Aviation Flooring Ideas
The aerospace industry has high standards and rigorous demands in all areas. It’s especially true for the type of flooring used in aviation facilities. If you’re building a new aircraft hangar or have an existing one you would like to restore in Brisbane or Gold Coast, you need to hire our team at My Floor! Our premium floor coatings can withstand the harshest conditions of your hangar. We’ve also got flooring
solutions that are perfect for:
- Storage and installation locations
- Public spaces and concourses
- Aircraft repair hangars
- Manufacturing and assembly facilities
- Airport flooring
First, let’s focus on the type of floor you’ll need for busy aircraft maintenance hangars. As you can imagine, aircraft are quite heavy and bulky. That’s why you need a floor that’s resilient enough to withstand the weight and impact of your planes. Your hangar will also see lots of foot traffic from employees and technicians. You’ll also want to consider a floor that’s anti-slip to prevent trips and falls. Not only that, but skid-resistance also comes in handy if something spills.
Accidents and spills are a fact of life, and they’re bound to happen eventually. In an aircraft hangar, lots of dangerous chemicals and liquids are changing hands. At any given time, your floor could have jet fuel, solvents, and other aircraft fluids spilled onto it. Ideally, your floor should be resistant to both spills and chemicals.
Also, you need to consider the elements. When your hangar door is open, nature’s forces will start to creep in. It would be best if you had a floor that’s resistant to snow, sunlight, rain, and whatever else the elements can throw at you. It’s essential to have a foundation that will enjoy a long lifespan to save money in the long run.
For the airport and public spaces, you want floors that are:
- Easy to clean
- Reflective and visually pleasing
- Can withstand heavy foot traffic
For your assembly facilities, you’ll also need flooring that’s durable and resistant. Not only that, but high-impact resistance is a must should anything fall. There’s a lot of heavy machinery in assembly facilities, so your floor needs to be able to support it.
Common Problems In Aviation Flooring
Unfortunately, many aircraft hangars choose to use untreated, unsealed concrete. This is the wrong choice for many reasons. For one, concrete is a porous surface that can absorb liquids quite easily. As previously mentioned, aircraft hangars often have a lot of fluids involved. Jet fuel, solvents, and other liquids will stain and seep into your concrete.
Regular concrete is also not slip-resistant. Should your floor suffer a spill, employees are at risk of slipping on it. Traditional concrete is also not very durable or impact resistant. You can expect plenty of cracks, divots, and imperfections from all the heavy traffic. It’s also not the best choice to support your aircraft.
If you use regular concrete in your hangar, the floor can eventually become uneven. This poses a severe risk to your hangar personnel. It’s crucial to pick a resilient coating instead of traditional concrete. That way, you’ll enjoy all the fantastic benefits that our coatings offer. Now, let’s take a look at the best solutions from My Floor for aviation flooring!
At My Floor, our team excels in installing epoxy coatings and floors. Epoxy is a tough compound made from hardening agents and resins. It’s renowned for its incredible durability and long life. Epoxy is also highly reflective and decorative looking. Not only that, but you can add non-slip agents to the surface. That way, none of your employees will slip if your floor gets wet.
Epoxy coatings are wildly popular in aircraft hangars, assembly facilities, and public areas. That’s because they do it all when it comes to meeting the needs of aviation flooring. Epoxy coatings are:
- Chemically resistant. Epoxy coatings are non-porous, which means you won’t have to worry about spills seeping in. Any spills will stay on top of the surface. As long as you clean them up immediately, you will suffer no staining or penetration.
- Extremely durable and long-lasting. An epoxy floor can easily withstand the massive weight of your aircraft. Epoxy is also fantastic at absorbing high impacts with ease. As long as you properly maintain your floor, you’ll enjoy a long lifespan for your epoxy coating!
- Easy to clean and maintain. Since it’s non-porous, an epoxy coating is effortless to keep clean. All you need to do is sweep and dry mop, and you’re good to go!
- Shiny and decorative looking. This is why they’re great for public-facing areas at your airport. Epoxy is very reflective and shiny, which adds sophistication to your floor. Not only that, but it will bounce back ambient light, saving on your electricity bill!
Metallic epoxy is another form of an epoxy coating. It’s an epoxy coating with an extra metallic pigment additive. With metallic epoxy, you’ll enjoy all the benefits listed above from regular epoxy. The main difference is the decorative look you can achieve with the metallic pigment. There are tons of colours and designs available! Our fantastic team at My Floor can achieve dazzling swirls, clouds, and other patterns.
Metallic epoxy is an excellent choice for concourses and public-facing areas. Your guests are sure to look at your floor in amazement! Metallic epoxy is a great way to catch the eye and bring some sparkle to your airport floors. Metallic epoxy is easy to install and relatively affordable compared to other options. If you’d rather slap on a coating instead of grinding up your existing floor, this is a great option! If you run an airport in Brisbane, Gold Coast, or Sunshine Coast, reach out to us!
Finally, we have our grind and seal polished concrete. If your airport hangar or assembly facility has a concrete surface, this is a great choice. The process involves grinding back the top layers of the concrete slab. This will smooth out the surface, get rid of imperfections, and will fortify the floor. Not only that but grinding the slab will also expose aggregates. These are tiny pieces of stones inside the slab. Exposing the aggregates can achieve a decorative look.
A grind and seal system is very versatile. There are also many customizable options. You get full control over the level of gloss and aggregate exposure. For factory/maintenance areas, a low-level of gloss will suffice. For the public-facing sites, a high-gloss finish will look ritzy and pleasing.
Grind and seal systems feature the following benefits:
- Very durable. After we grind the concrete, we apply a top sealant that adds durability and resistance. The polished concrete will withstand the weight of your aircraft. It will also easily absorb high-impacts and spills.
- Chemically resistant. No worries about jet fuel soaking into your concrete anymore! The top sealant is non-porous so that nothing will seep inside.
- Non-slip additive is available. If you’re adding a grind and seal system to your hangar or assembly facility, non-slip is a must. Grind and seal systems are great because we can add a non-slip additive to the surface with ease.
- Is highly reflective and decorative. Grind and seal systems look very decorative with exposed aggregate and high-gloss. Your guests will love the reflective surface!
- Easy to keep clean. Just like epoxy, you won’t have any trouble cleaning your floors. Sweep and dry mop daily, and your floor will stay shiny forever!
As you can see, we have a ton of fantastic flooring solutions for the aerospace industry. Whether you’re looking for flooring for your hangar or concourse, we’ve got it all at My Floor! Don’t wait to try us out today if you need aviation flooring in the following areas:
– Gold Coast
– Sunshine Coast
We feature free estimates for all new projects! Please don’t wait to give us a call today at 1300 693 566 to speak with one of our professionals now!
Grind and Seal Systems Feature the Following Benefits:
After we grind the concrete, we apply a top sealant that adds durability and resistance. The polished concrete will withstand the weight of your aircraft. It will also easily absorb high-impacts and spills.
No worries about jet fuel soaking into your concrete anymore! The top sealant is non-porous so that nothing will seep inside.
If you’re adding a grind and seal system to your hangar or assembly facility, non-slip is a must. Grind and seal systems are great because we can add a non-slip additive to the surface with ease.
No chemicals stand a chance of penetrating your epoxy coating or floor! No matter what type of chemicals you use at your plant, epoxy is seamless enough to stop them in their tracks. As long as you clean up any spills quickly, you won’t have any problems at all!
Grind and seal systems look very decorative with exposed aggregate and high-gloss. Your guests will love the reflective surface!
Just like epoxy, you won’t have any trouble cleaning your floors. Sweep and dry mop daily, and your floor will stay shiny forever!
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Top 10 reasons to choose My Floor
Floor solutions are delicate processes that take professionals to do correctly. That’s why you need to hire our team at My Floor. We’re by far the most experienced and reputable floor solution company in Queensland. You’ll be in great hands when you choose us, and there are many reasons why. Here are the top factors why we’re the best concrete polishing company out there today:
14 years in the business
My Floor is here for the long-term. We got started in 2009, and we’re not going anywhere anytime soon. In fact, we continue to grow and expand each year that we’ve been in business. Our longevity is due to our expertise and excellent service. We have superior product knowledge, and we’ve even crafted our own signature flooring solutions. Our team members have also mastered the art of problem-solving on the fly. As a result, we’re able to handle any issue that we encounter with total ease.
Small enough to care, large enough to deliver
We have a total of 8 team members at our company. To us, it’s the perfect sweet spot for us and our customers. We’re small enough to give a very personal touch while large enough to tackle giant projects. Our team can handle tasks that range in size from 20m2 to 20000m2. We provide commercial, residential, and industrial services, all with equal quality and dedication.
Stellar Google reviews
All it takes is one quick internet search to realize how great of a reputation we have. Currently, My Floor boasts almost 100 reviews with a 4.8 average score. All our reviews are candid and totally authentic. We believe our reviews speak for themselves, so don’t be shy about checking them out!
We add value with no complications
Whether our flooring solutions are for your business or home, we add serious value to our clients. Our polished concrete will save you money on electricity and energy, as well as add value to your home. For industrial environments, our no-slip coatings will keep your employees safe and protected. We’re in the business of adding value without complicating matters. The same can’t be said for our competitors!
Most of the companies that you’ll find in Queensland are not certified. At My Floor, we boast our QBCC license, which allows us to carry out concrete coatings and polishing. It’s another mark of our professionalism and expertise.
Ongoing support for our clients
Our services don’t end when we finish with your flooring solution. We’ll educate you on adequately maintaining your floor, and we can perform minor repairs and fixes for you. We value you as our client, and it’s our goal to secure your long-term business. That’s why we won’t hesitate to go above and beyond for you.
Professional team support
We boast incredible attention to detail in our services. We also keep an open line of communication with our team and clients. You’ll always be able to get a hold of us if you have any questions or concerns.
We have rigorous measures in place to ensure our quality stays the same every time. Our project managers mean business, and they check up on all our job sites. They’ll also keep in touch with you to ensure your satisfaction during the entire process.
We’ll consult with you in great detail on what you want out of your flooring solutions. That way, you’ll have complete control over how your flooring installation goes.
Specialists will provide you with extra knowledge
We’ve been in business for 14 years, and we’ve accrued tons of knowledge during that time. Educating our clients is also a big part of what we do, so don’t be shy about asking questions!