If Toughness is a Requirement
Where hard traffic or higher demands are expected, the epoxy flooring must have trowel grade application. It is the ultimate system available for maximal durability, allowing for a surface with twice the thickness of our usual commercial or home process. Floors that support great loads, such as from heavy-duty forklifts, should be covered with trowel grade epoxy. Trowel grade also is suggested where concrete contact with corrosive or caustic chemicals is common.
One point about trowel grade epoxy is that as it is so thick, added curing time is likely necessary. There are additionally ideal temperatures for applying trowel grade floors. Above seventy degrees Fahrenheit, F, the epoxy can harden in 8 to 12 hours and the protective clear coat that goes on top should solidify in the same space of time. At that moment, it is OK to walk on the epoxied coats, but the full cure takes 7 days. Below 70 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 floor really should not be tried. Thus, this is definitely a late spring, summer, or early fall job.
Trowel grade requires significant experience and skills to lay down correctly. West Coast Epoxy has the crews and equipment needed to meet the requirements of any commercial or industrial location. For added info about the installation of trowel grade concrete coatings, talk to us online or by ringing 916-531-1874 in San Ramon.
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