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How to Determine if Your Industrial Flooring Surface is Properly Prepared
December 17, 2019
Owning or managing a business in an industrial facility can require a lot of work and effort on your part just to keep the place up and running. The flooring can always be of a concern to you because health violations and injuries can occur if the surface of the floor is not intact. When this happens, you will need to have a new coating installed on your floor, but how do you know when your floor is ready?
Professional floor coating men and women are supposed to ensure that your floor’s surface is properly prepared for a new coating, however, it is always better to be safe than sorry; we recommend double-checking behind them just to be sure everything seems to be in proper working order. Here is how you can know if your industrial flooring surface has been properly prepared for a new coating.
Is there apparent moisture?
While it can be difficult to detect whether or not there is moisture in your facility that will affect your flooring’s surface, this can be a major issue when attempting to apply a new industrial floor coating. Moisture can cause bubbling or shifting in the coating when trying to make contact with the flooring. As a result, the coating might not set properly, leaving some spots vulnerable to cracking or peeling.
Ensure that your professional flooring team checked for levels of moisture during the preparation process. If moisture was detected, they might have gone to extensive lengths to address the root of the issue or to dry the flooring’s surface out. However, if you eye wet spots on your industrial flooring surface, don’t be afraid to ask for a second opinion on the matter.
Do oil deposits sit on the industrial flooring surface?
Oil deposits on the surface of your industrial floor can spell trouble when it comes time to pour the new coating on. These oils can actually break down the adhesive bond, causing the new coating to separate from the surface rather quickly. If you spot these darkened or slick stains on the surface of your floor, consult your professional flooring team about their oil treatment process.
Was debris left behind after cleaning?
One of the most important steps in the surface preparation process is the removal of all debris. Just like moisture and oil deposits, debris and dirt can cause inconsistencies in the new coating. This may leave the surface bumpy, causing it to erode away more quickly. Debris and dirt can easily be spotted, and if you see any before the new coating is installed, simply sweep it away or ask the professionals to do so for you.
Are there cracks in the surface?
Cracks and other imperfections in the floor should be one of the first major things addressed during the preparation process. If these issues are not patched before the new coating is poured, it can be a safety hazard for your employees as it causes the floor to be uneven. Imperfections can be detected by a professional and should be addressed accordingly.
Contact KR Surface
Are you looking to have your industrial flooring surface recoated? If you have any questions about our preparation process, be sure to schedule a consultation with us. Our team will answer any questions you have about surface preparation and even offer a second opinion on your flooring system.