When it comes to choosing an industrial floor, it’s important to make the right decision up-front. No matter what kind of warehouse you are operating for whatever industry, the floor you choose is going to have a huge impact on your day-to-day operations. In the below videos we want to give you a clear overview of different types of industrial floors and their principal characteristics.
Types of floors
Seamless industrial floors are increasingly replacing jointless floors as the industry standard for traffic intensive and high-bay warehouses. Whereas jointless floors still have expansion joints every 130 feet (40 meters) or less, seamless floors have no joints whatsoever no matter how large the surface of your floor. The optimized crack control and high impact resistance of the Dramix® 4D series in combination with mesh ensures the surface of your seamless floors remains intact even with intensive usage, reducing maintenance and repair costs, and boosting your productivity.
Jointless floors are the most cost-efficient solution for high-intensity traffic and high-bay warehouses. Whereas saw-cut floors have a maximum joint space of 15 ft, jointless floors have at 50 ft between joints. Choosing a jointless floor ensures less joint-related issues such as curling, edge deterioration and cracking. Less joints help keeping floors exceptionally functional for an extended service life. Jointless floors offer better load resistance and increase design flexibility for owners.
Benefits of jointless floors are:
- > Smooth operation: safer traffic of warehouse vehicles
- > Lower maintenance costs: less corner and edge damage
- > More durable floors: more fatigue and impact resistance.
A sawcut floor is a cost-efficient industrial floor with contraction joints to minimize random cracking. The most effective and efficient method of producing contraction joints is saw cutting.