ANS Coatings offers many different clear coatings designed for polished concrete floors.
1. Facts about coated polished concrete floors
Polished concrete floors are floors in which a clear coating is used; they have a tendency to be less costly as compared to floors which are highly polished in which no coating is required. It is mainly because of the amount of time the contractor requires to spend grinding the floor. All of the polished concrete floors begin with an even concrete surface which requires grinding to show the stone in the concrete matrix to have the finish wanted by the client.
In the utilization of clear coating to a polished concrete floor, only 3-4 times of grinding is necessary for the concrete surface. The first grind is required to open the concrete surface and show the stone, while the second and third grind are needed to finish exposing the stone and also to eliminate the scrapes left within the floor from the initial grinding procedure. We grout all ANS Coatings polished concrete floor to fill as numerous small holes as feasible which were made by the grinding devices; thus, ensuring our clients on getting the greatest feasible floor. The final grinding process allows removing all excess grouting to get an even uniform finish ready for coating.
You’ll find lots of coating choices for polished concrete floors that rely on the type of utilization your floor will take.
Domestic polished concrete floors – ANS Coatings spreads over polyurethane coatings, which are applied as high gloss or matt finish, in domestic houses. Via solvent based polyurethane, your floor can have an outstanding, durable and hard surface that won’t require recoating for several years. The surface will have an excellent high gloss or perhaps matt finish as these coatings darken the original colour of the concrete surface. Water-based polyurethane can also be used, these kinds of coatings leave a semi-gloss appearance and only darken the original surface a bit.
Industrial or Commercial polished concrete floors – ANS Coatings have 3 options available for these types of polished concrete floors. Our premium solution is a high gloss, crystal clear, 100% solids, epoxy coating that will leave a high build, glass like appearance at the floor surface. This product is likewise a very low VOC, green building product and could be used in existing buildings without any disruption to surrounding places.
A second option that you could have is a solvent based polyurethane. Polyurethanes might have the same look to a 100% epoxy, but regardless of this, they could only be 40% just as thick as the 100% epoxy since they are just 40% solid. Polyurethanes have enormously good scratch resistance that is why they’re good for manufacturing establishments. The great news is which polyurethane coatings are also easier to recoat whenever upkeep is needed. One downfall to a solvent based epoxy will be the odor, as well as the fumes can be annoying to some individuals.
Lastly, water based, clear epoxy coating is also provided by ANS Coatings. This coating is suitable for manufacturing or retail establishments as it attains a durable, hard wearing, cost-effective floor surface. Additionally, they don’t possess any odor so it can be applied in a place with many individuals working; therefore, won’t cause any disruption at the surrounding area.