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Challenges for Parking Garage Floors

Every parking facility is different. Parking decks in multi-level garages, for example, have very special coating needs. Moisture intrusion can corrode the concrete slab from within, eventually contributing to weakened internal metal structures.  Owners and operators want a cost-effective concrete deck coating system that can protect new concrete or restore older concrete surfaces. Concrete parking decks can suffer when they are exposed to:

  • Fuels and oils

  • Tire stains

  • Freeze/ thaw

  • Chlorides and carbonation

  • Acid rain and other pollutants

  • Snow, ice or hail

  • Street salt

  • Water intrusion

A good parking garage floor coating system should help prolong the life of the concrete structure as a whole. Eclat STS strives to find flooring that offers high performance, outstanding durability and safety for every facility’s unique needs.

Using Concrete Finishes for Parking Garage Flooring Solutions

Multi-level garages can be expensive to keep well lit. The right concrete floor finishes, can ease this cost burden. The best epoxy floor coatings are available in light-reflective finishes that can help make dark areas brighter, enhance safety and reduce the need for additional lighting fixtures.

The parking lot may also need floor coatings that can accommodate the different levels of skid-resistance that may be needed in different areas within the structure.  For example, pedestrian walkways and elevator lobbies should limit slippage, while still being able to withstand street shoe and cart traffic.  Traffic lanes, parking slots and turning areas may have slightly different slip-resistance requirements, depending on building dimensions and design. Joints, cracks and concrete surface breaches also need to be addressed with the appropriate rigid or elastomeric materials. Eclat STS systems offer these safety options and more.

Epoxy Floor Coating Benefits

Eclat STS offers one of the broadest concrete coating lines on the market. Our floor options are comprised of many different polymer chemistries to help ensure parking lots have a full range of solutions from which they can choose, depending upon their needs and budget.

Our product lineup for commercial parking garages includes concrete coatings that are available in waterproofing underlayments, color stable, UV and weather-resistant finishes, as well as fast-turnaround and low temperature curing coating options. At Eclat STS, we offer a wide variety of high performance deck coating systems for garage floors, including:

  • Systems that can adhere to damp concrete substrates

  • Coatings that can cure in cool to very cold temperatures

  • Systems that allow business as usual to resume within two hours of the coating application

These special properties can significantly lower installation labor costs—and help parking garages get back up and running as quickly as possible. Our team of regional tech representatives and local approved installers can help parking managers select the best epoxy floor coating value for their unique facility.

Contact our technical team to learn more about our full array of flooring solutions.

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