Rust-Oleum Corp.

Dec. 19, 2005
Urethane floor coating protects against thermal shock
New from Rust-Oleum, ThermaKrete Urethane Concrete Coating provides extreme protection for concrete in the harshest industrial environments. Ideal for the food and beverage Industry, where concrete floors are subjected to dramatic temperature fluctuations or thermal shock, ThermaKrete seamlessly expands and contracts to resist cracking, according to the company.The smooth, long-lasting flooring surface provided by this coating ensures the safety of facility employees. It also provides durability for heavy traffic, resists bacterial contamination and decreases maintenance costs. Available in 3/16" or 1/4", this thick flooring "armor" shields against thermal shock, accommodating temperature fluctuations from -10°F to 240°F. ThermaKrete withstands caustic washdowns, heavy traffic, high impact, abrasion, chemicals and standing water contamination.Easy to mix and use, ThermaKrete can be applied on an entire facility floor, or for patch repairs, with limited prep time and easy application, minimal downtime and long life. Each three-component kit cures quickly (in less than 72 hours), even in cold conditions, and requires no primer or sealers. Only routine cleaning is necessary. Rust-Oleum's ThermaKrete reduces overall costs by reducing the largest cost of any flooring application — the labor to apply the coating.Given that it is water-based, solvent-free and low-odor, ThermaKrete is VOC-compliant. It can be used in USDA facilities based on FSIS Directive 11,000.4 (Rev. 1).ThermaKrete is recommended for extreme conditions of flooring for food, beverage, meat processing, cold storage and heavy industrial manufacturing areas. ThermaKrete Urethane Concrete Coating product lines include Self-Leveling Slurry, Trowel and Cove Mortar. Color choices are Tile Red or Light Gray. ThermaKrete is backed by a 2-year warranty — twice the industry standard.