Alternative Surfaces eliminates flooring concerns for Hillsboro company

September 2, 2014
A leading technology company based in Hillsboro, OR was in need or a new floor for their expanding manufacturing facility. The floor had a failing paint that was applied during a previous improvement by the painters that was badly flaking throughout. The floor was tested for moisture and it was determined that there was between 7 and 9 pounds which had caused the floor to blister in places and had actually delaminated some tile that had been under one of the previous pieces of equipment.

After speaking with the facilities management team it was determined that a cementitious urethane concrete coatings with a quartz broadcast would provide a long lasting, slip-resistant, gloss finish. This material is highly resistant to chemicals, is applied about ¼”-3/8” thick , is easy to maintain and its coefficiency of thermal expansion is similar to concrete, making it more resistant to thermal shock. A sample was installed onsite and the owners evaluated the performance over the next 8 weeks. Impressed with the performance and their inability to break the material with a hammer we installed 8,500 s/f from start to finish is 4 days, which included all prep and repairs.

The overall finished surface is non-porous and impervious to chemical spills and does not support the growth of bacteria. These coatings are low odor and most are VOC free so a great option for facility upgrades where contamination and odors are a concern.
The project was completed on time and on budget to the extreme satisfaction of the facilities team. The resulting floor will actually save them time and money that would have been associated with the upkeep of the old surface.

Alternative Surfaces offers you the state of the art in floor and wall coating services designed to fit your commercial and residential flooring needs.
Our applicators use the most professional equipment and procedures to assure speed and simplicity of application.
For quotations, enquiries and additional information about your options, please contact us today.