Autocam’s newest plant

Autocam’s newest plant

When Autocam Medical of Kentwood, Michigan wanted a new white epoxy floor for one of their facilities, they knew just the right resource for the job: Xtreme Engineered Floor Systems of nearby Hudsonville, Michigan.

Eight years earlier, the global maker of surgical implants and other highly engineered products put Xtreme to the test. They had them apply their V-8 Hybrid XT (Xtra Tough) resinous floor coating in white to an 8,000 sq. ft. production space to see if it could maintain its appearance.

Since then, the V-8 Hybrid XT in white has been their product of choice. It’s the only coating that has not “yellowed” over time. It is still white!

Given this success, Xtreme got the go ahead from Autocam to install a solid white floor on the company’s new, 80,000 sq. ft. facility.

The team started by mechanically profiling the floor using grinders and a shot blaster. This process abrades or roughens the surface to make sure any new coating adheres strongly. At the same time, the crew cut out joints and patched or filled any low areas to ensure a level floor.

Mechanical grinder aided profiling

Mechanical grinder aided profiling

Priming the floor would be key. Xtreme reached again for Hybrid XT from V-8 High Performance Floors. This resinous floor coating is versatile, durable and easy to install. What’s more, it will not yellow.

For the primer application, the Xtreme installers used the steel-trowel method to make sure the floor was fully sealed to prevent outgassing.

The next layer? A 16-mil coat of Hybrid XT resinous floor coating pigmented in white. This coat achieved the glass-smooth finish in non-yellowing, solid white that the client had specified.

“If future orders are any indication, Autocam certainly appreciated our efforts,” said Ross VanWieren, Technical Support for Xtreme Engineered Floor Systems.

“Since this installation, the medical device maker relied on us exclusively for floor applications, including their 10,000 sq. ft. facility in Indiana.”

The success that Xtreme Engineered Floor Systems had in meeting the needs of Autocam should come as no surprise. With over 23 years of installations covering more than 50 million square feet, they know floor coatings, concrete polishing and line striping like few others.

Smooth, non-yellowing floor in pure white

Smooth, non-yellowing floor in pure white

Going the extra mile has made Xtreme the “go-to” floor coating contractor in West Michigan.

When you need floor coatings or concrete polishing, it pays to go to Xtreme. Dedicated to quality, value and service, we bring decades of experience to every project. Rely on Xtreme Engineered Floor Systems for decorative and industrial floor coatings, concrete polishing and safety line striping.

Expert surface preparation is always part of the package. Before installing your new floor, count on us for epoxy floor removals, floor paint removals, tile flooring removals and VCT tile removals. Followed by taking great care in the mechanical prep work, which includes diamond grinding and shot blasting every floor.

No challenge is too big, and no detail is too small. Our focus on customer satisfaction led us to formulate our line of seamless floor coatings—V-8 High Performance Floors. Our proprietary X-Shine Concrete Polishing System also brings new benefits to those who place their trust in us.

You’re invited to see Xtreme’s many floor coatings and polished concrete systems as applied to real-world environments. Visit our showroom at our 20,000 sq. ft. facility in Hudsonville, Michigan.