Airplane Hangars & Jet Hangars
From privately-owned hangars to large government complexes, when it comes to hangar flooring, the same basic considerations apply to all:
- Light reflectivity— Depending upon the epoxy floor finish selected for either military or commercial settings, the level of light reflectivity of the floor surface can improve illumination above and underneath aircraft, and it reduces the need for additional light fixtures, thereby helping to curb energy costs. Overall visibility is improved, even as mechanics work beneath large aircraft fuselage and wings, allowing foreign object debris (FOD) to be easily spotted on the clean surface and removed.
- Chemical Resistance—The presence of special aviation fuels and advanced fire resistant hydraulic fluids like Skydrol, not to mention lubricants, hot tires and corrosive clean-up liquids, is the norm in air hangars. Flooring must be capable of withstanding both short and longer-term exposure to these substances without deterioration or staining.
- Abrasion Resistance—Hangar flooring must have superior high wear properties against scratches and scrapes caused by dropped nuts and bolts, dragged tools or equipment.
- Bond and Tensile Strength—Heavy aircraft and point loads mean air hangar flooring must be tenaciously bonded to the concrete substrate, while simultaneously offering the right amount of flexibility and internal coating strength to withstand the extreme conditions found in aviation hangars
- Easy Cleaning and Maintenance—Hangar floor areas can range for 2,500 sq. ft. to 250,000 sq. ft. and larger. Such expanses require floors that are economical and extremely quick and simple to maintain.