The COVID-19 pandemic has been a big disruptor in all industries, including industrial and commercial flooring. Along with this comes an increased focus on employee health as well as sustainability and eco-friendliness. Here are three big trends impacting the industrial flooring sector to keep your eye on this year.
- Demand for anti-microbial and easy-to-clean floors
Linked to the pandemic, there is a greater focus on antibacterial flooring. Limiting germs and stopping the spread of viruses is top of mind for businesses. Materials with antimicrobial properties are being sought after, and the cleanability and hygiene of materials are also being looked at in all new projects.
- Going green
The sustainability trend has been on the cards for years now but will only continue to increase in importance in the coming years. The 2020 lockdowns provided a revelation in terms of how much of an impact industrial and individual emissions have on the environment. Environmentally-conscious construction will inform the choice of flooring. Developers and contractors will be looking at sustainable or recycled flooring materials to ensure their green building projects are truly as green as possible.
Industrial and commercial flooring need not be boring. Retail spaces, hospitals and other businesses still want the resilience and hygiene aspects of industrial flooring but with aesthetically pleasing elements. Vibrant colour resin floors offer an easy way to bring colour into otherwise dull entryways and communal meeting areas. As we return to work in a post-pandemic world, brightening up meeting areas will become a focus area for companies.
2022 will see a resurgence in projects in all sectors, placed on hold during 2020/21. The emphasis will be on completing such projects in the shortest possible time, as companies try to balance spending on infrastructure upgrade and a revival in business income opportunities’
Indufloor is committed to providing modern industrial and commercial flooring options that are on trend. The company manufactures and installs high-technology synthetic resin flooring systems, as well as a wide range of specialised flooring systems for repairs or first-time applications. Before application a comprehensive technical analysis of the site is completed to determine which specific coating, lining or screed system will best suit the needs of the business.
Mike Clatworthy MD of Indufloor says: “2022 will see a resurgence in projects in all sectors, placed on hold during 2020/21. The emphasis will be on completing such projects in the shortest possible time, as companies try to balance spending on infrastructure upgrade and a revival in business income opportunities. Choice of contractor will be vital in such instances, and a company like Indufloor has the technical infrastructure, highly trained staff and state-of-the-art plant/equipment to ensure that projects are professionally executed on programme.”