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Some of the ways composite materials can make an industrial area safer

By Stuart Burns January 13, 2014

Colour coding

In industrial environments, anything you can do to improve signposting and increase safety consciousness amongst your staff is good, and one of the easiest and most efficient ways of doing this is through colour coding different areas. Perhaps you have one area which contains certain hazards and are looking for a way to ensure employees aren’t able to forget this? Perhaps you want to highlight certain routes through your premises? Whatever you’re looking to do and whichever colour you want, all you need to do is let us know and we can input the appropriate colour at the production stage. By doing this, no matter what conditions your engineered flooring is subjected to, it will retain its colour well into the future.

Fixings

Somewhat understandably, people often overlook fixings, concentrating mainly on the type of contract flooring itself. However, having the right fixings is crucial if your new flooring system is to be a success. The important thing here is to provide your supplier with as much information as possible regarding where your flooring is going and how you need it to function. At Dura Composites, we’ve spent the past 16 years coming up with a wide range of different fixing systems and accessories to make the installation process as simple and effective as possible. For example, we now have a huge range of 316 stainless steel clips, clamps and panel-to-panel joiners, that allow our fibreglass panels to be installed either permanently or temporarily. Further, we also have adjustable pedestals, made from a variety of durable composite materials. These are perfect if you need room for cables and pipes to travel underneath your engineered flooring or are looking to eliminate a change of height from one room to another.

Handrails

If you are thinking of having a section of flooring redone, it is well worth considering whether or not you could also do with replacing your current handrail, or indeed fitting one if you don’t have one already.

Though steel handrails are the norm, why not opt for a fibreglass alternative? Not only will it be warmer to the touch, it can also be colour coded according to your needs and is more than capable of dealing with high stresses. Further, as they are tested to take high loads, they are also suitable for balconies, raised walkways or stairs.

For more on the many advantages of composite materials when it comes to creating engineered flooring, just visit our home page, where you’ll be able to obtain a free copy of my new guide, “How to Choose Composite Building Products”.