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Surface preparation in epoxy flooring

Surface preparation is perhaps the most important factor when executing an industrial flooring project. And unfortunately it is usually the most overlooked factor. Too many flooring projects are failing, because…

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Five ways quartz sand is used in epoxy floors

In the epoxy flooring industry one of the most commonly used minerals is quartz sand (also referred to as silica sand). Quartz is a notoriously hard mineral which makes it…

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Epoxy vs polyurethane floors. What are the differences?

Epoxy and polyurethane (PU for short) floors are the two most commonly used types of resinous industrial floors. An age old question in our industry is what are the differences…

Applying epoxy resin floors: Working with High and Low temperatures

Weather conditions are always an important parameter to take into consideration when working on construction projects. Epoxy flooring jobs are especially sensitive to fluctuations in temperature. That is why we…

A 7 step guide on how to apply epoxy floor paint

The below guide is a summary of the steps required on how to apply epoxy floor paints. This guide applies to a simple roller applied two-coat floor. Such floors are…

Working with epoxies in the summer: Beware of the fast curing time

Summertime can be a challenging time to work with epoxies. Warm temperatures affect the working life of epoxies as higher temperatures tend to shorten the workability of the product. Whereas…

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What is the purpose of a spiked roller?

For someone new to epoxies the sight of a spiked roller (also known as porcupine roller) may seem strange. Spiked rollers are used for thick epoxy floor coats (at a…

Disaster Stories: Forgetting to add the B component in the epoxy coating

I got a call the other day from a subcontractor who told me that one of his workers forgot to add the B component to the A component, what he…

How faulty application can lead to bubbles and pinholes

In this article I will look at improper application techniques that may lead to bubbles appearing on the surface of a self-levelling screed. Problems during installation can be attributed to…

Bubbles and pinholes in resinous floors: Possible causes

At a recent trade show I was surprised to hear from a lot of different visitors (from different countries) complaining to me that epoxy screeds form too many bubbles on…