The Importance of Using Chemical-Resistant Coatings for Industrial and Commercial Applications

Concrete floors and walls are typically installed in industrial and commercial settings. Oftentimes, these environments contain certain types of strong industrial chemicals. Direct contact with these chemicals can erode concrete floors and walls and cause serious hazards for anyone who is in close proximity. Chemical-resistant coatings for indoor and outdoor concrete structures can effectively protect against chemicals and other types of damages.

Chemical-Resistant Coatings

Why Choose Chemical-Resistant Coatings for Concrete Structures

Here are a few pros of using chemical-resistant coatings on concrete structures in Canada.

Improve Safety Standards

The use of chemicals, acids, and other corrosive materials are fairly common in a variety of industrial work environments. Workers need to wear protective safety gear when working with these chemicals and your concrete flooring is no different. Industrial chemicals can break down the binding agents in concrete surfaces and weaken their structural foundation which can make for dangerous working conditions.

Polyurea, polyaspartic, and polyurethane chemical-resistant coating systems protect concrete flooring and other structures from coming into direct contact with these hazardous materials.

Excellent Chemical Resistance

Chemical-resistant and waterproof coatings protect concrete, steel, and other industrial surfaces from coming in direct contact with corrosive hazardous materials. These protective coatings also have anti-abrasion properties that protect concrete surfaces from everyday wear and tear caused by standard industrial practices. This includes the use of heavy machinery that puts a lot of pressure on concrete flooring and can damage other concrete surfaces. Chemical-resistant coatings add a durable layer of protection that prevents these types of damages and strengthens your concrete structures.

Maintaining Aesthetic Appearance

Commercial and industrial environments have a certain aesthetic standard to maintain. Whether it’s a back storage room, warehouse, or showroom, the appearance of your space matters. Chemical-resistant polyurea, polyaspartic, and polyurethane coatings come in a wide range of finishes and colour options that can help you create and maintain the ideal look for your business.

Once they’re fully cured, these coatings are waterproof and extremely easy to clean.

Extend Concrete Longevity

With proper maintenance and care, chemical-resistant coatings can extend the lifespan of your concrete structures by about a decade to thirty years depending on the coating you select. At that point, you will need to reapply the coating. This extensive structural lifespan can save you a lot of time and money by limiting the need for renovations and repairs.

Keeps Concrete Surfaces Hygienic

Polyurea, polyaspartic, and polyurethane chemical-resistant coatings are extremely easy to clean and maintain. Once fully cured, they form a smooth and seamless surface that’s also resistant to airborne contaminants. Some of these coatings also possess anti-microbial properties. This makes these coatings the ideal protection for a variety of industrial sites and applications including:

  • Food processing plants
  • Manufacturing facilities
  • Warehouses and distribution centers
  • Wastewater management facilities
  • And many more 

Chemical-Resistant Coatings in Canada

IMC Distributors is one of the leading providers of industrial and commercial chemical-resistant coatings in Toronto, the GTA and across North America. We work with industry-leading manufacturers to bring our customers top-of-the-line epoxy, polyurea, polyurethane, and polyaspartic chemical-resistant and waterproof protective coatings. Contact us today to learn more or to place an order.

Karli Logan is the Owner and President of IMC Distributors which is the exclusive partner of Nukote Coating Systems in Canada. With a B.Sc and M.Sc, as well as a demonstrated history of working across a number of industries, she has a passion to drive significant gains and benefits for IMC’s clients.