Concrete is a composite material used to create indoor and outdoor flooring, and building structures that withstand wear and tear over decades of time. This material has an incredible durability, as seen in places like the Hoover Dam and Roman Pantheon. However, it is not flawless, particularly with daily activity. With the addition of coatings, the useful life of this material is extended even longer. Acquaint yourself with this product to see how it can be beneficial to your business.
Why Choose Concrete Coatings
No place in your building is more widely used and mistreated than the floor. Concrete floors can be damaged through abrasions, impact, temperature changes, and chemical spills. Natural elements such as weather, temperature, and seismic activity also affect the floor’s durability. Because this material is porous, the longer the exposures to these elements, the more likely it is to crack, chip, and simply break down over time. Adding a coating to the floor can protect it from damage, as well as increasing its performance and aesthetics.
Types of Concrete Coatings
Concrete coatings are created using a variety of materials in different combinations. The most common include polyurethane, epoxy, silica, and acrylic. They can also be made from polyester, methyl, and vinyl ester, as well as a few others. The materials can be applied through several methods to create the desired final finish, whether that is high-shine, textured, or matte. We can also create concrete coatings in different thicknesses. In general, the heavier the load your floor will be holding, the thicker the concrete coating needs to be. Options range from 1-125 mils (one mil equals one thousandth of an inch).
Surfaces can also be made:
- Easy care
- UV protected
- Stain resistant
The type of coating will be determined by several factors. We work to ensure the surface will meet your usage requirements, but also to fit within your budget and schedule. Our team understands your need to have an installation schedule that is compatible with your everyday operations. Some materials can take longer to install in occupied areas due to the inherent odor of the material. Others need to be installed when the ground is at a certain temperature. These factors are all taken into consideration as part of the project planning process.
Practical Uses of Concrete Coatings
To ensure your product lasts, we create concrete coatings that are tailored to their everyday uses, whatever they may be. In businesses where chemicals and other hazardous materials are used, we can create coating that are resistant to those chemicals. In places where electronics are a part of everyday work, our product can be structured to be static dissipative. If your business simply needs an easy-to-clean surface, we have options that are dust proofing. For indoor use, we can create a surface that has a high level of moisture control.
Our concrete coatings can also be designed for practical, visual appeal. Colored areas designate the appropriate path for vehicles and foot traffic in a warehouse. They can be used to color-code areas to organize materials for shipping and receiving. For a purely aesthetic look, a color or texture combination can create an attractive floor for bathrooms, dining areas, and walkways. It is important to not overlook the value of appearance and to ensure the result is exactly what you envisioned.
Customize Concrete Coatings for Businesses
Depending on the architecture and interior design of your facility, you can get concrete coatings that match the facility’s look. For instance, if you have a retail facility that uses bright colors, you can get flooring that matches this color scheme. If appearance isn’t a priority for your facility, you can get a concrete coating that emphasizes functionality over aesthetic. Regardless of your flooring needs, ICS is here to give you everything you need.
How ICS Can Help
If you are interested in adding concrete coatings to your existing concrete floor or in building a new structure, contact us. We have installed over 50,000,000 square feet of concrete coatings and are ready to assist you in planning your project. Our team is available in Portland and Bangor, ME; Portsmouth, Nashua, and Manchester, NH; Boston, Springfield, and Worcester, MA; Providence, RI; Hartford and New Haven, CT; and Albany, NY. Enter your information in the Got a Project contact form and we will be in touch promptly. You can also subscribe to our newsletter via the contact form to the right.
Concrete Flooring Service Area
ICS provides concrete solutions to all of the northeast. Here is a small list of cities and towns where we have completed many industrial and commercial concrete flooring applications.
|Portland, Maine||Bangor, Maine||Augusta, Maine|
|Nashua, New Hampshire||Manchester, New Hampshire||Portsmouth, New Hampshire|
|Boston, Massachusetts||Worecester, Massachusetts||Springfield, Massachusetts|
|Burlington, Vermont||Montpelier, Vermont||St. Johnsbury, Vermont|
|Providence, Rhode Island||Warwick, Rhode Island||Cranston, Rhode Island|
|Hartford, Connecticut||New Haven, Connecticut||Stamford, Connecticut|
|New York||New Jersey||Pennsylvania|