High-Quality Concrete Floor Coatings
Hawk CFC has been in operation for over a decade and specialises in the specification and installation of concrete floor coatings for residential, commercial, industrial, and mining applications.
The surface you walk on happens to be vitally important to the running of any workplace, and the last thing you need is a poor-performing or unfit finish. Still, there’s a surprising amount to consider when it comes to selecting the right floor coating.
At Hawk CFC, we’ve been supporting our Perth clients for almost a decade with a range of leading products and custom resins. Some of the most popular concrete floor coatings in Perth include:
- Epoxy options
- Polyurethane options
- Polyaspartic options
- Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) options
However, we understand that the right solution for you will be bespoke, and one size does not fit all. So reach out and speak to a member of the Hawk CFC team today on 0490 777 761 or request a 100% obligation-free quote online today.
How do I know if concrete floor coatings are right for me?
The range of options available is designed to protect your underlying floors from wear and tear. But, with numerous options available, it’s one thing to see the benefit of flooring protection – and another to know which option is right for you.
The typical application of a floor coating is protection, but this can be broken down to suit your needs. For example:
- Vehicle traffic
- Forklift traffic
- Foot traffic
- Decorative advantages
Your choice in the floor coatings should come down to the impact your surface is expected to take. For example, an epoxy with a higher shore hardness is suited for heavier vehicle traffic. However, it’s important not to compromise film thickness in the search for flexibility. Film thickness is important because it’s the “barrier” that protects your floor.
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Leading performance conditions to take into account
Your choice of flooring will be dictated by four primary performance conditions. These include:
Splashes and spills may be common in your industrial setting or work site, but it’s constant immersion that will dictate more robust floor coatings.
Vehicles and heavy load impact can weaken or damage the surfaces, requiring special treatment for long-term impact.
What type of traffic will you be dealing with? The difference between steel-wheeled traffic and rubber-wheeled traffic is significant when choosing the best option.
Temperature fluctuations will need to be addressed by your floor coating. Whether regular steam cleaning in a retail space or constant high temperatures, you’ll need to factor in the potential loss of bond via thermal expansion when making your choice.
How to choose the right floor coating
When choosing the best solution for your concrete surface, you’ll need to factor in a range of variables, including:
- Top Coat Quality
- UV Stability
- Gloss Level
- Future Coat Application (e.g. line marking)
Polyurethane is a great choice for a topcoat when a higher level of scratch resistance is required, or when self-levelling/self-smoothing epoxies have been used. Polyurea and Polyaspartic are also good options as a topcoat. Non-slip granules can be added in to provide a slip rating, so speak to a Hawk CFC expert for help choosing the right option for you.
What level of floor preparation is required?
Concrete floor coatings require a solid surface to bond to. If there are doubts about the integrity of the surface (for example, oil contamination, soft concrete surface, previous coatings or hardeners, surface preparation limitations, high moisture areas) then the right primer is essential.
Moisture Tolerant primers, oil-resistant primers, and consolidating primers are available. A primer will need to be selected that is compatible with subsequent coats. Your choice of concrete floor coating may also require concrete grinding as part of the surface preparation.
Learn more about concrete grinding here.
Can I use any type of concrete floor coatings to get the job done?
It’s tempting to opt for the most economical choice, but any supplier or installer who claims ALL floors can be completed with the same basic miracle resin is selling you a lie.
For example, epoxy is a great product to use in many applications, but not all. Polyurea and Polyaspartic systems are often touted as the “complete product,” yet fall short in many scenarios. A balanced and experienced view is required when making product selections.
How much do concrete floor coatings cost?
The short answer is “it depends”.
With numerous options available, the price you pay will come down to your choice of coating, the level of preparation required, the size of your concrete surface, and the complexity of the job.
Generally speaking, a polyurethane system will cost more than epoxy but can be more cost-effective in the long run. With a lifespan double that of epoxy in heavy-duty or commercial areas (10 years vs. 5 years), it’s important you take all pricing factors into account, not just the initial labour and installation.
Looking for more pricing information? Find out how much epoxy resin costs here [2022 Guide]
Quick Recap: Your concrete flooring system options
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the amount of choice on offer when it comes to your concrete floors. Whether you’re running a business or managing a worksite, it’s important you’re equipped with all necessary information.
Here’s a quick recap of your concrete flooring options:
What warranties do you offer?
We work with commercial sectors, the food industry, pharmaceutical, healthcare, mechanical, and equipment workshops – so we know the surface under your feet (or the feet of clients, customers, and team members), needs to be robust and reliable.
As the only West Australian installation company with its own local manufacturing plant, we can handle the entire process from production to installation to save you money. And to provide leading peace of mind, we offer a Delamination Warranty that covers both materials and workmanship.
Hawk CFC has developed a reputation for specifying the right coatings for the right applications and following through with correct surface preparation and application.
For further information and pricing about concrete floor coatings feel free to get in touch via phone (0490 777 761) or contact us online.