Types of Industrial Flooring

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Industrial Flooring is in great demand and we can broadly classify these floors based on material used. Here are various types of Industrial Floors.

Concrete floors

This is one of the most common types of Industrial flooring, which often serves as a base for the functionality of all other types of coatings. It is the strength, evenness, and reliability of concrete floors that determine the operational characteristics of future floors, made on their basis.

Paint floors

The surface layer is a thin layer coating with a thickness of about 0.3 mm, which protects the concrete, metal or cement-polymer floor from the effects of water, chemically aggressive media and dusting. The polymer coating of the surface layer is excellent for decorating floors, as well as for compliance with hygienic and sanitary standards. However, such floors are quite sensitive to high mechanical loads, in addition, the quality of the base (strength, evenness, and absence of cracks) is of particular importance, since it determines the operational properties of the floor as a whole.

Self-leveling floors

As a rule, they have a smooth, smooth matte surface, well suited for decoration. Depending on the thickness, the filling floors can smooth out not very significant defects in the substrate, provide high resistance to aggressive media, as well as abrasion and water. Such floors are recommended for use in premises with low mechanical loads and strict sanitary and hygienic requirements (laboratories, assembly shops of the electronic industry).

Highly filled floors

They are a mixture of methyl methacrylic or epoxy resin binder with colored rounded or chipped quartz sand in a ratio (resin/sand) from 1/3 to 1/6. Highly filled floors provide the highest resistance to virtually all chemical and physical types of impacts while retaining the possibility of decorative design. Highly filled floors can smooth out most of the defects in the base, they are perfectly suitable for operation under the most unfavorable conditions, which makes it possible to use them in places of intensive traffic, people, laboratories, and chemical plants. One of the main advantages of such floors is a complete readiness for use within 2 hours after application.

Hardened floors

High-tech floors, for the creation of which one of the most modern technologies is used - Tremix. In the upper layer of concrete at the concreting stage, dry hardeners are introduced, representing a mixture of high-strength Portland cement, hard wear-resistant fillers of various fractions and various additives. If desired, color hardeners, which include mineral or synthetic pigments, can be used to decorate the floor.

Fibro-concrete screeds

A new European technology based on the use of fiber-reinforced concrete - a composite material including a cement-sand mixture, a polymer emulsion, and a uniformly distributed fibril polymer binder. Disperse fiber brewing of a concrete mixture in combination with polymer additives and a small amount of water can improve the performance of concrete, compensate for its main disadvantages: brittleness, low tensile strength, and shrinkage during "ripening" of concrete.

Magnesian floors

The basis for such floors is a magnesian bischofite (a natural mineral, the main component of which is magnesium chloride) with the addition of marble, granite, and other fillers. Magnesian floors are highly resistant to various kinds of mechanical influences, and in combination with varnishes, resistance to water and various chemical compounds is formed. The application of lacquer on the magnesian floor creates a glossy or matte surface, which allows for high-quality decoration. Magnesian floors do not require the provision of special shrinkage joints, since they do not give shrinkage upon solidification, which results in the absence of cracks. Due to the considerable thickness (20-40 mm), such floors can smooth the defects of the base.

Asphalt-concrete floors

Are made on the basis of a mixture of mineral (crushed stone, sand, finely mined mineral powder) and organic (bitumen, tar) components. After curing, the resulting floors are characterized by excellent endurance to both static and dynamic loads, so they are most often used in garage complexes and industrial buildings.

 

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