Simply put, a point load is a non-uniform load – think the wheels of a cart, or a nail tip sticking out of the bottom of a pallet. All floors have a compressive strength (load per area in pounds per square inch) that the floor can withstand before failing.
A broom finish is a well-known technique for making concrete slip resistant. It’s created by running a broom over the surface of freshly troweled concrete to create a textured finish. As an Applicator Developer, I’m consistently asked if a broom finish is a sufficient slab profile for a resinous flooring system. The answer is always no.
Creating a floor maintenance schedule is about much more than making sure your floor stays looking sharp – it’s also about protecting your investment, customers, and employees. Poorly maintained floors can deteriorate quicker shortening their lifespan.
The craft beer craze is still going strong with new breweries popping up on every corner. One thing is certain, American’s can’t get enough of that local beer flavor. So what goes into running or renovating a space to make it well suited not only for brewing that malted deliciousness, but also for showcasing to patrons? One of the most important features of these spaces is below your feet.
From the front entry, down the hallways, into patient rooms and throughout operating rooms, there are some specific considerations to keep in mind when choosing flooring in a hospital. Each surface needs to be smooth to accommodate wheeled traffic like wheelchairs, stretchers and supply carts. It’s equally important that those surfaces be non-slip and easy to clean.