When Endurance is Needed
Where hard traffic or higher demands are expected, your epoxy flooring needs trowel grade application. It is the best system available for maximal toughness, providing a coating with double the thickness of our usual home or commercial process. Floors that support higher than average loads, such as from heavy-duty forklifts, ideally should be covered with trowel grade epoxy. Trowel grade also is recommended when concrete contact with corrosive or caustic chemicals is common.
Trowel grade epoxy is extra thick, requiring additional curing time. There are additionally ideal temperatures for laying down trowel grade flooring. Above seventy degrees Fahrenheit, F, the epoxy will solidify in 8 to 12 hours. The protective clear coat that goes on top can solidify in the same amount of time. Once the clear coat has dried, it is okay to walk on the epoxy floor, but the complete cure demands 7 days. Below 70 degrees Fahrenheit, F it takes added time for successful curing and if the temperature drops below 55 degrees Fahrenheit, F, the thickness of a trowel grade epoxy floor really should not be attempted. Therefore, this is definitely a late spring, summer, or early autumn job.
Trowel grade epoxies are not for DIYs! Skills and experience are essential, as well as high end troweling tools. That is why West Coast Epoxy is here for customers in Folsom to provide the correct materials and teams to do the job when trowel grade coatings are specified. For added info, dial us at 916-531-1874 or try our online request form.
Request a Free Quote