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Give your elevator a lift with a resinous floor system designed specifically for elevator cab floors

May 13, 2020

Give your elevator a lift with a resinous floor system designed specifically for elevator cab floors

Give Your Elevator a Lift with Duraamen Elevator Floor Systems

A resinous floor system designed specifically for elevator cab floors

When having flooring installed in your facility, office space, store, or apartment property, it's easy to overlook the passenger elevator cab flooring. Because tenants, customers, and employees often enter and exit with a ride on your elevator, the interior design and the floor of your elevator can leave a lasting impression on visitors. Elevator flooring is especially important in New York City and urban areas where there are a great many highrise buildings.

Freight elevators in manufacturing facilities, highrises, airports, hospitals, train stations, and the like, receive a considerable amount of abuse with their heavy lifting and supply duties. They are the life-blood of any multi-floor property or manufacturing facility.

All types of elevators require extra-tough flooring that can withstand heavy loads, impacts, abrasions. From foot traffic, shopping carts, wheelchairs, suitcases palette loads, and more, elevator flooring has to be tough.

An elevator flooring system needs should be available in multiple design options. It should have several colors, texture, and performance property options. Whether you're trying to match the interior design of an entire floor, remodeling a space, or just remodeling just the elevator, there's a resinous floor to meet your design needs. From bright and solid colors to dazzling quartz, subdued resin chips, and brilliant metallic designer options, epoxy coatings cover luxury passenger elevator applications to the most industrial, heavy-duty lifts.

An elevator floor needs to be low-maintenance and must meet or exceed building codes, elevator weight and design requirements, and government accessibility requirements. Chemical resistance and semi-flexible coatings to withstand harsh environments and high traffic are desirable attributes in an elevator floor. Duraamen's Elevator Floor System meets these needs.


Resin chip, Self-leveling epoxy flooring has been freshly installed in this New York City elevator cab.

Duraamen's Elevator Floor System

Our Elevator Floor System is a customizable system of products created to meet or exceed the stringent demands placed upon a floor by heavily used elevators. Two general types of resin seamless floor coatings are offered as part of the system:

Self-leveling Epoxy flooring is a cost-effective and popular flooring option for elevators. There are several options to choose from that meet the needs of industrial facilities, retail stores, luxury apartment buildings, and office space elevators.

Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) coatings are among the most hardwearing available options. MMA coatings are widely used in industrial and outdoor elevator applications. They're semi-flexible, so they withstand impacts and freeze-thaw conditions, making them perfect for freight elevators, high-volume passenger elevators, manufacturing facility elevators, parking garage elevators, and outdoor lifts.

Self-leveling Epoxy

Our self-leveling epoxy coating is highly versatile. It may be purchased pre-colored, or you may buy color paks separately for mixing on-site; and because it's self-leveling, it doesn't require troweling. Install Self-leveling epoxy with an integral cover base for elevator cabs requiring a seamless wall to floor coating.

Beautiful quartz aggregate or stylish and functional resin chips may be added to the systems to further your design while adding anti-slip capabilities.

Always broadcast on top of still-wet epoxy, resin chips are available in a variety of colors and sizes. Quartz aggregate, however, may be broadcast on top of the wet epoxy, or integrally mixed with the epoxy before application. Our brilliant quartz aggregate, known as Kwortz, is available in a variety of colors as well.

To finish and protect your new elevator floor, seal it with a standard polyurethane topcoat (Perdure P72, Perdure P90), or a chemical resistant polyurethane (Perdure U90) topcoat. All topcoats are available in gloss or satin finishes. For anti-slip flooring, add our anti-skid additive to your choice of topcoat.

The choices are yours. Whether you integrate quartz, resin chips, or just an epoxy colorant, the result will be a reliable, durable, elevator cab epoxy floor that can withstand many years of foot and wheel traffic, impacts, abrasions, and routine abuse.


This elevator cab in NYC is having its plywood floor prepared for the installation of an epoxy coating.


Epoxy coating has been applied to the floor of this NYC elevator cab.

Methyl Methacrylate (MMA)

MMA is even more stout than our epoxy coatings. While it's sometimes used in passenger elevators, it's toughness makes it a perfect choice for freight elevators that need to endure massive abuse.

MMA resin has the highest bond strength to the substrate of nearly any other floor coating. The bonding property of MMA resins is so strong that the coats bond to themselves and the substrate virtually as if they were the same solid material. The application of fresh MMA resin creates a surface that almost nothing can effect once the top coating is in place.

Additionally, no substrate preparation is needed, and the existing floor material does not require removal. MMA floors are not affected by temperature and are quick to install, granting freight elevators a fast return to service.

Maintenance is ultra-minimal with these durable floors. They are impervious and waterproof floors that liquids, solids, oils, and other industry-related substances do not affect. If additional protection is needed, additives contributing to antimicrobial properties are available. Slip-resistance is customizable, as is the thickness of the floor. Like epoxy coatings, MMA floors can also be colored in a variety of ways utilizing colored flakes, quartz sands, or pigments, which can be decorative or anti-slip. MMA floors are sealed with our Macylex S26 MMA topcoat.

Duraamen is Your Elevator Flooring Expert

We're experts in industrial, retail, office, and residential flooring. Providing attractive, high-end, professional-grade, floor products is only part of our job. We also offer technical support and project consultations to business owners, property managers, installers, architects, and homeowners. Purchase products from our online store, or contact us directly for a free consultation or to be referred to an installer near you.

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Company: Duraamen Engineered Products Inc.

Product: MMA Resins






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