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Epoxy Floor Coatings – A Durable and Sustainable Finish!

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When an industry seeks for technological advancement, it looks for the most innovate state-of-the-art production and maintenance facilities to edify its foundation. Although industry provides its customers with quality and value, it also needs to put as much pride in its facility as it does for its product. A Sluggish growth hinders success. However, one of the best ways to streamline your facility for both commercial and industrial is a new floor coating. We should not forget that concrete surface in a building bears maximum abuse, regardless of the type of building, whether it be industrial or commercial.

Concrete floors skirmishes abuse.

Concrete floors are porous and tend to create dust from the environment and hence, need some sort of protection regardless of where it’s located. For many years, measures to protect concrete floors has gone from essentially nothing to a fairly sophisticated process of etiquette protective coating or surfacing in spite of the fact industrial floors take lots and lots and lots of abuse like deterioration or contamination, impact, abrasion, chemical applications and thermal shocks, nevertheless, a myriad of other properties such as aesthetics, wear, non-skid, chemical resistance, ease of maintenance, and physical performance calls for an instant consideration. To choose adequate concrete protective material for various conditions, epoxy and polyurethane floor coating will be best suited for resurfacing applications.

Over the years, Epoxy and polyurethane coatings are used to seal commercial and industrial concrete floors.

If you are focusing on coatings that are bonded directly to the surface and offer long term protection, epoxies are probably the best choice. A high build protective film is sealed over concrete floor to produce hard, abrasion-resistant finish act as excellent water repellent. Water-based epoxies harmonize well with concrete to provide a clear finish. Also it is sonorous, so do not allow trapped moisture to escape. Excessive moisture vapour emissions in floors can damage flooring installation. According to a survey in the US, hundreds of millions of dollars are spent annually to correct moisture-related problems in flooring. However, epoxy moisture control systems are designed to bring moisture emission rates to acceptable levels for the flooring provided it is applied in an adequate manner, which combats flooring failures, microbiological activity (mold and mildew) and other problems associated with excess moisture. Epoxy coatings are ideal for many different industries like food and beverage, clean rooms, manufacturing, pharmacy, bio medical, warehouse distribution, aerospace flooring and many more!

Polyurethane coatings are also recommended.

Polyurethane coating is thicker coating which form a high-build protective film on the concrete surface over high build epoxy and inorganic zinc coatings to provide it with high gloss finish with exceptional weathering performance characteristics. Not only, it is more applicable to surfaces subject to high levels of wear-and-tear, but also it provides excellent resistance to abrasion and chemicals so used widely in all industrial markets. It can be used for both interior and exterior concrete and is available in water and solvent-based versions and a range of sheen levels.

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Source by Robert L

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