Project Overview: Decorative Epoxy MMA Flooring at Army Barrack
Existing Conditions: Prior to commencement this vestibule at Fort Hamilton Army Base in Brooklyn, NY had an existing epoxy floor that was failing due to a lack of surface preparation and a recommended system that did not fit its environmental concerns.
Preparation of existing condition: Prior to installing any floor coating system establishing a clean and sound substrate is critical. Our prep team removed all vinyl cove and any previous coatings from the existing slab and established a mechanical profile in line with our material providers recommendations using hand grinders with dust covers and double HEPA vacuum systems.
Conclusion: With timeline being our client's main concern HPS Corp. utilized an MMA flooring system in lieu of a decorative epoxy flooring system while maintaining the desired aesthetic. Five coat chip broadcast systems, like this one, when done with epoxy will generally take five days to install because the epoxy needs 8-12 hours cure time in between each coat. MMA resins cure in one hour allowing this entire floor to be done from start to finish in just one long day.
Products Installed: With the need to have our installation done in off-hours while creating a decorative flooring system our design team specified an MMA product by Dur-A-Flex. The Cryl-A-Chip flooring systems create a decorative epoxy flooring aesthetic while increasing abrasion and chemical resistance. This MMA system provides the most rapid return to service where decorative epoxy flooring systems are concerned.