Industrial floors tend to undergo extensive wear and tear throughout a routine business day, from warehouses experiencing heavy foot traffic and extensive machinery use to car dealerships tasked with moving dozens of vehicles. No matter your company’s products or services, it pays to invest in a protective floor system for your concrete slabs. It is essential to find a protective floor coating designed to optimize stability, safety, and impact resistance. When you find the right fit for your commercial floor system, your business benefits from years of quality use.
If you’re looking for a high-quality finish for your industrial floors, PPI Flooring is here to help! We specialize in epoxy flooring across Orlando and beyond, relying on more than 40 years of experience to deliver high-quality results for businesses across many industries. Our commercial flooring experts know how to create the best results for every project, and we’re confident that we can optimize the outcome for your new building, addition, or remodel.
Today, we’ll highlight a few of the best industrial floor coatings available for businesses across the country. If you’re ready to get started with our epoxy flooring team, feel free to contact us online today!
Methyl Methacrylate Acrylic
Often referred to as MMA, this industrial floor coating is the same bonding agent used in nail polish. MMA is a monomer that is utilized for adhesives, paints, and a variety of other applications, but in floor coating applications, it can deliver tough resistance to a variety of damages. Featuring fast cure times, MMA systems are ideal in businesses requiring beautiful looks with minimal downtime.
As the name suggests, concrete sealers work to seal the porous nature of this flooring material and keep moisture and other contaminants out. Many factories and warehouses elect to invest in sealants for simple and effective protection. Sealers keep moisture from entering the concrete surface, providing effective protection from stains and spills while improving the floor system’s longevity. Your floors can benefit from affordable resistance, but keep in mind that sealers come in limited color options. Industrial facilities will also need to reapply their concrete sealants every couple of years to protect their floors.
Polyurethane concrete sealers can be deployed as a sealer, a base coat, or a glossy top coat. Most polyurethanes rely on binders and resins to provide considerable durability and flexibility in the harshest working environments. While urethane floors are more elastic and versatile, they do not possess the same impact or compressive strength as epoxy floor systems.
PPI Flooring specializes in urethane concrete services, and can provide cost-effectively beautiful results for your facility needs. Contact us today to learn more about our concrete finishes!
Hybrid polymers consist of a binding agent and resinous material (similar to epoxy flooring), delivering high-quality protection for industrial flooring needs. These customized formulas can provide ideal results for your business, including UV resistance, improved abrasion resistance, and more. If your facility faces unique challenges (i.e. chemical spills and stains), the right polymer can provide years of protection.
One problem with hybrid polymers is the cost. Creating a mixture that fits your needs will be ideal, but the budgetary constraints can create problems. Specialty polymers may also only be suited for one area of the facility, requiring multiple batches for the best results. In order to best protect your business, you can instead invest in a floor coating known for reliable and affordable protection.
Epoxy Floor Coatings
Industrial epoxy flooring is intended to provide the best range of protection for existing concrete surfaces. This material consists of a resinous mixture and a curing agent to create a floor coating that is tough, moisture-resistant, and highly protective against scuffs, scratches, stains, and more. The thickness of your epoxy floor coatings will determine how strong and stable your surfaces are. No other protective coating provides such a beneficial balance of protection and affordability.
Self-leveling epoxy ensures that your floor system is smooth and spotless, delivering the highest level of moisture protection. The overall protection and value of your industrial floor system will depend on the type of epoxy base utilized:
- Water-based — Thin, affordable, and good for the environment, water-based epoxies are a popular choice. However, this type of epoxy flooring may not be the best in intensive environments, as water does not create the strongest surface.
- Solvent-based — While more adaptable in high humidity and more durable, solvent-based epoxies tend to harbor more volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
- Solids — Epoxy flooring comprised of 100% solids will be harder, thicker, and more resistant to impacts. This combination is ideally suited for industrial floors.
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If you’re looking for epoxy flooring, our Orlando-based team is here to provide an exceptional outcome. After more than 10 million square feet of epoxy floor coatings installed, we’re confident that we can provide a result that is both seamless and beautiful. Contact us today to learn more about our services, and be sure to check out our gallery to see the beautiful results of our work. We look forward to working with you!