The Professional Application of an Epoxy Coating

At PSR Industrial Flooring we hate the idea that your lovely smooth industrial flooring is getting depreciated; that’s why we offer everything from our advice blogs to our floor grinding to keep your floor in tip-top condition. When it comes to installing the epoxy coating on top of your concrete floor, there are certain things that our flooring professionals do to make sure that your floor lives to see another year.

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Prepping

It’s all well and good saving time, but if you don’t fully prep for your epoxy coating then you are just asking for trouble in the near future. This can be done through making sure that the concrete flooring is properly cleaned and swept prior to application. Equally, to make sure the floor is fully prepped, our professionals will make sure that the floor is fully level and that all joints and cracks are fully sealed. If these are ignored then you are just prepping your epoxy coated floor to fail.

Primer Application

To get the best out of your flooring, and to make sure that the epoxy coating is beginning to seal the concrete flooring properly, it is best to apply the epoxy coating in layers. It is the first layer of the coating which is dubbed the primer, and failing to apply it can seriously impact the longevity the floor, reducing it significantly.

Basecoat Application

This is the point where colour can be added to adhere to the particular floor demarcation that the warehouse wishes to install. Also, as this is the main body of the epoxy coating, this is the point where non-skid elements can be added to give the floor a texture.

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Topcoat Application

As you can imagine, the topcoat is… well, the topcoat! This is the layer which seals in all of the above and gives the floor its beautiful shine, and is therefore essential to the durability and longevity of the whole floor. It is important to apply this with great care as this is the part which will come into most contact with machinery and footfall, and can even help to reduce utility costs through reflecting light, thus offering a safer work environment.

Curing

Finally, it is important to allow the floor to dry and set until it is fully dried. If any workers or machinery are permitted to travel across the flooring before it is dry, the former four steps have been essentially for nothing! Doing so means that the floor has been compromised and may need to be addressed again – if not then, it will need to be addressed sooner rather than later.

So, as you can see, it is important to allow professionals to tackle your flooring requests, such as our friendly team of experts over at PSR Industrial Flooring; so don’t tackle it yourself! Therefore if you are in need of a solid industrial flooring solution, don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can contact us on 01226 382864, where we are always eager to help provide you with a high quality flooring solution.

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"Just to let you know how delighted we are with the work you completed last week on our warehouse floor, especially given the difficult circumstances the team were working in. They were all very hard working and courteous, and worked with our in-house team and over the weekend to make...

Colour Master

"Thank you for all your help and communication with bringing our flooring project to a satisfactory conclusion. The team you sent were friendly and professional and have done a very good job so please pass on our thanks to them also"

Celotex

"We have been working with PSR Industrial Flooring for the last 10 years. During this time, we have worked in collaboration in repairing both our internal and external floors. PSR have understood the demands of our operation and have always been looking at new materials to speed up the repair to be...

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