Editor’s Note: The following article is taken from the Winter issue of FCICA’s The Flooring Contractor. View the full issue at: http://digitaladmin.bnpmedia.com/publication/?i=364360.
During industrial, commercial or institutional construction, your choice of building materials can have far-reaching effects. This is especially true when it comes to the flooring in locations where chemicals are regularly used or stored, and where spilled substances can lead to floor degradation. For example, in the event of a splash or spill, many acids can cause serious damage to standard floor coverings as well as to the concrete slab itself. Protective products do exist that can help prevent this type of degradation—how can you know if you should use a high performance acid-resistant coating on your floor?