Industrial Floor Cleaners & Coatings Guide

Industrial Floor Cleaners & Coatings Guide
8 Feb, 2022

Industrial cleaning is a significant part of every process plant’s day-to-day operation. Industrial areas can be very tough on floors and require professional industrial floor cleaners.

Industrial Floor Cleaners & Coatings: Area Selection

Before you select your product, you must determine what kind of material is in your area. If the floor is concrete, then most likely an emulsion polymer coating will work best for you. If there are several different types of chemicals in the area, with varying pH levels, then an epoxy resin system is probably going to be a better choice because it has additive technology built into it which allows it to handle a wide variety of chemicals and situations without changing its chemical make up or losing durability over time.

In addition, epoxy is available in 13 standard colors. These are great for areas that have lighting to illuminate the floor. Allowing several color options save money on paint costs by only having to apply one color.

Industrial Floor Cleaners & Coatings: Product Selection

You should select a product that has anti-slip and chemical resistance properties if you work with harsh chemicals or high temperatures. The selection of your industrial floor cleaner can be determined by what is in your area and how much traffic the area gets on a daily basis. Concrete Industrial Emulsion Polymer Coatings provide excellent results even with heavy equipment operation. They resist abrasion and chemicals such as acids, alkalis, salts, and more which makes them extremely durable. They are easy to apply, simple to maintain, and are environmentally friendly.

Industrial Floor Cleaners & Coatings: Application

The material must be applied in a uniform manner at the recommended coverage rate of 3-5 square feet per gallon with two coats on new concrete or three coats on old concrete. The first coat should be worked into the floor using a “knee” pad equipped with a bull float. All cracks, corners, expansion joints, etc. must be treated prior to application of second coat where necessary. For spot repairs on walls or equipment, please clean the area before application.

Applying epoxy resin may require special tools such as squeegees and trowels which can all be found online or at local hardware stores like Home Depot or Lowes. It is always best to apply the product with a squeegee for a professional look.

When applying epoxy, you should mix equal parts of A and B resin in a disposable container which will yield one gallon of material when combined properly. Add color pigments at this time. You can then pour it into another container or directly onto the floor where desired and proceed to work it into the floor using a flat edge squeegee or bull float.

Once A & B have been mixed you must use it within 30 minutes due to chemical properties that make it unusable after that time period..

The final step is applying a protective topcoat within 72 hours once the floor has been fully cured (usually 72-96 hours). This provides additional protection and enhances floor appearance.

Industrial Floor Cleaners & Coatings: Maintenance

Traditional epoxy resin systems require re-coating every 12 months or when worn or dirty depending on exposure to conditions outlined in our warranty. However, emulsion polymer coatings will last much longer than traditional epoxy’s because their formulation is resistant to the corrosive acids and alkaline bases used in most plant processes resulting in a product that can be used virtually anywhere and require less maintenance. Emulsion polymer coatings also offer good chemical resistance without changing color over time which ensures your original color choice will look great for years to come.

Industrial Floor Cleaners & Coatings: Product Warranty

We guarantee the performance of our products under normal use and conditions. All claims must be approved by a Factory Representative before any warranty claim is accepted.