TOUGHEST EPOXY FLOORING ON EARTH!
This epoxy floor system is a whopping 30 mils thick and designed for high forklift traffic and high tonnage vehicles such as dump trucks, buses, semis, large jets and steel wheel traffic. This extra heavy duty industrial epoxy system is perfect for repair shops and body shops where heavy equipment and tools are used and dropped on a continuous basis. Can handle daily caustic wash downs and high repetitive traffic such as in most production facilities. This is a turnkey package that can be applied by inhouse staff with no prior experience required. Includes the high performance primer( if you stopped at this layer you would still have a tougher floor most other epoxy systems you can buy), our Heavy Tonnage super duty floor epoxy, mixing wands, rollers, mixing buckets and 18" calibrated application squeegee.
If the epoxy coatings you've used in the past failed prematurely or if you want to avoid this from happening on your first try then this is your answer. With an abrasion loss rating of just 3 mgs(the lower the number the better) there's simply nothing that can resist wear and impacts better. We see some epoxies touted as Industrial Grade with abrasion loss ratings of 25mgs and higher. Once you get over 25mgs you're no better off than using Semi Gloss wall paint from your local Home Improvement Store.
Typically this floor epoxy will handle loads up to a 100 tons. When fully cured is super hard with a hardness rating of Shore-D 90. To put that in perspective, hard hats are typically rated at between 75-85. It also has a compressive strength of 13,600psi, many times stronger than the concrete it's going on and has excellent high impact resistance. We've actually drove forklifts with the blades down over this floor with no adverse effects. This is why we call it the toughest epoxy on earth and makes this epoxy flooring perfect for auto body shops, kennels, aircraft facilities, paper mills, processing plants, manufacturing plants, heavy maintenance shops and many many other applications
Below we go through the three steps of doing this type of floor. This requires 1-2 days of installation and another couple of days to let the final epoxy coating fully harden. The epoxy flooring system is designed for 10-15 yrs of heavy duty service.
While installation of the epoxy flooring system requires proper floor prepping. Many times installation can be accomplished while maintaining the facility in full service by doing the floor in sections.
STEP 1 - Preferred method of preparation is a diamond grind to get the floor clean. For oil and grease stains scrub in some Liquid Tide with Muriatic acid, let acid work for 5-6 minutes then rinse off. Repeat as necessary and then rinse with TSP powder on the final rinse to neutralize. Repair any cracks or spalled concrete with one of our repair kits after cleaning. For heavily oil stained floors that cannot be cleaned select the oil primer option.
See this page HOW TO PREP AND EPOXY PAINT YOUR FLOOR for further preparation details.
STEP 2 - Apply the high performance epoxy primer coat or the oil primer if oil cannot be removed from floor completely.
STEP 3 - When primer is dry to the touch(5-6hrs) apply the epoxy at a 125 sf/gal rate. We recommend spreading the floor epoxy with our calibrated notched squeegee first then back rolling over it to smooth it out. Do not mix more than 1 gallon per person rolling. This is a high catalytic reaction epoxy and the more you mix the faster it sets up. Do not mix on high speed, this will infuse air into the epoxy. Make sure to move the mixer all around the bucket to ensure you mix all the epoxy at the bottom and edges of the bucket. After mixing the part A & B together transfer from mixing bucket to smaller pails and give it a quick remix. Then pour the epoxy directly on the floor in a bead from left to right, squeegee and back roll(Do Not Leave Mixed Epoxy In Bucket). Then repeat till done. For nonslip finish purchase 1 unit of heavy duty nonslip per 500 sf of floor, evenly broadcast the nonslip onto the epoxy after squeegeeing but before you back roll, this is where spike soles really come in handy(Included on orders of 2000sf or more). Once the floor epoxy is dry to the touch(8-12hrs) you can walk on it and put light traffic on it. Let floor cure for 2 days to reach full hardness before putting heavy vehicles on it.
This Industrial epoxy flooring system is a complete system sold by the square foot. Minimum order is 500 Sf. To order, enter the square footage of your floor rounding up to the nearest 100 sq ft increment. For example if you have 640 sq ft you would enter 700 sq ft. We will then calculate all the materials and application tools such as rollers, squeegees, mixers and spiked soles needed to do the job properly. This is a two coat epoxy flooring system consisting of Primer, High Build Heavy Tonnage Epoxy. This is as heavy duty as it gets and can be applied by in house staff. No special skills required and we provide complete instructions and unlimited tech support.