“Floors are subjected to just about every kind of abuse – impact, abrasion, chemical attack, and thermal shock. Concrete floors are not designed to take this continual abuse. Concrete floors are porous and tend to create dust from wear and abuse. They are also subject to abrasion and chemical attack. It’s for this reason that all concrete needs some sort of protection regardless of where it’s located. The problem, in the overall picture, is to determine what type of protective material to choose for the various conditions.”
The passage above, taken from an article from The Concrete Network, provides a good introduction regarding the need for industrial facilities to paint their floors for protection. So how do you choose the best Albuquerque industrial painting material for your needs? The tips below provide a good starting point.
There are several types of floor paint. Three of the most common are solvent-based paint, water-based paint, and 100 percent solids-based paint. Other considerations include the amount of time required for the material to set and cure, and whether you need a material that “breathes”. For some facility managers, a material’s toxicity is a huge deciding factor.
“There are thousands of formulations for various polymer coatings for concrete,” according to The Concrete Network. “Each one is different from the next one. Epoxies and Polyurethanes are the most commonly used polymers. In each type, performance and data vary significantly.”
Once you’ve chosen the ideal material, it’s time to choose the contractor who can install it for you. “The choice of an appropriate contractor to install the system is just as important as the material used,” emphasizes The Concrete Network. With that in mind, it’s best to let an Albuquerque epoxy flooring professional like JTC, Inc. handle the painting job for you.
(Source: Selecting The Proper Coating For Concrete Floors, The Concrete Network)