How Industrial Floor Coatings Can Add Value to Your Business If you run a business,…
When it comes to high quality floor coating products in the Fort Lauderdale area, CoverTec Products is your go-to choice. We have everything you need to coat floor surfaces of all types. We have the products for you to do the job, or we can do the job for you. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call at (754) 223-2465 and speak with one of our professionals. Or come by in person – 10857 NW 50th Street; Sunrise, FL 33351.
If you are having your concrete floors coated, here are a few things you and the work team should keep in mind when selecting what high quality floor coating products to use.
Evaluate the Surface
The first step in the selection process is to evaluate the existing surface. The surface must be structurally sound, clean, and must not be contaminated with any foreign material that could hinder the bond of a new coating system. This includes concrete curing compounds.
Does the surface have cracks, spalls, or unevenness? Does the coating system require a level floor or one that slopes to a drain? It is important that any material used to level, patch, or slope must be compatible with the total system. A cheap, low-performance patching and leveling material can ruin an otherwise good coating.
Surface preparation is the most important step in the installation process and is vital to long-term performance of the total system. Unfortunately, there is no one “best way” to prepare the surface. The required surface prep can dictate the type of system from a thickness standpoint. A thin film coating will require preparation that will not leave a heavy profile. A heavy profile may require a leveling or fill coat before the thin film installation. We will be able to explain more once you come into our facility or give us a call.
New concrete also requires proper preparation just as does any old surface. Curing compounds must be removed, a proper profile or roughness achieved, and any surface laitance removed.
Four Major Performance Conditions
There are four major areas of abuse that will dictate what a flooring system needs:
Chemical exposure. Severity of exposure and types of chemicals are both very important.
Abrasion. The amount of wear or traffic a surface will take is an important criterion.
Impact. Heavy loads and direct impact require a heavier build or thicker floor system.
Thermal Shock. Temperature fluctuation or thermal shock is an important condition that must be considered.
There are a few other things to keep in mind when choosing high quality floor coating products; things such as: aesthetics, installation parameters, life expectancy and economics. Give us a call today and let us help you get started choosing your floor coating products in Fort Lauderdale. We look forward to hearing from you, soon!