When Strength is a Requirement
Where much traffic or extra demands are common, your epoxy flooring needs trowel grade application. It is the ideal method available for ultimate endurance, creating a coating with double the thickness of our usual home or business process. Floors that undergo considerable loads, such as from heavy-duty forklifts, ideally should be coated with trowel grade epoxy. Trowel grade also is recommended when concrete contact with corrosive or caustic chemicals is common.
One point about trowel grade epoxy is that, because it is thicker, additional curing time is likely required. There are also ideal conditions for applying trowel grade floors. Above seventy degrees Fahrenheit, the epoxy can harden in 8-12 hours time. The protective clear coat that goes on top of the epoxy should cure in the same amount of time. At that point, it is ok to walk on the epoxy floor, but the full cure takes 7 days. Below 70 degrees Fahrenheit, it takes additional time for successful curing and if the temperature drops below 55 degrees Fahrenheit, the thickness of a trowel grade epoxy floor really should not be attempted. Thus, this is usually a late spring, summer, or early autumn job.
Trowel grade epoxies are not for do-it-yourselfers! Experience and skill are required, as well as quality troweling equipment. That is why West Coast Epoxy is here for customers in El Dorado Hills to provide the correct materials and crews to do the job when trowel grade epoxies are specified. For more info, give us a call at 916-531-1874 or try our online request form.
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