As the name implies, fluid applied flooring systems are applied on-site in liquid form and cured to create a smooth, nonporous surface. Common types of fluid applied systems include epoxy, polyaspartic and polyurethane. These systems can be installed directly onto properly prepared concrete slabs, and are often used in a variety of commercial, institutional and industrial settings where durability and ease of cleaning are high priorities.
Fluid applied flooring systems are commonly created by combining one or more liquid polymers with a choice of aggregates and/or decorative elements that add strength and customize appearance. As the reactions between the different chemical components are what allow the floor coatings to bond to the concrete and cure, they typically must be kept separate until finally being combined at the job site just prior to application.
Fluid applied flooring systems have long been the preferred type of floor covering for many industrial and commercial settings that must accommodate high levels of traffic and a range of harsh conditions. Some of the most important benefits these systems can offer include:
In addition to these overarching benefits, fluid applied flooring systems are highly customizable and are available in a variety of chemical formulations to meet the specific needs of nearly every facility. Working with flooring experts who are well versed in the diverse options available helps ensure that you get the best and most up to date advice, and can choose the optimal type for your specific project. Epoxy floor coatings, for example, while an excellent choice for many situations, don’t perform optimally in environments with extreme temperature fluctuations or consistently high levels of moisture – a facility facing these conditions could be better off with a cementitious urethane mortar floor system.
From restaurants and food processing facilities to auto shops, hospitals, schools, factories, high-tech industries and aircraft hangars, the team of experts at Florock is familiar with the different demands of your industry. After a professional consultation to discuss your facility’s unique operational flooring requirements, we can help you choose the fluid applied flooring system that will perform best given your facility activities, expectations and budget.