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Commercial Flooring FAQ

Allegheny Installations creates custom flooring solutions by combining various materials that when complete addresses specific flooring applications. Below is a list of the more common properties avaialbe for your flooring application.

What is Bacteria Resistant Flooring?

Bacteria resistant flooring can provide you with important long-term protection from bacteria, fungi, mildew, yeast, and actinomycetes. This epoxy-based flooring system incorporates antimicrobial dispersion throughout the whole flooring system and not just in the sealer as with other brands. This helps to guard your floor from germ and odor causing microorganisms. Many floors claim to be “antimicrobial” but do not use any additives— such as latex, silver, and rubber— but it is essential to know that a resinous floor is not “antimicrobial” unless an “antimicrobial dispersion” is included in the resin. Bacteria and microbes blow in through the open door, are tracked by employees, customers, and even inventory. They are everywhere and your floor contains the highest exposure when compared to any other part of your facility.

What is Chemical Resistive Flooring?

If your facility works with chemicals in any fashion, you know the importance of having a chemical resistant flooring system. Chemical spills or splashes from solvents, alkalis, acids, and other corrosive materials can rapidly destroy your floors and linings. Having a chemical resistant flooring system comes with benefits that start locally and reach globally such as: Meeting environmental safety standards for tanks and containment areas, Protecting the appearance of your facility from chemical stains, Extending the life of your floors thereby saving you time and money in repair and replacement costs. From pharmaceutical-biotechnology labs and local educational facilities, to general manufacturing and hospitals— many industries find themselves in need of chemical resistant flooring. Each of these comes with a recommended material as well. For example, Stoneglaze is often used in healthcare and educational facilities, whereas Stonclad UT is used in the food and beverage processing plants, and Stonclad HT is used for manufacturing plants.

What Is Green Flooring?

Those customers looking to go “green” with their flooring need to be made aware of the multitude of choices available. A majority of people think of “green” products as being constructed of a natural, renewable substance; however, there is so much more to think about if you truly want a floor that is environmentally sustainable. Consider just a few of the factors that can affect a flooring material’s impact on the environment: Ability to be renewed, Ability to be recycled, Responsible manufacturing, Transport distance, Toxicity to environment, Maintenance, and Life cycle.

What Is High Traffic Durability?

Running a healthy business or facility often means high-traffic areas created from individuals, machines, or more likely both at the same time. Consider a commercial warehouse with constant foot traffic and heavy equipment vehicles being used, or even an airplane hangar that sees constant departures and arrivals. Having a floor that is durable and can withstand the demands of the business is essential to ensure success and serviceability. Hospitals know this better than most and many use high-traffic durable flooring that can handle the persistent movement of people and machines. A high-traffic floor would also benefit a commercial or residential garage keeping the cost of repair and replacement a long way down the road. Stand firm knowing you have a future with a solid flooring system that can keep up with you and your business demands.

What Is Low Maintenance Flooring?

The act of cleaning floors is something that none of us can escape— regardless of our profession. A clean floor is a safe floor at home or work. Our non-porous, stain resistant, or even chemical resistant floors minimalize the process for cleaning them. This means that they will never require repetitive sealing or any kinds of disruptive processes. Keeping your floors easily cleaned and maintained allows you to move on with the more essential parts of your day. A low maintenance floor saves time, money, and keeps production rolling in the right direction. All floors will require a process for cleaning and maintenance, so why not choose a flooring system that saves you energy.

What Is Non-conductive Flooring?

Take a moment and consider the astounding amount of technology that we work side by side with each day. The massive amount of energy flowing into any functioning home or business is awe inspiring. Insulated mats and floor runners, also known as switchboard mats, use insulated materials to prohibit the flow of electricity. These non-conductive mats, often used as individual or localized workstation mats, protect the human element from deadly shocks. The insulated floor runners do a dual all-important job of guarding you and your employees from accidental electrocution while also offering a cushioned area to stand for those who find themselves on their feet for most of the work day. A secure and healthy employee is always the most productive. Installing switchboard mats speaks volumes about your concern for the safety and comfort of those who work and visit your facility.

What Is Slip Resistant Flooring?

Protecting you and your co-workers is always top priority. Implementing your facility with a slip resistant floor brings you one step closer to that safety goal. Consider the need for slip resistant flooring in the home economics or shop room of your local high-school. Take it one step further and think about the crucial role textured flooring has in an operating room, health facility, or chemical laboratory. Even the gym has a deep need for slip resistant flooring to avoid injuries and accidents of all kinds. This textured flooring also has applications outside of commercial use. One could also reduce the risk of falling in their own garage or basement by installing a slip resistant system. Shield your business or home from avoidable slip and fall accidents.

What Is Slope to Drain Flooring?

Working with liquids of any kind can be a struggle, especially when it comes to the inevitable clean-up-time. With a sloped to drain flooring system the entire desired area can be structured to drain immediately. This can be scaled all the way to industrial sized levels. Whether it is a commercial garage working with a fleet of construction vehicles, or a vitamin production line handling large amounts of material, the ability to remove and clean up liquid quickly is essential. As with all flooring systems, the scale is decided by the customer’s needs. A sloped to drain system works great in a residential garage or art studio as well. Get a little help with clean-up via a slope to drain system.

What Is Stain Resistant Flooring?

Making a good first impression is vital in all aspects and having a clean, efficient floor speaks volumes about your business or home. Our stain-resistant floors and walls are specifically formulated to withstand permanent discoloration. This kind of enduring and unsightly discoloration often occurs when an untreated surface comes into contact with liquid or stain inducing materials. For example, these stain-resistant floors and walls are perfectly suited for any working garage where appearance is tantamount to the employee and customer experience. Consider a day care or medical clinic as well— both places where frequent activities and procedures could easily leave unattractive stains in an area where perception is integral to efficiency and success.

What Is Water Resistant Flooring?

Being a building block and essential component of life, water is something we all deal with on a daily basis. And we have all dealt with water on the floor. Not only does it pose a significant danger, but it can also be difficult to clean up and cause severe damage to the foundation or sub-floor. A water-resistant flooring system will not be damaged by excessive water since the liquid will be unable to penetrate beneath the surface. It is not meant to be submerged constantly, however. Perfect for your greenhouse, garage, or art studio. A water-resistant floor helps to elude those snaking cracks across the shop room floor that are just waiting for winter to expand in size. Keep the moisture on the surface where it can be collected and distributed properly. Installing a water-resistant flooring system benefits your future by saving on time, repair costs, and energy now.