Depending on their use, floor coverings may be exposed to very high mechanical loads. In order to assure that the flooring or the covering can withstand those loads, a combination of resistance to impacts, compression, and abrasion is required. It is the only way to guarantee the durability desired by the end user.
Floorings suffer chemical attacks by liquid, pasty substances and powder not only within the chemical industry or within labs. Laundries, printing offices, car repair shops, aviation hangars or dry-cleaner facilities also require specific resistance to chemicals. Within the food industry –for instance in the canning, dairy industry, etc.– flooring must be additionally impervious to microorganisms and easily decontaminated in order to guarantee an adequate level of performance.
Non-slip properties are crucial regarding safety at work. In work areas or surfaces with a high risk of slipping due to liquid or grease spills, the adequate finishes can be achieved by choosing accurate systems and implementation processes.