What kind of punishment can our industrial floors withstand?
At Ecotile we make and manufacture high-performance industrial flooring that is widely considered to be amongst the best quality industrial flooring systems available on the market. This is recognised by our ISO9001 Certification and our numerous industry accreditations.
In a recent customer survey the exceptional quality, durability and wear characteristics of Ecotile were cited as the number one reason why customers choose Ecotile over traditional epoxy resin, concrete and floor paint alternatives.
But what do we mean when we say ‘high-performance’ flooring? What kind of daily usage can an Ecotile flooring system withstand that others struggle to deal with?
We’ve listed some of the machinery and applications that our floors can withstand on a continual daily basis without having a negative impact on the floors’ projected life-cycle.
Let’s take each one in turn.
The explosion in online shopping and the arrival of huge discount supermarkets have contributed towards a trend of ever expanding warehouse space here in the UK.
Here’s where Ecotile flooring really earns its ‘high-performance’ reputation
These long-distance haulage vehicles can weigh upwards of 44 tonnes and Ecotile flooring will take their weight comfortably as they manoeuvre throughout the warehouse every day
Weighing anything between 1400 kg and 45,000 kg these are the workhorses of any warehouse. Sharp turns, tight manoeuvring and heavy prolonged usage are all part of everyday life for our floors and they can withstand any amount of forklift truck activity.
Whatever stillages your workforce uses, they will find them easier and more comfortable to operate than with most conventional flooring solutions. With an Ecotile floor in your warehouse there’ll be less rattling, less noise and fewer complaints about soreness from the workforce
Recent exposure in the press about working conditions in some warehouses focussed on the damage caused by staff having to walk over 12 hours a day on cold, damp concrete floors. This can result in foot and leg injuries and subsequent working days lost to illness. Ecotile flooring insulates, protects from damp and provides a more joint and ligament friendly alternative to those harsh concrete alternatives.
At the other end of the spectrum sits the retail market. Although expected to withstand far fewer demands that the warehouse environment, there are still a number of areas where Ecotile earns its ‘high-performance’ stripes.
Superior insulation means less noise pollution and this creates a more effective retail environment, with a calming atmosphere and better sound quality throughout the space.
One of the great features of Ecotile is our ability to produce almost any design to order. This means that you can create colour demarcations to give the space different zones. We can even add brand logos to the tiles to really make a given area stand out.
It stands to reason that a floor that can withstand continuous daily use from forklift trucks can handle a few thousand pairs of feet a day. However our tiles also boast excellent slip resistance characteristics, so any spillages need not lead to accidents quite so readily as others.
Factory and heavy industrial
Where Ecotile really excels is here in the factory and heavy industrial flooring sectors. We can offer all of the high-performance benefits listed in the warehouse and retail sections above, whilst offering a number of additional high quality benefits, such as:
This is a static dissipative or conductive flooring system designed for use in areas where components or individuals need to be protected from the risk of electrostatic damage. This includes electronic sub-assembly areas or facilities where combustible/explosive materials are handled.
With a 20 year life cycle and exceptional wear characteristics it is much easier to budget over the long term with your flooring as opposed to other, less reliable products on the market. Ecotile has been designed to be simple to install and maintain, can be moved and re-used, provide exceptional durability, and offer a lower life-cycle cost.
Peace of Mind
Thanks to our numerous accreditations we can provide you the peace of mind that all of our products and our installation service have been tested and re-tested to the very highest industry specifications.
Here is a full list of all of them:
Meets & exceeds requirements of BS EN 685:1996 (Resilient and Homogeneous and heterogeneous PVC floor coverings), BBA 96/3229/3 laminate floor coverings) and BS EN 649:1997 (Resilient Floor coverings), Hardness – Standard ISO 868 – ecotile 6mm, 7mm and 10mm – 89-92 Shore A / ecotile comfort 76 Shore.
Slip Resistance / Anti-Slip Qualities:
Good resistance to most commonly used chemicals. ecotile offers good short to medium term resistance but as with most materials long term exposure could result in damage to the elastomer, colour and stability of the tile. In the event of accident we recommend the tiles are cleaned as soon as possible and if necessary lifted to remove any chemical that may have seeped underneath.
We manufacture all our products in the UK from our production facility in Luton, Bedfordshire. The easiest way to find out more about us is to take a look at our product range on our website and get in touch to speak to one of our industrial flooring experts.
Or you can call us right now on +44 (0)1582 273023
Lucinda O’Reilly, Exports & Marketing Director is an integral part of the team that has grown Ecotile Flooring in to the successful manufacturing business it is today. Over the last 20 years she has successfully employed her skills in sales and marketing to ensure Ecotile Flooring is recognised as the market leading manufacturer of PVC interlocking floor tiles. Lucinda’s love of travel means the Ecotile brand is dominant all over Europe, North America, the Middle East, Asia and India.
To ensure compliance with export regulations Lucinda has gained accreditations from the Chamber of Commerce in Incoterms & Export Licence Controls and Export Procedures & Documentation and has completed the Institute of Export course on Incoterms 2020. She is a member of the Institute of Export, was a finalist in the Natwest Open to Export competition in 2018 and was instrumental in Ecotile Flooring winning a Queen’s Enterprise for International Trade in 2017. Lucinda has recently been interviewed by BBC News and Channel 4 News for her insights on Brexit and is an Export Champion for the Department for International Trade.