What are Wear-Resistant Floors?
When evaluating flooring materials, wear resistance refers to the life of the floor. How will it hold up under foot and mechanical traffic? Will continuous use of the surface cause scuff and scratch marks? Some surfaces hold up better than others. Wear-resistant floors are specially formulated to stand up to harsh conditions and heavy traffic. They also stand up to dirt, grime and routine cleanings. To be sure a floor will be wear-resistant, make sure it is tested to meet standards set forth by the American Society for Testing and Materials. (ASTM D-4060, CS-17 http://www.astm.org/Standards/D4060.htm)
Benefits of Wear-Resistant Floors
Many environments benefit from wear-resistant floors, especially those with heavy foot and equipment traffic.
Benefit highlights include:
- Keeping floors attractive for many years without having to repair or replace
- Saving time and money due to the replacement or repair of a worn floor
All industries can benefit from wear-resistant floors, though some industries are more susceptible to rapid wear.
Recommended industries include:
When you find wear-resistant flooring like Stonhard’s epoxy, urethane and MMA, you will find cost-effective, reliable, easy-to-maintain floors with year-after-year performance. Our floors are tested using methods by the American Society for Testing and Materials. Our team of Territory Managers, Architectural and Engineering Representatives will assist you in finding the best wear-resistant floor for your environment.
Recommended products include:
- Stonclad - food & beverage, manufacturing environments and more
- Stonblend - pharmaceutical, healthcare, educational, laboratory and corporate
- Stonres - healthcare and educational facilities as well as outdoor hospitality spaces
- Stonshield - healthcare, retail environments, entertainment venues