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That Epoxy Floor Starts With Great Prep and a Primer

Behind every epoxy floor job is the work and consideration of an epoxy flooring contractor.  And even beyond that high gloss sheen is a lot of prep work, some aggregate, and a hearty primer.  And even beyond that, much more needs to be considered by the contractor, like the temperature of the floor, the condition of the floor, and any contaminants that are penetrating the concrete.
We recently completed the installation of an 1/16″ epoxy floor in a facility in […]

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The Versatility of Urethane Cement

Epoxy flooring contractors are finding that urethane cement is a practical and efficient primer and resurfacer in nearly every application.
Urethane cement was introduced into the market a few decades ago.  And whether is was installed in Pennsylvania, or applied by some flooring contractors in Maryland, it was widely accepted upon reception for a few reasons.  Firstly, the most commonly used flooring material prior to urethane cement was epoxy.  Epoxy is typically a decent floor.  However, it is susceptible to […]

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Relevant Tint for Intermediate Coats of Epoxy

Here’s a prime example of why an epoxy floor system needs a fully tinted top coat.What you’re looking at is an epoxy novolac top coat.  And those dark spots are the intermediate coat poking through the top coat.
Epoxy floors are most beneficial when they have multiple layers of epoxy.  Base coats allow for outgassing, intermediate coats add some beef to the system, and the top coat is usually the performance coat.
And as long as each epoxy coat is compatible and […]

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ESD Floors vs. Conductive Floors – Which is The Better Epoxy Flooring System?

Although static electricity may seem innocent, it can actually be extremely hazardous in some facilities.  So epoxy floors that dissipate the electric static can not only help preserve products, but it can also help prevent life-threatening catastrophes.
Sometime facilites manufacturer sensitive computer boards.  They have small components that react to small amounts of electrical voltage.  But even a small static charge from a body can product more than enough voltage to damage the circuit board.  So in facilities like this, […]

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Floor Lines or Aisles – Which Serves Better For the Pedestrian: Part 2

Now, when you look at an actual aisle way, you’ll see that the aisles offer enough coverage so that they can receive a nice diamond grind preparation.  But, even though the aisle requires a more aggressive preparation, they also will require a more laborious epoxy installation.
In our previous entry, we looked at the benefits of installing pedestrian walkway lines.  And although the installation process is easier and less expensive, compared to the aisles, the aisle will ultimately offer a greater […]

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PennCoat Epoxy Flooring Contractors – The Varying Characteristics of Epoxy

The term “epoxy” gets slung around as if there were only 1 type of epoxy used in every situation.  But contrary to the popular misconception, “epoxy” actually comes in a wide variety of hardeners and resins.  And here they are:
Epoxy Resins:
The resins used in epoxy don’t offer variety that the hardeners offer.  There are 3 types of resins:

Bisphenol A Resin – This resin has a lot of viscosity, a moderate amount of flexibility, and a moderate amount of chemical […]

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Floor Lines or Aisles – Which Serves Better For the Pedestrian: Part 1

Industrial and Commercial Coatings can help improve your facility’s safety for pedestrians.  But which serves better: pedestrian floor lines or aisles?  Here’s the breakdown for when and where to choose one over the other:
Floor Lines:
Looking at the picture, it’s easy to see the benefit in the floor lines.  They are highly visible, and pedestrians instantly know to stay within the aisles.  But let’s attempt to look beyond the function, and get a closer look at the installation process.
Prepping for […]

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Commercial Painting Problems & Solutions: Moisture Bubbles

Moisture is one of the largest hazards in most construction environments.  And coatings are no exceptions.
As you can see from the picture, moisture bubbles beneath the coating are unsightly, and they can trap moisture, causing damage to the underlying substrate.  But their origins are a common mystery.  People will pop them, but to their dismay, the bubbles will return with a vengence.  So where are they coming from, and what can a person actually do to prevent them from […]

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Installing Epoxy Floors in the Cold – PennCoat

Epoxy floors are great.  But they can prove challenging in cold areas.
Installing epoxy floors are inherently difficult.   Between getting ratios correct, to thoroughly mixing resins and hardeners, and ensuring that there’s an equal amount of aggregate distributed throughout the material are just a few of the problems that could arise.
But beyond the material, there are issues that can arise from the concrete that’s receiving the coating.  And one of the most common issues is concrete temperature.
Temperature can play […]

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Increasing Facility Safety – Installing Stencil STOPS for Fork Lift Traffic

Facility Safety Can Be Supplemented With Epoxy Coatings
The picture above is a “STOP” sign that was installed into this facility’s concrete.  The facility has a lot of forklifts driving through aisles and racking, which intersects with pedestrian walkways.  It was the customer’s request to install some fork lift “STOPS,” to increase the safety for the pedestrians.  Although this sounds like an easy procedure, there are numerous steps needed to make sure the stencils are well adhered to the floor. […]

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