Chemical Resistant Flooring

When it comes to industrial settings such as food production, manufacturing, aviation, and the automotive industry, floor spillages are unavoidable.

The floor system you choose requires robust resistance to corrosive chemicals such as solvents and acids that erode and weaken the floor over time.

Although historically, concrete has traditionally been more popular than resin, more recently resin is favoured due to its versatility and strength among many other benefits.

Aside from the environmental dangers, spillages also pose a slip risk to employees in the workspace.  Resin flooring combined with bunded spill flooring can provide further safety systems for staff and visitors alike.

Depending on your industry, chemical-resistant epoxy flooring coatings in conjunction with bund systems, are generally the most functional and effective.

What is Bunding?

Bunded spill flooring – also referred to as a bund wall – is used to create a containment area around machinery, storage tanks, or drum storage areas where flammable or toxic liquids are handled, processed, or stored. 

Permanently fitted to the floor by way of a bunded edge, to prevent internal leaking of liquids into other areas or outdoors, bunding ensures safe compliance against corrosive materials.

Chemical Resistant Flooring Coatings

Perhaps the most popular type of industrial-grade flooring – epoxy resin – is chemically resistant, hard-wearing coating, and designed for resistance against aggressive acids, solvents, and alcohols.

It is especially useful in industries that rely heavily on their flooring being able to cope with spillages like acids, solvents, oils, and other chemicals.

Sturdy enough to withstand the weight of vehicles such as cars and machinery, epoxy resin finish provides a safe barrier between the surface and the underlying concrete which reduces the risk of corrosion.

Suitable to apply in areas of high wear, epoxy resin and has a good level of abrasion/ chemical resistance and excellent durability (thickness – 750 microns).

Polyurethane resin floor screeds have a proven track record when it comes to chemical-resistant flooring coatings in food-related industries.

They offer greater flexibility and elasticity over epoxy resins, making them more resistant to scratches and similar damage.

Their resistance to natural chemicals such as lactic acid means they are particularly effective in food production environments. 

Their service life is exceptional in demanding environments such as wet and dry food production, brewing, chemical processing plants, and engineering industries.

Being nonporous and self-sealing, the screed offers excellent chemical resistance and can withstand substantial impact and abrasion in heavily-trafficked areas.

Your chemical-resistant flooring system needs to be considered carefully as it is not a quick-fix solution. You’ll want something that is built to last. In the long run, having a flooring solution that is well designed and built to last, will save you money as you will not have to be dealing with so many repairs.

The right factory flooring will create an effective, workable, and safe environment for employees and visitors, resulting in an efficiently run operation.

Our specialist team are experts in industrial flooring and are trained in the preparation and installation of chemical resistant flooring systems.

For further information about bunded spill flooring and another chemical-resistant flooring system, organise a free consultation of your industrial space.

We are here to help with any flooring problem, whether it be large or small.

We will be with you through every step of the process; from the initial consultation right through to the installation of your floor by our team of qualified flooring contractors. 

You will also have access to our excellent aftercare team, who can advise you on the maintenance and cleaning of your flooring solution. 

To speak to one of our dedicated team of specialists, please get in touch via our Contact Us page, or call us on tel: +44 (0)1803 868680. 

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