3 Great Reasons to Choose Epoxy Flooring for Your Grocery Store

Supermarket and grocery store flooring need to stand up to some of the most intense conditions any floors can see. These floors get serious foot traffic, and the risk of spills and slip-and-fall hazards is high. If you want your floor to be safe, easy to maintain, durable and attractive, epoxy flooring is the best option. Epoxy floors are functional, beautiful and offer superior slip-resistance in both wet and dry conditions without the need for costly repairs or refurbishment.

The Benefits of Epoxy for Grocery Store Flooring

Aesthetics

While a visit to the grocery might not be in many people’s top 10 lists of places to visit for fun, managers want to keep customers in the store as long as possible. To do that, they need to make sure the store looks as bright and appealing as possible. Flooring plays a big role in the look and feel of the store. Floors that are bright, clean and in good condition will give the store a fresh, clean, welcoming feel compared to a worn, dated floor or a floor that is in poor repair.

Epoxy is a high-performance flooring that can match any interior and can include a variety of eye-catching design features to highlight the appeal of your facility. Your customers will feel comfortable and at home as soon as they set foot in your store when you use epoxy.

Durability

Whether you have a small corner grocery or a big supermarket, your store likely sees hundreds or even thousands of customers a day. All these people tracking through your store can cause immeasurable damage to unprotected or poor-quality floors. Add in carts, forklifts and other equipment, and your floors could give out years before they should. Installing epoxy coatings can extend their lifespan and protect your investment.

USDA-compliant epoxy flooring systems are designed to meet the demands of the average grocery while protecting your concrete flooring while resisting damage from abrasion and chemicals. Epoxy can keep your grocery store flooring looking and functioning its best.

Safety

Spills, wet shoes and other mishaps can create potentially hazardous situations. Keep accidents at bay with slip-resistant epoxy coating. Epoxy floors come with a wide range of textured finishes and additives to keep your staff and customers safe in all situations.

Versatility

What do you need from your floor? Many groceries are no longer simply stores. They serve as delis, cafes, pharmacies, retail spaces and more. You need a flooring system that can work in all these environments and more. Epoxy is a high-tech, high-performance flooring system that can be installed with decorative, non-slip coatings in customer areas and more utilitarian designs in employee or storage areas as needed. You can include decorative flake, decorative metallic add-ins and decorative quartz for a completely customized look anywhere in your store.

Maintaining Epoxy Floors

Groceries often operate 24 hours a day, but even if yours doesn’t, ease of maintenance is a huge benefit of epoxy flooring systems. A floor that is easy to maintain will cut down on man-hours and give you and your staff more time to spend on other, more important tasks.

Sweep or vacuum the floor regularly to keep it free of dirt and grit that could become embedded in the epoxy. Spot clean spills or messes that have become tracked in. If you have a heavily soiled floor, use a few ounces of ammonia diluted in a gallon of hot water to clean the area. Avoid using detergents, which could leave a hazy film on the epoxy. You might need to gently scrub stains, but avoid using steel wool, harsh chemicals or abrasive chemicals, which could damage the finish. Wipe up spilled chemicals immediately.

Blackrock Industrial’s high-performance flooring systems are designed to withstand the toughest conditions even in high traffic areas and daily cleaning. We can help you find the right flooring system for your grocery, supermarket or retail shop. Contact us today to learn more about maintaining epoxy floors or to schedule a site visit with our team.

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