It can be quite trying to make sure that your businesses floor can withstand the constant bombardment of pressure every day, let alone the expansion and contraction that happens with constant temperature changes. So, we have a few questions for you to answer.
Do you have a business where there are various extreme temperature changes from cold to hot, or hot to cold? Is the company that you are handling within an Industry such as manufacturing or production and you need to make sure that your floor is as durable and resistant as is required.
If you have answered yes to any of the above questions or think that you might need this type of coating for the protection of your companies floors, then let us look at some of the options that Professional Painters recommend.
What are Shock-Resistant Coatings?
You might be wondering what thermal shock-resistant coatings are, so first let's go over what is thermal shock. According to Corrosionpedia “Thermal shock is a variation in temperature which causes tension in a material. It frequently causes breakage in the material, and is most common in brittle materials such as ceramics.”
Now that you know what thermal shock is let us now go over the definition of thermal shock resistant. Again, according to Corrosionpedia “A material that is thermal shock resistant has the ability to resist rapid and sudden changes in temperature.”
So, as you can see if you have a floor system that is being taken from one extreme to another temperature wise, it is essential that you install a thermal shock resistant coating.
It is incredible to think that some of the coatings that are used can withstand extreme temperature variations of temperatures above two hundred forty degrees to three hundred thirty degrees below zero.
Some thermal shock-resistant coatings can have a wider range than what is mentioned, and an experienced Painter will know which coatings would be best for your needs if a higher requirement is needed.
Types of Shock-Resistant Coatings
Now that you can see the need for such coatings let us now go over some of the different types of shock resistant coating options there are, which can include:
- Cementitious Urethane
- Porcelain Enamel
Benefits of Using Shock-Resistant Coatings
There are many benefits to using this kind of resistant coating that can include:
- Abrasion Resistant
- Adds Strength to Floor
- Added Crack Resistance
- Can Use On New or Existing Area’s
- Chemical Resistant
- Easy Application
- Expands and Shrinks When Needed
- Great to Use for Commercial and Industrial Floor Systems
- Good for Vapor Barrier Use
- Handles High-Temperature Cleaning
- Minimal Upkeep
- Moisture Resistant
- Seamless Possibilities
- Slip Resistant
- Value-added Appearance
- Withstanding Extreme Temperatures
With knowing some of the benefits that shock-resistant coatings can provide your Companies floor system, it should be easy to decide to use this type of surface cover.
Places of Use
You might wonder what kinds of Industrial and Commercial structures that you can use shock-resistant coatings at, which can include:
- Beverage & Food Processing Plants
- Cold Storage Areas
- Commercial Kitchens
- Dairy Packaging Plants
- Freezer Storage Areas
- Production Facilities
- Meat Handling Facilities
Any facility that needs their floor system to be able to handle various temperature changes can use this unique form of a coating.
Since this form of coating is unique, Industrial Painters know which kind of a thermal shock-resistant coating is best for your substrate. Many variables need to be taken into account so that you will get the best product for your needs.
When you hire a Qualified Painting Company, you will get the satisfaction of knowing that you are in good hands. With their vast knowledge and skills that are needed to get the job done right so that you will end up having a strong and reliable flooring system on which to work.
So what are you waiting on? Contact your local Professional Painters today and get a free quote for the work that you will need to be done.