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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 […]

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Relevant Tint for Intermediate Coats of Epoxy

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 […]

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Installing Safety Pedestrian Lines In Existing Facility

Installing Safety Pedestrian Lines With Epoxy Flooring Contractors
I was contacted by a facility manager in Aberdeen, Maryland.  He was looking to add 1000 linear feet of aisle way lines in his facility.  His facility was already coated, but it did not have any lines or floor markings.
The project is certainly feasible.  But ultimately, this always becomes a question of whether the site manager should install lines or aisle ways.  Lines are easier to install, and require less labor.  So […]

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Assessing Hospital Flooring for An Epoxy Installation In Baltimore

Epoxy Flooring In Baltimore Hospital
A hospital in Baltimore called me to the scene.  The floor was pieced together with sheets of laminate flooring.  But the laminate flooring was beginning to degrade, due to the human liquids, and chemicals that are consistently exposed to the floor.  Laminate flooring is commonly used for residential or commercial use, not industrial use, or areas that receive a lot of chemical exposure such as bleach.
Additionally, the laminate flooring was well adhered to the substrate.
The […]

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Installing Industrial Floors in Meat Plants

Industrial Floors in Cold Facilities
Although you can’t tell from the picture, that room is actually 45 degrees F.  And according to most tech sheets, it’s recommended that most epoxies be installed in 65 degrees or warmer.  So, when this meat and seafood processing plant called us about their desire to upgrade their epoxy floors, it was obvious that this project would require some additional project management and solutions.
The room pictured above has a thin film coating.  This room is […]

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Clear Epoxy Coatings Installed by PennCoat, Inc.

Clear Epoxy Coatings For High-Traffic Areas
Pigmented epoxy floors look great.  They add color, theme, and additional aesthetic features to any room.  However, one unforeseen caveat is that pigmented floors can show wear and tear.  Many customers desire a pigmented floor in hi-traffic areas.  The issue with that is that all that traffic, from fork-lifts, to pallet jacks, to steel toe boots, to office chairs, can create scratch marks, dirt trails, and other markings that easily contrast with a solid-color […]

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Epoxy Flooring Contractors Install Pedestrian Aisles ways

Installing epoxy Pedestrian Aisle Ways
A customer in Aberdeen, Maryland is looking to have pedestrian aisle ways installed in his facility’s warehouse.  Aisle ways are usually an excellent way to designate specific areas for employees and workers.  Too often, accidents occur because workers are not paying attention, or surrounding equipment operators are too busy to pay attention to pedestrians.  With the installation of aisle ways, both equipment operator and pedestrians have an understanding where a person should and shouldn’t be in […]

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Epoxy Flooring Contractors in Pennsylvania & Maryland – PennCoat

Epoxy Flooring for Pharmaceutical Plants
One of our pharmaceutical customers was doing some renovations to its manufacturing plant.  The project involved pouring a new cement slab in the existing floor.
Obviously, the floor of this condition does not fit the pharmaceutical standards.  The plan was to pour the new cement, and then PennCoat would enter the picture, and install a 100% solids, seamless epoxy floor coating with a urethane topcoat.
The first step, after pouring the new concrete slab, was to prep […]

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