Protective floor coatings it could be acrylic floor sealer, epoxy resin flooring or polyurethane self levelling overly floor toppings their job is to protect the concrete surface from heavy use, aggressive chemicals or exposure to elements can wear away the concrete surface. Application of a protective floor coatings can extend the life of the concrete surface.
Surface preparation prior to floor coatings installation
Protective floor coating requires a clean and slightly porous surface to adhere properly. Fresh concrete coating will not bond with sealed or polished concrete. The concrete also must be fully cured. Before apply acrylic, polyurethane or epoxy flooring it is important to patch and repair all major cracks and chips in the concrete surface and remove all surface contamination.
Surface preparation is considered to be the most important step of any protective floor coatings application. Improper surface preparation could turn what seems to be a simple process into a lengthy, difficult repair. Please refer to epoxy flooring surface preparation for complete details on preparing the surface.
If the concrete is old, test the surface for previous layers of epoxy floor coating or other products that might have been applied over the years. To test for sealant, pour a small amount of water onto the concrete floor surface, it should soak in, if the water beads on the surface rather than soaking in, it likely has been sealed and may not be suitable for Protective floor coating.
Before applying a concrete coating, make sure that the temperature is suitable, and follow all
Manufacturers recommendations. Unfavourable temperatures can cause the floor coating to bubble
and peel. Protective floor coating products are a two-part liquid that you mix before application. Once the product is mixed, Application have a limited time to apply the epoxy coating before it starts to harden.
Advantages of concrete coatings
Floor coatings offer many advantages when compared to other traditional flooring material
installed over concrete:
Creates a high-gloss surface that can significantly increase the brightness of interior.
Offers a hard-wearing durable surface able to withstand heavy traffic.
Quick to install.
Easy to clean.
Ideal for garage, warehouse and industrial application .
Oil stains and water resistant.
Creates a seamless surface that can last for years.
Combined with paints and colors to mask off chips and cracks.
Chemically resistant surface ideal for manufacturing plants.
Offers enhanced safety when the surface contains anti-slip additives.
Can be applied in different patterns to create visible driveways and/or identify walkable areas.
Prevents wear and tear on existing concrete floors.
Compatible with self-leveling products that can be applied over new or old concrete surfaces.
Long-lasting, Attractive Floors for Industrial or Commercial Use.
Epoxy flooring systems.
Resurface concrete floors and add colour to designate walkways or other markings.
Epoxy floors are also used to provide waterproofing and pitch for water drainage and are seamless
solutions for hygienic protection.
Requires little or no major maintenance.
Epoxy Flooring Benefits:
Specifically designed for concrete floors.
Provides adhesion to concrete floors that is up to 3x stronger than comparable products.
Adhesion is so strong that it will withstand up to 8 lbs. of MVE, where others are limited to 3
Allows for one-day installation.
Polyaspartic Top Coat Benefits:
Designed to be a tough resilient top coat to protect the underlying epoxy flooring.
Extremely abrasion resistant
Creates a mirror-like glossy finish (also available in matte finish).
Dries fast, allowing you to start production the next day.
UV-stable and doesnt yellow.
Hot tire resistant.
Low-odor options that leave more product on the floor and less solvent smell in the air.
Customers and clients will enjoy thier experience in your space, and in return create a more
profitable business. You have creative control and the power to turn your space into something
that stands out.
Variety of epoxy flooring finishes allow you to make a space that is
uniquely your own.