Fire fighters, police officers, rescue workers, and other public safety personnel have devoted their lives to serving their communities, often putting themselves in harm’s way to help others. The facilities where they work are fast-paced, dynamic environments that rely on efficient layouts and rapid response to function well. No time can be lost tripping over damaged floor tiles or slipping in spills, so having fire and public safety flooring that is durable, strong, and safe is of critical importance. And since these facilities are typically built with taxpayer money, it is more important than ever to invest in a flooring system that requires little maintenance for a low lifetime cost.
Tennant Flake RB (Random Broadcast) is a three layer, cost effective, UV-resistant decorative flake system. A background color of epoxy is applied, followed by a broadcast of randomly scattered decorative vinyl flakes.
Tennant Heavy Duty Quartz is a six layer, nominal 1/4" decorative epoxy mortar system, used to resurface interior concrete floors. A quartz broadcast is applied covering the entire floor, providing a decorative and durable flooring system with texture. This UV-resistant system is available in either a gloss or satin finish. Choose from a wide variety of textures, solid quartz and quartz blend color options.
Eco-Crete SL Quartz DB (Double Broadcast) is a three layer system with a double broadcast of decorative quartz. A cementitious urethane slurry is applied direct to concrete with a broadcast of decorative quartz. Next, a coat of epoxy is applied with a second broadcast of decorative quartz. This light stable system is used to resurface lightly eroded interior concrete floors in areas that require thermal shock resistance and additional texture for added slip resistance. It is available in either a gloss or satin finish.
Tennant Flake DQF (Decorative Quartz Flake) is a four layer system. This UV-resistant system includes one layer of a decorative quartz broadcast, topped with a layer of decorative vinyl flake. Both broadcasts cover the entire floor. Choose from a wide variety of solid flake or quartz colors and quartz or flake blend options.
Tennant Flake SB (Single Broadcast) is a four layer system with a broadcast of vinyl decorative flake that covers the entire floor. This UV-resistant system is available in either a gloss or satin finish. Choose from a wide variety of textures, solid flake and flake blend color options.
Tennant Heavy Duty Flake is a six layer, nominal 1/4" decorative epoxy mortar system used to resurface interior concrete floors. A vinyl flake broadcast is applied, covering the entire floor, to provide a decorative flooring system with texture. This UV-resistant system is available in either a gloss or satin finish. Choose from a wide variety of textures, solid flake and flake blend color options.
A five coat, nominal 1/8 inch – 3/16 inch, semi self-leveling methyl methacrylate (MMA) system with a single quartz or flake broadcast, sealed with two UV-stable MMA topcoats
Tennant Quartz TQ (Troweled Quartz) is a five layer, nominal 3/16" system that uses a high solids epoxy mixed with colored quartz aggregate, which is troweled applied. This thick, UV-resistant system provides a beautiful and durable floor, available in either a satin or gloss finish. Choose from a wide variety of textures and troweled quartz color options.
Tennant Shop Floor DB (Double Broadcast) is a four layer, nominal 1/8" system, with a double broadcast of silica sand. This satin finish workhorse system provides additional thickness and more durability for high traffic and high abuse areas.
Tennant Wall DF (Decorative Flake), is a four layer, UV-resistant wall system. Colored vinyl flake chips are broadcast onto the wall. This system is both beautiful and durable and has a satin finish.
Tennant Wall TQ (Troweled Quartz), is a seven layer wall system. Colored quartz aggregate is mixed with an epoxy and troweled onto the wall. This creates a thick, durable and beautiful system, available in either a gloss or satin finish.
A fire could happen at any time, and the personnel at fire stations are in a constant state of alert and preparedness, ready to leap into action at a moment’s notice. In addition to being able to withstand the constant pressure of heavy fire engines and equipment, a fire safety floor must also be impervious to hot tire pickup, a phenomenon in which the sealant of a flooring system is pulled up by hot vehicle tires.
Fire department flooring should also help alleviate slip and fall incidents and be durable enough to withstand the impact of potentially dropped equipment. When the alarm sounds, there’s no time for the crew to be worried about slipping on a wet floor or damaging the flooring system with a dropped tool.
A durable resinous epoxy or urethane floor coating can be far stronger than an untreated concrete slab, and provides an easy-to-clean virtually seamless surface, and effectively withstands abrasion and impact. All these factors go into providing a safer, more reliable surface for the brave men and women who risk their lives protecting us, as they work and handle their equipment.
The floors installed in police stations and other public safety facilities serve dual purposes: in addition to being utilitarian and functional, they should also be attractive and high quality. While these facilities are utilized in different ways, a primary objective is to help facilitate interactions between public safety officers and community members. To make the best possible impression, a clean, well-maintained floor is paramount. And because these facilities’ services are in constant demand, there isn’t a lot of downtime for repairs, so the system must tolerate wear and tear exceptionally well.
From parking and maintenance garages, to holding cells, restrooms and locker rooms, police station floors receive a lot of foot and vehicle traffic. Seamless flooring can help keep these areas clean and aid against bacteria growth, and with proper added textures, they can help aid prevent slip and fall incidents. In busy, 24/7 public facilities, highly chemical resistant, non-absorptive surfaces able to withstand exposure to a broad range of spilled substances as well as harsh sanitizing agents supports the wellbeing and safety of building occupants, while simultaneously providing taxpayers with excellent long-term flooring value.
The Tennant Company family, including our floor maintenance equipment and Tennant Coatings divisions, is committed to local volunteerism and global stewardship. We salute the incredible work and sacrifice of firefighters, police officers, EMTs, rescue workers, and others, who work hard every day to help keep our communities healthy and safe.
A long-lasting epoxy or other resinous floor coating like those produced by Tennant Coatings helps keep our public servants’ work environment safe and hygienic. In addition to offering a choice of decorative patterns, colored flake and quartz blends, these floors can also be made to include a logo, mascot image, crest, or other mark of community spirit. For more details, contact a Tennant Coatings expert Today.
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