You walk, drive, manufacture, prototype, package, ship, repair, store and have meetings on your floor every day. It is literally the “bedrock” of your business. Yet, you still may not be taking full advantage of your industrial floor’s capabilities. Are you really getting all the help your floor can provide?
What Can Your Floor Do For You?
By looking at your industrial floor in a new way, you can use it to better serve a wide variety of your business objectives. Let’s move beyond thinking of it as something to simply walk on and conduct your manufacturing processes. Modern polymer floor coating technology provides many options to consider.
|Business Objective||Your Floor’s Role|
|5S and Lean Manufacturing||Color to indicate material in process|
|Walking Safety||Slip resistance for improved traction|
|Worker Productivity||Enhanced light reflectivity|
|Contamination Control||Antimicrobial treatment|
|ESD (electrostatic discharge) Control||Conductive particles throughout surface|
|Chemical Storage||Resistant to harmful effects of spills|
|Fire Prevention||Ignition Control|
|Minimize Forklift Repair & Accidents||Abrasion resistance for heavy traffic|
|Maintaining Efficient Traffic Flows||Embedded boundary markers|
|Effective Customer Plant Visits||Durable designer look in visitor centers|
Make Your Floor a Part of Your Team
Each area of your plant has a specific job to do. Be sure to review your facility and plan for flooring features which will enhance productivity, safety and morale. A good starting point is to identify key areas of your floor and rate how they are currently supporting your business success. After your list is developed, you will want to meet with your floor coating representative. They can provide more advice and recommend how to make your floor a contributing “member” of your team.
Advice For Getting Started
Does your industrial operation have various flooring requirements? Learn how we can help by downloading our FREE E-Guide “Polymer Flooring – One Solution Does Not Meet All of Your Industrial Needs”.
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