Converting Your Old Office Flooring To An Epoxy Floor With Flakes
If you own a commercial property such as an office, there might come a time when you will be interested in changing your floor type into an epoxy flaked flooring. This type of flooring has features that make it ideal for use in such an environment, including longevity and ease of maintenance. Using it therefore means that your floor will look pleasing for longer, but without the high maintenance costs.
There are a few things you will need to do in preparation for the conversion, especially if you are interested in getting it done right and in good time. Some of these include:
How much material will be needed to make the conversion? How much floor space will you be working on? These are questions that need to be sorted out early in advance. Doing so will make it easier for the contractor to organize themselves in such a manner that they will complete the work in the shortest time possible. As you would expect, only established contractors are capable of working this way. Opting to work with one of them is therefore encouraged if speed is a concern that you have.
Move the furniture in advance
In preparation for the conversion, it would be necessary to move the furniture in the area in which the floor will be installed. The most ideal is to make sure that no furniture is in the area at all. In case of issues such as space constraints, however, one might need to move the furniture to one part of the area as the other is being worked on. It can then be moved back once the work has been completed, so that the remaining area can be worked on. One of the solutions you should consider using is renting a self-storage facility so that you can then move all your furniture to it.
Divert human traffic
If the conversion is going to be done in an area with a lot of human traffic, it would be wise for you to find ways of diverting it. Having too many people walk on a newly installed floor has numerous negative consequences including reducing the quality of the outcome.
The other option would be to get the work done at a point in time where you expect very few people stream into the office. If you do not operate over the holidays, for instance, you can choose this time to do the conversion with minimal inconvenience.
Get the necessary permissions
In some special cases, one would need to get special permissions before carrying out such a project. An example of this is when the floor conversion is done in a rented office. In addition to that, if it is anticipated that the project will inconvenience other parties such as neighboring offices, it would be wise to sort this out in advance as well.
When planning to convert your original office flooring into an epoxy floor with flakes, the above are just a few of the things you will need to do in preparation. Consulting a quality contractor is always advisable before carrying out such a project, since they can guide you on many more pertinent issues.