We’ve all been here a time or two. That fist clenching, eye rolling agony of someone stepping in that freshly broadcast floor coating. Whether a misstep by a broadcaster or another tradesman ripping through miles of caution tape only to be greeted by sticky feet —fret not because we have a solution.
Simply put, a point load is a non-uniform load – think the wheels of a cart, or a nail tip sticking out of the bottom of a pallet. All floors have a compressive strength (load per area in pounds per square inch) that the floor can withstand before failing.
A broom finish is a well-known technique for making concrete slip resistant. It’s created by running a broom over the surface of freshly troweled concrete to create a textured finish. As an Applicator Developer, I’m consistently asked if a broom finish is a sufficient slab profile for a resinous flooring system. The answer is always no.
Creating a floor maintenance schedule is about much more than making sure your floor stays looking sharp – it’s also about protecting your investment, customers, and employees. Poorly maintained floors can deteriorate quicker shortening their lifespan.
Amine blush, bloom, or “sweating” are common names used to identify the greasy or whitish deposits that form on the surface of epoxy when environmental conditions such as cool temperatures, elevated levels of carbon dioxide, or elevated moisture levels are present. Save yourself from going red in the face with embarrassment by preventing amine blush before it happens.