Floor coating

  • Publicatie datum January 30, 2024
  • Auteur Joost van Hulst
  • Laatst aangepast January 30, 2024
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Enter the advanced world of floor coating, where functionality and aesthetics come together seamlessly to transform business environments. As the secret weapon for commercial floors, floor coating offers a versatile solution to countless challenges.

From offices to warehouses and from factories to shops, floor coating reveals its power as the indispensable building block for sustainability and success. Forget what you thought you knew about traditional flooring and prepare to discover the fascinating world of floor coating.

What is floor coating?

Floor coating is a thin layer of special chemical composition that is applied to an existing floor. The purpose of floor coating is to protect the floor against wear and tear, chemicals, moisture and other forms of damage. It acts as a protective barrier that extends the life of the floor and keeps it looking new for longer.

The coating is available in different variants, such as epoxy, polyurethane and acrylic, each with unique properties and applications. Floor coating is widely used in industrial and commercial environments, including warehouses, factories, offices, shops and other business premises.

Unique properties of floor coating

Floor coatings offer unique properties and benefits, making it a perfect flooring solution for a variety of commercial and industrial spaces. Some of the most important features are:

  • Durable Protection: Floor coating provides a tough protective layer that makes the floor resistant to wear, chemicals, moisture and other forms of damage.
  • Extended lifespan: Coating the floor significantly extends its lifespan, saving companies costs in the long run.
  • Easy maintenance: The smooth surface of floor coating makes cleaning and maintaining the floor easy and time-saving.
  • Safety: Some coatings may have anti-slip properties, improving worker and customer safety, even in humid conditions.
  • Aesthetic enhancement: Floor coating gives the business environment a professional and attractive appearance, which impresses customers and employees.
  • Chemical Resistance: Coatings are often resistant to chemicals, which is essential in environments where aggressive substances are worked.
  • Fast Installation: With professional application, floor coating can be applied quickly, minimizing business downtime.
  • Cost savings: Floor coating offers a cost-effective solution compared to replacing the entire floor, giving businesses value for money.

Which type of floor coating should I choose?

Floor coating offers a wide range of options to extend the life of floors and make them resistant to the daily challenges of intensive use. Each type of coating has unique properties and applications that help companies create sustainable and attractive workspaces.

Epoxy floor coating

Epoxy floor coating is a popular choice in the commercial world due to its excellent durability and chemical resistance. With this coating you create a seamless and smooth finish, making the floor easy to clean.

Epoxy coating is generally used in industrial environments, such as warehouses, factories and garages. In such environments, the floors are often exposed to heavy loads and chemicals.

Polyurethane floor coating

Polyurethane floor coating is known for its excellent wear resistance and flexibility. It provides a protective layer that is resistant to impact, scratches and other mechanical loads.

This type of floor coating is ideally suited for commercial and industrial applications where a strong and durable floor is required. We often see it in shops, showrooms, offices and other business spaces where a high-quality and attractive floor is required.

Acrylic floor coating

Acrylic floor coating offers excellent UV resistance and color fastness, making it an ideal choice for outdoor applications. This coating is often found in parking lots, driveways and other outdoor areas.

Acrylics have a short drying time, so they require minimal downtime and allow a quick return to normal use. They also provide excellent adhesion to various surfaces, making them suitable for both concrete and asphalt floors.

How much does floor coating cost?

Floor coating costs can vary depending on several factors, such as the type of coating used, the surface area of the floor, the condition of the underlying floor, and the complexity of preparation and installation. Here are some factors that can affect the price of floor coating:

  1. Type of coating: There are several types of coatings available, such as epoxy, polyurethane, acrylic, and more. Each type of coating has its own characteristics and price range.
  2. Floor area: The size of the floor to be coated affects the cost. The larger the surface area, the more material is required, which can increase the price.
  3. Substrate Preparation: Proper preparation of the underlying floor is essential for a durable coating. If the floor requires repairs or extensive preparation, this can increase costs.
  4. Additional Options: Some coatings may include additional options, such as anti-slip additives, colors, patterns or special finishes, which can increase costs.
  5. Coating Quality: The quality and durability of the coating may vary. High-quality coatings may be more expensive, but they often offer longer life and better performance.

How long does it take to apply a floor coating?

Applying a floor coating is an efficient process that produces quick results. The exact time frame may vary depending on the size of the area to be coated, the type of coating and the condition of the substrate. However, in general, a floor coating can be applied relatively quickly, meaning minimal disruption to business operations.

Applying the coating itself is usually a quick procedure, with our experienced professionals spreading the coating evenly over the surface. After application, the drying time must be taken into account before the floor can be fully loaded.

Drying time may vary depending on the type of coating and environmental conditions, but it is common for the floor to be completely dry and load-bearing after 24 to 48 hours.

Applications of floor coating

A floor coating can be used in various types of environments, from commercial to industrial spaces. The versatility of floor coatings makes them suitable for various applications where durability, aesthetics and functionality are desired. Some examples of environments where floor coatings are commonly used include:

  • Stores
  • Offices
  • Showrooms
  • Schools
  • Warehouses
  • Factories
  • Workshops
  • Parking garages
  • Food industry
  • Cleanrooms
  • Chemical industry
  • Catering establishments
  • Gyms

Let ICM Projects apply the floor coating

Experience the power of floor coatings and give your business environment an unprecedented upgrade! Take the first step towards sustainable and aesthetic floors today by making an appointment in our Experience Center or on location.

Discover the possibilities of floor coatings and be inspired by our experts who are happy to advise you on the perfect floor solution for your specific needs.

Do not wait any longer! Contact us today and receive a no-obligation quote for the installation of a floor coating by ICM Projects. Let us make your vision a reality with our experience and craftsmanship in floor coatings.

Should I coat or impregnate my floor?

Floors can be finished in various ways, with coating and impregnation often considered. With floor coating, a solid layer is applied on top of the existing floor, while with impregnation the impregnating agent is absorbed into the floor for protection from the inside. The choice between the two depends on your preferences: a floor coating creates a new look, while impregnation preserves the current floor and makes it liquid-tight.

Is a floor coating the same as a cast floor?

No, a floor coating and a cast floor are not the same. A floor coating is a top layer that is applied to an existing floor, while a cast floor consists of several layers that together form a new seamless floor.

Which floor types can be treated with a floor coating?

A floor coating is suitable for various floors, such as concrete, wood and stone. The most important thing is that the subfloor is completely dry, clean and flat for the coating to be applied correctly.

Is a floor coating transparent?

A floor coating can be applied colorless, leaving the subfloor visible. However, it is also possible to apply the coating in a color to imitate the effect of a real cast floor.


Joost van Hulst
Joost van HulstCEO

Purchasing a company floor does not happen overnight. A good floor is only the basis for high work performance if you and your colleagues function optimally in it. For that simple reason, CEO Joost van Hulst makes sure every project runs smoothly every day. We get to the bottom of things for our clients. From administrative offices to hospitals. Ready to perform? The floor is yours.

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