Found in industrial and commercial facilities and other types of large buildings, a mechanical room is where you keep pieces of equipment, from HVAC units and coolers to electrical circuits and elevator components. Because mechanical rooms are crucial to the ongoing operation of a building or facility, it is imperative that you select the right flooring material. This way, you keep your equipment in good working order and minimize disruptions.
Guardian Garage Floors, a leading provider of high-quality coating systems for garage floors, explains three qualities you want in a flooring material for your mechanical room.
1. Ability to Withstand Heavy Equipment
Heavy equipment can put a lot of pressure on the floor of your mechanical room. Thus, the flooring material you choose for this area of your building must be able to handle considerable weight. It must also be resistant to punctures and damage that the equipment could inflict.
2. Resistance to Water Damage
Your mechanical room may also become damp from condensation and leaks coming from some equipment. The presence of moisture can cause unsafe conditions such as slips and falls, as well as respiratory conditions caused by mold and mildew growth. A mechanical room flooring material must be waterproof and nonslip, much like coated garage floors. Standing water can be wiped clean away with ease, ensuring a dry floor surface.
Mechanical rooms are exposed to varying conditions, including extreme heat and cold, chemical leaks from the equipment, and even caustic substances that could damage the flooring. Make sure the flooring you choose has chemical-resistant properties and remains intact even when exposed to extreme temperatures.
If you are looking for top-quality flooring for your mechanical rooms, consider polyaspartic coatings. They’re often used for residential basement and garage flooring, but they can also be applied to concrete floors inside commercial buildings and industrial facilities. Attractive, durable and maintenance-free, polyaspartic coatings help keep your floors in top shape regardless of what’s stored inside your mechanical room.
Whether you are looking for a residential or commercial flooring installation, Guardian Garage Floors is here to help. Call us now at (615) 645-3696 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We’re ready to serve clients in Nashville, TN, and Rome, GA.