Resinous Flooring NJ
Project Overview: Decorative Resinous Flooring for a Cafeteria
Existing Conditions: We were doing an installation in our clients' storage room, and they loved our job so much that they wanted us to complete their cafeteria floors. This Cafeteria floor had many cracks in the concrete and was very difficult to keep sanitary, especially due to the spillage of food and beverages. Our client was looking for a more aesthetically pleasing floor while also having a floor that is easier to keep clean for many years to come.
Preparation of Existing Conditions: The existing concrete floor was in good condition foundationally but still required diamond grinding of the area to create a mechanical profile to remove any surface contaminants and create a profile for our resins to bond to. In addition, our installation team edged all the walls to floor joints to ensure quality preparation of slab. From there we created keyways at all terminations to eliminate elevation differences for when the coat is applied. Next, we vacuumed the entire space to remove all dust particles. Finally, we patched up any imperfections using a quick-cure epoxy patching to ensure the floors will be a flat surface everywhere and now we are ready to apply the broadcast coat.
Products Installed: The first step of the installation for the resinous flooring on this cafeteria floors was to apply the system primer, which is ProPoxy MB, 100% solid epoxy hybrid for moisture vapor barrier up to 99% RH. Once we applied the system primer, we were ready to apply the system broadcast coat, ProPoxy 100% solid epoxy tinted to our client’s preferred flake color and broadcast to excess using vinyl chips. Our next step is to sweep off excess chips and scrape the floor to remove vertical laying flake. Lastly, our installation team applies the system grout coat and system topcoat, which consist of Prothane, 100% solid scratch resistant topcoat to ensure the longevity of the floors.
Conclusion: This installation was rather routine, but done extremely quickly. When our client told us he wanted this done in three days, our crew worked overtime to ensure this resinous floor would be done on time and properly. To ensure this floor will last years to come. Our team was able to create a cafeteria flooring system that would not only be eye-catching but would have to be fully chemical resistant and hold up against food, beverages, and oils. If you want to know more about resinous flooring, please contact us at 800-928-7220!