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January 10, 2013

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Elastomeric deck coatings

Just as the interior and exterior walls of your commercial or industrial facility need protection from the elements, so do your floors and decks. Elastomeric deck coatings are an exceptional choice for waterproofing your floors. These highly flexible coatings also serve to protect substrate from damage, and to enhance the overall aesthetic appeal of your facility.

When applied properly by knowledgeable industrial painting contractors, elastomeric coatings can significantly extend the life of your decks and floors, while maintaining an attractive and easy to maintain appearance for years to come.

What it is

Elastomeric coating is a durable type of paint that is highly flexible. This paint may be acrylic, polyurethane, or silicone, and is available in nearly any color. Elastomerics possess unique elastic properties with 100 percent elongation, which allows these coatings to expand or contract along with the substrate in extreme temperatures without cracking, and then return to their original shape.

Because of their flexibility, elastomeric coatings can be used to bridge small cracks, chips, or holes in the substrate and prevent these defects from worsening. Elastomerics are also completely waterproof and weatherproof, protecting surfaces from environmental damages that include harsh weather and heavy traffic conditions.

Where to use it

There are many useful applications for elastomeric coatings in commercial and industrial settings. When it comes to floors and decks, this type of paint is often used in exterior applications such as mall walkways and promenades, piers and towers, loading docks, and other outside decks and structures.

Elastomerics also offer excellent waterproofing protection for roof decks, and in settings with frequent chemical or industrial spills. The waterproof coating prevents harmful chemicals and substances from seeping into floors and damaging them over time. This type of coating is also frequently used to provide corrosion control for harsh or heavily trafficked environments.

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