Commercial Epoxy Flooring for Kitchen and Correctional Facilities
This epoxy system consists of our high performance epoxy primer and super heavy duty epoxy coating. This system has standard dry times of 5-6 hours for the primer and 8-10 hours for the epoxy. The primer has a fairly strong odor, so if doing a floor in an occupied area we recommend you select the odor free primer option. The epoxy has very little odor. Please note that if your floor is heavily oil stained we strongly recommend you use our Oil Stain Primer
For commercial kitchens we recommend you purchase the heavy duty nonslip additive that you mix into the epoxy. For prison cell or cell block applications the nonslip is normally not needed.
We also recommend when doing a commercial kitchen that you install a cove base around the perimeter walls. This way you have a seamless transition form the floor to the wall and you can run the epoxy across the floor and right up the cove base to form a waterproof tub.. There are two ways to install a cove base, you can buy pre-made cove base from a vendor such as easycove.com or you can make it your self with our crack and joint compound that you mix with sand to make an epoxy grout that you form into a cove base with a cove tool.
Our commercial kitchen epoxy system is USDA approved and inspectors love it when you install a cove base and run the epoxy in one continuous coat over the floor and up the base forming a seamless waterproof tub.
Once floor is clean and dry, mix primer(ARM144) in a 1:1 ratio with supplied mixer until the color is uniform, about 2-3 minutes on medium speed. IF YOU ARE IN A LOW VOC STATE YOU WILL RECEIVE THE LOW VOC PRIMER WHICH IS 4:1 MIX RATIO. Do not mix on high speed. Use calibrated mixing containers to get an accurate mix of the Part A & Part B. Then pour mixed primer into roller pan and roll onto floor with 3/8" lint free roller as if you would regular paint. Working time is about 40 minutes. Do not mix more than you can apply in about 20 minutes. Let dry to the touch(5-6 hours) but no longer than 24 hours. Next, mix the epoxy(ARM100HV) in a 2:1 ratio of Part A to Part B. Do not mix all the epoxy at once, this is not like store bought epoxy and the more you mix the faster it cures. Mix one gallon of epoxy for each person rolling. After mixing the epoxy pour from mixing bucket directly onto floor in a left to right bead. Using the supplied notched squeegee spread the epoxy up and down, then using a roller backroll over the squeegee marks spreading and evening out the epoxy. The Nonslip material can be dispersed into the wet epoxy and back rolled or can be mixed right into the epoxy. Let dry overnight before light use and 24-48 hours for heavy traffic use.
If coating over a tiled floor you must clean the tile and grout thoroughly and apply the Bonding primer, let dry then apply the epoxy. See the Bonding Primer product at bottom of page.