Mechanical Room Flooring
Mechanical rooms are typically located in the basement or utility level of a building, and they house equipment such as boilers, HVAC systems, and electrical panels. The flooring in these rooms needs to be durable and able to withstand heavy equipment and traffic, as well as spills and leaks that can occur with this type of machinery.
The common type of flooring used in mechanical rooms include:
Epoxy: Epoxy is a popular choice for mechanical room flooring because it is durable, easy to clean, and resistant to chemicals, oils, and other liquids. Epoxy can be applied in a variety of colors and finishes to create a sleek, professional look.
It's important to note that this is general information and it's always best to consult with a professional for which flooring option will be best for your mechanical room since it's important to consider other factors such as the room's specific usage and environment, safety concerns, and budget.
Mechanical Room Floor Project
Existing Conditions: Our client contacted us to resurface their parking garage. The parking deck had an existing coating that was poorly installed. This badly delaminated parking garage coating needed to be removed before we installed an elastomeric floor coating system that would stand up to the uses of a parking garage.
Preparation of existing condition: To start our team removed the old floor coating using a diamond grinder, and vacuumed up the residual concrete dust. Once that was complete we began to repair the concrete that was damaged, to do so we patched and resurfaced the afflicted areas of the concrete substrate using engineered concrete.
Products Installed: To begin the installation we primed the surface with an epoxy primer that would bind to all oil-soaked and fluid-stained areas. This primer is necessary to assure a good bond of the epoxy flooring system to the substrate.
Once the primer was necessarily cured, we applied an elastomeric floor coating system to the entire surface. This flexible epoxy product provides a proper base for a parking garage coating system. Into this base, we broadcast a 30-mesh sand aggregate, which would give the floor some texture and also increase its impact characteristics.
We then grout-coated with the same elastomeric coating for a long-wear cycle and finished the floor by top-coating with a hard-wearing, chemical resistant, impact, and abrasion-resistant epoxy floor coating.
Conclusion: This new flexible resinous flooring system will perform immeasurably better than the cleanroom flooring type of smooth system, our client had in place. Our elastomeric floor coating system is specially designed to withstand the high levels of traffic that it will receive. Of which will also withstand any automotive fluids that it might see exposure.