Warehouse Flooring Solutions

Warehousing Flooring Checklist

The logistics sector is now worth £127 billion to the UK economy. According to The Logistics Report Summary 2021, the growth of e-commerce is predicted to drive demand for 92 million sq ft of warehouse space across the UK by 2024. 

If you are looking to take on an industrial flooring project that requires a high level of strength, stability and smoothness, check out the considerations listed below when specifying the correct flooring solutions. 

USE OF FLOOR

  • What loads will your warehouse floor need to withstand? 
  • Will there be racking, machinery, mobile machinery, vehicles, or tracking going onto the floor? 
  • Will robotics be required? 

PROJECT TIMELINE

  • How quickly do you need access to your floor? 
  • When will you need access by foot / vehicle / other trades? 
  • Are you applying further industrial resin flooring systems? 
  • Have you factored in the installation of equipment/machinery?

MOISTURE LEVEL

  • What is the condition of your substrate? 
  • Have you checked for moisture? 
  • Do you need a moisture control system?

SUBSTRATE OF THE FLOOR

  • What is the strength of the substrate? 
  • Is the tensile and compressive strength of the floor sufficient? 
  • Are there any contaminants on the surface that need to be removed? 
  • Can the substrate support additional loads likely to be imposed? 
  • Are allowances in place for potential substrate movement (expansion, contraction, deflection etc)? 
  • Is the substrate damaged and in need of repair?

FINAL FINISH

  • Which surface regularity level do you require? 
    • SR1 High standard floors for special use (for example high level racking or robotics - 3mm permissible departure from straight edge) 
    • SR2 Normal standard for use in commercial and industrial (5mm permissible departure from straight edge) 
    • SR3 Utility standard floors, where surface regularity is less critical (10mm permissible departure from straight edge)
  • Will a hard wearing industrial screed be suitable, or will a further coating be required? 

INDUSTRY STANDARDS

  • What are the minimum industry standards required for your project? Check these out for more info…
    • BS 8204 for the design and laying of concrete bases and cementitious levelling screeds 
    • BS EN 13813 Properties and requirements for screed material and floor screeds

HELP WITH YOUR SPECIFICATION

  • Provide onsite support including visual inspection and remediation advice 
  • Offer full technical and specification guidance from design to installation
  • Recommend applicators who are trained with Weber products
  • Easy access to systems through NBS Chorus
  • Presentation of “Warehouses, dilapidations and selecting the appropriate floor finishes” CPD to your team
  • Use our online system selector tool
  • Check out our other industry checklists including Retail, Education, Healthcare, Leisure, and Offices here

Click Compare to help you choose the right product for your project, if you need further assistance please email technical@netweber.co.uk

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