High-quality industrial flooring allows your industrial facility to meet safety requirements for chemical resistance. Concrete surfaces without suitable epoxy coatings can become slippery, contaminated, and dangerous. Industrial concrete surfaces must be fortified against the following:
Chemical Spills: While the process sometimes occurs slowly over a long period, corrosive chemicals can break down unprotected concrete flooring until the floor begins to disintegrate.
Thermal Shock: Sudden temperature changes in production areas can expose floors to extreme swings between heat and cold. Due to the way surfaces and substrates expand and contract at different speeds, this can create peeling, cracking, and bubbling.
Impact: In areas where heavy machinery and foot traffic are common, buckling of concrete slabs is also common. An uncoated porous floor is especially vulnerable to damage in high-traffic areas.
- Damage to Equipment: Chemical processors, storage tanks, processing tanks, and a wide range of other big-ticket equipment items can be damaged when a floor isn’t designed to sustain them. In addition, scrubbers, flanged pipes, fittings, agitators, pump components, and other vital pieces are vulnerable when flooring creates a corrosive, unstable environment.
Many options exist for getting a sleek, high-gloss industrial floor with slip-resistant qualities. Achieving a safe floor requires careful preparation combined with an appropriate finish. Some options for coating and resurfacing existing concrete floors include:
- Epoxy Flake
- Cement based urethane
- Epoxy mortar
- Polyurea flooring