High-Performance Floor Coatings
Hi-Build Epoxy Coating System Specs
- Prepare surface by Shotblast method- Shotblasting, we and most in the industry have found, is by far the best and neatest way to prepare a concrete floor for any type of topping or coating. Shotblasting is a dust-free process in which blast-head shoots steel shot at the concrete which removes the dirt and contaminants. The blast-head (which is self-contained recycles the shot and send the dirt and contaminants into a self-contained dust collector, which is then emptied into any sort of, trash receptacle for disposal. Generally after the shotblasting process is completed, the concrete has a profile that is clean and white. The concrete substrate is now ready to accept an epoxy topping.
- Prime surface with DF-2662 100% solids epoxy primer. DF-2662 is a 2 component 100% solids epoxy material that penetrates into and anchors itself on a shotblasted concrete surface. Our primers also have elongation properties greater than that of concrete, this prevents chipping and cracking and also allows for slight movement in the substrate.
- Fill cracks with DF-3680 Low Modulus Epoxy Gel. After the primer is cured we fill the cracks so when the topcoat is put down they are eliminated and you have a seamless surface. This material is a non-shrink 100% solids epoxy gel that cures to a compressive strength of 9,000 psi.
- Seal System with DF-1282 100% solids Hi-Build Epoxy- After the resurfaced floor is ground and swept we seal the floor with a coat of hi-build epoxy coating. Our coatings are all 100% solids epoxy-which basically means no solvents and no shrinkage. This two component coating is mixed and the applied with notched squeegees to insure a uniform spreading of the material. We then back-roll the material to insure a uniform finish.
NOTE: In step 5 we can install an aggregate to give a non-slip texture.