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Coated Floors and Thermal Shock: Why It Matters

Thermal shock is the term used to describe different parts of an object expanding at different rates due to rapid fluctuations in temperature.  When a floor is coated, ideally the coating becomes a part of the floor.  Since many coatings are made of materials other than concrete, (think epoxies and polyaspartics) they expand at different rates than concrete.  If your floor is subject to rapid temperature fluctuations, like what occurs when commercial kitchens hot pressure wash, or if hot grease were to spill, the wrong floor coating will fail.

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