A Bright, Light-Reflective Workspace
A bright, high-gloss polymer floor can reflect light, creating brighter workspaces. A high degree of light reflectivity not only makes a facility look better, but contributes greatly to employee morale. Additional side benefits include reduced lighting and energy costs, contributing to a company’s Go Green initiative.
A Safer Workplace
Safety is a high-priority in manufacturing environments. Employee accidents and compensation claims can negatively affect a company’s bottom line. A clean, slip-resistant floor can help keep your operation running smoothly, with a decreased potential for slip and fall accidents.
Reduce Maintenance Expense
An easily cleanable polymer floor can go a long way in reducing maintenance costs over time. By utilizing a non-angular anti-slip surface texture additive, such as Protective Industrial Polymers’ GlossGrip
, the floor surface does not contain sharp protrusions. Common angular quartz aggregate textures are difficult to clean and can prematurely wear mops or floor-cleaning equipment. A floor coating utilizing spherical additives, such as GlossGrip
, will be easier to clean and much less abrasive on cleaning equipment.
Easy-to-clean floors that “shine” and are slip-resistant can play an important role in any 5S initiative. To learn more about how a new floor can stimulate your entire 5S initiative, check out our free article “Your Plant Floor Coating Can Stimulate Your Entire 5S Initiative”.
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