Polymer coating for industrial floors is primarily a coating. It covers some kind of base. I.e. there is some kind of load-bearing structure, which is usually made of concrete (see the picture above).
A conventional concrete floor consists of cement, fine and coarse aggregate (sand and crushed stone). During operation, its surface is destroyed under the influence of air, moisture and loads of various types:
- Load from equipment,
- Maintenance personnel,
- Warehouse and service equipment,
- Mechanisms and so on.
Therefore, in order for the floor to be well preserved and serve for a long time, its surface must be protected from external influences.
The polymer coating protects the concrete floor structure. It prevents destruction and protects the base, while making it more durable, aesthetic and gives it a number of useful properties.
TYPICAL PROBLEMS OF POLYMER FLOORS
- Heterogeneity of the coating
- The presence of foreign inclusions
- Surface roughness
- Ruptures (cracks)
- Poor adhesion (to walls, columns, structures), etc.
Customers often attribute the poor quality of polymer floors to the technology itself, to the floor itself. They think he's bad. There is an opinion that in America such a coating is better, because the temperature there is good and the humidity is better, but in Russia these indicators are different. This is absolutely not the case. The thing is that the client simply did not take seriously the choice of a contractor, a contractor. Or deliberately saved money by choosing a cheap, incompetent manufacturer of works.
Polymer floors are a high–tech product that requires careful compliance with technology at all levels, from entrance control, purchased materials to acceptance of the work front. The facility itself is also a production line for the production of floors and it is necessary to create ideal conditions for the coating to be of the highest quality and meet all the requirements imposed on it.
To produce a high-quality polymer floor, it is necessary to perform a number of important actions:
- To carry out a technical assessment of the base, while measuring a number of important indicators:
- The strength of the base,
- His temperature,
- Surface evenness,
- Check for waterproofing,
- Get data on the requirements for the floor by the client and the operating conditions.
- Accept the work front,
- Prepare the concrete base,
- To carry out input control of materials,
- To monitor the work performed at all stages so that the technology is followed exactly.
Proper data collection allows you to make the only correct decision regarding the required design.