With any floor system, the right performance criteria for its intended use is essential. In spaces like schools, retail stores, restaurants, and other public areas, flooring that gets a high amount of foot traffic should be comfortable, yet durable enough to provide quality functionality for a long time.
If your facility currently has tile, concrete, or other commercial flooring that needs rejuvenation, you’ll want to be sure to select the proper floor system to accommodate its use.
Taking the First Steps Toward New Commercial Flooring
An Action Floors sales representative or dealer contractor will have a thorough conversation with you about how your floor will be used. Topics will include:
- The number of people that might use the floor in an average year
- The kind of activity that will take place on the floor
- The kinds of furniture, display, or other equipment that will be placed on the floor
- Whether any water or other liquids might come in contact with the flooring
The sales rep or dealer contractor will also consider the existing floor condition, installation parameters, access to the space, and other technical factors. They can then recommend the optimal flooring system based on its performance criteria.
Guided by Flooring Performance Criteria
The commercial, industrial, and decorative flooring systems carried by Action Floors cover performance criteria from comfort to durability.
Action SL Comfort
Certain environments might require a higher degree of comfort based on their use. For instance, schools, hotels, and retail stores, where teachers and employees stand for long hours, would benefit from a system like Action SL Comfort. It is durable for heavy traffic and use, yet it is also engineered for comfort and performance.
Action SL Comfort is hygienic and simple to clean. This flooring system is also solvent-free and is FloorScore™-certified, making it an environmentally-smart choice for any facility with a green focus.
Action SL Deco
Action SL Deco features a sealed colored chip top layer and an Action Herculan high-performance resin layer for superior appearance and durability. The Action SL Deco system is seamless, hygienic, and easy-to-clean, making it an excellent option for high-traffic environments.
It is also an accredited “Ecospecifier” product for green building initiatives and has a low VOC level making installation safe without the disruption of evacuation. Overall, Action SL Deco is an environmentally-smart system engineered for performance and durability.
Action SL Duo
Action SL Duo features a duo-colored sealed top layer for a unique, decorative appearance. Its Action Herculan resin layer provides enhanced durability, making it perfect for high-traffic areas.
Like other floors in the Action SL line, Duo is also a seamless floor system, making it hygienic and easy-to-clean, and is an environmentally-friendly “Ecospecifier” product that’s safe to install in buildings needing to remain open during installation.
Action IG 400
For environments that need to be clean and germ-free, like kitchens, hospitals, and laboratories, Action IG 400, is an ideal floor system. It is durable, seamless, nonporous, and offers an anti-slip surface that can handle heavy foot and vehicle traffic, as well as the constant movement of chairs, tables and fixtures. Because it’s an epoxy floor system, it is water, stain, and wear resistant and can be cleaned with regular sweeping and light mopping. Its durability, functionality, and easy maintenance also makes this a great floor system for retail, hospitality, and other high-traffic environments.
Action IG 400 surpasses the performance of major competitors in a variety of ways, making it an exceptional choice for re-coating, encapsulating, and covering existing floors. Because it’s solvent-free and has a low volatile organic compound (VOC) level, installation of IG 400 is safer and quicker than other flooring systems, requiring little, if any, downtime.
Relying on Commercial Flooring Standards
The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) provides over 12,000 standards globally for products. Its commercial flooring standards account for adhesion (ASTM D4541), tension and elongation (ASTM D412), hardness (ASTM D2240), coefficient of thermal linear expansion (ASTM D696), chemical resistance (ASTM D1308), and wear testing (ASTM D4060). Action IG was independently tested for and complied with each of these standards, as well as the guidelines of the ISO 9000 and 14001.
Having a floor system installed that matches your performance criteria and meets ASTM standards ensures that you have flooring with a high level of quality across a range of criteria, and you’ll get many years of reliable use and enjoyment from your floor.
Beyond Floor System Performance
With any commercial floor option, there are a variety of colors and finishes that can be selected based on what you might be envisioning for your floor. Communicating your ideas to your contractor will help them recommend the appropriate options that are consistent with your ideas so you can see your vision come to life.
When it comes to cost, commercial flooring varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, but it should be considered from two perspectives: installed cost and life-cycle cost. Always remember that a lower upfront cost is not a savings if the floor will need to be repaired or replaced sooner than later.
During installation, evacuation is unnecessary because all of Action Floors’ commercial flooring systems are free of harsh chemicals and the need for respirators. This allows for safer, faster, and hassle-free installations, maintaining excellent air quality throughout the process.
Rely on Action Floors as a Partner
Whatever your performance criteria requirements are, we have a range of commercial, industrial, and decorative flooring systems that offer the level of functionality and aesthetics to fit your needs. Call or email us with your questions and ideas and we’ll help you achieve the floor that’s right for you.