Warehouse flooring should ideally be flat and level to support both usual and random volumes of traffic as well as to accommodate various weights and repetitive actions. F-number measurements achieve superbly level and flat floors and are applied before the floor is constructed as well as after to determine concrete levelness.
F-number measurements are also required to ascertain the flatness of warehouse flooring should you want to change floors. They give an accurate evaluation of floor capacity to withstand new operations. If you want the best performance possible, you will require a higher standard of either floor flatness or concrete levelness and a new list truck will be needed. To maximise efficiency and support foot traffic and equipment, ideally, warehouse floor flatness will read either FF117 or FF110.
If warehouse flooring has been levelled poorly, it doesn’t have to stay that way. However, before attempting any improvements, use an F-number to ascertain measurements, so you know the level of adjustment you can make. A test lab will give you F-measurements; they may use a profileograph, which is a device used to measure a floor’s F-min.
There are solutions available for a variety of issues related to warehouse flooring. For foot traffic or light vehicles that have been exposed to only a small amount of wear, a synthetic, self-levelling material suitable for good low-wear use will be fine. You would need topping concrete on the old floors for high wear applications. Should there be any minor issues, corrective spot grinding can be applied. However, should any more larger repairs need undertaking such as on super flat tolerances, a wheel track or aisle grinding may be required.
Undertaking any kind of improvement on warehouse flooring can be a laborious task and quite a challenge. You would be wise to consult with, or preferably hire, a floor flatness expert to keep an eye on, and to measure and maintain, the levelness of the floor in order for you to maximise operations and to achieve high longevity