What Is Epoxy Flooring and Its Benefits

What is epoxy flooringWhen it comes to flooring options, you will always want to have a floor that is durable and would last for years. One of the best floors that you can go for if you have durability in mind is epoxy flooring. These are normally used for industrial or commercial floors. Epoxy is a kind of glue that uses epoxy resin and it is applied over concrete floors. This gives a smooth, durable, and high-performance surface that has the ability to withstand heavy loads and last for many years.

Most of the factories or commercial building has epoxy flooring because the foot traffic is more and the floor is often used to transfer heavy objects. One of the reasons why these floors are mostly used in warehouses and industrial sites is that it is easy to maintain. So, you can keep the floor safe and clean without having to pay too much attention to it.

Why opt for epoxy floors?

Epoxy floors have emerged as one of the most popular flooring options in recent years. This is solely because of the wide range of benefits that it has. Here are some of the advantages of epoxy flooring that you should know:

• It is easy to install. One of the biggest headaches of different flooring options is how it will be installed in the first place. Epoxy floors can be installed rather quickly. It does not require any kind of layout or additional adhesives or special equipment or tools.

• This type of flooring has the ability to resist water and oil stains. So, if there is grease or water that has fallen on the floor, you can simply wipe it and the stain will go away.

• It gives a high-glossy shiny finish to the surface once the epoxy coating is completed. This will make the room look brighter.

• Epoxy floors can withstand very heavy objects and continuous traffic. That is why they are used in industrial sites and commercial buildings.

• The epoxy coating prevents any kind of wear and tear to the concrete floor underneath.

• One of the biggest reasons why epoxy floors are so popular is that it is safe for everyone. Tiles or marble floors have the tendency to make the surface slippery. But that is not the case with epoxy floors. It offers enhanced safety whenever the surface contains any kind of anti-slip additives.

• It does not require a lot of maintenance. You can simply clean the surface with water once in a few days and it will again look like new.

• This is one of the cost-effective flooring solutions. Since it has a concrete floor underneath, the overall cost of the floor comes down.

With so many benefits backing epoxy floors, it would be an easy choice if you are planning to get a new floor installed in your house or office. Although this flooring option is for commercial sectors, it will not harm if you install it for residential purposes also. For experts in thier field, contact the team at Epoxy Flooring Sunshine Coast

Some Thoughts on Design

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Design is everywhere. In our modern society we are surrounded by designs that one of our kind have sat down, thought about, put pen to paper and produced a concept. Speaking metaphorically of course – these days designs are done on computer and by computer half the time.

According to Google’s dictionary, the noun definition of design is “a plan or drawing produced to show the look and function or workings of a building, garment, or other object before it is made.” The verb definition is “decide upon the look and functioning of (a building, garment, or other object), by making a detailed drawing of it.”

Wikipedia begins it’s definition of design by stating “Design is the creation of a plan or convention for the construction of an object, system or measurable human interaction…” [1]

Whilst the topic of design – definition and process – could consume pages and pages of writing (again, metaphor) I’ll stick to some of my thoughts and opinions.

I often find myself looking at a random object and thinking more about how it’s come to life rather than what it is on a face value. For example, look around and think about the first thing you lay your eyes on. Now stop looking at it for what is, and think about the person or team that designed it. Ask yourself questions such as did the designers come up with this design from creativity, i.e. they invented it, or were they given a directive from say marketing team who already knew there would be market for the product? How much flexibility did the designer(s) have or were they constrained by factors such as size, colour, budget, etc. Was the market demographic the designer was going for? Questions like these get me wondering about the design and intent of many objects that form part of my life.

Then there is the wondering about the design of less materialistic objects, such as lets say a business process. Not technically defined by Google’s dictionary as quoted above, however someone still needed to come up with the process, i.e. the design, testing, revision, repeat testing, and implementation. Franchises are so successful because of their systems and processes, which have been refined and then packaged up and sold to aspiring entrepreneurs. Next time your in the shopping centre, which is pretty much full of franchises, take a look and observe how the staff operate and how they follow the same procedures. Ask yourself why was this designed in this way, for what purpose? Is it productivity/efficiency? Is it customer service? Is it for ease of understanding thus required lessor skilled labour?

There are always reasons, factors, etc. etc. which contribute to a particular design of which I think we will mostly never know about thanks to marketing and mass production. However thinking about it helps to see behind the scenes a little bit and perhaps broaden/feed an appreciation for how clever man kind really is.

References

1. Wikipedia page on Design – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Design