Epoxy Laboratory Flooring
Project Overview: Epoxy Laboratory Flooring Installation for Plastic Company
Existing Conditions: This lab floor had an existing concrete slab in place that was in sound condition. Our client wanted this floor replaced because it was an area potential partners would be seeing so they wanted something that would be functional for their field but aesthetically pleasing as well.
Preparation of existing condition: The existing concrete floor was in good condition and did not require any prep prior to our diamond grinding of the area to create a mechanical profile and remove surface contaminants. From there the next step for our team was to install keyways at all terminations to ensure system thickness while eliminating any elevation differences.
Products Installed: The first step of this install was to install the 4" cove base around the perimeter of the room using Fastop SL urethane cement. Next, our team applied the base coat of Fastop SL. Before the basecoat could cure we broadcast 40/60 mesh sand in the coat for added compression strength. Once the floor was cured and the excess broadcast was swept off we applied General Polymers 3561 epoxy resin glaze. This general-purpose high solids epoxy resin coating acted as the broadcast coat for 1/4" color flakes. After sweeping off the color flakes our installation team applied a grout coat of General Polymers 3746 epoxy binder resin to act as a seal coat. Once that was cured we applied the aliphatic urethane topcoat of General Polymers 4410 so the floor would retain sheen & color and add an extra layer of scratch resistance to this epoxy laboratory flooring system.
Conclusion: This installation was rather routine but unique in the way the floor was used. Our team was tasked with creating a lab flooring system that would not only be eye-catching but would have to be fully chemical resistant and hold up against hard use, which is not generally the case in areas which decorative epoxy floors are specified. With some creativity, we were able to supply them with the best of both worlds. To learn more about this project and similar ones give us a call at 800-928-7220.