By Lifetime Epoxy Floors Guest Author: James Mcgillvray
Because concrete floors are not designed to endure the extreme conditions of an industrial environment, the damages they suffer from being exposed to abrasion, wear, impact or chemical or thermal shock can result in major risks for the safety of both workers and general public. Cracks and holes, dust and uneven surfaces represent potential hazards for those working in an industrial environment, as well as for the final users of their products or services.
Food and beverage companies, as well as pharmaceutical industries, need to ensure their products are not contaminated by external agents; likewise, aerospace and automotive industries, need strong, resilient floors, able to endure continuous exposure to chemicals and spillages from hydraulic fluids and fuels.
Even though each industry has its particular needs, industrial coatings are a must for all of them in order to ensure the wellbeing of employees and the best results for their final products. Industrial floor coatings prevent concrete floors from breaking, cracking and absorbing stains and fluids. They also prevent floors from forming dust and provide a much easier maintenance so industries like food and beverage can meet the registered safety standards required to manufacture and store their products.
However, safety not only refers to work environments when it comes to floor coatings. A high percentage of the demand of industrial flooring comes also from the commercial and leisure industries, which need to provide safe environments for the general public too. In that case, flooring materials such as Epoxy provide anti-slip coating features which ensure the best grip for customers and vehicles at parking garages, shopping centres, spas, gyms, etc. These coatings offer as well a wide range of colours and textures to cover the basic safety needs for commercial businesses, such as guidance to fire exits or delimitation of safety areas.
Guaranteeing the durability of a concrete floor by choosing the right coating material not only improves its strength and resistance to the wear and tear of the industrial environment, but also makes it safe for those working in the industry; for the products manufactured, stored or sold by it; and for the general public. A floor which is easy to clean and maintain; which is resistant to impact, chemicals and spills; which can be washed at high temperatures or using steam systems without cracking, chipping or flaking is always the best preventive solution when it comes to guarantee the safety of all its users.
Offering high strength and resistance, hygiene and anti-slip floor coating features, industrial floor coatings help businesses maintaining the highest safety standards
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By Lifetime Epoxy Guest Author: Luis Cisneros
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Lifetime Epoxy: Technological Breakthroughs Bring Industrial Epoxy Flooring Into the Residential Garage
By Lifetime Epoxy Guest Author: Edward Winslow
Until recently a high performance industrial epoxying flooring project took four days to complete. At that rate the labor and material cost made it prohibitive to make a profit on a 500-750 square foot garage floor. That has all changed with advanced technology coatings which have become available during the last few years.
There are varying quality coatings available today from thin Do It Yourself floor paints to high quality epoxies and polyureas. For years epoxy was the only product available. A high quality system was applied in numerous layers at the rate of one coat per day. The first coat was a primer followed by two coats with sand broadcast into each layer, then finished with an industrial strength urethane.
Then along came polyaspartic & polyurea coatings. Polyaspartics were originally developed for coating steel to prevent corrosion. Their high performance properties led to use for other applications. It was discovered that polyaspartics performed exceptionally well on concrete plus had a rapid curing process. In fact numerous layers could be applied in one day rather than the typical four day application with industrial epoxy flooring.
The competition to epoxies from these new technology rapid curing polyureas led to advancements with a fast cure. The rapid cure process opened up the largest untapped markets in home improvement. Now a home owner can have their concrete floor surfaced by a professional who has made a business remodeling the garage. It is profitable for a contractor to resurface a floor in one or two days but not four. Now a home owner can get the same high performance concrete floor coating that is applied on a large industrial floor. The reason being is that professionals with a local internet strategy can reach the market of home owners who are searching online.
The internet has enabled the garage flooring professional access to a volume of business. The combination of high performance, rapid curing floor coatings combined with an internet strategy provides an entrepreneur with a business model that is profitable. Home owners benefit with quality at a reasonable cost that adds value to their home.
This market is flourishing during a recession. The recession actually may be a blessing to the growth of the garage remodeling market. New buyers are cost conscientious and have found a remodeled garage a valuable use of space. A remodeled garage with industrial epoxy flooring or polyurea coating blocks moisture making homes dryer and provides a surface that is bright and clean. Once the floor is complete a home owner can outfit the garage with cabinets and shelving that are functional and decorative. Once a home owner has a functional and clean garage they don't use valuable interior space for storage. Now a home owner can have a smaller efficient interior space with a well organized garage that is remodeled inexpensively.
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Lifetime Epoxy Floors: The Reasons Why Garage Flooring Is Generally Better Than A Bare Concrete Garage Floor
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