Fellow woman-owned business Fusion Tech once again calls upon Surface Solutions, Inc. to finish new concrete floors in a breakroom, restroom and hallway of their manufacturing facility in Illinois.
After mechanically preparing the 2,500-square-foot surface, our expert crew keys in edges, then installs a decorative resinous flooring system that starts with the application of Ucrete DP B4, which acts as its own vapor barrier and ensures a good adhesion to the new concrete. After ¼-inch blended flake is broadcast into the urethane concrete base, our crew applies Surface Solutions-branded SS449 Polyaspartic clear topcoat, adding chemical resistance and UV stability to the newly protected floors. SS449 cures in four hours, which contributes to the short work time of just three days.
BASF Ucrete DP B4 | SS449 Polyaspartic Clear Topcoat
Food & Beverage
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, 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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ABOUT SURFACE SOLUTIONS, INC.
Recognized as a top BASF Performance Flooring Master Contractor since 2012, recognized as experts in Ucrete® and MasterTop® solutions, Surface Solutions, Inc. is a women-owned 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!