Commercial epoxy flooring is a great flooring solution if you are looking for a durable and easily-maintained floor for your property. Commercial property is often seen as a long-term investment that is expected to have incremental year-on-year gains. However, as a landlord of a commercial property, the risk of premises being left vacant for a period of time can be costly.
Vacancy can mean a loss in rental income. However, keeping these empty buildings safe and secure from intrusion, vandalism and theft comes at a price.
Worth the Investment
In order to safeguard your investment, it is worth investing in your commercial property to make it more desirable. This also helps to ensure that voids are kept to a minimum. There are 3 main ways to improve the commercial value and appeal of a long-term investment property.
Maximise Square Footage
The most common way to add value to a property is by adding more usable floor space and square footage. Obviously adding floor space such as a mezzanine floor can almost double your floor space at relatively low cost. However, depending on the use of your property this doesn’t have to mean extending or building a mezzanine.
In fact, it could just mean taking out non-structural internal walls to change outdated layouts and repurpose a space. For example, if the office space is disproportionate in relation to the warehouse space, it would be a good investment to put that right. Similarly, if the space is made up of multiple smaller spaces with wasted corridor space, it would also be a good investment.
Demarcation of walkways can be installed easily and at a relatively cheap cost.
Improve the Curb Appeal
The external appearance of a property greatly influences its value to a potential tenant. Full renovation can totally transform the look of the property, but require significant investment. For example, painting/rendering the building, replacing windows and doors etc
On the other hand, clean, well-maintained and safe grounds, gardens and walkways around your building add value and cost very little. By just removing clutter and cleaning up rubbish bin, it can transform the curb appeal of a commercial property. The same can be done by marking out car park spaces, adding demarcation walkways, and loading bay hatching.
Create a Modern Interior
Whilst the exterior appearance is very important, the interior can be just as crucial. Modern businesses tend to prefer open plan, light and bright spaces. Trendy meeting spaces, communal kitchens, and hygienic toilet facilities are all important interior features.
This trend however now extends out into the warehouse/workshop/manufacturing spaces too. Light, bright and clean are definitely more appealing than dusty, dark and dank ones. Using epoxy resin flooring systems throughout warehouse/ workshop/manufacturing spaces can transform the look, feel, light and appeal of the space.
Commercial Epoxy Flooring
A landlord in Oxford recently asked PSC Flooring to help him add value to his commercial property. This was because he was considering commercial epoxy flooring. The 700sqm warehouse had been previously let to a long-term tenant as an engineering works.
The space was dirty, with extensive layers of old failed floor paint, when it was cleared out. There was also numerous racking bolt holes that the tenant had installed.
The landlord told PSC that prospective tenants had specifically requested an epoxy resin floor. Whilst he was keen to keep renovation costs to a minimum, he appreciated the perceived value that this added to his property. As well as how it helped to get him his desired rent.
Are epoxy floors durable?
Epoxy resin floors are durable. The amount of durability depends on the thickness of the epoxy resin coat applied. Resin flooring is designed to adhere very strongly to concrete.
Epoxy resin flooring systems are widely chosen for their hard-wearing nature and aesthetically pleasing finish. They are the floor of choice for Pharmaceutical, Food & Drink, Automotive, Engineering, and Warehousing and Electronics Industries.
Combined with its superior performance characteristics, and a life expectancy in excess of 20 years when specified and installed correctly, the initial installation cost when amortised over the lifespan makes it a very cost-effective option.
After extensive grinding to remove the 4+ layers of failed floor paint, all bolt holes were filed and prepared for 3 coats of Resdev Pumatect.
High Build Epoxy Resin. It was completed in just 5 days. The work included adding to the additional works carried out of decorating, cleaning the skylights, updating the electrical lighting and various other jobs.
The landlords chose a light grey colour scheme, and added much needed reflective light into the working space. As a result, making it light, bright and modern.
“I couldn’t be happier with the new floor” stated Nick Webster. “I feel the works carried out overall have safeguarded my investment and improved the commercial value and appeal of this property.”
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If you are looking for commercial flooring and are considering commercial epoxy flooring then head to our website today. Alternatively, you can call 01562 702047 to speak to one of our helpful and friendly industrial flooring contractors. If you have found this blog helpful, you may wish to read our previous blog on Flooring for Food Processing.