Epoxy floor coatings are used for commercial and industrial flooring. These coatings by Deco Polymer are usually applied over concrete flooring to offer a high performance, smooth and durable surfaces that are long lasting and can endure huge loads. Many industrial sites, commercial buildings and warehouses depend on epoxy flooring to have clean and safe conditions for workers, equipment and stock.
How is the coating prepared?
An epoxy coating needs a clean and porous surface to work on properly. Epoxy may not be bonded to sealed or polished concrete. You need to cure the concrete as well. Before the epoxy flooring coating is applied, it is essential to patch and fix the major cracks and chips in the concrete surface and to get rid of all the grease. If the concrete is old, then you need to test the surface for the preceding layers of epoxy that may have been applied in all these years. In order to test for sealant, you need to pour small amount water on the floor. It should be absorbed by the surface. If it doesn’t, then it has been sealed and may not be ideal for epoxy coating. Before the application of epoxy coating, ensure that the temperature is also ideal and pay heed to all the recommendations by the manufacturer. Improper temperature can lead the epoxy to bubble and peel. This substance is a two part liquid that can be mixed before being applied. Once you have mixed the product, you have very limited time to apply the coating before it hardens.
Epoxy primer formulas
On the basis of the product being applied, you may also need to apply an epoxy primer and finisher coat. The primer that has to be applied is just like paint and should be allowed to settle for a few hours before the epoxy can be used. In order to apply the primer, you need to cover the floor with a thin layer of water and then spread the primer with the help of a roller pin on a pole, dispersing it out in a thin layer on the floor. Allow the primer to dry and then a second coat should be applied over it. The finisher should also be applied in the same way as the primer but no water layer is needed here.
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