The process of selecting new facility flooring can be time consuming, confusing and downright overwhelming. It’s enough to make even the most experienced decision maker feel like a novice. For the busy Facility Manager, the task of sorting through the myriad options and information can be a formidable challenge.
Commercial architects, engineers and interiors professionals often rely on continuing education courses presented by manufacturers to help them keep up with the latest floor coating system technology. Is there a way that Facility Managers can take advantage of these CE Courses?
Unfortunately, many manufacturers only offer this information in closed door face-to-face settings. Examples include CE Course presentations during “lunch-n-learns” at large architectural firms, where flooring product representatives can then influence building designers to include their products when writing architectural specifications. Some concrete coating manufacturers do offer informational courses online through professional associations or through corporate education services, but often non-members are either not welcome or are charged significant fees. However, occasionally you can find a flooring manufacturer that provides an informative CE Course on their website free of charge.
How can you make sure to stay informed about concrete flooring products and be ready when the next facility flooring decision time comes around?
These three easy tips can help keep you on top of the floor coating innovations and minimize the need for pre-purchase investigations later.
As a Facility Manager, you need to stay current on hundreds of building products and systems. Saving time when doing so is critical. To make sure that the resinous flooring overview CE Course you view is indeed comprehensive and a good use of your time, what should be included?
Initially, a good facility flooring overview video should touch on:
These and other important factors of concern within the concrete flooring industry are just the beginning of what a good survey course should cover.
Budget constraints are an ongoing challenge for every facility manager. The CE Course you choose to watch should describe the ways in which well-selected concrete coatings can contribute to overall facility savings, such as by:
Knowing the additional budgetary benefits of your upcoming flooring purchase can greatly assist in the decision-making process.
Well-selected concrete coatings can contribute to building occupants’ health and safety in diverse ways. These benefits can stem from the flooring material formulation itself to the location and method in which it is installed. A useful concrete coatings CE Course lets you learn about the ways concrete floors can support the well-being of your facility’s employees and visitors, for instance with:
Having a good overview of these health and safety factors allows you to “talk high performance flooring” more intelligently with specialty contractors and manufacturers, and informs your decision-making as never before.
Knowing what influence your purchasing decisions have on the environment is important. An appropriate online CE Course allows you to discover what concrete coatings can contribute in terms of environmental benefits. For example, many high performance flooring systems offer:
Understanding how your concrete floor coating selection helps lessen your company’s environmental impact can make all the difference.
In a perfect world, facility professionals would have the same access to concrete flooring information as construction insiders like architects, engineers and commercial designers. And with just a little effort, you can!
Being prepared with information on floor coating industry standards, installation best practices, primary and ancillary budget savings and not having to feel overwhelmed with the many flooring system decisions before you — what could be smarter?
Florock offers a free online CE Course for architects, engineers and commercial designers that is also viewable by facility managers like you!
To learn more, please call 1-800-356-7625 (001-773-376-7132 from outside the U.S.) or email firstname.lastname@example.org, to find a Florock Technical Representative near you.