Traditional high-performance floor coating systems require aggressive surface preparation to get good adhesion, relying on a mechanical bond by absorbing into the pores or rough topography of the surface. Traditional coatings such as epoxy or urethanes can peel if used on polished concrete. Instead, guards or waxes are used to maintain the polished surface appearance. However, these need to be regularly reapplied and are vulnerable to stains or chemical etching if spills are not cleaned up quickly.
The Coval Group's range of coatings that covalently or chemically bond to numerous substrates, especially concrete. They also covalently bond with the hydroxy groups in epoxies and protect them from scratching and staining. Not only is the coating able to chemically bond with the substrate, but it also chemically bonds with itself—a quality that never goes away. It is an infinite coating system that can be maintained by recoating high wear or damaged areas as needed. Unless the customer wants a different product, there is not a scenario where removing and replacing the coating is necessary. Recoating only requires cleaning the original surface and reapplication.
The company has field-tested this coating on several projects for over 10 years and proven its capabilities in harsh loading dock, and restaurant stain environments.