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.
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.
When designing a new space be it a storefront with troves of customers coming and going, a manufacturing floor with heavy machinery moving about, or an animal care facility that sees more paws than feet, the floor is a feature that shouldn’t be overlooked. Choosing a flooring system that meets the functional needs of your space doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style.