Does my acid resistant flooring need replacing?
Tuesday 18th July 2017
A guide for your industrial business
Acid-resistant flooring uses a chemical compound to protect your building and flooring structures from damage by chemical spillages. It’s an integral part of ensuring your business remains functional, your employees remain safe and your hardware remains damage-free. As a result it’s important you keep a keen eye on the condition of your acid resistant flooring and act quickly to repair any damage before it becomes an issue.
Cracks in the acid-resistant paint, concrete or tiles that cover your floor will all be detrimental to the coating’s compound. Acid that penetrates a crack can slowly begin to seep through the substance and over time the crack will become wider. The longer that cracks are ignored the wider they will become and the higher the potential cost of repair will be. Repairing a thin crack can be a simple task if it is addressed in a timely manner.
Identify wear and tear
When heavy equipment is being moved or dropped, over a period of time it may chip concrete. This can remove the acid-resistant coating on your floor or create areas where harmful compounds may pool over time. These spots can become problem areas that present a risk for both the safety of employees and the structure of your buildings floor space.
Monitor heavy traffic areas
Heavy traffic areas can present a higher risk of damage in the event of acid or chemical spillages. These are the areas that will become worn down over long periods of time and may notice a need for repair or recoating on a more regular basis. Prokem have a range of heavy-duty floor coatings which are used to high levels of traffic, but if your current floor was not fitted with that in mind then you’ll need to pay close attention.
Choose a reputable supplier of acid-resistant flooring
Prokem’s floors are tough and with our expert industrial flooring contractors you can be assured of a healthy lifespan. We’ll identify the unique needs of your business and find the most suitable acid resistant flooring application for you. Our team have all the relevant safety certificates and follow the best application practices at all times. Whether you require a new floor or a simple repair of your damaged floor, Prokem can help.