Overview of industrial flooring arrangement technology.
In industrial buildings and enterprises of various industries, special floor coverings are used. Workshops, warehouses, shopping complexes, food industry institutions and others require a special approach to the arrangement of their areas. Such premises require high reliability and a strong base, which will withstand a constant load, temperature drops, aggressive exposure to chemicals, etc. Modern technologies of industrial flooring arrangement allow not only to satisfy all requirements, but also to make it hygienic, aesthetically attractive and ergonomic.
Types of industrial floorings.
There is a classification of industrial floors, taking into account the peculiarities of their exploitation. Therefore, their types indicate the area where they will be used:
- terminals, warehouses, material-and-technical facilities and production sites;
- production sites with high humidity levels;
- rooms with constant high mechanical loads;
- public facilities, such as hospitals, kindergartens, schools, government agencies;
- industrial freezers and refrigerators;
- sanitary checkpoints, decontaminated units of nuclear facilities;
- fireproof floors;
- sports centers, playgrounds for sports activities, etc.
Industrial concrete floors.
When building an industrial concrete floor, all parameters and features of the future area of exploitation should be taken into account: the degree of wear of the old floor covering, walls and ceilings, equipment and mechanisms for which the floor arrangement is carried out. A modern concrete industrial floor began to be applied relatively recently, but during this time it managed to prove itself, as one of the most durable and reliable coverings. Concrete from APSE is manufactured at its own enterprise in Italy and is one of the leaders in the market of finishing materials today. Our specialists constantly improve its structure, offering new solutions for different conditions. Concrete industrial floors became a full-fledged covering due to innovative technologies and full compliance with the high demands of industrial enterprises. They solve many urgent problems for the company: it is resistant to a variety of chemical and mechanical effects, easy to care for, easy to clean, durable and reliable.
In addition, it is possible to strengthen the covering with the help of special additives into the solution or to cover it with an additional layer - the so-called topping. The high adhesion provided by these agents helps to strengthen and prevent delamination of all layers of the covering. The service life of the floor and its quality characteristics are increasing. Quartz, micro-concrete, polymer components and other additives provide an excellent result and high reliability of industrial concrete coverings.
Industrial polymer floors.
There are several deservedly popular coverings in this large class of industrial floors. It all depends on their composition and the base used.
Polyurethane base: increased strength to physical damage, light structure and high material density, which makes it possible to save on its consumption during installation. A comparative disadvantage of the polyurethane floor is its low characteristics when exposed to chemicals in comparison with the epoxy floor. However, the temperature drop is nothing for such a covering and its use in freezers and refrigerators is completely justified. Practicality is another advantage of the polyurethane floor, it is easy to clean and to take care of, and this gives additional bonuses for the food industry.
Epoxy base for the industrial floor gives it a high strength margin, practicality, convenience, durability and ease of exploitation. Most often they are installed in enterprises which work with chemical reagents and substances. Aggressive effects are not a problem for them, so their popularity in pharmaceutical factories, pharmacies, food factories and similar institutions is justified. They are antistatic and acid resistant.
Polycement for the basis of industrial floors gives strength even higher than the previous version with an epoxy base. There is a quartz sand or other components, which enhance the hardness of its structure. All polymer layers are reinforced with composites and a self-leveling floor acquires an increased strength, carries even more loads, in addition, it has an anti-slip effect. It also does not draw dust and dirt, which means that it can be used in warehouses with increased traffic and transportation.
It is also possible to create a variety of options for each of the listed polymer floorings. It is possible to add into the composition some additional components, which change or enhance the properties of the coverings, which allows to create floorings for industrial enterprises with specified parameters.