Industrial Floor Coating Application & Qualification

October 15, 2011

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Once the foremost appropriate industrial floor coating has been selected through a careful selection process, it’s time to enlist the aid of trained applicators to apply the ground coatings. The choice of personnel is no less important than the coatings selection process, albeit less rigorous.

The truth is, the contractor factor at this stage of the project, is extremely critical to assuring project success. It is because a good industrial floor coating specialist or contractor can work with a bad batch of coatings or knows how to accommodate it, but a poorly-skilled or unqualified applicator can botch the job even using good quality paint. Unskilled personnel can even jeopardize the success on the project by failing to recover from unexpected mistakes or not being skilled enough to spot potential problems early on.

Listed here are the minimum requirements that an industrial floor coating contractor should fulfill to ensure project success:

1. A minimum of 15 years of experience in general flooring methods and applications.

2. 5 or more years experience in the specific flooring application required by the project.

3. Certification to SSPC-QP 8 or the “Standard Procedure for Evaluating the Qualifications of Contracting Firms That Install Polymer Coatings or Surfacing on Concrete and Other Cementitious Surfaces” and other appropriate certifications.

4. Qualifications from manufacturers of industrial floor coating or other materials.

5. Excellent understanding of Quality Control and Quality Assurance (QC/QA) processes to have the ability to participate in the inspection, testing, installation and monitoring components of the project.

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