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Did you know that falls, slips, and trips are the second leading cause of workplace injuries? Anti-slip floor coatings are an effective way to mitigate that risk and allow your employees, customers, and anyone else who uses your facilities to safely and confidently navigate the space.
Whether it’s an industrial facility or a commercial setting , safety is paramount. As professional painting, cleaning and flooring commercial contractors, Painters USA does all we can to make workplaces safer and OSHA compliance easier for our clients—including non-slip floor coatings.
(FYI, overexertion is the leading cause of workplace injuries, and we could use paint to help you communicate a message for that!)
Slip characteristics of common commercial floor materials
Commercial and industrial needs are quite diverse, which means flooring options are also diverse. Painters USA is capable of installing and maintaining many of the most common commercial and industrial flooring systems. And when it comes to making floors less slick, we have a few tricks up our sleeve, from anti-slip coatings to a number of different abrasive treatments and rough finishes.
Unsealed concrete offers excellent slip resistance, but it’s hard to keep clean and prone to staining and chipping in heavy use areas. Sealed and polished concrete offers good slip resistance with the right coating products and maintenance, plus it looks much better and holds up well.
Epoxy floors are a popular pick and appropriate option for many industries. As a resin-based material, epoxy can be customized for aesthetics and for functional needs, like being anti-slip and skid-resistant. Epoxy can be applied on existing flooring, and it’s easy to maintain. Plus, with fast curing time, downtime is minimized, causing less operational disruption.
Urethane and polyurethane
Although urethane and polyurethane are often used interchangeably, the chemical makeup is different. Urethane flooring is seamless and durable, especially against chemical spills. Cementitious urethane has cement properties as one of its components, making it highly durable, slip resistant, low maintenance, and suitable in areas prone to temperature changes.
It’s important to remember that visibility is another key factor. Surfaces that are light, bright, and reflective are safer than dark and obscure surfaces. This applies to floors as well as walls and ceilings. Good visibility helps people anticipate and adjust to prevent tripping and slipping, so make it one of your painting requirements when talking to Painters USA.
Advantages of non-slip flooring
- Prevent a leading cause of workplace injuries, one that increases days away from work, medical and workers comp claims, and potential lawsuits.
- Avoid production delays and operational downtime.
- Comply with OSHA safety regulations.
- Add durability in areas with heavy foot and vehicle traffic.
- Enhance resistance to liquids like water, cleaners, and chemicals.
Anti-slip flooring can be used indoors or outdoors and on any ADA accessible surface.
Prepping flooring surface
Before installing new or improving existing floors for non-slip safety, it’s vital to make sure they are expertly cleaned and prepped. We typically grind concrete floors for the best adhesion, and if needed we can do more, like shot blasting damaged concrete to get down to a workable surface. Painters USA can roughen smooth flooring surfaces or smooth rough surfaces, depending on needs.
Remember Painters USA for safer flooring
Anti-skid and non-slip flooring is only one service we provide. Painters USA has experience in most every commercial and industrial setting, having worked on a wide range of projects:
- Expertise in many different flooring materials and specialty sealers and coatings.
- Experience along the entire building spectrum, from new construction to neglected facilities.
- Experience in properties with customer traffic, like hotels and stores, and sites with controlled use, like factories and warehouses.
Included free with every project
From surface preparation to final finishes, every step of every project is performed with quality in mind. It’s the only way to acceptable results that meet your expectations and last as long as possible.
Aesthetics matter in some commercial settings, but durability matters in every commercial or industrial property—period, end of story. We ensure your floors can withstand the destructive forces of foot and equipment traffic and regular business operations.
Safety is part of our performance, and important to your facility performance. Whether it’s an industrial site used only by employees and authorized persons, or a commercial property accessible to the general public, we ensure safety all around.
Our decades of experience, growth, and customer satisfaction speak for themselves, and we bring these additional benefits to every job we do:
- Commitment to our values, including accountability, integrity and safety.
- National account management for single vendor convenience.
- Coverage from centrally-located offices in Illinois and Texas.
- Certified by WBENC as a woman-owned business.