Commercial Flooring, Industrial Warehouse

June 24, 2012

Safelite Auto Glass Opts for Alternative Surfaces

Safelite Auto Glass needed  high performance commercial flooring  for their main distribution center in South Seattle.  We were asked to apply a floor coating which would resist engine chemicals, had excellent abrasion resistance and was easy to maintain and clean.  In addition to this, it had to be attractive and long lasting as this first phase was to be for the customer service bay areas.

The existing floor had been extensively damaged in an earthquake several years ago and the facility was undergoing an extensive refurbishment as part of a Safelite expansion.  The concrete around each support post was removed to allow for a mud jacking company to re-level the floor and then concrete was re-poured and allowed to cure for 30 days.
The floor was prepared by shot blasting, diamond grinding and in certain areas scafifying to remove the remnants of a paint and mastic and then the extensive cracks were filled.

We installed 14,000 square feet in the allotted time and will be back for another phase when the additional areas are ready.
The concrete floor was then cleaned and primed with a high build Sika 107 solvent free Epoxy primer,  followed by a Sika 510 Polyaspartic coating with a full broadcast custom color chip.  The excess chips were swept up the following morning, the floor was scraped, sanded and cleaned and we applied a top coat of Sika 510 LPL with non-slip additive.
The resulting surface is an attractive color that reflects the branding of Safelite that will remain easy to clean and will not show wear.

Alternative Surfaces scheduled work to meet a very tight deadline for the client and to allow other construction work on the site at the same time – the project was completed on schedule and on budget to the extreme satisfaction of the General Contractor and client.

This Sika system is suitable for most industrial floors and is ideal for heavy traffic automobile shops, manufacturing, factories and any area where a tough cleanable surface is required.
Alternative Surfaces’ flooring solutions include fast setting coatings that allow return to service within 2 hours, anti-slip, UV stable that are suitable for new and old facilities.  We offer a full range of decorative and performance coatings suitable for virtually any industry from showrooms, autoshops, factories, bars and restaurants our floors are both functional and aesthetically pleasing and we pride ourselves on offering un-biased solutions for your flooring needs.
Our combination of experienceand superior quality floor coatings from some of the worlds leading manufacturers ensures that we will meet your needs every time.

AlternativeSurfaces offers you the state of the art in floor and wall coating services designed to fit your commercial flooringneeds. Our applicators use the most professional equipment and procedures to assure speed and simplicity ofapplication. For quotations, enquiriesand additional information about your options, please contact us today.
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