Transforming a Large Industrial Floor

A clean, professional work environment is important to the success of any business, large or small. However, an industrial space can be a challenge to keep looking nice over time. One way to make a huge difference is with low-maintenance, durable, beautiful floors.

Epoxy floor coatings can enhance any business space by providing a cleaner, longer lasting, brighter and better looking environment. The Epoxy floor coatings provide a durable finish for concrete floors that will hold up to the harsh conditions that many industrial floors are exposed to on a daily basis. Epoxy has a proprietary “wicking” technology in the Epoxy base coat that gives the floor a hard, resilient surface that won’t lift or peel. Additionally, they are “hot tire resistant” and won’t yellow or leave an imprint, extending the beauty and durability for a lifetime. Additionally, an Epoxy coating makes your garage floor easy to clean and maintain using water and a mild (non-filming) detergent, and requires no special maintenance or waxing.

The Strength of Urethane Floor Coatings Urethane Epoxy floor coating is the strongest in the business – more than three times stronger than the standard off-the-shelf Epoxy flooring – making is resistant to scratches, scuffs, cracks and other damage.

Since abrasions are an everyday occurrence to garage floors coatings, there is a standardized abrasion resistance test (ASTM D-4060) that compares products. The standard calls for three distinct criteria: abrasion wheels, a weight, and a cycle amount. The abrasion wheels have different types of coarseness ranging from non-resilient wheels to harsh abrasion wheels. This is combined with a set weight applied onto the coating and the coating is allowed to rotate for a certain amount of cycles. For the coatings industry, the standard protocol states a CS-17 wheel, 1000 gram (1kg) load, and 1000 cycles.

Product Versatile Building Products/ 5350 CRU Competitor A Competitor B Competitor C Competitor D
Wheel CS-17 CS-17 CS-17 CS-17 CS-17
Weight applied 1000 g 1000 g Unknown 1000 g Unknown
Cycles 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000
Weight lost 2 mg 42.7 mg 19 mg 25 mg 20mg – 30 mg

Above is a comparison of 2k Chemical Resistant Urethane Coatings with similar solids rates to our 5350 CRU. The Versatile Building Products/ product has an average weight loss of only 2mg of material. That is a magnitude of 10 to 21 times more abrasion resistant than the listed competitors.

Urethane Floor Coatings

The Urethane coating products offer industrial and commercial concrete floors a chemical-resistant, durable, long-lasting, and attractive finish. Our Urethane coatings can withstand the rigors of heavy-duty industrial facilities. They have been formulated to withstand traffic from heavy machinery and are resistant to most chemicals.

A distributor out of Huntington Beach, Calif. used Urethane topcoat for a customer’s 3,000 sq ft mechanical repair shop to prevent scratches and stains. The original concrete floor had deteriorated a little and had stains everywhere. The installer used a Diamond Grind machine to get a smooth surface before applying the 4800 Industrial Epoxy base coat, followed by the 5350 Urethane topcoat for a smooth, beautiful finish.

4800 Industrial Epoxy Coatings

Epoxy flooring comes in many styles, textures and colors, allowing you to choose a treatment that best matches your business’ style. Choose from the smooth look of marble, granite or tile, to a more textured look of stone, slate or a flaked floor look. You can also choose a metallic or natural mica concrete floor coating for a truly unique floor coating. Depending on your type of business, you can make your floor creative or conservative.

When you select one of the Epoxy floor coatings, you’ll have the confidence of unparalleled quality, lasting beauty, and trouble-free durability. And, all of the Epoxy flooring solutions come with a lifetime adhesion warranty for your protection and peace of mind.