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Concrete Coatings: Three Critical Issues to Address before Seamless Floor Installation

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If you are planning on upgrading your industrial or commercial floor, you should think about installing a seamless floor. In general, the standard concrete flooring is durable and resistant to mechanical damage and degradation. However, the surface is vulnerable to damage due to its porosity. If the water penetrates the concrete, there will be eventual cracking due to the expansion and contraction of the water during the freeze-thaw cycle. 

Fortunately, this problem can be prevented through the application of seamless coatings such as epoxy, urethane and methyl methacrylate. These coatings will seal the surface preventing moisture penetration. Also, the coating can be invaluable in enhancing the visual appeal of the concrete. If you are thinking about purchasing a seamless coating product for the first time for your concrete surfaces, you should consider the below factors for ideal selection. 

Durability and Performance

You should evaluate the performance characteristics and the projected durability of different seamless coating products before making your purchase. Then, compare the suitable products with the application of your commercial or industrial surface. This detailed examination should help you identify the most suitable type of coating for your needs. If you are looking for a coating which can withstand high mechanical impact and general stress, you should choose polyurea coatings. Methyl acrylate products are suitable for use in cold storage areas. If you are interested in seamless floors which have overall good performance characteristics, choose epoxies and urethanes.

Concrete Flooring Safety 

You should think about the safety of the employees when installing a seamless concrete floor. In general, seamless coatings can increase the risk of slippage if applied without adequate consideration. Typically, the applied layers are often smooth and flawless. Therefore, if the surface becomes wet or the worker's shoes have inappropriate soles, the probability of slipping will be high. Therefore, you should consider increasing the safety of your commercial space by choosing slip-resistant coating. For instance, you can select products with slip-resistant additives or pick coats with a textured finish.

Visual Appeal

Finally, you should purchase a seamless floor coating which will boost the aesthetics of your building. Improving the visual appeal of your commercial or industrial space will enhance your company image and create good impressions for the clients. Also, if you choose the right colour theme, your workers will feel more comfortable, and the productivity could increase. You should inquire about all the colour options and shades available for your preferred product before making a decision.