How to choose quality flooring for your structure – Industrial Flooring Association
Quality is never an accident; it is the result of intent, concept, value engineering, process and delivery system. It has no known alternatives.
Business owners / investors often weigh costs and quality and many a times, quality loses out. It’s not a choice. Floor is an asset and not expenditure or cost. Cost/ expenditure is the repairs, damages and maintenance.
Few tips on making a wise decision:
In today’s world information is the game changer, so is the information on requirements. Value engineering can be done if all the information is available. It not only gives the right floor but also cost.
Concrete behaviour changes with time. Some of them translate into serviceability issues and have direct bearing on the operations on the floor. Systems designed and engineered to pre-empt those conditions and limit the intensity results in durable floors. There are some costs which are necessities, however prices may be deliberated. It is advisable to establish requirements and then arrive at costs. Reverse process is a disaster.
Right flooring company:
Requirements of floor with deliverance should be the RFQ. Sound flooring companies will offer floor solutions to meet the same. Every floor is customised. It is not only the usage of floor but availability of resources, time factor, location, which has bearing on the solutions.
Even warehouse floors are not a commodity. It needs to be customised and should be serviceable. If flooring Is reduced to BOQ line items then there is no one liable for the distress except the owners. Choose wisely, check credentials for similar deliveries and ownership.
Aesthetics & Style:
Adding colors, adds to the style quotient and can be your statement. Even identifying only aisles helps in operations and improves aesthetics. It is a known fact that the users tend to be more cautious and protective of aesthetic floors, increasing longevity of floors.
IFA addressing the quality demand of flooring:
With the advent of modernization in the flooring industry and the growing concern for sustainability, people have become more discerning and don’t look at floors as just floors. Quality requirements are more demanding and performance-based and with the advent of sophisticated industrial facilities and stringent demands of technological improvements. IFA aims to address this quality requirement. The majority of the industry leaders from products, machine manufacturing to service providers are a part of IFA. It is one of the most inclusive associations and truly represents the Flooring Industry. It is an entity working in the interest of the overall growth of Industry and driving to meet the global quality standards and practices.