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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) floors are the two most commonly used types of resinous industrial floors. An age old question in our industry is what are the differences between the…

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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…

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The Lifetime of an Epoxy Floor: Understanding wear and tear

Clients and contractors often want to know how long industrial epoxy floors last. My answer is usually a bit vague in the sense that the lifetime of an industrial floor…

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A 7 Step Guide on How to Apply Epoxy Floor Paint

The below guide is a summary of the steps on how to apply epoxy floor paint. This guide applies to a simple roller applied floor. Such epoxy systems are usually…

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…

Installing Epoxy Floors in Houses. Are you for or against?

I get approached by many home owners and architects inquiring about installing epoxy floors in houses. I don’t mean coating garage floors or storage rooms (which is quite common) but…

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…

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…