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When a regional medical aviation provider in the Milwaukee, WI area was seeking the perfect flooring system, they sought out one of the most respected epoxy coated, concrete floor contractors in the United States: Floorcare USA, Inc., out of Waukesha, WI.

The concrete floors in aviation hangars play a critical role in overall function, performance and safety of the facility and the aviation operations. On this particular project, the owner was seeking a concrete epoxy coated flooring system that had the following performance characteristics:

  1. Durable
  2. Beautiful
  3. Highly chemically resistant
  4. Easy to clean
  5. UV Stable

Floorcare met with the client and helped them to engineer the perfect epoxy coated concrete floors and then helped them integrate decorative elements into the epoxy coated concrete floors to really make a statement about their business.

First the concrete slab was mechanically steel shot-blasted, then it was primed with moisture tolerant epoxy primer system and the floors were allowed to cure. Once cured, Floorcare USA applied a base coat of epoxy coatings in white and allowed that to fully cure. Once the epoxy based coat was cured, Floorcare taped out the decorative aspects of the project and then mechanically abraded the epoxy base coats. Once abraded, Floorcare applied the base color of the hangar in the glossy concrete top coat system CRU and allowed to fully cure and then applied the decorative elements of the hangar in orange and blue in satin finish, high traffic urethane for high traction and contrast with the main hangar floors.

CRU Chemical resistant urethane concrete coatings provide:

Florothane CR provides a textured, glossy, clear or field tinted surface which is approved for use in military hangars. Florothane CR protects concrete floors from the harmful effects of maintenance fluids. It is used as a chemical resistant coating over Floropoxy Primer and other systems. Superior resistance to many harmful chemicals, including Skydrol and JP Jet Fuels. Resistant to UV and oxidation. It maintains original color over time and is non-chalking. Prevents penetration of contaminants that can break down concrete.

High traffic urethane concrete coatings provide:

An excellent protective coating for high traffic floors because of its high chemical and wear resistant properties. It can be installed over existing coatings that are well bonded and properly prepared. It provides 50% greater wear resistance than conventional urethanes. The high traffic urethane system is also an attractive floor finish that maintains a low sheen, amber resistant appearance over time. It makes floors easier to clean and prevents concrete dusting.

Product Advantages:

  • Light, stable, 100% Aliphatic
  • Provides excellent chemical resistance
  • Excellent wearing properties
  • Low sheen finish with pumice-like texture
  • Quick turnaround time

This aviation client in the Milwaukee, WI area now has a high performance coated concrete floor that will give them many years of reliable service.

Dan Koutecky
Dan Koutecky
Dan is a Technical Sales representative for Floorcare USA with 16 years experience in concrete coatings and polished concrete. Foreman for 11 years, Sales for 5 years. Member of the American Concrete Institute, Wisconsin Chapter and also a member of the Concrete Polishing Council. (262) 786-0770 Ext. 115 dan.koutecky@floorcare-usa.com

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