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Concrete Dec 2017

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COATINGSPRO CONCRETE COVERED 2017 23 Rhino Linings (800) 422-2603 Rhino Linings A Houston, Texas, based manufacturer of composite frac plugs, used in hydraulic fracturing, purchased a new facility to house their growing operations. eir commitment to high quality and high performance products fueled their expectations for their new facility. e first step in bringing the new facility up to their standards was a complete resto- ration of all floors throughout the building, from the offices to the warehouse. For their 70,000 square foot concrete floor manufacturing space, the client was seeking a flooring solution that could exceed their specific facility needs, which included protection against abrasion and impact from fork lift traffic, protection from chemicals such as hydraulic oil, easily cleaned, and above all, have an aesthetically pleasing high gloss appearance to support their "pride of workman- ship" company mission. After seeing Rhino Linings' epoxy products in another facility, the manufacturer reached out to Rhino Linings to train their in-house team to perform the application. e Rhino Linings technical team came in and trained the internal team on surface preparation and product application. e team used that training to prep for and apply Rhino Linings Epoxy 200 and Rhino Linings CR Urethane. Epoxy 200 was selected for its extremely tough polymer structure and its ability to penetrate and seal substrates to protect against severe physical environ- ments; CR Urethane was selected as a complimentary top coat because of its high gloss and color retention properties, in addition to its superior abrasion and chemical resistance. e team began with extensive prep to guarantee the tenacious adhesion, for which Epoxy 200 is known. e prep included diamond grinding areas where existing coatings were present and blast tracking any areas of bare concrete, and they finished this process by performing extensive dust clean-up. Next, the team performed concrete crack repair throughout the space to ensure the final application would be smooth and that cracks would not cause issues in the future. Each crack was chased with a diamond grinder, dusted out and troweled in with Rhino Epoxy 405, a structural Epoxy Gel ideal for concrete repairs. Once the facility floor was prepped, they sectioned the space into manageable areas for better quality control and applied 15 mils of Epoxy 200 in a medium gray color as a base coat, followed by a 10 mil top coat of CR Urethane in a light gray color, in each section. e rookie crew of six men performed the 70,000 square foot flooring application in just over three weeks' time. e final appearance is the flawless glossy look that the manufac- turer required and the floor's quality has already proven itself. In the time since the application was finished, the floor has held up to the demands of the facility. ey have not seen any mars or scratches and have received numerous compliments on the continued outstanding appearance of their manufacturing facility. e manufacturer is pleased that with Rhino Linings epoxy and urethane products, there was no need to sacrifice appearance for the high performance they required. Company Profile: Rhino Linings SPONSORED CONTENT

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