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PennCoat’s epoxy flooring contractors in Maryland have years of experience providing high quality flooring services.

Slip Resistant Coatings & Their Aggregates

Slip-resistant floors are common in many facilities due to their safety.  But how slip resistant they are is dependent on which type of aggregate implemented into the coating.

Epoxy flooring contractors have the common challenge of discovering how much slip resistance a facility needs.  And although it’s easy to assume that the more texture the better, more aggregate and texture brings with it some additional challenges.

And the biggest challenge is that they can be difficult to clean if there is too much aggregate.  Mops get stuck, and dirt gets trapped.  And when floors can’t be sanitized properly, it becomes an issue for the facility.  So the amount of aggregate, and which type of aggregate becomes an important question.

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Aggressive Floor Prep Work for Epoxy Coatings

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Removing epoxy coatings from concrete is common practice in the epoxy flooring business.  But although common, it never easy, and can often be a big gamble when estimating time and material.

Epoxy coating removal is a necessary step when polishing concrete, or when a failed coating needs to be removed.  However, although saying “removing epoxy” is easy, the actual process is much more difficult.

The most important thing to look for when assessing a demo floor job, is how thick the existing coating is.  Epoxy thickness is measured in mils.  And the more mils of epoxy on the floors, the more difficult it will be to remove that epoxy.

But for reference, a 20-30 mils of epoxy is about as thick as a credit card.  So if you’re able to remove some coating during your site visit, compare it to your credit card to determine how thick the existing floor is.  But keep in mind that the floor temperature needs to be considered.  So when visiting potential job opportunities, be sure to bring your industrial infrared thermometer to gauge the temperature for the floor.

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Relevant Tint for Intermediate Coats of Epoxy

epoxy flooring with poor hide

Here’s a prime example of why an epoxy floor system needs a fully tinted top coat.What you’re looking at is an epoxy novolac top coat.  And those dark spots are the intermediate coat poking through the top coat.

Epoxy floors are most beneficial when they have multiple layers of epoxy.  Base coats allow for outgassing, intermediate coats add some beef to the system, and the top coat is usually the performance coat.

And as long as each epoxy coat is compatible and installed within the recoat window, you could expect exceptional adhesion between all the coats.

But the one overlooked feature of these floors is the color.  And if your color between the intermediate and the top coat aren’t lining up, then you could have a spotty, unprofessional floor.

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Industrial Flooring – PennCoat Does Patch Work

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Floor Repairs For Industrial Facilities.

Industrial facilities can be a brutal environment.  Fork lifts, cranes, machinery, compressors, balers, etc. can all do serious damage to the facility.  And the biggest receiver of this brute force is typically the floors.

I was contacted by a banana plant to look at a large floor repair.  We’ve dealt with floor repairs before, and have a good understanding of the amount of work and material is required to adequately fix the area.

Firstly, it’s not a decorative finish.  The purpose of a floor repair is to try and return the floor to its original strength and integrity.  This requires excessive demo, and material stronger than epoxy.

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Urethane Cement installed by PennCoat Inc – Easy Solutions for Tough Environments

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Urethane Cement

Synopsis:

Because of its strength, durability, and resistance to chemicals, Urethane Cement proves to be the most resourceful floor coating system for food, beverage, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries.

Breakdown of industrial benefits:

–          Durability – recommended for medium to heavy duty applications

–          Excellent chemical and stain resistance

–          Slip-resistant

–          Heat resistant

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