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Elevation Awards Spotlight: Bakery Renovation

Monday, May 22, 2017

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With just days left to submit an entry for Durability + Design’s inaugural Elevation Awards, we will be counting down to the deadline (May 26) by featuring a select nomination each day, giving you a glimpse of the competition. Below is a selected nominee in the “Renovation/Retrofit” category.

Project: Commercial Bakery Renovation

The owners of a 700-square-foot commercial bakery facility in Washington, Pennsylvania, consulted with Covestro and Seman Contracting during a renovation project last spring. The vinyl sheet flooring that existed needed to be replaced with a coating material that was attractive, seamless and durable.

The team also had under three days to get the job done from start to finish.

Covestro

The owners of a 700-square-foot commercial bakery facility in Washington, Pennsylvania, consulted with Covestro and Seman Contracting during a renovation project last spring. The vinyl sheet flooring that existed needed to be replaced with a coating material that was attractive, seamless and durable.

The original concrete floor was placed 40 years ago, and after the vinyl- and adhesive-removal crews found some cracking and spalling in the concrete, the entire surface was cleaned, ground and profiled, and the cracks were chased and filled with a fast-curing epoxy mortar. This had to be done quickly so crews could get to the coating application process.

The coating chosen needed to give the owner a fast return-to-service; it needed to resist the abrasion from wheeled bakery carts, disinfecting chemicals and foot traffic; and it needed to have non-slip attributes.

After some consideration, they landed on a polyaspartic floor coating system, consisting of Covestro’s Desmophen and Desmodur polyurethane technology.

A two-component, epoxy-based vapor mitigation coating was applied first at 15-20 mils, then a pigmented two-component polyaspartic basecoat and a full broadcast of a four-color chip blend. Finally, two coats of clear polyaspartic topcoat were applied.

The result was a visually appealing, easy-to-clean surface that could withstand the traffic of a commercial bakery.

More Information

If you or one of your clients completed an exceptional project between Jan. 1, 2016, and March 1, 2017, be sure to get your nominations in the running at www.durabilityanddesign.com/elevation.

   

Tagged categories: Awards and honors; Coatings Technology; Concrete floor coatings; D+D Elevation Awards; Durability + Design; North America; Polyaspartic

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