If Strength is Wanted
Where hard traffic or higher demands are common, the epoxy flooring must have trowel grade application. It is the finest method available for maximum endurance, making a coating with double the thickness of our typical commercial or residential process. Floors that experience considerable weight, such as from heavy-duty forklifts, should be covered with trowel grade epoxy. Trowel grade also is recommended if concrete contact with corrosive or caustic chemicals is common.
One caveat about trowel grade epoxy is that as it is so thick, added curing time is often needed. There are simultaneously ideal temperatures for adding trowel grade floors. Above 70 degrees Fahrenheit, F, the epoxy will harden in eight to twelve hours and the protective clear coat that goes on top should solidify in the same amount of time. At that time, it is okay to walk on the epoxied floor, but the final cure specifies 7 days. Under seventy degrees Fahrenheit, F it takes extra time for sufficient curing and if the temperature drops below 55 degrees Fahrenheit, F, the thickness of a trowel grade epoxy coating really should not be tried. So, this is usually a late spring, summer, or early autumn job.
Trowel grade coatings are not for DIY fans! Experience and skill are necessary, as well as high-grade troweling tools. That’s why West Coast Epoxy is here for clients in Orinda to use the perfect materials and staff to do the job if trowel grade coatings are desired. For details, ring us at 916-531-1874 or try our online request form.
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