9 types of business that can benefit from concrete floors
For a long time, concrete industrial floors have been chosen for a number of specific sectors. In most cases, one thinks of concrete merely as a material for car parks, warehousing or garages.
In the last few years, a new awareness of concrete’s advantages has spread, regardless of the sector and intended area of use. Concrete today is a popular option in multiple contexts.
Concrete floors come with a number of features that provide a series of advantages:
– they are durable
– they are suitable for areas in which demanding operations are carried out
– they are less prone to damage in comparison with other materials
– they require minimal maintenance in comparison with other solutions
– they are extremely versatile and can therefore be used for aesthetic and decorative embellishment to meet design and custom needs.
These reasons make concrete floors a valuable option to take into consideration for your business. We will now see 10 types of business that would benefit from the use of concrete surfaces.
Restaurants and pizzerias
The floor in these places, where there is always a constant flow of people and a high level of working activity, should be able to withstand intensive foot traffic, be easy and quick to clean, as resistant and durable as possible and should also require minimal maintenance.
In addition to that, through decorative treatments, concrete floors can offer a wide variety of colours and finishes and therefore offer any restaurant a specific, chosen style.
Health and well-being
The structures belonging to the health and well-being sector (hospitals, clinics, beauty farms, beauty and spa centres) must meet extremely high safety and health standards, primarily to ensure the health of those who visit these places as well as the professionals who work there. Concrete represents the ideal solution for these environments, not only for its ability to sustain a heavy and prolonged flow of people but also for its resistance to particularly heavy equipment.
Furthermore, concrete floors’ easy maintenance facilitates sterilisation and sanitisation operations, preventing and/or counteracting the formation of pathogens on surfaces. Yet another consideration should be made when it comes to safety. A fall caused by a slippery surface can have serious consequences.
For this reason, the use of slip-resistant coatings and protective resins would be required.
Choosing a floor for a bar is as important as that of a restaurant. Bars are subject to intense foot traffic and it is easy to imagine how other kinds of floor could be damaged. A concrete floor is the most convenient solution for bars, especially in terms of durability and custom possibilities.
A floor that does not suit a particular kind of business could limit its sales potential. On the other hand, a beautiful, gloss surface could enhance the appearance of the products on display, especially in showrooms and dealerships.
The floor of a retail store is probably not the first element a customer notices, yet it should not be underestimated.
A beautiful floor with high aesthetic value is a feature people notice when they enter a store for the first time. Considering the highly competitive level of stores (especially clothing stores), distinctive structural and design elements are essential for retail shops to stand out and attract more customers.
Using decorative surfaces with unique, custom features can make a real difference. They can be used to complement and confirm ‘branding’.
A supermarket floor should be able to meet a number of requirements. It must be able to support intense foot traffic, be safe, modern, bright and aesthetically distinctive.
Concrete floors are therefore an ideal solution for supermarkets.
In industrial contexts, especially in heavy and processing industries, some processes, activities and materials can irreparably damage, corrode or ruin the floor. This implies continuous expense for repairs, replacement and maintenance.
Choosing a durable, resistant concrete floor instead contributes to reducing corporate expenses.
Hairdressing salons, hairstylist and barber shops
When choosing the floor of a hair salon, both functionality and appearance should be taken into consideration. A stylistic choice that highlights the environment can give customers an idea of the salon’s value.
Unlike the industrial sector where resistance and durability are a priority, the floor of a salon only has to look good and, possibly, be easy to clean. Decorative concrete surfaces therefore represent an ideal solution.
This field has the same needs and issues as the industrial sector. Regardless of the goods stored, a warehouse should have a durable, shock-resistant floor that is not damaged by the passage of extremely heavy machinery or corrosive chemicals.
Concrete floors’ characteristics make them ideal to support the challenging conditions in a warehouse environment.
The properties of concrete surfaces make them the most convenient choice for any company that is looking for high quality, resistant, versatile floors with an appealing design.
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