NeverStrip Thin Film Systems have less than 20 mils of thickness. A piece of paper is about 2 mils.
NeverStrip Thin Film Systems are single coat or have a thin, clear, non-yellowing topcoat, such as:
– NeverStrip Gloss, NeverStrip Satin, NeverStrip Matte two-part, aliphatic water-based urethane coatings
– NeverStrip High Solids Urethane 93% solids, moisture cured urethane
– NeverStrip Stone, Terrazzo and Concrete Seal with NeverStrip Micron Primer for a NeverStrip Micron Polished appearance and performance
– NeverStrip Extreme Performance, NeverStrip’s Polyaspartic coating
– NeverStrip UV Hard Surface Gloss and NeverStrip Hard Surface SemiGloss for those applications demanding Instant use and full cure
Thin Film systems often incorporate a primer, color or metallic application, concrete stain and/or broadcast vinyl flake. These systems can be applied to a wide range of hard surface and resilient flooring.
Don’t mistake “thin with not as good. NeverStrip’s Thin Fil Systems can be durable, long lasting and be some of NeverStrip’s highest performing systems.
Common applications for NeverStrip Thin Film Systems include:
– Retail (Specialty Retail)
– Health Care (Patient, Exam Rooms and Hallways)
– Education (Hallways, Classrooms, Labs and Dining Halls
– Restrooms (Tile and Grout with Ceramic Bond)
– Not always wet environments like a commercial kitchen or shower
NeverStrip Single Coat Thin Film System
A single coat system is most common with applications on resilient, tile and grout and terrazzo flooring. Single coat systems are typically urethane based. The flooring surfaces are not porous. Most single coat systems are clear coatings including NeverStrip Gloss, NeverStrip Satin, NeverStrip Matte, NeverStrip High Solids Urethane, and Never Strip Instant Film coatings-Gloss, SemiGloss, Satin and Matte.
VCT, LVT, sheet vinyl, ceramic and porcelain are typical flooring surfaces for a single coat thin film system.
NeverStrip Multi-Coat Thin Film Systems
A thin film multi-coat system is typically used when two or more different coatings (with varied characteristics) are used to achieve the desired appearance and performance requirements. There are endless combination possibilities of NeverStrip coatings with colors, sheens, in-use time, stain, textures, durability and traction.
A common, workhorse two or three coat system is a NeverStrip pigmented epoxy primer with a colored urethane middle coat with a clear topcoat or a colored primer coat with a colored urethane topcoat.
The primer’s job is to hide the floor with outstanding adhesion. The middle coat is typically to provide the desired color or to add flakes. The topcoat delivers the sought after sheen, length of service, traction, cleanability and stain, abrasion, scratch resistance.
The multi-coat system to choose is a function of many variables. NeverStrip Floor Coatings Authorized Dealer is ready to work through options with customers, architects and designers to select the “best” choice.
NeverStrip Concrete Stain Thin Film System
Concrete stain floors are popular. Concrete stain walk-off is not! NeverStrip clear topcoats typically prevent concrete stain walk-off.
NeverStrip has two different concrete stain systems.
NeverStrip urethane-based stains deliver a consistent, single color translucent appearance across the entire floor. There are 7 available stain colors.
NeverStrip water-based staines provide a “modeled” look, with varied appearance from foot to foot to foot. The weather-based stains often are paired together with 2 or even three stain colors providing more complexity, accents and one-of-a-kind design.
A NeverStrip stain system does not stop with the stain. A system always has a clear, durable, non-yellowing topcoat to deliver concrete stain performance second to none in the marketplace.
NeverStrip topcoat choices are extensive. NeverStrip does not offer acrylic topcoats, which wear away and often result in concrete stain walk-off.
These stain systems can be applied anywhere concrete floors exist. It is common to see NeverStrip Concrete Stain Thin Film System in specialty retail and restaurants. The NeverStrip Micron and Instant Film products allow these systems to be used even in 24/7 environments.
NeverStrip Metallic Thin Film System
A NeverStrip Metallic System is the most artistic, one-of-a-kind resinous flooring system available in the marketplace. This system allows for unparalleled creativity and uniqueness, while not compromising performance.
There are no inherent limitations where these systems can be used but typically they will be installed where a sense of uniqueness and flare are desired. Restaurants and specialty retail are popular locations for metallic solutions.
These systems are multi-layered as follows:
– NeverStrip Extreme Performance Topcoat
– NeverStrip Epoxy 100 Clear with desired Metallic coats
– NeverStrip Epoxy Primer or Concrete Primer 100 in black
NeverStrip Tile and Grout Thin Film System
NeverStrip Tile and Grout Thin Film System has been proved in hundreds, if not thousands of applications for the past 8+ years. It is an ultimate tile and grout restoration solution providing wall-to-wall protective barrier against urine, harsh cleaners and soil.
Schools, office buildings, factories, recreational centers and restaurants have installations in place with superb results and satisfaction.
This solution incorporates the NeverStrip family of cleaners, grout color sealers, water-based urethanes and Ceramic Bond. Sheens can range from a High Gloss west look to Satin to Matt (no sheen). NeverStrip Gip and Resin Grip can be incorporated to enhance traction.