Epoxy Flooring NJ
Project Overview: 14,000 sqft Epoxy Slurry System for an Electrical Generation Plant
Existing Conditions: This epoxy flooring, located in NJ, the project was completed for one of the largest electrical generation plants in New Jersey. Our client needed new flooring for their machine shop due to years of abuse it had taken being subjected to housing heavy equipment and machines as well is intense forklift traffic. The previous floor was an old epoxy floor that presented a safety hazard to workers as it was chipping and cracking.
Products Installed: The first coat we applied was GP 3579; standard primer binder resin that was laid down to ensure the slurry system of Trafficote 105 would have a better surface to bond to. The GP3569 was set to cure overnight and we came in the next morning to apply the slurry system of Trafficote 105 with a thickening agent comprised of silica. Once the slurry was cured our final step was to apply the system topcoat of GP3746, the reason this topcoat was specified was its ability to withstand highly concentrated chemical resistance, which is ideal for a machine room. We gave the epoxy 24 hours to cure and came in the next day to do the final step of 1000 linear feet of line striping. Line striping makes for more efficient and safe warehouse space.
Conclusion: Due to the heavy loads and substances required to complete daily machine shop operations, the floor needed to have excellent scratch, abrasion, impact, and chemical resistance. Our design team was able to specify the exact system to fit their needs and have the whole project completed in under 72 hours. Give us a call today for all of your epoxy flooring needs.
Preparation of existing condition: We started this project by prepping the floor. The first step was to remove the existing coating by diamond grinding the entire substrate in order to degloss existing epoxy and create a mechanical profile. Once that was completed we installed keyways at all terminations to maintain system thickness and similar heights at terminations, and edged out around all equipment legs using hand grinders to ensure bond since the heavy equipment could not be moved.
Once all the prep was completed we vacuumed the entire space and gave it a once over to make sure the substrate was completed and ready to be coated. The final step before the coating was to solvent wipe the entire floor to ensure any remnants of old epoxy were removed thereby, ensuring the new flooring system would bond directly to the concrete substrate.