When Toughness is a Requirement
Where hard traffic or great demands are common, your epoxy flooring must have trowel grade application. It is the ultimate method available for maximal endurance, providing a coating with double the thickness of our typical business or home process. Floors that experience much mass, such as from heavy-duty forklifts, should be protected with trowel grade epoxy. Trowel grade also is suggested where concrete contact with caustic or corrosive chemicals is common.
A caveat about trowel grade epoxy is that because it is so thick, more curing time is likely needed. There are also ideal temperatures for installing trowel grade flooring. Above 70 degrees Fahrenheit, F, the epoxy should harden in 8-12 hours and the protective clear coat that goes on top can harden in the same amount of time. At that point, it is okay to walk on the epoxy coating, but the full curing calls for 7 days. Under seventy degrees Fahrenheit, F it takes additional time for successful curing and if the temperature drops below 55 degrees Fahrenheit, F, the thickness of a trowel grade epoxy coating really should not be attempted. Therefore, this is definitely a late spring, summer, or early fall job.
Trowel grade demands significant skill and experience to apply right. West Coast Epoxy has the teams and equipment necessary to match the needs of any commercial or industrial site. For more info about the installation of trowel grade floor epoxies, talk with us online or by dialing 916-531-1874 in Carmichael.
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