“Thrilled with the results and very impressed with the speed and efficiency of the crew.”

The breakroom floor at a repeat customer’s facility in Cincinnati, Ohio suffers water damage after moisture seepage ruins the vinyl composite tile (VCT) and grout. Surface Solutions removes 1,000 square feet of the old tile and mastic, then grinds the substrate and keys in edges and transitions in preparation for the new urethane concrete surface. The crew runs a two-inch cant cove base at 45 degrees using UCRETE® RG, a durable polyurethane-concrete additive that is excellent for vertical applications. The surface receives a heavy duty polyurethane basecoat of UCRETE® DP, trowel-applied to a 3/8-inch thickness with a broadcast of 2040 sand that adds slip-resistant texture. The installation finishes with a protective layer of SS449, a fast-set color stable polyaspartic topcoat sealer.

In just two days, employees have their breakroom back and the facility has a good-looking, seamless floor with a slip-proof surface that solves the water damage issue and keeps workers safe. “Our customer is thrilled with the results and impressed with the speed and efficiency of our crew,” says Amy Manghelli, President of Surface Solutions, Inc. “They do an amazing job with a short turnaround and the floor looks great.”




Food & Beverage


Cincinnati, OH


Pickle Processing Plant


1,000 SF | 2-inch Cant Cove Base


2 Days

Benefits of Polyaspartic Topcoat Sealers

One of the benefits of a polyaspartic topcoat is in its breakthrough technology. A type of polyurea coating, polyaspartic topcoats take advantage of a chemical reaction between polyaspartic esters and aliphatic polyisocyanites, known as “aliphatic polyurea.” First used in the 1990’s as a protective steel coating that prevents corrosion in harsh environments as well as applications such as spray down truck bed liners and tank coatings, polyaspartic topcoats are widely used in protective resinous concrete floor coating applications.

Surface Solutions branded SS449 is a two component 95% solids polyaspartic aliphatic sealer used as the topcoat over colored sand broadcasts or paint chip decorative broadcasts to provide an infinite array of color schemes or patterns. Other benefits include:

  • More Durability than Epoxy – Polyaspartics are seamless, high performance polymer coatings designed for protection. When tested, polyaspartic coatings have abrasion-resistant capabilities that actually exceed those of typical epoxy systems.
  • Versatility – Used on standard solid color industrial floor coatings, resinous concrete floors, heavy traffic commercial flooring, seamless flake and monolithic quartz flooring systems or decorative dye and seal and metallic floors as well as well as residential garage floor coatings.
  • Rapid Curing – The outstanding feature of SS449 is its quick tack free time for foot traffic. Designed to dry in a matter of hours or less, it allows for a next-day return to service and short downtime. This is one of the primary benefits over traditional epoxy coating technology.

The SS449 topcoat sealer exhibits excellent abrasion resistance and chemical resistance, hardness and UV-stability. It also has an excellent clear color, when tested on the Gardner Color Scale for yellowing. Recommended for areas where a medium build broadcasted floor is installed and applied over the troweled system as a thin to medium build sealer.

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Recognized as a top UCRETE® Master Contractor since 2012, Surface Solutions, Inc. is an independent industrial floor contractor specializing in seamless, polymer flooring systems utilizing the most trusted brands in the industry. As a Flowcrete STAR Contractor, Surface Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of industrial flooring solutions for the Food & Beverage industry. From testing to consultation and complete installation services, Surface Solutions is your premier source of non-toxic, safe and environmentally friendly flooring systems, offering turnkey installations using only in-house personnel. All installations come with a complete single source warranty. To learn more about how Surface Solutions can help provide the highest quality industrial flooring solutions for your business, contact us today!