When discerning facilities need cutting-edge topcoat protection for their floors, they know they can trust in polyaspartic coatings. Originally created more than 20 years ago to protect steel from corrosion, polyaspartic coatings now help safeguard and protect many facilities’ concrete floor slabs from the daily challenges of spills, chemicals, ongoing foot and wheeled traffic, and general wear-and-tear. Often used as a high-performance topcoat over a variety of epoxy and other resinous flooring, polyaspartics, like Florospartic, are very fast curing and extremely low odor. Examine the benefits of polyaspartic coatings, as well as the various industry floor applications for which they can be utilized.
Facilities must choose a floor coating with great durability, cleanability and lifecycle value. Polyaspartic coatings can withstand harsh abrasions, chemicals, moderate impact, punctures, stains and slightly higher temperatures compared to other coatings. The flooring systems do not require costly and time-consuming routine waxing or resurfacing treatments. Additionally, polyaspartic coatings are UV-resistant and can be used outdoors without yellowing.
For occupied facilities or those, such as many hospitals and pharmacies, that cannot shut down to accommodate typical floor coating installation, polyaspartic coatings offer very low odor installation and minimal disturbance to daily routine. Depending upon floor size and site conditions, installation and full cure can often be achieved in just one day. Unlike vinyl flooring and carpeting, high quality polyaspartic coatings do not outgas after installation. And because polyaspartic coatings have low to zero VOC, facilities need not worry that their floor renovation will degrade indoor air quality (IAQ).
Polyaspartic coatings can be used in customized decorative finishes to suit specific facilities’ flooring needs. This versatile resin system can be utilized as a topcoat or in various multi-coat, stand-alone systems. For added aesthetic value, facilities can request that their professionally-installed polyaspartic coatings, such as Florospartic, be conveniently tinted with special colorants at the jobsite. Decorative colored chips or colored quartz blends may be employed to create a variety of innovative designer looks to enhance any commercial décor.
Facilities may also require floor coatings to be customized in other ways, such as slip-resistance. Polyaspartic floor coatings’ skid-resistance is “made-to-order” on site, allowing the professional installer to vary the finish in accordance with the facility owner’s preference. This is especially useful when daily operations make some sections of a facility more or less slippery than others. Upon request, polyaspartic coatings can also be formulated with antimicrobial options for added protection in critical settings.
Polyaspartic coatings are commonly implemented in a broad spectrum of applications within facilities across many different industries. They are desirable for installation in occupied buildings or wide-open public spaces where air or odor management is either not feasible or not convenient, including the following spaces:
Florock has the high-strength polyaspartic floor coatings many facilities utilize. Get in touch with a Florock representative for additional information.