What are the Best Types of Industrial Flooring?
Concrete Flooring Solutions offer a wide variety of industrial flooring options. There are a number of industrial flooring choices on the market and knowing which is right for your property can save you money and time.
We’re going to be looking at the best types of industrial flooring and which properties they most appropriate for. Most of the time, choosing industrial flooring is up to personal preference, but there are circumstances where some flooring options are more practical than others.
The Best Types of Industrial Flooring
Industrial Concrete Flooring
Industrial concrete flooring is the most widely-used concrete flooring solution around the world. It’s commonly used in road construction, designing multi-story car parks and walkways. It’s known to be exceptionally durable and able to withstand constant pressure. Industrial concrete floors can either be built on grade or suspended. Suspended floors are typically built on metal decking, which is corrugated sheet metal supported by structural steel.
Polished Concrete Flooring
Known for its smart appearance and exceptional durability, polished concrete flooring is increasing in popularity. This flooring is commonly seen in art galleries, restaurants and other commercial properties. However, due to its versatility and design options (such as acid staining), it’s now being used in residential properties. With its durability and smart finish, polished concrete flooring is becoming a very popular alternative to other flooring options such as carpet and hardwood.
Commercial concrete is traditionally used to line commercial properties such as restaurants, department stores, and warehouses. It’s a low-maintenance and hard-wearing surface which is highly customisable. Commercial concrete flooring (in most cases) will include slip-resistant aggregate and you can also choose to customise certain design elements, such as including decals or acid staining.
Residential and Domestic Concrete Flooring
Residential and domestic concrete flooring (RADC) can be installed in any domestic or residential properties. From plain concrete and coloured concrete, to ground and exposed aggregate concrete, RADC is a strong choice for any property.
Rubber flooring, unlike other industrial flooring options, does not use concrete in its creation. Rubber flooring is widely used because of its comfortable and adaptable surface. Its versatility means it’s a suitable flooring option for most properties. It’s also slip, fire and water-resistant. Unlike most concrete flooring options, however, rubber matting usually requires more maintenance and cleaning. It’s also not as hard-wearing as concrete.
Another popular choice for industrial workplaces, epoxy flooring is commonly selected due to its durability and versatility. Epoxy flooring is different to epoxy floor coating, in that epoxy flooring is made from a number of strong epoxy, as opposed to just one layer. This means that it’s able to withstand constant, heavy traffic. It’s also easy to clean and maintain, making it ideal for all properties.
Vinyl flooring is a fairly new type of flooring which is now mass-produced across the globe. It’s a great option for those on a budget, as it’s incredibly cost-efficient. It’s also slip-resistant, very easy to maintain and comfortable underfoot.
Choosing the type of industrial flooring for your property depends on a number of factors, practicality, cost and appearance being the most important. Talking to one of our team members at Concrete Flooring Solutions will help you make the right choice for your property. Please do not hesitate to contact our team today for more information on the appropriate flooring for your property.