When choosing a flooring system, durability, safety, and easy maintenance are paramount. An industrial concrete floor has to be able to stand up to impact that is caused by equipment and/or heavy foot traffic. It also needs to be resistant to oils and chemicals. The wrong flooring system isn’t going to deliver the proper results.
At Duraamen of Boston, our purpose is to ensure that our clients get the right flooring system, and that our floors meet the most stringent standards.
Concrete is a commonly used building material, but it has certain properties that make it vulnerable. Although it is very strong, it can crack and be subject to defects. If a protective coating is applied to the concrete, it becomes much more resistant to damage.
There are protective barriers that can bond with concrete in order to prevent corrosion or abrasions, while enhancing the appearance of the floor:
Trowel Applied Epoxy Mortar: This is a thick, resinous blend that is very appropriate for industrial settings where heavy wear is a concern.
High Build Epoxy: This is a system that consists of an epoxy body coat along with a protective topcoat of polyaspartics or polyurethane.
Self-Leveling Epoxy: This is used in areas where an even, seamless floor surface is essential.
Polyaspartic Systems: These provide protection and visual appeal, and are similar to epoxy in that they consist of a resinous material mixed with a catalyst.
Whatever your requirements, Duraamen of Boston has an industrial floor solution for you. There are advantages to both epoxy and polyaspartic flooring systems. Epoxy has been popular for a long time, due to its resistance to heat damage and also to damage from corrosives such as battery acid. However, it can take epoxy some time to dry (usually anywhere between 1 and 3 days). Polyaspartics also provide a durable finish, although they are equally resistant to corrosives. Polyaspartics dry very quickly, so it’s actually possible for you to be back in your place of business on the day of the installation.
Both epoxy and polyaspartics are strong on aesthetic appeal. They come in a wide range of colors, and you can even add chips to the mix in order to create a flecked effect. Polyaspartics and epoxy can also be made slip-resistant with the addition of sand or aggregates.
At Duraamen of Boston, we constantly endeavor to exceed your expectations. Contact us for any industrial flooring project, regardless of complexity or size. We offer free estimates, so give us a call at 617-564-0650.