Industrial flooring products with infinite design possibilities
Modern industrial floors aren’t restricted to that cold, “institutional look” anymore. Whether choosing a cement-based or epoxy-resin flooring solution, the design possibilities have exploded in recent years, and architects are taking notice.
Industrial floor systems are sought because they are durable, functional and quick to install. Developed with the latest technology, our commercial industrial flooring systems meet the high-performance requirements of such sites as manufacturing facilities for food and pharmaceuticals, laboratories, storage facilities and distribution centers, aircraft hangars and anywhere they are desired. Hence, the primary reason for choosing this type of flooring is still the physical properties it offers – resistance to abrasion, impact loads, cracking and aggressive chemical agents, etc.
Any color imaginable
But there is no longer any aesthetic compromise, and in fact, the seamless end-to-end look can make for an attractive finish that other flooring types just cannot match. Furthermore, recent advances in colorization technology mean industrial flooring can be both rugged and highly attractive, eliminating grout lines of tile and stone for a seamless finish in any color imaginable, while still meeting the strictest needs of any industrial flooring spec out there.
Mapefloor™ I 302 SL
This popular and flexible epoxy resin is available in a dozen standard colors; also, it can be custom tinted to any color desired. As a roller or spray-applied solution, it can be used to cover very large spaces in remarkably short order, especially compared with tile or stone. Recently, the Pierre-Janet Hospital Centre in Quebec chose bright blue and yellow for their commercial kitchen flooring renovation, with very pleasing results. The Last Spike Brewery in Calgary, Alberta chose a more traditional color on the grey scale for their purposes.
While the Mapefloor I 302 SL is high viscosity, it can still be easily spray-applied with no concern about clogging up equipment – a quality that is crucial to retaining the resiliency and color quality of the finished product, since it negates the need for dilution for fast-track application.
These decorative products are broadcast material to enhance the beauty of resinous industrial floor systems. Mapeflakes are vinyl flakes, while Mapefloor DQ is a quartz aggregate. They are chemically compatible with several resin formulations, and available in a variety of solid colors and unique color blends. They are used with Mapefloor I 302 SL and/or Mapecoat Universal, both formulated to allow your high-end look to hold up well against the wear and tear of high-traffic areas. For an upscale application, these LEED-friendly flooring products are as durable as it gets. Using these products, you can achieve a flooring system that meets your aesthetic, cost and performance goals. The recently completed Slush Puppie Centre in Gatineau, Quebec made impressive use of both of these attractive finishes.
Mapefloor I 320 SL Concept
Devised to meet the needs of commercial industrial flooring systems, Mapefloor I 320 SL Concept offers an attractive finish with good chemical resistance and with higher mechanical resistance to abrasion than traditional self-leveling industrial floor systems. Particularly suitable for high-traffic public spaces such as exhibition areas, restaurants, bars, hotel lobbies, classrooms, offices, patient rooms and commercial spaces.
Resurfacing interior concrete often brings specific challenges, including the need for durable products with fast-track applications and curing times. MAPEI helps to answer those challenges with systems. Ultratop provides the ideal surface for creating beautiful residential ﬁnished toppings in natural gray or white. Also suitable for diamond polishing for industrial use in malls, shops, hotels and museums, like the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa.
SCS Global Services Indoor Advantage™ Gold for VOC Emissions
Nearly all these MAPEI resinous and cementitious flooring products are certified compliant for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) emissions by SCS Global Services, an independent body. SCS Indoor Advantage Gold certifies compliance with the most rigorous indoor air quality emissions standards in North America – the CDPH/EHLB Method (CA 01350) v1.2-2017. To be certified, products must be independently tested following specific protocols for measuring VOC emissions. Indoor Advantage Gold ensures full compliance with the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) “Standard Method for the Testing and Evaluation of Volatile Organic Chemical Emissions from Indoor Sources.” Certification qualifies products to contribute to points under LEED v4, the Canada Green Building Council, the WELL Building Standard, Living Building Challenge and more. This certification can also qualify products under the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) and the Green Guide for Health Care for the low-emitting materials credits.
A successful installation requires proper surface preparation and project planning. Installers should carefully read all Technical Data Sheet (TDS) requirements. They should also consult our installation manuals and technical guides, or reach out to our Technical Services team for guidance. Click here to find out more about MAPEI’s Industrial Flooring Solutions.
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Founded in 1937 in Milan, MAPEI is now one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chemical products for the building industry and has contributed to the construction of some of the most important architectural and infrastructure works worldwide. With 89 subsidiaries operating in 57 countries and 81 manufacturing plants in 36 nations, MAPEI Group employs more than 10,600 staff worldwide. In 2020, MAPEI had a consolidated turnover of $2.8 billion Euros. The foundation for the success of the company is specialization, internationalization, research & development, and sustainability.
Headquartered in Deerfield Beach (Florida), MAPEI North America consists of the subsidiaries MAPEI Corporation (for the USA), MAPEI Inc. (for Canada) and MAPEI Caribe (for Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands), whose 18 facilities collectively have a workforce of more than 1,600 employees. MAPEI facilities have been certified to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards. An environmentally conscious manufacturer that reinvests 5% of its revenue into R&D, MAPEI offers training for architects, contractors, installers and distributors through the MAPEI Technical Institute. For more about MAPEI, visit www.mapei.com or call 1-800-42-MAPEI (1-800-426-2734).