Indu-Kote Systems Inc. Newsletter

Winter 2009/2010 Newsletter

Bryan McIntoshWelcome to Indu-Kote System's quarterly newsletter. Each quarter, we feature an industrial or commercial coating project completed by IKS. This quarter, we present an industrial flooring project for Maritz Canada Inc.

- Bryan McIntosh, President

Slippery When Wet

Project: Industrial flooring
Client: Maritz Canada Inc.
Type of work: Preparation and coating of staircase concrete treads and landing area

PROBLEM

  • Slippery treads and landing area when wet.

  • Existing coating chipping and peeling.

  • Stairs exposed to high-heel traffic and winter salt residue

ANALYSIS

Upon our initial site visit, we were informed that the existing finish was slippery and hazardous especially for women wearing high-heeled shoes. It was also evident that the coating was chipping and flaking due to substandard surface preparation, leaving an unsightly appearance.

RECOMMENDATION

The following specification was developed:

  • SSPC-SP13 grinding of concrete surface to remove the existing coatings and laitance and to provide a suitable surface profile for subsequent coating adhesion.

  • Install Duochem Epoxy Quartz Broadcast coating system 9205 — A decorative, highly durable, seamless, anti-skid coating.

RESULTS

A decorative coating system that offers the following benefits:

  • Durable and safe - Quartz finishes come in many striking decorative finishes and are highly durable and provide an anti-skid finish as a result of the pebbled surface.

  • Chemical and moisture resistant - The nature of the epoxy resin back-bone of this system makes it resistant to many chemicals and moisture. The attack of salt residue will no longer be an issue with this coating.

  • Solvent free and odour free - Important considerations for a busy reception area.

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