Marine

IFPC Marine has served the maritime industry worldwide for 22 years. Projects range from small renovation assignments on private yachts to large indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts serving United States Navy vessels. Our staff's integrity, discipline, and high quality service has enabled IFPC Marine to maintain two separate IDIQ contracts with the U.S. government for exterior and interior decking for 20 and 15 years, respectively.

We offer a multitude of specialty coatings and products that include epoxy, enamel coating, water-based latex, and fire-retardant chlorinated systems, as well as sacrificial coatings for missile launchers. IFPC Marine professionals contain, prepare, and install decking materials such as vinyl, porcelain, and terrazzo. Whether installing teak decks, nonskid on flight decks, or laying carpet on ship interiors, IFPC Marine stands ready to meet your needs.

IFPC Marine specializes in:

  • Exterior Decking
    • Specialized Containment/Tenting
    • Surface Preparation
      • Shot Blasting
        • Abrasive Blasting
        • Centrifugal Vacuum Blasting
        • Handheld/Pneumatic Vacuum Blasting
      • Water Jetting
        • Ultra High Pressure (UHP) Surface Removal
        • UHP Portable Cutting
      • Power Tooling
    • Nonskid removal and replacement
  • Interior Decking

Case Studies

USS Gerald R. Ford - Shot Blasting

Newport News, VA - Under construction, 350,000 SF

Leading a new class of aircraft carrier, the Ford bears the label of a "supercarrier" and has quite a few design advantages for increased efficiency and better operations. Several sections of the flight deck have been altered from the layout of the Nimitz-class flight deck to improve aircraft handling, storage, and flow. Under contract with Huntington Ingalls Industries, IFPC Marine is preparing and installing the exterior decking on the ship's vast flight deck and hangar bay, as well as the interior decking. Using blast and recovery system (BRS) Vacuum Shot Blasting, technical specialists are preparing the surfaces for the critical decking necessary for the extreme conditions of flight take-offs and returns, as well as sea and weather forces. IFPC Marine staff skillfully use BRS, mindful of the environment, as these systems blast and collect spent abrasive, contaminants, and dust at the same time. The blast machinery varies in size from handheld/pneumatic devices to 7'x6' centrifugal equipment that can blast up to a 20" pattern.

USS John C. Stennis - Water Jetting

Naval Base Kitsap, Bremerton, WA - Completed 2014, 100,000 SF

Twenty-five IFPC Marine personnel travelled across the country to board this 20-year old Nimitz-class aircraft carrier to remove the decking material from the flight deck. Using water jetting technology, IFPC Marine completed this task within 60 days, as the ship needed to be ready for deployment, as well as meet U.S. Navy standards for an upcoming assessment by the Board of Inspection and Survey. The flight deck is 257 feet wide and 1,092 feet long, which is nearly four (4) football fields in length. Water jetting this surface prepares it for the installation of decking that has proper traction for launching and recovering aircraft. The Stennis accommodates 70 tactical aircraft and up to 6,200 Sailors and Marines.

Water Jetting Pump
Water Jetting Pump
Water Jetting Pump

USS Iwo Jima - Power Tooling

Norfolk, VA - Completed 2014

In order to meet the precise specifications and measurements of small and irregular spaces, IFPC Marine technicians use power tooling on all jobs. Most recently, under a contract with BAE Systems, our certified professionals used power tooling on the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, Iwo Jima, which supports the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) that maintains maritime security operations and theater security cooperation. To prepare the vessel for deployment to the Mediterranean, IFPC Marine removed rust, paint, and other coatings from finite surfaces from the aft bilge located under the machinery room. Ventilation and air exchange were limited in the extremely confined environment, and our technicians upheld standards of intrinsic safety, using non-explosive equipment and methods throughout the highly conductive and contaminated areas. IFPC Marine successfully met a tight schedule by working two shifts around the clock.

Nuclear Submarine USS Maryland

QED Systems Inc. awarded International Flooring a 4 month contract for the installation of 13,800sf of interior tile on the Ohio Class Nuclear Submarine USS Maryland (SSBN-738).

This contract was worked in Norfolk Naval Shipyard in 2015. Our production team, led by Leonard McCullough, accomplished another successful project as we cultivate our relationship with new valued client. Photo is the sister strategic missile submarine USS Ohio (SSGN 726) shown at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.

Nuclear Submarine USS Maryland
USS Bataan
USS Ford

USS Bataan

Client - BAE Systems.

IFPC provided containment and nonskid decking.

USS Ford

Client - Huntington Ingles- Newport News Shipbuilding.

IFPC provided containment and nonskid decking.

Federal Flooring & Surfacing

The IFPC team has a long history of supporting the United States government on land and sea. Our professional and technical staff has earned the company its reputation for integrity, discipline and the highest in quality services.

International Flooring and Protective Coatings, Inc. Specializes in:

  • Large Naval Ships
  • Military Bases
  • Government Hospitals and Specialty Facilities
  • Historical Housing and Buildings

Whether installing teak decks, nonskid on flight decks, laying carpet on ship interiors or installing granite in military housing, International Flooring and Protective Coatings, Inc. answers the call.

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Read an article about IFPC in the Stennis News >>

"I just want to tell you that the crew on #7 LCAC did an outstanding job on the non-skid decking. The Navy told me they wished that your men could do all the crafts! Rodney and Reggie are class act employees; they ran a tight ship and I appreciate all the hard work and a beautiful job. Thank you again."

Neil Lynch
SBS NSSA

IFPC's approved military-specified products:

  • MIL-PRF_24667 Epoxy Decking Systems
  • MIL-PRF-23236 High Performance Epoxy Systems
  • MIL-PRF-24647 Hull, Freeboard, and Superstructure Systems
  • MIL-PRF-24635 Enamel Coating Systems
  • MIL-DTL-24441 Mare Island Coating Systems
  • MIL-PRF-24596 Water Based Latex Systems
  • TT-P-645 Conventional Primer Systems
  • MIL-PRF-24607 Fire Retardant Chlorinated Systems
  • MIL-PRF-24763 High Performance Enamel Systems
  • MIL-D-3135 Terrazzo Deck Systems
  • MIL-S-24340 Marine Sealants
  • MIL-PRF-32170 Wear Resistant Deck Tiles
  • MIL-PRF-24613 Cosmetic Polymeric Deck Systems
  • MIL-DTL-15562 Electrical Grade Matting
  • ASTM-F-1066 Vinyl Deck Tiles
  • DD-C-95 Fire Retardant Wool Carpeting
  • ANSI A137.1 Porcelain Tile

Contact

International Flooring & Protective Coatings, Inc.

4675 E Princess Anne Rd.
Norfolk, VA 23502.

757-855-5286

757-853-5980

ssolomon@internationalflooring.com

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