What flooring solutions do we offer?
Chemical Resistant Floors
Epoxy and polyurethane floor coatings are used in areas which require an aesthetic finish that is hard wearing, dust free, chemically resistant and allow for floor markings.
A lot of the time, our clients want a high gloss finish, however, matt coatings are also available. This is due to the gloss coatings being easier to clean. Matt coatings are harder to clean due to the materials used and the surface texture.
Tired, worn, concrete surfaces can be transformed using epoxy and polyurethane repairs and surface coatings to create a new flooring look with a wow factor.
Applied in two or more coats by brush and roller to a thickness of 50-250 microns per coat, these coatings are used to enhance the workplace and provide a surface that is easy to clean. These products are primarily suited to light to medium traffic.
We see epoxy and polyurethane coatings often used in the following industries:
- Automotive and aerospace
Epoxy and polyurethane coatings have a range of benefits including:
- Completely eliminate any dusting you’d get from concrete
- Make the floor hard wearing and durable
- Different colours can be utilised to mark out gangways, pedestrian areas, fire exits etc
- Easy to clean helping to comply with health and safety regulations
- Chemical resistant
If you’re interested in learning more about our epoxy and polyurethane floor coatings or any of our other services, please give us a call today.
Regardless of the industry and chemicals used, we can usually design and install chemical resistant floors and bund systems that are hard wearing and easy to keep clean.
Using the latest in chemical resistant resin technology, we have designed flooring and bunding installations that protect against a wide range of chemicals used in industry. We have a specialist team dedicated to this area, trained and skilled in the removal of existing floor coverings and tank linings, shot blasting existing exposed concrete and steel, and the application of a range of chemical resistant flooring and bunding systems. We can confidently design a system that will offer protection against a wide range of chemicals.
We provide solutions for the following areas:
- Lining of bunds around chemical storage tanks
- Protection against most chemicals offering a bespoke solution depending on the chemicals used
- Systems to protect against skydrol in aviation
- Hydrolic and brake fluid protection in the motor industry
- Chemicals produced in the waste recycling industry to protect concrete areas from chemicals
- Systems to protect against aggressive acids or alkalis’
- Chemical stores to protect against chemicals such as chlorine in the leisure industry
- Prevention of chemicals from seeping through concrete floors and into the environment
Impact Flooring offer protection no matter what the chemical from PH1 to PH14, acid to alkaline, we can provide a bespoke solution. All we need to know is your material safety data and we will design a system for you that will withstand those chemicals. Our knowledgeable team have lots of experience and have delivered many different bespoke flooring solutions. We are ready to provide advice on the right application for your needs.
If you are looking to install chemical resistant floors and would like to learn more about our services, please give us a call.
Industrial Floor Preparation
We offer floor preparation as a standalone service or part of a complete flooring package. Two of the most common floor preparation techniques that we use are shot blasting and diamond grinding, followed by edge grinding carried out by small handheld diamond grinders. It is all carried out under powerful three-phase vacuums that virtually eliminate dust creation.
To start out we remove all traces of grime, calcareous salt, paint stains and oil. Next the layer situated on top of the concrete floor must be removed. Laitance consists of a blend of water and fine sand. The blend which is referred to as filler rises to the surface when the concrete floor is being floated. Once the laitance becomes hard, it creates a dense layer. The laitance layer is removed so that the concrete below, which is a porous surface, can be adequately penetrated. Laitance may be removed by applying certain chemicals or mechanically (shot blasting).
Shot-blast cleaning represents one of the most effective and efficient methods involved in the removal of grime, laitance, and other unwanted surface material. Shot-blast cleaning is where the surface of the floor that’s to be cleaned is blasted with steel pellets. The steel pellets are shot using a huge amount of force. By varying the velocity and size of the steel pellets, the efficiency of the cleaning process can be adjusted.
Shot-blast devices are constructed in such a way that all dust, laitance, and the steel pellets are easily collected by using an extractor device capable of separating the steel pellets from the cement dust. The steel pellets are then recycled while the cleaning process is in operation. Eventually, the steel pellets also turn to nothing more than dust at which time they are deposited inside a dust container. Once the shot-blast cleaning is complete, it’s not usually necessary to employ a separate process for vacuuming.
If there are cracks or deep potholes in the concrete floor some of the steel pellets may stick inside these cracks and potholes. If that is the case, the pellets must be dislodged and removed prior to the application of the surface coating. When cleaning with the shot-blast method, there’s almost no dust. Shot-blasting is an ideal way of removing laitance from industrial cement floors that are even. Shot-blast cleaning might be an overly efficient process for removing laitance from cement floors that have been hand-floated.
Concrete is the preferred material of choice for many industrial environments, such as factory and warehouse flooring due to providing a strong and durable surface. Nonetheless even concrete is liable to damage and erosion over time. This can then result in a variety of defects and leave it requiring professional concrete repair services.
We provide a full range of concrete floor repair products and systems, including cement-based polymer-modified mortars, epoxy resins, and polyurethane resins to repair old, damaged floors so they return to a usable standard. Further resin coating or screed systems may be subsequently applied to transform tired, old-looking slabs.
Concrete floors can and do crack. Concrete does not bend or stretch without breaking. With alterations in temperature, concrete does shrink and expand. This is why it’s vital to have built-in expansion joints in a concrete floor, encouraging the occurrence of expansion along the grooves rather than over the floor surface. We utilise a cementitious resin solution to repair concrete floors when they crack, specially produced to level out damaged or rough concrete. We also use an epoxy polyurethane crack repair compound to fill unwanted grooves and dips in the concrete. This compound becomes even stronger than concrete and can be painted over and accepts floor coatings.
We use a joint-sealant material to repair expansion joints, which stands up to the wear and tear that heavy machinery typically exerts on a concrete surface. It’s simply a matter of pouring this joint-sealant resin into the respective joint and then ensuring that the surface is perfectly flush. This is very important because if the surface is not completely flush it can cause some types of machinery to snag or it may be a trip-and-fall hazard for your employees.
We use an epoxy mortar to help prevent water penetration under doors, which is resin rich so there’s no need to prime the surface. It’s generally a matter of mixing the amount of epoxy mortar that is needed. This creates a tiny speed bump which is easy to do but still very effective. Another solution we use to prevent water from seeping in under doors is a cementitious product that is particularly strong, blending the cementitious powder together with the polymer.