How to Choose the Right Resinous Flooring System for Your Space
by Cheryl Morgan
- June 26th, 2020 /
When researching resinous floor coating options, you will be flooded with a broad range of solutions, and things can become overwhelming very quickly. If you are beginning the process of choosing a floor coating system for your home or business, there are some details you want to explore before you start. By establishing some initial needs and wants for your project, you can begin to narrow down your search, and also prepare a few starting points for when you get connected with professional advice!
So where can you begin?
1.) Determine Your Needs
It is important to assess the needs of your new flooring. What will be happening on these floors? Some important questions to ask: Will there be moderate or heavy foot traffic? Any heavy machinery? Is your facility one in which needs to comply with USDA and FDA regulations? Any high impact or high heat concerns?
Assessing your specific needs will help you better understand your options when you are ready to start your research. Understanding factors like the difference between high build and medium build floors or different options for stronger chemical resistance capabilities will be easier after you determine the use and needs of your floors. For example, your floor might not need high impact resistance if you will only have customers on foot and a small storefront.
Some additional helpful questions:
– What is the level of chemical exposure?
– Any slip-resistant requirements?
– Any odor or flammability concerns?
– Has the moisture been tested?
– What is my budget?
2.) Determine Your Wants
Do you have an awesome idea for your restaurant floor? Or a certain color scheme you have to adhere to? Aesthetics and design are a huge part of your flooring decisions too! Resinous coatings are extremely versatile and can be both decorative yet extremely functional. Everything from decorative quartz sand to patterns and metallics can be used. You can also ask about color matching for your specific company branding!
3.) Research and Support
Now that you have established your initial flooring necessities, you can begin your research. You now may be able to get more specific with your search by now, and use some of the words from your needs and wants lists. You will begin to see that not every resinous flooring system has the same performance. What you would need for a small restroom would be a far different system than what you would use in an industrial high-stress environment, but sometimes deciphering between facts and advantages can still be tricky.
With an investment like new flooring, you want to be sure you are using the best possible system, and in a perfect world, receiving a great experience throughout the entire process. We are here for you! With full support nationwide, our architectural and technical experts can lead you through the entire process. From formulating a custom specification to finding the best Qualified Contractor Applicator (QCA) for your specific project, we are here to help every step of the way. You want confidence and support when making an important financial decision – treat your flooring journey as you would any other investment! Getting professional advice and support throughout your process ensures the best life for your new floors, and peace of mind along the way.
Have an upcoming Project?
Do you have an upcoming project that needs a flooring solution? Reach out to our skilled Westcoat experts to help guide you to the right choice for your facility, providing information about the manufactured product, installation process, as well as maintenance after install and warranty details. The floor you choose should be formulated for the conditions of your space, allowing your operation to run smoothly for many years.