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The floor of a manufacturing facility endures an incredible amount of wear and tear. Heavy machinery rumbles across it day in and day out, materials and products are transported back and forth, and spills and chemical exposures degrade the surface. Yet, in the hustle of production, the floor is often overlooked.

That is, until something goes wrong, like an employee injury or temporary shutdown for repairs or replacements. Then, the critical importance of industrial flooring for manufacturing operations becomes apparent. An inadequate flooring system can create unnecessary risks that affect productivity. The right flooring solution, on the other hand, enhances safety, durability and operational efficiency of the company.

Protecting people

Hard, uneven surfaces contribute to employee slips, trips and falls, one of the leading causes of workplace injury. Spills can create unsafe conditions if not cleaned right away. TCushioned surfaces, such as carpet, are often not permitted in production environments due to functional requirements. Seamless flooring, such as epoxy flooring, on the other hand, gives a stable foundation while being comfortable. Durable, skid-resistant coatings give employees stable traction and confidence in their movement around the work environment. Some coatings even meet strict fire code standards to slow the spread of flames in the event of an emergency.

Maintaining structural integrity

Industrial flooring is subjected to stresses that are orders of magnitude greater than those seen in a typical home or office. Heavy machinery and material handling equipment constantly roll over the surface, causing significant stress. Floor components degrade with time due to temperature and chemical fluctuations. Then, pits and fissures jeopardize both operational efficiency and safety. As exposure to the substrate increases, the concrete underneath deteriorates.

Cutting-edge resin-based floor coverings prevent concrete from corrosion and flexing under stress rather than breaking. Polymer science innovations offer long-lasting beauty, exceptional durability and ease of care. A smooth installation prevents contaminants from penetrating and compromising the foundation. Regular reapplication renews damaged surfaces until a total replacement is necessary.

High quality matters

When it comes to industrial floors, going cheap might lead to significant costs in the end. Low-cost flooring is enticing at first, but the savings do not add up over time. Subpar materials and hasty application cause early degradation, necessitating earlier and more frequent repairs. Joints break, coatings peel and the concrete collapses. After only a few years, that discount floor will need to be replaced completely.

Meanwhile, the high-quality floor maintains its new appearance because of stronger protection layers and thorough installation. Yes, the starting price is more than the lowest available alternatives. In the long run, however, superior flooring provides better value. The new materials can resist heavy production conditions for decades rather than only a few years. That durability means fewer disruptions for future maintenance and repairs. When analyzing industrial flooring, consider the overall long-term value rather than the initial numbers.


Protective Industrial Polymers engineers superior resinous flooring to maintain safety, resilience and productivity for all types of manufacturing operations. Our cutting-edge solutions are for customized real-world efficacy across industries and applications. We bring profound expertise plus innovative technologies.

As the foundation that supports employees, inventory and heavy machinery, flooring bears immense pressure daily. Yet, when engineered properly with durable, seamless materials meticulously installed, floors promote safety and bolster productivity for the long run. By engineering customized, high-performing solutions, Protective Industrial Polymers helps manufacturing facilities maximize uptime and protect what matters most – their people.

Sean Walsh