Epoxy Flake Flooring
Project Overview: Epoxy Flake Flooring Installation for Plastic Company.
Existing Conditions: After the success of our decorative lab flooring installation for Berry plastics they called us back to perform the job in the rest of the labs and a few corridors. The Lab floor had an existing concrete slab in place that was in sound condition but our client wanted something that would be functional for their field but aesthetically pleasing as well.
Preparation of existing condition: The existing concrete floor was in sound condition foundationally but still required diamond grinding of the area to create a mechanical profile and remove surface contaminants. From there the next step for our team Cut keyways at a depth of ¼” to allow for material to maintain thickness and similar heights of the surrounding floor and drain hubs. Finally, we masked our the areas to be coated and marked out the height of the cove base
Products Installed: The first step of this installation was to Install 4" radial cove base to all wall to floor joint. Once that was complete we installed a General Polymers 3561 epoxy resin glaze basecoat. This general-purpose high solids epoxy resin coating acted as the broadcast coat for 1/4" color flakes. After sweeping off the excess color flakes our installation team applied a grout coat of General Polymers 3746 epoxy binder resin to act as a seal coat. Once that was cured we applied the aliphatic urethane topcoat of General Polymers 4410 so the floor would retain sheen & color and add an extra layer of scratch resistance.
Conclusion: This installation was rather routine but unique in the way the floor was used. Our team was tasked with creating a lab flooring system that would not only be eye-catching but would have to be fully chemical resistant and hold up against hard use which is not generally the case in areas which epoxy flake flooring systems are specified. With some creativity, we were able to supply them with the best of both worlds.