Redefining Industrial Flooring with Specialized Techniques

Flooring is one of the most important components of any building's functionality, whether residential or commercial. However, industrial flooring is different from a residential building’s flooring on the grounds of strength and durability. It is required to be stronger and more durable to support the movement of heavy equipment.

The function of an industrial floor is to provide trouble free movement of man, machine, materials and material-handling equipment. Other than the stated obvious functions, floors are often called upon to provide:

- Hygienic/Anti-bacterial (Seamless, joint-less)

- Highly Cleanable (cold water, hot-water, steam, disinfectants etc.)

- Wear (Abrasion) Resistant.

- Chemical Resistant. (acids, alkalis, solvents)

- Resistance from Impact and Static Loading.

- Ease of Maintenance.

- Anti-slip/Anti-stain properties

- Flammability and Fire Safety.

- Scratch/Scuff resistance

Conventional industrial flooring techniques, plain or reinforced concrete, no matter how good it is, has several deficiencies in its properties as a structural material for industrial floors. All plain and reinforced concrete;-dusts, shrinks, cracks, chips and spalls; corrodes, stains, gets wet, transmits damp and moisture, harbours bacteria and germs; requires joints, in effect, “breaking” up a floor into smaller pieces. The joints become another, separate, on-going problem altogether (chipping, dusting, erosion, cleaning, etc.).

Vacuum Dewatering, Seamless and Prestressed concrete industrial flooring technologies are available in the market to overcome the deficiencies of conventional plain concrete industrial floors and fulfil the trouble free functional requirements.