Abrasion is the process of scuffing, scratching, wearing down, or rubbing away of a surface due to normal use, wear and tear from foot traffic, furniture, machines and equipment and/or exposure to chemicals. Abrasion is not always bad and can be intentionally inflicted, as in a controlled process using an abrasive, such as sandpaper on wood. But abrasion as it pertains to flooring is typically an inevitable effect caused by foot traffic, furniture, machines and equipment and/or exposure to chemicals. In many cases abrasion on flooring will manifest itself as a dulling of the surface, a loss of luster. In previous years this would require constant stripping, re-applying and buffing of the acrylic wax every three (3) to four (4) months.
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Today, this undesirable yet normal occurrence (wear) can be greatly diminished by the use of Ultra Durable Technologies, Inc. (UDT) water-based urethane products EPIC® High-performance floor finish and IMPACT concrete sealer, that will last up to 10 times longer, before they begin to need recoating.
Abrasion resistance is the ability of a surface, in this case flooring, to resist surface wear caused by the constant rubbing contact with another material such as foot traffic on VCT, vinyl, linoleum and other resilient flooring and machine and foot traffic on concrete, terrazzo, stone and other non-resilient surfaces. If additional abrasion resistance is needed, our Abrasion Resistance additive can be added to either EPIC or IMPACT.
Once your floor is properly prepared and all of the old finishes and sealers are removed, a single coat of EPIC or IMPACT is all that is needed. Our EPIC and IMPACT products seal the surface leaving a stronger surface behind, raising the floors ability to withstand everyday wear and tear. Leaving you with “Ultra Durable Floors®”
One of the biggest ongoing flooring maintenance issues is scratches, especially those caused by equipment and furniture such as carts, bookcases, chairs and tables that are constantly moved back and forth across office and warehouse flooring. Make sure you reduce abrasion and keep you floor looking great with these industry leading floor protectors.