Floor Coating Secrets Revealed — On The Job
Floor Coating Application Tips By Industry
Learn From These Live Concrete Floor Coating Installations
- Aircraft Hangar Floor Coatings: See popular aircraft hangar floor coatings being used today
- Anti-Slip Floor Coatings: Look at some ways to protect your floor and help prevent slip and fall accidents
- Concrete Floor Coatings: Concrete Floor coatings provide varied levels of protection…see how
- Concrete Floor Repair: Floor coating application nightmares can be avoided with prior concrete floor repair.
- Epoxy Floor Coatings: How to turn your facility floor into a showcase using epoxy floor coatings.
- Floor Coatings: Typical uses of floor coatings applications — using different installation methods.
- Food Plant Floor Coatings: When it comes to food plant floor coatings, function comes first. See how each floor area receives a different approach.
- Industrial Floor Coatings: The choices of industrial floor coatings are virtually unlimited.
- Low Temperature Floor Coatings: Watch applications of low temperature floor coatings that withstand below freezing conditions.
Aircraft Hangar Floor Coatings
Military, commercial, corporate and private aircraft hangar floors all have the same requirements for floor coatings.
The specified products must withstand chemical attack of aviation chemicals and jet fuels. The typical aircraft hangar floor environment requires a light reflective coating so that anything on the floor can be easily identified and removed if needed.
Heavy loads on the concrete floor surface should be addressed in the floor coating selection in addition to a floor surface that is easy to clean and non-skid at the same time.
The final appearance of the floor must be entirely smooth throughout without any uneven surfaces. Finally, a 100% solids solvent free floor coating ensures worker safety. The floor coating must cure quickly to put the aircraft hangar back into service with an absolute minimum down time.
Concrete Floor Coatings
The function of a concrete floor coating is often unappreciated and overlooked. The word that should be associated with the subject is “protective”.
The term “protective floor coatings” should begin every conversation in this subject area. Floor coating (not refering to wood floor coatings) costs range from minimal to very expensive; however, having to replace a concrete slab or floor that was not adequately protected from its service environment, can be exceedingly expensively.
So the selection of a concrete floor coating always addresses the use of the floor needing protection. From simple epoxy concrete sealers to more sophisticated coatings, the cost will often rise to the level of protection required.
A knowledgeable floor coating manufacturer with of a wide range of epoxy floor coating, nano epoxy, cementitious urethane floor coatings, polymer flooring, polyaspartics and exotic custom hybrid floor coating systems should be able to specify the level of protective concrete floor coating you require, even for the homeowner seeking a concrete garage floor coating.
The transformative power of new floor coatingsapplied to an old concrete floor may take you by surprise.
Employees are often observed having a more “upbeat tempo” attitude. The new floor is now a point of pride to everyone including the CEO or manager of the facility.
Typically you’ll see customers invited on plant tours, often escorted by the CEO. Maintenance personnel are usually quite vocal about the new opportunities to keep a well maintained facility with an easy to clean floor surface.
Pleasing corporate colors, floor striping, special non skid coatings for specific areas and even a corporate logo can be included in the floor design considerations for a commercial floor coating.
These intangibles are seldom considered but can have enormous payback in company morale.
Food Plant Floor Coatings
Food plant floors are subject to a myriad of considerations prior to the proper specification of a problem solving floor coating.
Owing to the regulatory oversight of this industry and use of ingredients that are abusive to concrete floors together with cleaning temperatures and chemical treatments, this industry is perhaps the single most challenging to preserve and protect concrete floors. Urethane floor coatings are often the sought after solution for these types of environments.
Experience on the part of a coating manufacturer really counts when developing a specification for food plant floors. Correct product selection, knowledge sharing and superior customer service are the foundation of success. Choose your partner wisely.
Always consult the manufacturer for specification guidance. Never rely upon the experience of a contractor alone to specify industrial floor coating products to be used.
Low Temperature Floor Coatings
Cold storage facilities, walk in freezers and extremely cold environments present challenges to the building owner or facility manager.
Most often, these facilities cannot be shut down for flooring repair or resurfacing.
The solution to these floor challenges is first and foremost the correct material specification that addresses the problem.
Once this has been done, an experienced contractor must be chosen who has a track record of success in not only applying the product but also all the steps that lead up to floor coating application.
Material storage, mixing techniques, concrete floor preparation (including testing and evaluation of slab conditions) in addition to special coating and resurfacing application techniques are the exclusive provence of the contractor.
This is one of the most difficult areas of floor coatings and floor repair and requires physical strength and frequent crew rotation.