Pasquick technology from Covestro makes coating floors
of industrial and public buildings easier and less
time-consuming than conventional processes, while
delivering results that are just as long-lasting and high
Floors in industrial and commercial buildings or in
public spaces are exposed to extreme wear and tear.
Day after day, any number of people walk on them; ve-
hicles roll over them; they are cleaned with chemical
substances and are often exposed to temperature
Floor coatings must not only meet these require-
ments, but also fulfill the wishes of building owners and
operators for low-cost application and for the spaces to
be usable again as soon as possible after renovation is
Covestro has developed a pioneering solution that
meets these requirements and offers a number of ad-
ditional advantages. Pasquick technology makes coating
floors easier and less time-consuming than conventional
processes, while delivering results that are just as
long-lasting and high in quality.
Advantages along the value-added
Contardo Pafumi, head of marketing for building appli-
cations in Covestro’s Coatings, Adhesives, Specialties
“Building owners and operators benefit just as
much from the technology as architects, civil
engineers and, of course, floor coating
specialists. Eliminating one of the coating steps
saves contractors time and labor costs. Thanks
to the rapid curing, they can apply several coats
of such floor coatings in a single day using
Application thus takes place at room temperature,
under less time pressure and with no additional
The coatings also allow complete renovations as
quickly as possible so the building can go back into use.
Owners and operators thus benefit from lower lost
The floor coatings are long-lasting and robust, but
also flexible. They are lightfast, weather-resistant and
have crack-bridging capabilities.
Floor coating at Ave Maria
Ave Maria University in Naples, Florida, U.S.A., is an
example of the durability of polyaspartic coatings.
When the private university was founded in 2007, a
concrete floor with a total area of 70,000 ft² (approx.
6,500 m² meters) had to be provided with an extremely
long-lasting, yet affordable coating with a marble look.
After diamond-polishing the floor and utilizing the
acid stain, the Crown Concrete and Cutting Edge Concrete
companies applied the coating. Thanks to the rapid
curing, they were able to apply the second coat just a
few hours later.
Acid stain prior to application promotes good adhe-
sion of the coating and provides the desired marble
Despite the tight time frame, work was completed
in time for the university’s grand opening. The scratch-re-
sistant coating has retained its glossy finish over the
years and is also easy to clean.
Long-Lasting And Cost-
Efficient Floor Sealant
Contractors World International Vol 7 No 5