Why SPARTACOTE is the solution to difficulties in aviation hangar flooring system designs and in airplane mechanical areas – problems encountered and their potential solutions

Aviation and aircraft hangar flooring is a difficult environment when it comes to flooring. Regular concrete cracks and spalls in it. Also, plain old concrete excessively stains when it is subjected to oil spills and hydraulic fluids found in this environment. Untreated concrete floors also are very difficult to clean and to keep clean, which makes them unattractive options for aviation hangar spaces.

Are traditional epoxy floor coatings good solutions for aviation hangars and mechanical areas?

Some aviators and hangar facility managers turn to traditional concrete coating options, like epoxy floors. While epoxy floors look nice and are customizable, they are not without their drawbacks. Epoxy floors are multi-day installations, depending upon the project size. They typically need around 6 to 8 hours’ cure time between coats, causing the facility to be down and out of service the entire time. The aviation industry cannot afford to have their airplanes stored outside in the random weather elements for days while they wait for their new epoxy floor to be completed over a week’s time. Another drawback with epoxy coatings is they brittle over time and are not highly durable. Depending upon environmental and concrete surface prep conditions, epoxy can brittle in as little as 12 months. Epoxy that delaminates in this fashion makes for upset facility managers and airplane owners. While epoxy coatings are good flooring solutions for small spaces, they are not great solutions for larger square feet areas, such as aircraft hangars.

How about polished concrete? Is it a good flooring solution for aviation hangars and mechanical areas?

Polished concrete is […]