Floor Coatings have so many variables on the scale between functional practicality and aesthetic appeal it can be difficult to limit the options. However the one constant in getting the desired result is good preparation of the surface. The following information is designed for practical advice in two situations:
Most situations involve buildings of long standing, be the site location internal or external. As such, a clear assessment of the current condition of the floor is necessary to ‘make good’ or determine potential ‘bonding’ issues. Where possible, start with a clean surface, particularly if the existing floor has required some level of grinding. The choice of product will be determined by performance and aesthetic considerations, however most commercial situations will require the wearing performance of two part epoxy products. Follow instructions and only mix up enough product to be used in a 30 minute ‘window’ (epoxy’s ‘go off’ in the pot if left too long). Give the product time to cure between coats.
Concrete or wood flooring can be enhanced by applying coating products. Generally the condition of the floor is much better than commercial situations, but care is still required in the preparation of the floor prior to coating application. Whether a grind, burnish or just a thorough clean, ensure there are no ‘bonding’ issues before product application.