from Tobias Klein · Updated on 21.12.2022
In warehouses or workshops floor is more subject to the influence of various factors than elsewhere. In this case, it should be resistant to spilled cleaning agents, water, forklift movements or the weight of stored materials.
In warehouses and workshops is mainly used a concrete floor, which has its advantages. If you are looking for something to fill a small store, and you do not need anything special, maybe this is enough. However, companies should consider flooring alternatives for their large warehouses. PVC flooring in workshops and warehouses offers many options you might not expect.
Long life is usually the most important criterion for the customer when choosing a floor. If you are looking for such a floor system, the optimal solution is Terramondi PVC floor. This model is often used in industrial facilities and is also the perfect solution for warehouses where heavy goods are stored. This type of floor accommodates heavy loads, such as those often used in conjunction with four-wheeled carts with rubber tires for loads up to 1500 kg. Ideally fits your warehouse, hangar, factory or a smaller workshop. It also has excellent chemical resistance, so you don't have to worry if you spill something on the floor. Thanks to the wide range of colors, it allows you to create practical patterns on the floor, ensure the distinction between different zones and work safety.
If you are wondering what floor you need for your workshop, you should start with the installation of the new floor. In the case of concrete, it's a little more complicated. It is common to have to prepare the basics first. If you are renovating the floor in a workshop or warehouse, you need to make sure that the floor is clean and smooth. To begin, we need to prepare gravel. Then prepare a formwork of steel pipes or wooden beams. The concrete is mixed, poured on the floor and smoothed with a floor polisher. Finally, the floor is sprayed with acrylic resin, which reduces its water absorption.
With PVC tiles are all easier. The first step - the surface must also be smooth and even, for example, self-leveling. With chalk draw lines on the floor, put a saw, take a rubber mallet and get to work. First, connect all the tiles by interlocking systems. Then trim the edges. In warehouses and workshops, where the forklifts move or constantly higher humidity, it is better to lay the tile with glue.
In smaller workshops, you can perform the installation without assistance, and in large warehouses do not have to interrupt the operation and daily work. Installation of PVC floor takes only a few hours, depending on the size of the room. One person can lay 20 m2 area tiles per hour.
Concrete is undoubtedly the industrial target floor, but if you want to change something for the better, Terramondi is definitely a perfect choice.
Easy cleaning: A cloth or mop and a regular floor cleaner in a home workshop. In a larger warehouse, a cleaning machine with a rotating brush.
A wide range of colors: In factories and larger operations, different work zones are often colored differently. Thanks to Terramondi PVC filesen you can reach these zones in different colors.
Non-slip surface: Terramondi tiles are equipped with a non-slip surface, which is not only suitable for pedestrians. This advantage is particularly useful in warehouses where handling equipment moves. A pallet truck can also slide on the wet floor.
The possibility of quick repair: you can not repair a concrete floor in parts, but in the case of a PVC floor, you can replace individual tiles.
A classic concrete floor or modern PVC tiles?
In the case of a concrete floor for your warehouse or workshop, if you use cement rubble to reinforce the top layer, they are more resistant. If you are looking for a quick solution, consider Terramondi.
Tobias Klein writes for terramondi technical articles about PVC tiles. You have questions? Feel free to contact us.
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