Monthly Archives: November 2014

Architectural Micro-Topping

Micro-Topping - Jeff Chambers, Earth Basics
Micro-Topping – Jeff Chambers, Earth Basics

Micro-Toppings are thin section polymer modified cementitious flooring that has a clean concrete like appearance that can be either retro or modern and makes an excellent commercial floor.

The cool natural look of concrete has made it a popular floor finish, but it can be difficult to get the look you want from concrete. Concrete often has imperfections, defects, and is typically subject to immense abuse during the construction process.

 

Concrete Substrate - Jeff Chambers, Earth Basics
Concrete Substrate – Jeff Chambers, Earth Basics

After the concrete substrate has been patched and repaired a cementitious micro-topping floor can be applied to produce a new canvas.

 

New Canvas - Jeff Chambers, Earth Basics
New Canvas – Jeff Chambers, Earth Basics

A cementitious micro-topping has that cool cement look, and can be colored, stained, coated, or sealed with a variety of resinous flooring products, such as acrylic, epoxy, polyurethane, and polyaspartic to provide a durable easy to maintain commercial floor.

 

Micro-Topping - Jeff Chambers, Earth Basics
Finished Micro-Topping – Jeff Chambers, Earth Basics

Architectural Micro-Topping’s:

  • Create a clean canvas
  • Limitless Design Options
  • Abrasion Resistant
  • Easy Maintenance
  • Durable

Brandon Carpenter – Industrialfloorexpert.com

Vehicle Repair Bay Flooring

Decorative Quartz over Epoxy Mortar
Decorative Quartz over Epoxy Mortar

From in-house vehicles, municipal buses, and dealerships to high school auto shops, repair bays for cars, trucks, buses, and even trains require a durable, chemical resistant floor system. Most floor coating manufacturer’s recommend ¼” mortar with epoxy grout or decorative broadcast, and a chemical resistant urethane or polyurea top coat.

 

Decorative Quartz over Epoxy Mortar
Decorative Quartz over Epoxy Mortar

Every component serves a specific function. The ¼” mortar is a heavy duty industrial floor, that will hold up to the impact of heavy tools and parts falling on the floor – IMPACT RESISTANCE.

 

Vehicle repair bay trench drain
Vehicle repair bay trench drain

The grout coat or decorative broadcasts give the floor coating its distinctive texture and appearance. – APPEARANCE.

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The polyurethane or polyurea topcoat will give the vehicle repair bay floor it’s resistance to oil, brake fluid, and fuel that it will exposed to as well as provide U.V. Stability. – CHEMICAL/ U.V. RESISTANCE.

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Vehicle repair bay flooring needs to be more than capable of withstanding vehicular traffic. A proper vehicle repair bay floor should have the following physical properties.

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Vehicle Repair Bay Flooring:

  • Impact Resistant
  • Abrasion Resistant
  • Chemical Resistant
  • U.V. Resistant

Brandon Carpenter – www.industrialfloorexpert.com