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With the upward growth of concrete use in the industrial marketplace, it can be assumed that the use for industrial floor coating has increased as well. We have come to realize that concrete has unlimited potential as an aesthetically pleasing substrate when combined with color and texture, as coatings do provide. These days, the possibilities are abundant, in staining, coating, texturing amongst many other possibilities. This is only reasonable after seeing the aesthetic and durability results of having coated concrete. Isn't it just nice to look at your concrete floor when it is so nicely textured ad patterned? Walls and countertops can also be significantly improved with the help of concrete coatings.
Many people are generally familiar with industrial floor coating. However, some facts have been mixed with some myths about floor coatings. Here are some points to straighten out what's true and what's not:
Coatings and Stains: No matter how they may seem like coatings, some products that enhance the appearance of concrete are not really considered as coatings. Chemical stains like acid stain, for example, are not exactly a coating. It is actually a coloring process that creates a chemical reaction with the concrete surface. There are a lot of other products that may be considered as floor coating to some people, but technically are not.
Coating of Concrete: It is a general thought that coating would initially fail because, by its nature, it would bridge the porous surface of the concrete and trap the moisture present in the surface. You see, the moisture vapor should be allowed to escape. If not, there will be problems of blistering, peeling, and delaminating, all of which contribute to concrete coating failures. Nowadays, though, there are products available that dismiss the initial thought. New elastomeric coatings are one of these products. It is the application of a thick elastic film that enhances the concrete surfaces and conceals cracks, patches, and other concrete problems.
Concrete Block Fillers: Some people deem concrete block fillers unnecessary. But using the block fillers will enhance the concrete surface. It provides a stable foundation and fills up the pores and voids in the surface. With regards to block fillers that are heavy and difficult to apply, there are block fillers available nowadays that will save you some time and effort. These new block fillers also weigh less than the traditional ones.
These are only some of the issues that need to be cleared up. These facts may not seem worthy of your time. But when it comes to choosing and applying coating on your concrete surfaces, these may help. The curing period of seven days and the new concrete block fillers, for example, can help in saving you some time while improving the quality and durability of your concrete.
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