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Industrial floor coatings Australia

industrial floor coatings australia

Heavy use requires only the best floors!

Coatings in general consist of decorative and industrial coatings. The latter refer to the once used in industrial application and applied on goods during manufacture. These coatings are often more protective than decorative although they also sometimes contribute to the aesthetics. In Australia the most industrial coatings are suitable for protection for steel or concrete.

The coverage of industrial coating Australia is wide; they are applicable in many industries, have different application methods and properties. Some of these coatings are also strictly bond to rules and regulations. The regulations are often concerned with environmental and user safety regarding product application and emissions.

In all buildings, the floor is subject to the most wearing due to the fact that it must withstand mechanical loads and abrasion. Depending on the purpose of the floor it may additionally need to be anti static, chemical resistant, easy to clean or decorative. Therefore, the industrial floor coatings Australia must be carefully chosen.

A wrong type of floor protection may lead to high maintenance costs or replacing the coating. Floor coatings are usually either polyurethanes or epoxies with different properties. The coatings can also have additional qualities such as anti slip function. It is also possible to make use of nano technology in floor coatings. It can make the floor repel water and oils and therefore, easy to clean.


From garage floor to hospitals

Naturally, also the industrial floor coatings are designed to protect the floor. However, especially in industrial environments, the floor coatings tend to have also functional and safety increasing properties.  

Example of such coatings include for example:

  • Antibacterial coatings for floors (and walls) for example in the food & beverage industry
  • Non slip coating to increase safety in factories, workshops and other work places
  • Anti-static coating

For the best results, use an epoxy floor coating on the following areas:

  • Garage Floors
  • Warehouses
  • Driveways
  • Patios
  • Retail Areas
  • Airports
  • Cold Storage – Facilities
  • Kennels
  • Laboratories
  • Basements
  • Restrooms
  • Hospitals
  • Waterproof-Decking

Average industrial floor pricing

Due to the fact that industrial floors have so many different factors that come into play when it comes to pricing, the only advice we can give is to get your project in an overview with regards to square meters and ask multiple companies for a quote to get the best possible deal.

Remember that suppliers always give a price per sqm, that’s easier for them. Prices can vary ranging from AUD 30 – AUD 35 to even AUD 70 – AUD 85.

Different uses of industrial coatings

The different floor types available

Epoxy floor coatings are usually two component systems based on either water or solvent. The waterborne coatings are mainly primers and sealers due to the fact that it forms a rather thin layer of coating which is not as durable as solvent borne layers.

These coatings are available for consumers to apply by themselves; they are more user friendly than solvent borne alternatives. The epoxies with high solvent content are not anymore so popular due to regulations regarding VOC values.

There are also other variations of epoxy floor coatings including:

  • Self dispersing epoxy floor coating: due to its mechanical strength, it is often found in garagers and industrial halls where the floors must withstand heavy weight and mechanical abrasion.
  • Self leveling epoxy coating: ideal for uneven floors (new and old) in kitchens, garages, warehouses, offices, etc. Easy to apply due to its self leveling properties.
  • Mortar epoxy floor coating: the strongest epoxy floor coating common in heavy industrial applications. It can also be used for filling cracks before applying another epoxy floor.
  • Instant UV floor coating: An industrial floor within 24 hours, no more waiting!
  • Graveled epoxy coating for floors: the most decoartive epoxy coating used for decorating floors with details, logos, brangmarks etc.
  • Epoxy terrazzo floor coatings: decorative and easy to clean coating for floors in public buildings such as hospitals and schools.
  • Epoxy Anti static coating for floors: applied where non static environment is a must. For example in laboratories, hospitals, and electronics equipment manufacturing plants.
  • Vapor barrier epoxy coating: applied directly over concrete floors to provide an impenetrable surface that reduces vapor transmission to nearly zero. Typically applied prior to adding the final flooring surface including sheet vinyl, tile, carpet, or hardwood floors.
  • 100% solids epoxy coating for floors: the most durable epoxy floor; can last up to 20 years

As you can see there are many different types of industrial floors available, remember to get the correct guidance from a specialist. Feel free to contact us with your project, we are happy to help!

Industrial floor coatings in a factory


The pros and cons of epoxy flooring

Distinctly valued for their durability, epoxy floors have a longer lifespan than many other floor types. Concrete is the only material that beats it, but it needs to be properly sealed and maintained. Besides, an epoxy floor coating required concrete beneath it anyway. Epoxy floor coating makes renders concrete exceptionally durable. They also offer benefits of anti-fatigue and can be easily rolled-out on the cement without mortar or glue.

Pros:

  • appearance; compared to a garage floor, epoxy is bright and professional
  • affordability; the per square foot cost is tough to beat. The installation costs are lower than the others.
  • resistance; highly resistant to just about everything – oil, gasoline, bleach, transmission fluid, cleansers and more. These floors are also resistant to bacteria and germs, which makes them very easy to sanitise.
  • durability; distinctly valued for their durability, epoxy floors have a longer lifespan than many other floor types.
  • protective; epoxy flooring protects the underlying concrete from moisture, stains, grease and cracks.
  • longevity; when installed properly, it can last for several decades without cracking or peeling. Therefore, epoxy is popular for commercial and industrial use.
  • variety; epoxy is a great choice to decorate your floors as well. It’s available in a variety of colors that add a flawless, smooth, elegant shine elegant shine.
  • safety; one of the lesser-known advantages of using epoxy on a garage floor is it enhances visibility inside the garage by reflecting light off the floor.

Cons:

  • temporary; it’s a temporary flooring solution. Though durable and resistant, you will have to replace it eventually.
  • slippery; epoxy floors are relatively skid resistant. This con is not universal. It’s specific only to oil-covered epoxy since that can be very slippery.
  • preparation; a significant amount of effort goes into it to. The concrete floor has to be clean and free of any grease, oil, or solvents before the epoxy coating is applied. Cracks will need to be filled as well.
  • application; applying the epoxy coating is a time consuming process. It also takes several days to dry properly.
  • smell; wet epoxy has strong fumes. Darker shades of epoxy have more hardeners than the lighter shades. They tend to have an ammonia smell after applying.
  • sensitivity; if not done properly, the flooring will not last as long as it should. The coating also gets scratched pretty easily.  It’s very hard to clean paint overspray off of it.
  • adherence;  epoxy does not adhere well in a moist environment such as a basement. The epoxy paint peels off the floors if applied in a damp environment on a moist floor.
  • moisture; since the material doesn’t breathe once it cures, any moisture trapped below the surface can be a problem as it evaporates.
  • additional costs; homeowners have to buy special cleaning acids and other chemicals to ensure that the epoxy sticks. It’s also necessary to buy and use special protective clothing, protective eye-wear and breathing devices when using these chemicals.
  • removal; once the epoxy is applied, changing colors or designs can be a labor-intensive and costly endeavor. In those situations where the floor has to be repaired, removing the coating is quite extensive and difficult.

Industrial floor coatings specialists in Australia

Epoxy floor paint suppliers Australia:

Adflex Coating (Industrial Flooring)adflex logo
PO BOX 270,
Gawler SA 5118

Cavco Products Pty Ltd (Industrial Epoxy paint Specialist)
8/26 Longstaff Road
Bayswater Vic 3153

Advacoat  (industrial anti slip flooring Expertise)
PO Box 255 Picton
NSW 2571 Australia

NuGard
PO Box 58 Epping Vic 3076


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