With the floor care industry, there are different materials needed to achieve the finished product. Whether it be preparing a new floor or refinishing an existing one, the materials required for the job can be painstaking to move once they have been delivered. We have a vast array of rental equipment ready to tackle your specific needs. Allowing us to provide our rental services will reduce manual labor and increase overall efficiency.
When needing to move materials between floors inside a building, you can rent a manlift. Alternatively, if you are moving the materials between floors outside the building, we offer boom lifts. Once the materials are inside, you may need to rent a forklift to move them to designated areas. BigRentz is here to take care of the rental process for you.
The floor care industry has experienced noticeable growth in recent years. The industry’s growth correlates with that of the United States economy and the expanding popularity of e-commerce and its detrimental effect on brick-and-mortar retail locations. Many retail facilities that are suffering from lost income have been repurposed to accommodate businesses such as recreation, lodging, and food services.
Floor care is a significant and intentional part of ensuring the longevity of a floor’s finish. Caring for the floor includes deep cleaning to remove dirt and debris, making repairs, and replacing the finish. Surface preparation is the process of preparing the substrate to receive the desired floor finish. The proper surface prep of concrete floors, such as shot blasting, is the most important part of the flooring process and greatly influences the outcome of the finished product.
Due to their resilience when subjected to dirt, water, and heavy use, concrete floors have become the standard in today’s commercial and industrial facilities and allow for endless floor finish options. Floor care and surface preparation is an integral part of the construction process. For example, you wouldn’t want to prepare a floor for commercial use that is intended for industrial use. Could you imagine a forklift making a 90-degree turn or scraping its forks on an LVT floor? The results would be disastrous. Thus, floor care and surface preparation are vital to the construction industry.
The costs incurred with floor care and surface preparation differ depending on the process and whether you rent or buy the necessary equipment. For example, when stripping floors and polishing floors, you would need a floor stripping machine. These machines can range from $8,000 to $40,000 to purchase.
Floor care and surface preparation equipment and technology have evolved as manufacturers refine and invent new equipment. The types of floor care and surface preparation techniques also play a fundamental part in how the industry has evolved. These techniques depend on the technological advancements of the equipment and their capabilities.
You can best prepare concrete flooring for commercial or industrial flooring applications to receive the floor finish or high shine epoxy coatings via shot blasting, grinding, and polishing. These processes require the use of shot blasting machines, a floor grinder, and floor scrubbers. Preparing the substrate is critical to the finished product’s success.
As the commercial world adapts to consumers’ ever-broadening requirements, the demand for floor care and surface preparation services increases. Industry guidelines for floor care and surface preparation and the use of such equipment include:
With the influx of new and improved products every year, flooring is in a constant state of change. Along with the expansion in flooring products, there have been advancements in the preparation of the subfloor or substrate and the care of the floor finish. Types of floor care and surface preparation include:
Different types of floor care and surface preparation varies in cost from one another. The materials and the equipment are different for each of the processes that are detailed above. As an example of the associated costs, floor prep equipment can range from $200 to upward of $45,000 for purchasing the equipment and $77 per day to $7,000 or more per month to rent the equipment.
As with all construction, there are inherent hazards. Floor care and surface preparation will also incur the cost of personal protection equipment. This includes protective masks for dust and chemicals, safety glasses or goggles, heavy-duty boots, gloves, and hearing protection.
The life expectancy of different types of floor care and surface preparation methods are not set in stone. In short, they are based on how the floor will be used. If the floor is that of an industrial warehouse subjected to forklifts, pallet jacks, dust, dirt, water, grease, oil, and much more, then its life expectancy will be shorter than that of a commercial facility’s floor.
When contractors in the floor care industry choose to rent material handling equipment for their jobs, they bypass the expenses of maintaining, transporting, and storing the equipment. This is why they trust Bigrentz to deliver the quality equipment they need directly to their job site. Our extremely knowledgeable staff is here to advise you when determining the right equipment to rent for your job. We suggest that you explore our website for the equipment you need.