22 Oct Protective safety floor coating
Safety coatings are normally used to reduce the risk of a slip, trip or fall. The surface profile of these coating systems is raised to provide greater traction to each footstep. Therefore, safety coatings need to be extremely robust because loading is applied to a fraction of the surface area compared to that of a flat coating.
They will also tend to hold more dirt and grit making them more difficult to clean. We recommend using a deck brush (not a mop), warm water, a light water blast and a squeegee to clean floors with slip-resistant coatings. (Tips on how to clean slip-resistant concrete floor coatings: Cleaning tips)
The safety coating technology we use is water-based, UV stable and is fit for vehicle traffic, making it suitable for a host of applications.
Our safety coatings can also be tinted to a wide range of colours, helping to meet standard OHS recommendations for colour contrasting the edge of hazards such as stairs or drains.
Protecting your concrete with appropriate coatings can extend the life of your asset and reduce the frequency and severity of future concrete repairs.
Over time, the entry of foreign material into concrete can weaken its structure and increase the likelihood of invasive and costly concrete repair works. Protective coatings significantly reduce the ingress of water and chemicals, including salt, into the substrate. In selecting the most appropriate system for your
application, we take various factors into consideration, including your desired outcomes, the local environment, minimising chemical exposure, ambient temperature, house-keeping practices, substrate and building condition, construction method, access and detailing.
Protective and safety systems are usually applied in a similar way to house paints. As with any coating system, the surface preparation for any protective and safety system is critical for maximum performance and longevity. Surface preparation may include joint, crack and concrete repair – as covered earlier in this
document. It also usually involves water blasting, grinding, degreasing and/or acid etching – all depending on the system and existing substrate condition.
We have a wide range of concrete floor coating products we can recommend to meet your different requirements and expectations. There are many considerations to take into account when choosing the right coating for a project. Our experienced team can help you identify and select the protective coating to suit the requirements of your project.
If you have any issues with water ingress, cracking concrete slabs, structural cracks, concrete deterioration, moisture, seepage, efflorescence, rising damp and/or high-flow active leaks in concrete structures, we would be happy to assist you. You are welcome to contact us with any questions that you may have.
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Sydney office: 02 9346 8308
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Good maintenance begins with a proactive approach to maintain, keep, preserve and protect a building.
Remember that seepage/water ingress into areas such as balconies, basements, concrete roofs, car parks and retaining walls, should not be ignored – call a remedial waterproofing professional today for an assessment to provide you with the best solution for your situation.
At Waterstop Solutions, we carry out a wide range of remedial works to concrete structures post-construction stage in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Sydney and outlying areas in Queensland and New South Wales.
Equipped with major civil works experience, we can quickly determine the best approach to rectify all seepage and concrete deterioration issues.