Anti Slip Floor Coating
Anti-slip floor coatings can save a manufacturing facility unlimited headaches and money. Our experience allows us to "dial" in the surface tension as well as wear and chemical resistance needed for a particular space.
Existing Conditions: The existing concrete slab was becoming a serious safety concern after years of being exposed to harsh chemicals and moisture from the tanks kept in the company's pump house. The existing concrete had spots where the bluestone was showing and creating areas where contaminants would puddle. This floor needed to be as chemically resistant as possible while being able to withstand high-pressure washdowns and thermal shock.
Preparation of existing conditions: Before we could begin our typical process of diamond grinding we had to pressure wash substrate to remove any grease or heavy concentration of slab contamination since this floor was saturated. Once the pressure washing was complete we did diamond grind the entire surface to establish a mechanical profile and to mitigate dust.
Once the grinding was completed and the remaining debris disposed of we chipped out any existing patches where the floor was loosely bonded. When then address the patches by Repair any spalded and or delaminated surfaces, using engineered concrete. We took it one step further by repairing all depressions greater than ½” and parged perimeter walls where applicable to create a smooth surface. Finally, we were ready to install coving to tank bases and where applicable before beginning our ant slip floor coating.
Products Installed: We began the installation process by applying a slurry of Cement Urethane for added impact, compressive strength, and chemical resistance. Into the slurry, we broadcast to excess using 40/60 mesh silica sand to create a safe anti-slip texture. Once the excess sand was swept off and the floor was thoroughly cured we stoned the floor to remove minor imperfections to create a nonslip epoxy coating texture.
Conclusion: HPS has access to a variety of self-leveling epoxy floor materials with exceptionally high ASTM ratings which specify the level of chemical resistance provided. Our access to these highly chemically-resistant resins along with our engineering team’s experience in chemical facility design makes it simple to design & build a robust and long-lasting epoxy aggregate flooring system.
While this is the before picture, we resurfaced the concrete by using engineered concrete, allowing for a thin layer of quick dehydrating fill to allow for quick installation of our anti-slip floor coating system.
Here is the anti-slip flooring texture before installing safety lines to meet all necessary OSHA standards keeping our client in a safe and secure workspace.