An Easy Way to Make Your Floor Coating Project Fit Your Budget

Separate Floor Areas Into Types of Settings

In food processing facilities in general, you have to take a look at the manufacturing process in each type of environment. A food processing building can be broken up into three, four or five different types of settings. 

If you’re looking for an economical way to have a long lasting job, you may end up doing cost averaging.

This approach is designed to get the right material for the job while eliminating over-engineering the floor coating that can eat up budget dollars quickly.

The end result is a dollar cost averaging approach that saves money in the long run while assuring that the job is done correctly.

Dividing Floor into Sections

Entire buildings can actually be divided up, section by section, in order to make it as cost effective as possible. For instance, a building with a loading dock, dry storage area, and food production area would be treated as three separate floor coating projects. 

For the dry storage area where there’s nothing but rubber wheeled carts or fork lift trucks with urethane wheels, maybe a thin film with a regular epoxy will do. 

This thin film job can free up more dollars to do a full three eighths of an inch urethane cement job in the area where you really need it – The commercial kitchen floor area, where there could be steam kettles, or where there would be steam troughs where there would be lots of moisture and higher impact upon the floor.

Floor Coating Considerations

There are a few formulated urethane cements that can be used slightly thinner to get less cost per square foot in the areas where it’s appropriate.

But still, the trowel applied urethane cement is much better; much more tolerant to moisture, impact, heat, bacterial growth and lactic acid attack.

Where these conditions exist, use the more expensive floor coating product. Certainly, an epoxy floor coating would not be chosen under these circumstances.

Dollar cost averaging is an effective tool but you will need the combined experience of a manufacturer to develop specifications and an installer who will deliver quality installation of the specified materials.