Selecting the Proper Coating for Industrial Concrete Floors

Industrial concrete floors are porous, and have the tendency to produce dust from attrition and misuse. Furthermore, they are vulnerable to scrapes and chemical damage. This is why concrete requires some type of protection no matter where it is located. The difficulty, in the general scheme of things, is to decide which type of coating is best.

Complete concrete floor protection should be considered when it comes to new or old concrete floor. The methodical procedure for choosing a coating, knowing the detailed specifications, the preparation of detailed application-procedures, and the final agreed upon conditions, will assist with selecting the proper coating.

The selection process for industrial concrete floor coatings can be narrowed down to a few factors. Keep in mind, that you are not only selecting the material, additionally, you are choosing a complete system by way of application, the amount of thickness, and aesthetics.

-Assessing the Surface

The initial phase in the selection process is to assess your current surface to see what you have to deal with. The surface should be firmly constructed, spotless, and uncontaminated with any strange materials that might get in the way with the bonding of a fresh coat. This means concrete curing-compounds as well.

-Scrutinize Performance Conditions

There are several key areas of misuse that will determine what a concrete flooring system requires, these are:

. Depth of exposure and category of chemicals
. The quantity of traffic or wear a surface can withstand
. Direct impact and heavy loads demand a sturdier build or more solid floor system
. Thermal shock or temperature change is a crucial condition that should be taken into consideration. For example, steam cleaning can create thermal shock on the floor surface causing a loss of bond due to thermal increase if the right floor system is not properly selected.

-Additional Considerations

Additional considerations include aesthetics, installation constraints, permanence, and finances.


The main motive for going through a material selection procedure is to comprehend the right material for the application under discussion. It is vital to look over technological data, functioning traits, and installation procedures after going through the previous criteria.

Installation and Inspection

After the concrete floor coating has been selected, the material should be utilized and the finished job examined. Then if all is well, approval is next. Selecting the right contractor to install a concrete floor coating is essential. After the type of coating system and the contractor have been selected, synchronization amongst parties should be preserved for best performance and user satisfaction.

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