8 characteristics of warehouse floor covering
Warehouse floor covering is directly related to increasing security in the environment, arrangement and transportation and easy movement of goods, as well as establishing order and aesthetics of the warehouse. not paying attention to the standards in any of the stages of construction of the warehouse floor covering can ultimately lead to several dangerous consequences such as the collapse of shelves.in this article we will mention the most important features that a suitable warehouse floor covering should have
Warehouse floor coverings usually have different stages and several layers of durable materials will be used for this purpose. The type of materials used and how they are implemented are among the most important factors to be considered.
According to the standards provided for the warehouse floor covering, in the first stage it is necessary to do concreting. Features that need to be considered at this stage are:
1- weight resistance
After preparing the surface of the infrastructure and removing any protrusions and recesses, rebar is used and finally the surface is completely filled with concrete materials. Concrete materials and how they are applied to the surface should be selected in such a way that it can withstand the pressure from the warehouse shelf and the goods placed in them and other environmental conditions. For this reason, before selecting concrete and execution, several calculations are done.
Due to the great importance of weight resistance in the flooring process for warehouse shelving, it is necessary to take into account factors such as the number of shelves, their height, number of rows, number of cells per row, weight and average number of goods stored in each Cell.
2-Expansion and contraction
Concrete materials used in the first layer of warehouse floor covering, should expand and contract with increasing and decreasing temperature. Due to the negative and adverse effects that the expansion of the concrete layer may cause, in the second stage of flooring, joints are considered. Expansion joints are often made in such a way that two-thirds of its depth is filled with Insulation materials and the remaining one-third is filled with polyurethane material.
In addition to depth, the width of the expansion joint is very important in warehouse floor covering. According to the proposed standards, the width of these joints is considered to be 5 times larger than their depth.
3-easy to clean
In all warehouses of factories and industrial and semi-industrial environments, it is very important to pay attention to cleaning and washing surfaces. For this reason, materials that can be washed should be used for flooring. causing no cracks or fractures due to contact with damp is important in choosing the materials used for the floor.
4-Resistance to Mechanical Stress
One of the most important features in warehouse floor covering is the resistance of these materials to contact with sharp objects and scratches. The passage of goods handling machinery such as forklifts, manpower traffic and the accumulation of goods on the surface, etc. may all lead to scratches on the floor of the warehouse. The scratches created over time cause them to lose their resistance to contact with moisture and humidity, and also challenge machine traffic.
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5-Resistance to corrosive materials
Acidic and corrosive materials may be used in warehouses in various factories and industrial environments. For various reasons, these materials may be sprayed on the surface and come in contact with the floor. If the materials used for warehouse floor covering do not have sufficient resistance to these materials, their surface will soon be damaged.
6-painting the floor
In industrial and advanced warehousing, floor painting and creating guides for forklift traffic and human operators, as well as coding goods and registering it in the system have many applications. For this reason, materials should be used on the floor of warehouse halls as flooring that can be painted and numbered. The smooth and polished floor of the hall can provide the conditions for their painting.
In addition to machinery such as forklifts, workers and manpower also travel to different parts of the warehouse during the day and move goods. The flooring process for warehouse shelving should not use materials that make the surface slippery. In other words, friction should be considered in choosing the type of materials used as flooring and how to implement them.
8-High resistance to temperature rise
One of the important rules and principles in warehouse floor covering is the use of non-flammable and temperature resistant materials. These materials must be non-flammable in the event of a fire to be effective in preventing the spread of flames to other parts.
Example of inappropriate warehouse floor covering
Many business and warehouse owners choose concrete floor covering. concrete is tough, but it actually isn’t as suitable as you think for a warehouse. Because concrete floor covering won’t be damaged by heavy traffic but they chip and get damaged, due to large machinery, such as trucks and forklifts traveling on a regular basis. Another reason that Concrete floor is not an ideal flooring option is that it is tired-looking and not aesthetically pleasing. You really don’t want your potential customers to see your dull floor covering. The surface of the flooring can become uneven and therefore unsafe for forklift and operator traffic.
Hard floors have a negative effect on the walking and comfort of employees. Concrete flooring is usually uncomfortable and cold so it makes the tough working environment of a warehouse even more difficult. Concrete floor covering is prone to damp and mold. This characteristic makes it inappropriate for storing products like food and medicine.
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