History of Epoxy Coatings

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The History of Epoxy Coatings

Scientist Paul Schlack that invented epoxy coatings next to a your1dayfloor truck installing polyurea and polyaspartic concrete coatings

Epoxy floor coatings have been around for decades and have a rich history that spans various industries and applications. From their early origins in aircraft coatings to their use in space exploration and as a medium for artistic expression, epoxy floors have certainly made their mark.

History Of Epoxy Coatings

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In the 1930s, Swiss chemist Paul Schlack developed epoxy floors as a way to improve the durability of his airplane coatings. During World War II, epoxy floors were used in military installations to protect concrete surfaces from heavy machinery and foot traffic.

 

In the 1950s, epoxy floors started gaining popularity in commercial and industrial settings due to their durability and ability to withstand chemicals and heavy loads. Artists began using epoxy in the 1960s to create unique designs and patterns on floors, walls, and other surfaces. Epoxy floors were even used in space exploration, with NASA using epoxy coatings on the floors of their space capsules to provide a non-slip surface for astronauts.

 

While epoxy floors have served as a historical precedent, the modern world demands coatings that can withstand even more extreme conditions...
Enter polyurea and polyaspartic coatings.

Polyurea coatings are a type of fast-curing, waterproof coating that can be applied to a variety of surfaces, including concrete, metal, and wood. They offer excellent abrasion resistance, chemical resistance, and UV stability, making them ideal for use in industrial and commercial settings.

 

Polyaspartic coatings are high-performance coatings that can be applied to a variety of surfaces, including concrete and metal. Although we do not recommend applying them to anything but concrete, even though it is technically possible as mentioned above. They offer excellent abrasion resistance, chemical resistance, UV stability, and curing times. This makes them ideal for use in time-sensitive projects.

 

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Conclusion

In conclusion, epoxy floors have a fascinating history that spans various industries and applications. While they have served as a historical precedent, the modern world demands coatings that can withstand even more extreme conditions. Polyurea and polyaspartic coatings offer the durability, chemical resistance, and fast curing times that are essential in today’s industrial and commercial settings.

 

If you are looking to have your garage floor, basement floor or other concrete surface coated, give Your1DayFloor a call now! We provide free, no-obligation estimates and our installation process is only one day! 

We offer 0% financing (for up to 36 months) and free estimates.

 

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