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Key Flooring Considerations for Warehouse and Distribution Centres

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On the surface, floors may appear to be one of the simplest parts of the warehouse to construct. But this simplicity often leads to underestimating design and construction requirements. Read more to find out the key considerations for such environments...

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Key Flooring Considerations for Warehouse and Distribution Centres

  1. 1. Key Flooring Considerations for: WAREHOUSE AND DISTRIBUTION CENTRES www.flowcrete.co.uk
  2. 2. On the surface, floors may appear to be one of the simplest parts of the warehouse to construct. But this simplicity often leads to underestimating design and construction requirements… www.flowcrete.co.uk
  3. 3. A well designed and correctly specified floor will help building operators to increase productivity, reduce maintenance and lessen slip and trip risks for those using the floor. www.flowcrete.co.uk
  4. 4. Making sure that the warehouse is equipped to undertake its activity safely and efficiently means carefully considering a variety of elements. www.flowcrete.co.uk
  5. 5. In the majority of warehouses, the need to increase efficient use of space often means high ceilings which means foor flatness is critical for the safe operation of high-lifting equipment. FLOOR FLATNESS www.flowcrete.co.uk
  6. 6. Surface unevenness can lead to excessive vibration on a lift truck and increased down time and repairs. FLOOR FLATNESS www.flowcrete.co.uk
  7. 7. The risk of damage to stock is also decreased with no risk of racking collapsing as a result of uneven surfaces. FLOOR FLATNESS www.flowcrete.co.uk
  8. 8. The slip resistance of the floor can be key to reducing the number of on-site accidents, as it increases traction underfoot. SLIP RESISTANCE www.flowcrete.co.uk
  9. 9. This can make a real difference in the areas where heavy foot traffic and spillages of lubricants, oils and fuel is common. SLIP RESISTANCE www.flowcrete.co.uk
  10. 10. Aggregates can be broadcast into resin floor coatings to enhance the floor’s anti-slip profile while maintaining an attractive, seamless coating. SLIP RESISTANCE www.flowcrete.co.uk
  11. 11. In the majority of warehouses, the need to increase efficient use of space often means high ceilings which means floor flatness is critical for the safe operation of high-lifting equipment. NAVIGATION www.flowcrete.co.uk
  12. 12. Signage on the floor can be utilised to designate emergency paths that improve employee safety. NAVIGATION www.flowcrete.co.uk
  13. 13. Clever use of floor signage can also help to maximise the available floor space by marking out the best positions for entry, exit or storage. NAVIGATION www.flowcrete.co.uk
  14. 14. To avoid the build up of flammable liquids, seamless epoxy floor coatings facilitates easy cleaning that quickly removes spillages and contaminants. FIRE RESISTANCE www.flowcrete.co.uk
  15. 15. Drainage systems can be incorporated that work alongside the site’s fire suppression system so that the foam rapidly flows away. FIRE RESISTANCE www.flowcrete.co.uk
  16. 16. The UV resistance and resilience of epoxy systems means that the floor will retain its crisp colour even when exposed to UV radiation. UV RESISTANCE www.flowcrete.co.uk
  17. 17. Epoxy solutions can be specifically tailored to resist imposing loads, hard rubber and steel-wheeled forklift traffic. DURABILITY www.flowcrete.co.uk
  18. 18. Found this useful? Get in touch… www.flowcrete.co.uk allthingsflooring.com @flowcreteUK “Flowcrete Group Ltd” www.flowcrete.co.uk/our-news youtube.com/flowcretetv slideshare.net/flowcrete uk@flowcrete.com www.flowcrete.co.uk

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