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What to Look for in Airport Hangar Flooring

Airport hangar flooring has come a long way. What was once a primitive garage to shield the aircrafts from the elements is now a true work of art. Airport hangars are a beauty, most kept in pristine condition.

 

A key part of the airport hangar aesthetic is the flooring, and you want it to be perfect. If you are in the market for the best airport hangar flooring, here are some considerations to keep in mind:

 

·      Abrasion Resistance: Airplane hangars see a ton of foot traffic and extremely heavy loads. From airplanes, to ancillary vehicles, to people and luggage, the hangar flooring must be able to handle everything it’s up against, without scarring, cracks, or stains.

 

·      Stain & Chemical Resistance: Speaking of spills… you know what airplanes need a lot of? Fuel! Whatever hangar flooring solution is chosen, it must be able to withstand fuel, grease, oil, and other chemicals. This is why plain concrete is a poor flooring choice for airplane hangars; many chemicals and fuel with leak into the concrete and create permanent stains that no scrubbing can remove.

 

·      Ultra-violet Ray Resistance: Remember when that beautiful new floor was sparkly and white? Not all coatings are created equally, and some will yellow and discolor overtime. Not only does this ruin the aesthetic of the airport hangar, but it can also make it difficult to see spills and dirt on the floor.

 

·      Slip Resistance: Again, not all airport flooring solutions are created equal and some are more slip resistant that others. Finding a flooring solution that is high in slip resistance is a key safety issue for both passengers and workers in the hangar.

Interested in aviation flooring solutions? The experts at T.W. Hicks Inc. in Denton, Texas has been in the industry for over 20 years, and we’d love to talk you through the flooring solution that is right for you!