When selecting flooring for installation in any commercial, industrial or institutional facility, every aspect of the site conditions, typical usage and customer’s expectations must be thoroughly evaluated. With most of designers’ focus typically directed toward lobby areas, offices and other spaces utilized for essential daily operations, the stairwells of facilities can often be overlooked. But whether the stairway is subject to constant foot traffic or is tucked away for use only in cases of emergency, the materials of which it is composed play a huge role in its safety and durability. Fluid-applied and available in a variety of chemical formulations, epoxy and other resinous flooring systems can meet the unique demands of these settings.
Resinous flooring is available with an array of optional performance and décor features. The flooring manufacturer is your best resource for technical and design support relative to a specific setting, and established producers have staff available to assist specifiers and installers with optimal polymer flooring selection and installation. As a general rule, however, the best concrete stair coating systems exhibit the following properties: