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When you don’t know what best fits, it can be overwhelming coating your industrial floors. Therefore, you must take the necessary steps to find the right solution that best fits your facility, application needs and budget. Coatings are important to the lifespan of your industrial floors, thus making a big impact on your overall investment. 

For example, if you are dealing with harsh chemicals or acids, you’ll want to consider a floor coating that can stand up to the spillage. The coatings you choose will enhance the durability of your floor, so you’ll want to take notes on what it can withstand daily.

The sensitivity of polyester coatings

Polyester and vinyl ester coatings are applied much like epoxy coatings on industrial floors. If properly installed, they can meet those demanding applications. The question is which is better – polyester or vinyl ester coatings? 

The bonding in vinyl ester is more effective than polyester. Therefore, they can withstand hard impact from heavy equipment. Polyester coatings are basically more sensitive to their environment. So, if improved durability and resistance to impact are important to you, vinyl ester may be better suited for your facility. 

But before making the decision, decide what the specifications for durability include while weighing out the cost. In the end, the cost of investment may or may not be worth it. 

Vinyl ester coatings for those harsh environments 

When it comes to chemical and solvent-resistant coatings, a vinyl ester solution may be the one for you. Not only are vinyl ester coatings resistant to a wide range of chemicals, like acids, they also are the right fit for corrosion control. Due to its porous nature, it’s not good for concrete to be bare. If it’s left uncoated, bacteria and contaminants will seep in, which will cause several issues. 

Vinyl ester coatings are perfect for concrete flooring because of their contaminant applications. This type of coating may be utilized in concrete or steel tank lining, as well as the concrete floor coatings. Vinyl ester coatings are more desirable to those who need high durability, thermal stability and high corrosion resistance. 

There are many types of floor coatings that may be suitable for you. Learn more about Protective Industrial Polymer’s coatings. We work closely with our contractors to install vinyl ester solutions that meet the requirements of your facility’s floors.