Remedial is often consulted about flooring services offered for commercial premises. These enquiries come from diverse industries including commercial and industrial food preparation facilities, factories, pharmaceutical companies, hotels, councils and even chemical plants. Regardless of the industry or the level of technical expertise sought by clients, the nature of enquiries primarily addresses three requirements.

1 Mitigating health and safety risks

A report published by Safe Work Australia in December 2017 identified falls, slips and trips as the second most prevalent group of workplace injuries, accounting for almost 1 in every 4 accidents at work. Many companies get in touch with Remedial to create a safe workplace not only for their employees but also customers and suppliers who use the premises on a regular basis.

For over 45 years, Remedial has been installing flooring solutions to improve safety across a number of applications including walkways and access point floors; commercial kitchen floors; clean room flooring surfaces; anti-slip flooring in high traffic areas (such as cafes, warehouses and public pools); industrial facilities requiring high loadbearing capability; hygiene improvement; and anti-static flooring.

2 Repairing a disintegrating floor

Visible signs of a failing floor include broken surfaces, cracks, delamination (where the existing surface just seems to peel away), slippery spots and ponding problems causing water and other liquids to stagnate. These signs also indicate a need for urgent repair.

However, at other times, the signs are not nearly as obvious. Strange smells or a small bubble under the surface of the existing flooring surface can indicate damage.

Regardless of the reason, failure to act quickly will only worsen the problem and increase repair costs. The first step is to consult with a professional to assess the damage and get to the root of the problem so that it can be repaired with the assurance of durability.

3 Making aesthetic upgrades

Many of Remedial’s clients operate customer-facing businesses; this means the image they present to the outside world impacts their brand value and reputation, and influences their customers’ perception of the company. But it’s not only the customers that they have to impress; ensuring an aesthetic and safe floor also boosts the morale of employees.

Whether the floor is a high quality, seamless finish for a retail outlet or high end restaurant, or a warehouse floor with clearly marked-out lines and directions, attention to detail can actually have far-reaching and positive outcomes for the business.

The decision to fix a floor is not a sunk cost, but rather an investment in the future of the business. Ultimately, a new flooring surface can increase productivity, reduce accidents and help grow your business.