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The importance of Back Rolling in Epoxy Flooring

I want to discuss a subject that in my opinion is getting far too little attention in epoxy flooring literature. Back rolling is the technique of going back after an…

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Uncomfortable Phone Calls

The Phone rings. It’s a customer whom you did a floor for a few months ago. And you get that queasy feeling. Most of the time a call from an…

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Epoxy floor bubbles

How to avoid air bubbles and pinholes in epoxy floors: 7 tips

Anyone who has spent some time applying epoxies has come across this all toο familiar picture. Little pinholes in the floor. These pinholes are caused by air bubbles formed in…

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Did your epoxy resin floor not dry properly? Is it still sticky?

Most epoxy floor applicators have a story to tell about coming across a soft, sticky, or tacky floor. Have you ever had to deal with such a problem? This presentation…

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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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How do substrate failures affect epoxy floors?

There have been many times where I have been called to take a look at a delaminated epoxy floor (see the picture above). Most people rush to conclusions on why…

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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…

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How poor quality epoxy products can cause bubbles

In this final post I am exploring the reasons why sometimes there are problems with the actual resin system that may lead to bubble formation. Although this problem is not…

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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…

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Substrate problems that cause bubbles in epoxy floors

When applying epoxy screeds on a porous substrate it’s very important to ensure that the substrate has been properly primed and sealed. Bubbles may emerge if the substrate is of…

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