Why is investing in your floor a good idea?
Each week we receive dozens of enquiries for industrial floors varying from warehouses to food factories, hangars to hotels.
Meeting the customer and conducting a site inspection are essential to the job.
Over the years, we’ve concluded three main reasons why investing in your floor is a good idea.
1 – Floor Failures
Industrial floors can fail over time.
Whether breaking up in places or unable to withstand the traffic they receive across joints, floors have a life span.
One of the biggest reasons for failure is dusting, a powdery surface that gets worse with sweeping and covers everything!
One client realised it was time to invest when their staff spent 25% of the working day cleaning furniture products before they could send them out, delaying shipments.
Another reason is the changing demands on a warehouse floor.
Over time, as businesses grow or change, the floor may not be fit to deploy more significant machinery, plant and manual handling equipment.
Investing in your floor keeps your business ahead.
2 – Aesthetics when investing in your floor
We live in a world of first impressions!
Good-looking floors help grow your business.
These can be visually striking, branded with your logo, corporate colours and colourful line markings.
An excellent example is within the quality assurance processes such as ISO standards.
The business partnerships that manufacturers, distributors and logistics operators are involved with demand standards and often involve auditing.
If your industrial floors are tired and run down, you could be losing valuable business.
Aside from this, new industrial floors improve the working environment.
Attractive floors with marked-out areas bode well for improved staff morale and productivity.
3 – Health & Safety and your floor
Health, safety and environmental considerations are paramount to every enquiry received.
Floor demarcations such as walkways, zebra crossings and hatchings are essential for staff safety and visitors.
One of our clients, a major blue chip company, has a fast-moving production line.
They have invested in floor demarcations to help with their just-in-time production.
Items appear on the factory floor in the right place, at the right time, saving £20k per annum.
But it’s not just line markings.
The qualities of the floor are important too.
Slip resistance, anti-static, hygienic or clean room requirements can dictate how we approach each project.
Investing in the future of your industrial floors is an important decision.
It’s essential to think through your requirements from the perspective of its use.
The people using it and requirements from your suppliers.
A new floor can increase productivity, reduce accidents and help grow your business.
It’s about solving the problem and adding value.