EPOXY FLOORING, CONCRETE FLOOR RESURFACING, COATING, AND LINE STRIPING IN PA, MD, NJ, and DE
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The expert epoxy flooring contractors at PennCoat, Inc. have the equipment and the experience to make your next flooring project a success. We understand that tight schedules and limited accessibility are a reality with any epoxy flooring project. We start by asking questions to better understand your flooring needs and requirements to determine which floor coating resin will best fit your facility. We then evaluate existing conditions both on and below the surface of your floor. PennCoat is a skilled and experienced epoxy flooring contractor who will design and install a flooring system that meets your specifications, performs to your expectations and works within your budget. We’ve been providing unmatched epoxy flooring services throughout the Mid-Atlantic region for years. From Lancastar and Harrisburg, to Philadelphia and even Baltimore, facility managers trust our epoxy flooring experts to tackle any and all flooring projects. Contact us for a free quote on your next industrial or commercial flooring project.
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OUR FLOORING SYSTEM INCLUDE
|Self-Leveling Epoxy Floors We install 100% solid, self-leveling epoxy floor systems in a wide range of colors and options. Our coatings are extremely durable, sanitary, and easy to clean.|
|Decorative Floor Systems Quartz and chip epoxy flooring systems are poured and designed to provide a terrazzo-like appearance. Options include radius cove-base and an endless selection of colors.|
|Epoxy Resurfacers We install a heavy duty, trowel applied, 1/4" seamless epoxy floor topping which is specifically designed for resurfacing deteriorated concrete floors.|
|Urethane Floor Systems Cementitious urethane systems (applied at thickness of 3/16 to 1/4") are installed in wet process areas that include chemical exposure and high temperatures.|
|Sloping & Drainage If your process effluent does not flow properly, our crew can provide floor repair services and reconfigure the slope of your floor so that it runs properly to the drains.|
|Floor Lines & Logos We can create a great visual improvement to the workplace by installing your company logos, safety markers, and stop signs embedded into the epoxy floor system.|
|Polished Concrete Polished Concrete is a cost-effective solution that will leave floors durable and presentable.|
|Non-Slip Flooring Our slip resistant epoxy flooring solutions are completely custom to ensure they meet the unique requirements of every industry.|
|Polyaspartic Flooring Our polyaspartic floor coatings are fast setting, flexible, and impact resistant which makes them an ideal flooring solution for many facilities.|
What Do Epoxy Flooring Contractors Do?
Commercial epoxy floor contractors can dramatically improve your work environment with a fast and efficient process that leaves an industrial epoxy floor coating that looks great and protects your floor for years. As trusted epoxy flooring contractors in York, PA, Mount Laurel, NJ, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Lancaster and other locations throughout PA, MD and NJ, PennCoat, Inc. has left countless commercial customers with exactly the floors their facilities need.
How Does Commercial Epoxy Flooring Work?
Epoxy is a great coating system for concrete, metal and industrial floors. After mixing the resin and hardener, our epoxy coating contractors pour the liquid and squeegee it over the substrate, creating a seamless epoxy flooring system. We offer a 100 percent solids industrial epoxy floor coating, which is the longest-lasting type of epoxy flooring. The hardener helps the coating bond well to the substrate, giving you a tough, durable epoxy coating that can stand up to some of the toughest industrial conditions, like constant foot traffic, chemical reactions and even hot tire marks. But these epoxy mixes aren’t limited to floor coatings. Many commercial painting contractors take advantage of the performance features that epoxy provides. So whether the substrate is vertical or horizontal, epoxy coatings can benefit many types of contractors.
What Does Epoxy Flooring Provide for a Facility?
Seamless epoxy flooring systems create impervious floors that offer great sanitation. This improved sanitation makes epoxy floors ideal for pharmaceutical and food manufacturing. When working with food or medicines, cleanliness is paramount. Any foreign substances that are floating through your facility could potentially contaminate your product with disastrous consequences. With epoxy flooring, you eliminate much of the dirt, dust and debris you might normally find on industrial floors.
Additionally, epoxy floors are abrasion-resistant, chemical-resistant, and create non-slip surfaces, making them a great safety solution for industrial floors where dropped chemicals or liquid spills can otherwise create a serious accident hazard. Your workers will appreciate the extra safety effort you are making for them and you can have more confidence that factory floor accidents will be less likely to happen.
There are a variety of textured floors, with each one offering a different coefficient friction. The coefficient friction is the test result of how slippery a floor rates. The higher the coefficent friction, the higher the slip-resistance. There are a variety of aggregates that epoxy flooring contractors can broadcast into the uncured material: quartz sand, aluminum oxide, walnut shells, and glass beads. Each one serves a different purpose, so it’s important that the estimator knows which material to use in each situation.
Epoxy floors can also have electrostatic dissipative properties, another valuable property that can help protect your workers and equipment from shock hazards.
And regardless of all these performance features, they are just as easy to maintain as they are functional, as they are virtually stain-resistant and easy to clean with a mop, high-pressured water and detergent. On top of all of this, our finished epoxy floors look great and signal to both your employees and any partners, vendors or customers that may be visiting your facility that you take great pride and care in your work and the products you create.
We can install your commercial epoxy floor coating affordably and within a set time frame so as to cause minimal interruption to your working day. The amount of time and money you save on maintenance and repair, combined with the increased productivity that can come with commercial epoxy flooring, can help using PennCoat, Inc. as your epoxy floor coating contractors pay for itself in virtually no time at all.
Urethane Cement Performance Features
- Abrasion Resistant
- Chemical Resistant
- Slip Resistant
- High Moisture Tolerance
- High Strength and Impervious
- High Sanitation
- High Traffic Tolerant
- Low Odor
- Non-conducive to bacterial growth
Urethane Cement is a cementitious overlay that protects the surface of poured concrete, screeds, mild steel, and plywood from chemical attack, corrosion, abrasion, and thermal shock. It is high strength, protecting concrete from fork-lifts, constant exposure to high-pressured water, acidic and basic chemicals, and resists contraction and expansion during thermal-shock. Urethane cement can be tinted for desired appearance and aesthetics, and combined with an aliphatic urethane top coat to help retain the color from UV light. In addition to protecting the floor, urethane cement accepts broadcasted sand and aluminum oxide, to create a slip-resistant floor. Safety should be every plant and facility’s top priority, and installing a floor that improves the safety for workers is benefit for company culture.
Polished Concrete Performance Features
- Does Not Require New Floor
- Easy To clean
- High Coefficient – non-slippery
- Reduces dust
- Non-conducive bacterial growth
- Highly reflective – reducing lighting needs
Polished Concrete is a cost effective approach to increase the performance level of your floor, while improving its appearance and aesthetic values. Unlike epoxy and urethane cement, polished concrete does not involve a top coat or cementitious overlay to a pre-existing floor. Instead, the floor is ground with progressively finer grinding tools. A ground floor will use diamond grinding bits, and typically requires 5 passes of a planetary grinder. The floor can be adjusted for a gloss or satin finish, depending on how fine the grind. After grinding, a densifyer is added, to seal the concrete, and give a complete finish to the floor. Polished concrete is great for floors that don’t require the strict sanitation and maintenance.
- Decorative Quartz Sand
- Orange Peel Finish Top Coat
- Micro/Macro Chip Decorative Broadcast
- #00 Sand Broadcast
- #54 Aluminum Oxide
Anti-Slip floors are a commonly sought safety feature that is provided with epoxy flooring. Our epoxy flooring contractors can lay a variety of materials that can be broadcasted on top of the epoxy to create a slip-resistant surface. Once the liquid cures, that broadcasted material is locked into the floor, creating a reliable texture that prevents slips. Sand, aluminum oxide, and micro/macro chips are common broadcasts. Each broadcast offers a different degree of anti-slip protection. This degree is determined by calculating the texture’s coefficient friction. The higher the coefficient friction, the better protection that broadcast offers against slipping. An alternative to an anti-slip broadcast is a specialty cured top coat. Some top coats are specifically designed to “ripple” when cured. This rippled effect creates enough friction to protect a worker or plant visitor from slipping on a wet surface.
- Seamless Floors
- Sanitary Floors
- Cove Base
- Rat Line
- Expansion Joints
Pharmaceutical plants and manufacturers often have the most difficult sanitary regulations to abide. Urethane cement floors are often their floor of choice. Urethane cement floors are very sanitary. They don’t promote bacterial growth, and because they are impervious to water, they are easy to clean. A cove base helps prevent anything from entering the pharmacy plant through the crack that is often between the wall and floor. A radius cove or margin cove seal that crack, and prevent unwanted pests from entering the clean area. Rat lines are expected from inspectors because they help identify any remains from rats or mice. Rat lines are often coated with an aliphatic urethane, and are always a different color from the floor. And one of the last steps in most pharmaceutical floors is installing the expansion joint. An expansion joint needs to be cut into the urethane cement, overtop the expansion joint that was set in the concrete. After the joint is cut, it needs to be filled with a caulk or polyurea. The caulk or polyurea will allow the new floor to flex and expand, without generating spider cracks that can lead to entrances for pests.
- Impervious Floors
- Easy to clean
- Cove Base
- Non-conducive to bacterial growth
- Rat Lines
- Resistant to Thermal Shock
Food plants and manufacturing facilities are subjected to strict sanitation regulations. Urethane cement creates a seamless, impervious floor that provides numerous benefits that satisfy the expectations of inspectors. The urethane cement slurry is poured over the surface of the concrete, and troweled into a uniform, transitionless top coat. After curing, the material becomes hard and impenetrable, resisting pests and rodents from penetrating through the substrate. The sand or other aggregate material can be broadcasted into the slurry. This creates a slip-resistant texture that is an often desired safety feature in areas that receive a lot of water. Because the floor is impervious, it is easy to clean with high pressure and high temp water. Its chemical characteristics make it tolerant to changing temperatures, resisting thermal shock which prevents surface cracking. Food facilities are common locations for cove or radial bases. The area where the wall meets the floor often has a subtle exposure, which makes the plant’s sanitation vulnerable. By installing a base around the wall, that exposure is now sealed, preventing a breach into the plant. Additionally, the urethane cement floor is non-conducive to bacterial growth. This is a fantastic sanitation feature, as it allows water to sit on top of the surface for a prolonged period of time, without promoting bacterial growth in what is supposed to be a clean environment.
Expansion Joints Performance Features
- Settling Foundation
- Expanding and Contracting Concrete
- Reduces Spider Cracking
Expansion joints and control joints are excellent methods to protect concrete slabs from cracking and breaking from settling foundation or thermoshock. The purpose of the joints is to create a weak point in the concrete, so that if the foundation moves, or the concrete expands or contracts, it will break at the joint, instead of throughout the slab. These control joints help improve the longevity of the concrete, and also reduces spider cracking, which can accelerate a floor’s failure rate. When installing a resinous top coat, it is good practice to mark pre-existing joints prior to installation. After the epoxy or urethane cement has had time to cure, mark the joints with a chalk line. Then, cut the joints into the installed floor with a chase wheel. This way, the joints in the new floor will match in the same location as the joints in the previous floor. Common products used to fill in the joints are polyurea, caulk, and epoxy.
Benefits of Rodent Lines
- Food Manufacturing
- Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
- Inspection Ready
- Sanitation Requirement
Rodent lines are a mandatory floor installment for any food and pharmaceutical facility. Additionally, they are required by any manufacturing facility that is subject to high inspection expectations. Standard rat lines are typically 18 inches, running up the wall 6 inches, and onto the floor for 12 inches. The purpose of the rodent lines are to create a location that is easy to identify rodent droppings. Rodent lines are typically light colored, creating contrast against the color of rodent droppings. This contract helps inspectors identify if there is a rodent problem in the facility.
Serving the Mid Atlantic Region
- New Jersey
PennCoat, Inc. has provided industrial painting, commercial painting, and epoxy flooring for the Mid-Atlantic region for nearly 30 years. Located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, PennCoat has provided quality epoxy floor coatings for some of the nation’s largest manufacturers and distributors in the area. In addition to Lancaster, PennCoat provides quality service to York, Adams, Cumberland, Perry, Dauphin, Lebanon, Berks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Lehigh, Northampton, Bucks, and Philadelphia counties. PennCoat also serves the states of Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey, and has provided and continues to provide quality service in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Salem, Baltimore, Harford, and Cecil counties.