Industrial Concrete Floor Coatings in the Ottawa Area


Industrial concrete floors are often overlooked as candidates for any type of special attention. Usually, concrete is perceived to be impervious to just about any kind of traffic or conditions. Here is some more information about industrial floor coatings in the Ottawa area.

The truth is, concrete is very porous and can become compromised by just about any external force. Water alone, over time, will damage concrete for example. In an industrial setting, concrete is relied upon more than in any other environment, yet concrete, generally, sees more abuse in this environment than in any other.

Industrial Concrete Floor Coatings in the Ottawa AreaIndustrial concrete floor coatings play a huge role in the protection of not only the concrete itself, but in many cases the objects, workers, equipment and patrons of those areas.
Concrete dust from untreated industrial floors can wreak havoc on merchandise and equipment. Attempts to scrub and clean concrete floors often end only in more abrasion and therefore removal of concrete dust from the surface and contamination of the area. Concrete dust is incredibly abrasive to anything it touches and can pose a health hazard for humans as well as animals. It is corrosive and can damage skin and lungs.

Concrete floors in their natural state are also very susceptible to impact damage caused by daily activities that take place in an industrial environment. Industrial floor coatings are needed to provide a protected surface to increase the life of the slab itself. They also provide a wide array of safety features.

You can have impact resistant coatings that are comprised of flexible resins loaded up with aggregate. The impact resistant options can be either extremely smooth, as is the case with self-levelling epoxy or extremely rough for non-slip, like with aggregate broadcasted epoxy coatings. The degree and quantity of aggregate size and aggressiveness is adjustable to any level desired.

Other features which can be implemented in the above systems are: UV resistance, food inspection agency approved anti-microbial growth features and chemically stable top coats to prevent breakdown in the structure of the coating which could lead to delamination or dusting issues.

If you choose the right industrial coating, you will have a long-lasting and easy to clean surface for years to come. Not only does this make your space safer but it impresses a level of professionalism upon your employees and clients. If you have any questions about your industrial floor coating in the Ottawa region, contact a concrete professional today. 

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