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Your floor plays a vital role in the success of your business. For industrial, electrical, chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities, getting the right floor coatings in place as part of a comprehensive polymer flooring system really does lay the groundwork for success.

The nature of your work should determine the unique composition of your flooring system. Simply having a concrete floor without cracks or applying a thin-film floor or wall coating does not necessarily provide enough protection for your business.

Whether your goal is to prevent the growth of harmful microorganisms on your floors or walls, or to prevent electrostatic discharge (ESD) as workers assemble delicate electronic components, having the right flooring system in place has a bigger impact on your bottom line than you might think.

Demystifying ‘Epoxy Flooring Coating’

At Protective Industrial Polymers, we help customers all over the world get the right flooring systems in place to support their business goals. In our conversations with customers, one thing we see time and again is a misconception about the term ‘epoxy flooring.’

Epoxy is a term used generally to refer all resinous coating products, much the way Kleenex is used for all facial tissues or Band Aid is used to describe all adhesive bandages. While ‘epoxy’ is not a brand name, it has become an industry catch phrase for many flooring products , including epoxies, but also other polymers, such as urethanes, polyaspartics, polymer mortars, vinyl esters, novalacs and others.

At Protective Industrial Polymers, we offer a full range of flooring system product technologies, including:

  • Epoxy Coatings
  • Urethane Coatings
  • Polyaspartic Coatings
  • Epoxy Mortars
  • Urethane Concrete
  • ESD-Control Coatings
  • Antimicrobial Floor and Wall Coatings
  • Cementitious Resurfacers
  • Vinyl Ester Coatings and Linings
  • Decorative Polymer Flooring
  • Traffic Line Systems
  • Joint Fillers
  • Vapor Mitigation Products
  • Floor Cleaners
  • Epoxy Grouts
  • Water-Reducible Coatings
  • Novalac Epoxy Floor Coatings
  • Epoxy/Urethane Hybrid Coatings
  • Low Odor/Low VOC Coatings
  • Structural Repair Mortars
  • Polymer Patching Materials

Creating Comprehensive Flooring Systems

The truth is that protecting your floors the right way requires a custom-designed flooring system comprised of various polymer coatings, not just ‘epoxy coatings.’

At Protective Industrial Polymers, we have taken the guesswork out of assembling the right systems to exceed your unique requirements. For example, a food and beverage manufacturing facility could require a plethora of different coating systems applied to the floors throughout their building, including:

  • Food Processing Area/Industrial Kitchens – Inhibicrobe Antimicrobial Floor and Wall System
  • Lobbies/Restrooms – Decospec Decorative Polymer Flooring System
  • Warehouse/Storage Areas – InhibiWear Flooring Systems
  • Grain Processing or Handling Area – InhibiSpark Ignition-Control Flooring System
  • Food Laboratory – Inhibistat ESD Control Flooring System
  • Chemical Process or Storage Area – Inhibichem Vinyl Ester Coating and Containment System

Knowing which flooring system solution is most appropriate for the various spaces of your facility can be confusing, especially if all you’ve been told is that you need an ‘epoxy floor coating.’ Choosing the right flooring system requires the expertise of a trusted partner, like Protective Industrial Polymers.

Our Proven Process Guides You to the Right Flooring System

High-performance, long-lasting floor coating systems that look good, resist what they must and perform based on the unique requirements of your business are indeed a capital investment. At Protective Industrial Polymers, we partner with a network of trusted contractors to walk customers through a proven four-step process.

That process starts with consultation where we discern the nature of your business and what kind of flooring system will best protect it; then, we recommend the best flooring system for your unique needs; afterwards comes installation where one of our recognized contractors installs your flooring system. We wrap up the process by providing ongoing certification and support services, which ensure your floor provide years of service.

Contact Protective Industrial Polymers today to start a conversation about your flooring needs.

Sean Walsh