CONCRETE FLOOR RESURFACING, COATING AND LINE STRIPING

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At PennCoat, Inc. we 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 floor project. We start by asking questions to better understand your needs and requirements. We then evaluate existing conditions both on and below your floor surface. PennCoat will design and install a floor system that meets your specifications, performs to your expectations and works within your budget.

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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 floor 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 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 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 floor system.
Polished Concrete Polished Concrete is a cost-effective solution that will leave floors durable and presentable.

Epoxy Flooring

Epoxy Flooring Performance Features

  • Abrasion Resistant
  • Chemical Resistant
  • Slip Resistant
  • Environmental
  • High Strength and Impervious
  • High Sanitation
  • High Traffic Tolerant

Epoxy is a great coating system for concrete, wood, metal, and industrial floors.  After mixing the resin and hardener, the liquid is poured and squeegeed over the substrate, creating a seamless flooring system.  Seamless systems create impervious floors that offer great sanitation, making epoxy floors ideal for pharmaceutical and food manufacturing.  Additionally, epoxy floors are abrasion-resistance, chemical-resistance, and create non-slip surfaces, making them a great safety solution for industrial floors.  And regardless of all these performance features, they are just as easy to maintain, as they are virtually stain resistant and easy to clean with a mop, high pressured water, and detergent.

Urethane Cement

Urethane Cement Performance Features

  • Abrasion Resistant
  • Chemical Resistant
  • Slip Resistant
  • High Moisture Tolerance
  • Environmental
  • 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

Polished Concrete Performance Features

  • Does Not Require New Floor
  • Low-Maintenance
  • 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.

Anti-Slip Floors

  • 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.  There are a variety of material that can be broadcasted on top of the epoxy.  Once the liquid cures, that broadcasted material is locked into the floor, created 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.

Pharmaceutical Floors

  • 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.

Food Manufacturing Floors

  • Impervious Floors
  • Easy to clean
  • Cove Base
  • Slip-resistant
  • 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

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.

Rodent Lines

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

  • Pennsylvania
  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • Delaware

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 service 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.