Coating protects floors from temperature changes

By Ahmed ElAmin

- Last updated on GMT

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A new concrete coating is designed to protect floors at food and
beverage plants from dramatic temperature fluctuations and to
resist bacteria.

Hot and cold processes at food and drink plants may subject concrete floors to wide temperature variations, leading to the possibility of cracking and fissures.

Rust-Oleum says its new ThermaKrete urethane concrete coating provides protection for concrete in the harshest industrial environments. It is designed for the food and beverage industry, where concrete floors are subjected to dramatic temperature fluctuations or thermal shock, the company stated.

ThermaKrete seamlessly expands and contracts to resist cracking in the -23°C to +116°C temperature range. It is capable of seamlessly expanding and contracting to resist cracking, it withstands caustic washdowns, heavy traffic, abrasion, chemicals, and standing water contamination, the company stated.

"The smooth, long-lasting flooring surface provided by the Rust-Oleum ThermaKrete coating ensures the safety of facility employees,"​ the company stated. "It also provides durability for heavy traffic, resists bacteria contamination and decreases maintenance costs."

The coating is available as a 3/16" or 1/4" thick coating that can be applied on an entire plant floor, or for patch repairs.

Each coating kit cures in less than 72 hours, even in cold conditions, and requires no primer or sealers. Only routine cleaning is necessary. ThermaKrete reduces overall costs by reducing the largest cost of any flooring application - the labour to apply the coating, the company claimed.

The company recommends the coating for food, beverage, meat processing, cold storage and heavy industrial manufacturing areas in a plant.

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