What exactly is concrete floor coating? The concrete coating can be described as a liquid covering applied to concrete to make the structure and surface last longer. This result helps to reduce maintenance and repair costs. It is also applied for aesthetic reasons and creates a more versatile and durable concrete floor.
Our Commercial Concrete Coating Process
During surface preparation, all elements such as dust, dirt, debris, curing agents, oil, and grease must be removed from the surface before a coating is applied. Failure to do so will result in the coating not adhering properly to the surface. With high-powered tools and concrete polishing, one’s concrete floor will be prepared successfully for the concrete coating process.
Concrete restoration includes repairing old and damaged concrete. Concrete reconstruction can help to return it to its original appearance. An advantage of concrete coating is that it can repair an old, cracked concrete slab, by using menders and fillers to repair cracks and spalls in the existing concrete floor before any coating is applied.
When it comes to concrete floor coating, a base coat of self-priming polyurea paint is usually applied. This coat creates a bond between the paint and the floor, ensuring that it will not peel up, even if exposed to factors such as drastic temperature changes, intense pressure, or destructive chemicals.
Broadcasting the Chips
Those looking to glam up their concrete floors have the option of using broadcasting chips. Once the base coat has been applied, multi-colored vinyl chips can be scattered across the floor, which serves to provide texture to the floor and a beautiful mosaic appearance.
Scraping the Chips
To remove any imperfections, all loose flakes can be scraped off after the base coat has been set. High-powered vacuums can be efficient in this process.
A final clear layer of polyurea paint can protect the floor against natural wear and tear, such as scuffs, sharp impacts, and chemical spills. After the clear coat layer has been applied, it will be ready for minimal foot traffic within 4-6 hours and can return to its full use within 24 hours.
Types of Commercial Concrete Coatings
Epoxy Floor Coatings
Epoxy floor coating systems are made up of two elements known as epoxy resin and a polyamine hardener and are mixed before the application process. When the resin and the hardener are combined, it creates a chemical reaction, which results in a hardened, rigid plastic coating material that attaches well to most base layers.
Epoxy floor coatings are popular for their hardness, resistance to impact, and durability. This makes epoxy coatings perfect for commercial concrete floors that are used for heavy-duty applications. Another advantage of epoxy is that it is resistant to chemical products, such as bleach, oils, greases, and cleaners.
Polyurethane Floor Coatings
Polyurethane coatings may appear to be visually similar to the look of epoxy-coated floors, but they are different in that they have distinct characteristics that make them suitable for specific applications.
Polyurethane floor coatings are softer and more elastic than epoxy floors, which makes them better suited for areas with moderate to heavy pedestrian traffic. Their elasticity also makes polyurethane-coated floors more resistant to wear and tear and causes fewer scratches. The elasticity and flexibility of polyurethane allow these floors to be used in environments with low freezing temperatures.
Polyaspartic Floor Coatings
Like polyurea floor coatings, poly aspartic consists of two parts such as a resin that is combined with another substance, and used as a catalyst to create the hardening process. They are known to be a versatile alternative to epoxy and polyurethane coating systems.
Acrylic Floor Coating
Acrylic floor coatings are not as durable as epoxy or polyurethane coatings. As a result, they may need to be buffed or recoated more often than other coatings. Though the initial cost of acrylic concrete floor coatings may be more affordable, the long-term maintenance costs tend to be higher than those of other coating options.
Businesses We Serve
Pacific Modular provides commercial concrete floor coating services in Seattle to the following business and building types:
- Commercial Buildings: This includes office buildings, retail space, warehouses, and more.
- Schools: All institutions of education.
- Class A Buildings: These are known as premier office users that have a prime location with exceptional accessibility and are usually of significant size.
- Healthcare Facilities: Places that provide health care such as hospitals, clinics, care centers, specialized care centers, birthing centers, and psychiatric care centers.
Benefits of Industrial Concrete Coatings
Concrete coating services are a beneficial option as it creates concrete floors that are stain-resistant, more durable, and better looking overall.
Benefits of Seattle industrial floor coating include the following:
- Concrete coatings are eco-friendly.
- They are tough and durable, no matter what the concrete surface may be.
- They are ideal for warehouses with a floor that needs to withstand all sorts of pressures.
- They are long-lasting and low maintenance.
- Concrete coating is versatile, economical, and slip-resistant, making it a cost-savvy and secure choice.
- When one chooses commercial concrete coating they will be given design freedom.
If one is looking to improve traction, increase the lifespan of a floor, or increase the visual element of a workspace, Pacific Modular can provide for all Seattle industrial floor coating needs and offer benefits such as the following:
- They cover the full lifespan of concrete floors, from installation through maintenance, rejuvenation, refurbishment, and protection.
- They use the best materials.
- Their track record includes three decades of service to some of the PNW’s largest and most diverse commercial companies.