5 Things To Consider When Repairing An Industrial Floor
When it comes to industrial flooring repair, there are a few things you need to consider, such as disruptions to production and maintaining your output.
In this blog, we’re going to look at the 5 main things you need to consider when repairing a resin floor, as well as flooring solutions on offer to minimise any challenges you may face.
How Can You Undertake The Floor Repair Without Affecting Production?
This is a problem that is very often faced by production facilities. They have an area of the floor that has failed and need it to be repaired to ensure hygiene standards, that their staff have a safe working environment, or have an audit approaching that they wish to pass.
Pushing against this they have a production demand that cannot afford a disruption. This is where Acrylicon’s unique fast cure formulation can save the day, as not only does it have great performance, but it fully cures in just two hours.
This provides amazing opportunities to complete repairs overnight or at weekends and the non-slip resin floor is 100% ready for production to resume in the morning.
When Can You Restart Production Without Damaging Your New Repair?
This is something that a lot of production facilities, get wrong when executing a resin flooring repair and something worth understanding. At the heart of this is understanding when the repair is fully cured. This means that it resists chemical attack, including water.
Where people get this wrong is assuming that when the floor has dried and is hard, it is fit to restart production on it. For example, a PU Resin Flooring repair can be hard in 5-12 hours but will take around 48 hours to fully cure.
This leaves you with the dilemma of a substantial disruption of production or starting production on a floor that is hard, but not fully cured and potentially damaging it from day 1, putting it on a path to fail again.
Acrylicon fully cures in 2 hours, meaning that two hours after the last roller stroke of the seal coat has been applied, the floor can be put back into full production with no ill effects.
How Long Will It Be Till You Need To Revisit The Repair?
This is a problem that a lot of production facilities will have experienced. They do a repair and then find that year after year they are needing to re-do it, often always slightly bigger.
To understand why this happens, one needs to understand the characteristics of different resins.
For example, PU and Epoxy come from the Thermo-Set family of plastics. These only ever achieve a mechanical bond and therefore if any delamination occurs, the repair is compromised and fails all over again.
With Acrylicon, not only does the resin have a life expectancy of 4 to 8 times that of other resin floors, but because it comes from the Thermo-Plast family of plastics, it achieves a chemical bond.
This means that as a new layer is applied to the repair, it solves into the previous layer creating a monolithic floor which will not delaminate and be long-lasting.
How Can You Repair Your Floor With The Least Amount Of Hassle?
At Acrylicon we appreciate that people are busy in a production environment and the last thing they might want to be spending their time on is flooring repairs.
Acrylicon has an easy 6 step process to save you time and hassle while getting your resin floor repairs done.
Step 2: Once your survey is completed, our local experts will create a proposal and specify the correct flooring repair solution for your unique needs.
Step 3: We then work with you to create an installation plan that fits your operation and aims to eliminate potential disruption.
Step 4: With the proposal agreed, we book the installation date and begin production with the materials in our factory
Step 5: Our own specially trained and certified teams carry out the installation.
Step 6: Once you are completely satisfied with the work, the project is signed off.
When Are You Throwing Good Money After Bad And It Is Cheaper To Consider A New Floor?
In some production facilities, they are constantly spending money on flooring repairs, where they just accept this as part of the process and assign a budget to it. This can often be throwing good money after bad and costing substantially more than installing a new floor.
Acrylicon has developed a useful formula where you can look at what is happening in your facility and see which is the most cost-effective option for you.
Acrylicon, the go-to industrial flooring company, has been implemented by Unilever, Walkers, McCains, Network Rail and many more companies that understand the cost implications of shutting down.
Their fast cure, combined with the immense compressive strength saves you time, money and hassle when it comes to your industrial flooring. They can work at weekends or in business downtime to ensure minimal disruption to your daily processes.
With a life expectancy of up to 4-8 times longer than traditional resins, Acrylicon’s unique chemical composition ensures you get better value for money than from any other resin floor available.
New flooring comes with a 10-year performance warranty for complete peace of mind. Every installation is carried out by trained and certified regional installers, so there are no split warranties.