Flooring Solutions for High Traffic Areas

March 19, 2012

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Depending on the type of flooring that needs to be repaired or maintained, the industrial floor coating that can be applied also varies.

For concrete floors that have damp-proof failure causing water infiltration, a rapid-set cement-based industrial coating product that ideally sets in less than 2-3 minutes can halt the spread of water, and an epoxy-modified polymer coating product can seal the area and withstand large amounts of hydrostatic pressure to endure heavy traffic.

Freshly-laid floorings sometimes run the risk of osmotic blistering. Industrial floor coating products need to be poured out in specified thickness to aid in curing, after which fine sand is broadcasted and within 2 days after application, finishing coats can be applied that are now resistant to osmotic blistering.
For freeze-thaw floorings, the problem of surface deterioration and lessening of slip resistance is inevitable. Floor holes are first repaired with fast-setting cement, and a primer is applied afterwards. A mixed coating is then spread out with a leveler before applying rollering to release trapped air. Slip resistance is achieved with an application of quartz sand. A sealing coat can enhance surface protection and longevity.

For high-trafficked floors that require only a short amount of time for repair work, like runways or hotel lobbies, a thorough cleaning to remove contaminants should be conducted, keeping water saturation from occurring. A fast-filling and fast-setting coating product is then applied for rapid return-to-service floorings.

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