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Protective Floor Products In Every Day Use

Protective Floor Products A Foot Away

Close up of mans feet as he walks across protective floor products.Steps with rails incorporate a floor protect product in the new flooring surrounding.

There are so many protective floor products that it’s difficult to know where to start. For instance looking under protective floor products, one might even find baby mats that are slipped under a baby’s high chair. They’ve got a point, after all it is a protective floor product!

Yet, not the kind we needed to cover in this article. What we are talking about here is some sort of product that will help protect cement flooring. Thus one finds products such as a pigmented yet water-based epoxy primer. Being a primer, one can easily understand that more needs to follow. Such primers dry quickly, usually within 60 to 90 minutes. Dry in the business means “lacquer dry” which simply means that it is dust free. The primer must dry quickly because the cement will be re-coated at least once more. Once thoroughly dry then a colored product can be applied on top of this primer.

Now, when looking at protective floor products, one inevitably hits the various offerings put up by rubber flooring. Generally these ads for these products tout the fact that you would not chip the concrete with a 25 lb dumbbell if it was covered with rubber flooring. They then go into the fact that if your kitty has an accident on rubber flooring, it will not be impossible to clean, but the very opposite is true. They then talk about the stain and the smell that would remain if you’d carpeted that space instead of using rubber.

The problem is, of course, that rubber can have liquids seep under it and then you have such problems such as mold, mildew and other growing things, including that awful smell that may have been occasioned by the cat’s lingering and very odiferous liquid mistake. They lack explaining that one has to “know” that kitty urine has seeped under the rubber!

Chances are that next in your exploration of protective floor products you will light upon various water based polyurethane hardwood floor coatings. You will, of course, require a base coat, followed by a durable totally clear finish topcoat. It is unfortunate that the totally clear finish topcoat will unfortunately yellow with age in a pretty short time, and thus the flooring will require stripping as well as another polyurethane coating applied.

Finally we come upon a product that has been around for many years, and has managed to please all those who have utilized it for those many years. The product’s name is Silikal. Silikal is an industrial flooring manufacturer who offers the very highest quality industrial and commercial floors and coatings.

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