When Endurance is Needed
When continuous traffic or higher demands are normal, the epoxy flooring requires trowel grade application. This is the ultimate system available for maximal longevity, allowing for a surface with double the thickness of our typical business or home process. Floors that undergo extreme loads, such as from heavy-duty forklifts, ideally should be treated with trowel grade epoxy. Trowel grade also is suggested when concrete contact with corrosive or caustic chemicals is common.
A caveat about trowel grade epoxy is that because it is thicker, more curing time is likely essential. There are also ideal temperatures for applying trowel grade flooring. Above 70 degrees Fahrenheit, F, the epoxy can harden in eight to twelve hours and the protective clear coat that goes on top will cure in the same space of time. At that point, it is safe to walk on the epoxied floor, but the final curing requires seven days. Below seventy degrees Fahrenheit, F it takes extra 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 usually a late spring, summer, or early fall job.
Trowel grade necessitates significant skill and experience to install correctly. West Coast Epoxy has the staff and tools essential to cover the requirements of any industrial or commercial site. For information about the application of trowel grade concrete coatings, talk with us online or by dialing 916-531-1874 in Gold River.
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