Epoxy Flooring NYC
Project Overview: 2,000 SF Warehouse Epoxy Floor Coating in NYC
Existing Condition: Our client had just purchased a brand new building and wanted to improve the aesthetics, protect his forklift tires from the uneven surface and dustproof of the warehouse. Dust collection in a warehouse may seem harmless but it can pose a huge workplace safety hazard. Not only can dust be slippery, but it poses a hazard to equipment, such as forklifts, as it can enter and damage the internal electronics. At the minimum, dust is simply an eyesore that can make a warehouse look dirty and unkempt.
Surface Preparation: The first step was to remove the existing coating which was delaminating all over the area, identify all voids and cracks ½’ in-depth or greater which were filled with an epoxy Cab-o-sil slurry to create a smooth, even substrate. Once all problem areas were addressed we created a mechanical bond between the resinous material and the substrate, by diamond grinding the concrete to remove surface contaminants and get the manufacturer’s recommended concrete surface profile (CSP).
Products Installed: Once the preparation phase was completed, the next step was to apply the system basecoat of Pro rez Propoxy. This material which is a high solid, multi-purpose epoxy resin was chosen because of bonds well because it is not 100% solids so its viscosity allows it to penetrate the pores of the concrete slab to promote chemical adhesion between the base coat and the substrate. After the material cured the floor was inspected for rough areas and blemishes and if any were found they were buffed out. Finally, a topcoat of Prorez Prothane a highly versatile hybrid polyurethane was applied. This product is designed to be used in areas that require maximum abrasion and wear resistance. Once it cures, the coating has a high gloss and chemical resistance to alkalies, dilute acids, spillage of solvents, chemicals, jet fuel, grease, etc.
Conclusion: The end result is a resinous flooring system that is seamless, dust-proof, and attractive. This floor will have enough impact resistance to prevent damage from heavy vehicle traffic and dropped pallets. Give us a call at 800-928-7220 for all thing epoxy flooring NYC