Are you looking for hard-wearing industrial flooring for your workshop, warehouse, laboratory, or retail space?
New to your industry and not sure where to start?
The experts at Quest Flooring, with unrivalled knowledge and vast experience, tell all!
What is industrial flooring and how is it different from domestic flooring?
At its simplest, industrial flooring is a finished flooring type primarily utilised by businesses and manufacturers across the world, but can also be chosen by offices, schools, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities.
Unlike less hardwearing options favoured by the domestic market, like wooden floors, carpet, or lino, industrial flooring is designed to be long-lasting and resistant to many things that would ruin domestic floors, including:
- Vehicles, goods transport, and hard-wheeled trolleys and cages
- Chemical exposure
- Repeated water ingress
- Stains and spills
- Very high levels of traffic
Although appearance still matters, the texture and feel of industrial flooring as well as its durability and ease of cleaning tend to feature heavily in the chain of importance – as the floors of such buildings will be regularly exposed to dirt, grime, and conditions that a domestic property would be unlikely to ever see.
Industrial flooring needs to be able to withstand them all and more for years to come.
Types of industrial flooring
Industrial flooring comes in many types and tends to be crafted to suit a particular industry or location.
So, which would suit you best?
Polished concrete floors
Manufactured from a mix of gravel, sand, and water, polished concrete flooring provides a sleek, seamless option for spaces of all kinds.
Suitable for use in a wide range of locations, including outdoor areas, shopping centres, warehouses, and industrial and retail spaces, the polished finish comes from honing after installation to either matte or glossy appearance.
It is also incredibly durable, thanks to its concrete base and the sealing topper, giving years of easy-clean, low-maintenance flooring that has no gaps for dirt and debris to hide within.
But how can a hard-wearing material like concrete be polished?
Once installed, left to set, and topped with a colour-matched, expandable sealant, the polished concrete floors can be buffed to a high-shine finish using a range of grit levels and diamond polishing tools – creating a sheen that is visually striking and practical.
Other benefits include:
- Low VOCs – despite concerns, polished concrete floors are an exceptionally low contributor to greenhouse gases.
- Underfloor heating compatible – polished concrete flooring is a good conductor and retains heat well.
- Non-slip textures – despite the wet-look appearance, polished concrete floors are slip-resistant and safe, even when wet.
Industrial resin flooring
Looking for industrial resin flooring from a FeRFA-certified specialist?
Quest Flooring Ltd can help!
Thanks to the wide range of FeRFA industrial resin flooring types available, it is suitable for use in a variety of sectors, including (but not limited to) retail, leisure, offices, warehouses, and industrial environments.
Industrial resin flooring gives a high-quality seamless, and durable resin finish that stops grime and germs from building up in gaps in the flooring, making it more hygienic and easier to clean and maintain.
You can also enjoy exceptional underfoot comfort, slip resistance, and a vast range of colours and finishes – depending on which FeRFA type you choose.
Find out more about FeRFA industrial resin flooring types in our blog: ‘How to select the right FeRFA resin flooring for your business.’
High-build epoxy coatings
High-build epoxy can be used as a flooring option in a range of sectors, including:
- Food production and processing
- Paper production and processing
- Automotive or aerospace production
- Engineering workshops
- Canteens and cafeterias
This is because it can cope with very high levels of foot traffic and slip-resistant qualities are available with the addition of quartz or graded aggregates.
It can also be the most economical option, as it can cover old or worn concrete or wooden floors without the need to remove them and requires very little maintenance.
Does a lower price mean a shorter lifespan?
Worry not – industrial epoxy is extremely durable and resistant to damage, moisture, and exposure to heavy weights. It’s also available in a range of colours and granite, marbled, and metallic finishes.
Industrial screed flooring
Industrial screed flooring is ideal for warehouses, production areas, and aircraft hangars, as it is resistant to slips, and chemicals, and is designed to withstand getting wet very frequently without damage or rotting.
Manufactured from a mix of cement and sand, industrial screed is practical and easy to clean – ideal for locations that can get messy!
Worried this durability will look boring?
Industrial screed flooring can be polished to a high shine, offering a modern aesthetic that is neutral enough to pair with almost any décor style.
Industrial line marking
Need graphics or line markings in your establishment for easy organisation and company branding?
Perhaps customers are confused about where drop-off and pick-up zones are located.
Quest Flooring’s industrial line marking services can cover almost any location, delivering clear, easy-to-see, and long-lasting industrial lines for staff, customers, and visitors.
With a wide range of possible uses, from road boundaries, zebra crossings, and directional arrows, to company logos, numbering, and loading or hazardous area demarcation – we can do it all.
Reach out today to discuss your bespoke needs.
Why choose Quest Flooring for your industrial flooring needs?
Quest Flooring is a leading UK provider of industrial flooring with over 20 years of experience, installing flooring options in a variety of industries including manufacturing, warehousing, healthcare, education, and retail.
Our team of experts will work with you to help you choose the right industrial flooring system for your business, ensuring that it meets all safety and durability standards, and can offer full advice on aftercare and maintenance so it lasts as long as possible.
Quest Flooring also offers an installation service, which ensures your industrial flooring is installed in a fast and efficient fashion, minimising downtime and disruption.
To find out more about our industrial flooring or installation services, give our helpful team a call on 01925 737 369 or send us a message using our online contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.