Water-Based Aliphatic Urethane Floor Coatings Offer Resistance

The coatings line can help enhance the aesthetics of facilities such as aircraft hangars. Photo courtesy of Sherwin-Williams.

Coatings manufacturer Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings (Bolton, United Kingdom) is now offering water-based floor coatings with no hot-tire pickup and improved hot-tire staining resistance.

The AquArmor WBU coatings, which work on both floors and walls, deliver application and aesthetic characteristics that rival solvent-based products—with the added benefit of lower volatile organic compounds, according to the company.

Wet edge application properties help to minimize the potential for roller lap marks, ensuring a consistent gloss and satin sheen for the line’s two available finishes. After curing, the coatings also prevent tires from leaving excessive, permanent stains.

The line provides superior chemical-resistance properties, helping to enhance the aesthetics of automotive dealership showrooms, aircraft hangars, food and beverage facilities, warehouses, pharmaceutical processing facilities, and more.

Long recoating windows help with project scheduling while ensuring an increased bond between coating layers, the manufacturer explains. The coatings also have a short dry time, permitting foot traffic at 18 h, light traffic at 24 h, and wheeled traffic at 48 h—enabling fast returns to service. They are available in multiple finishes and custom colors.

Source: Sherwin-Williams, protective.sherwin-williams.com.