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Work Shop and Garage

Epoxy Flooring Systems
" Performance Flooring "

 

 

TC-200 Broadcast Floor System

TC-200 Floor System

FS-190 Sealer System

Quartz Floor System

Color Flake Floor System

Metallic Floor System

 


Precision Epoxy Products
a division of : Rock Art, Ltd.
4279 Midway Drive
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
Phone : (770) 489-0340

e-mail : mramy@netzero.net 

 


 


An Epoxy Floor System is absolutely the best floor covering you can install in your garage or shop because it
offers unparallel protection for your substrate. Regardless of the substrate design in your shop, concrete or wood, a floor covering is chosen for the following reasons:


1) Sub-strate Protection
   
The ability to protect the substrate from fluid spills such as gas, oil, anti-freeze, brake fluid, battery acid, paint thinner, kerosene, diesel fuel and so on and so on. A good shop flooring does not allow any fluids to attack and/or penetrate the substrate.

2) Ease of Cleaning
   
The ability to clean the floor effectively with minimal effort regardless of how long a time may pass between cleanings. Spot cleaning or entire area cleaning should produce 'Like New Again' results.

3) Cosmetic Value
   
The value that a floor covering offers to the overall appearance of the shop. The appearance should also enhance and reflect the professionalism of the work being performed in the shop.

4) Durability
    The toughness of the floor covering to withstand every day use and abuse. This comes in many forms such as chemical attack, impact resistance, flexural strength, compressive strength and thermal shock.

5) Cost
   
There is more to think about than what a floor covering will set you back when first installed. The term 'You Get What You Pay For' is a hard lesson learned with many shop projects. If you save money installing a cheap floor covering that has to be redone ten or twelve times over the life of a good floor covering then what have you saved? There is nothing more time consuming than the down time involved with cleaning out your shop to reapply floor covering. The best way to be cost effective is to do it right the first time.



The following floor systems from Precision Epoxy provide these results:


TC-200 Broadcast Floor System

TC-200 Floor System

FS-190 Sealer System

Quartz Floor System

Color Flake Floor System

Metallic Floor System

 

 


Limitations

    New concrete must be at least 30 days old, fully cured and free of surface moisture. Do not allow your concrete contractor to apply a curing sealer to the concrete when it is poured if you are planning an epoxy floor coating, this will block penetration of the epoxies into the concrete and will not provide the best results. A vapor barrier should be in place and functional underneath your concrete that has been poured on or below grade to block ground moisture migration. A vapor barrier is not needed for above grade concrete or wooden substrates. Contaminates on the floor to be coated such as oil, grease, silicone, wax, etc. can cause a 'Fish Eye' effect in the first coat of epoxy and should be cleaned or dealt with as part of substrate preparation. Extreme movement of new or existing stress fractures in substrate may transmit through the epoxy floor coating as a crack. When welding and especially torch cutting, protection of the epoxy floor coating may be needed from hot, glowing embers that exceed 290 degrees F. These embers can melt into floor coating or leave burn marks causing cosmetic but not structural problems. Prolonged immersion of automotive battery acid will leave a whitish stain but will not effect the epoxy coatings film integrity. The smooth, high gloss finish of our Epoxy Floor Systems may possibly highlight any uneven, wavy or trowel mark type flaws in the substrate.

Application Surface

    Ideally, new concrete is obviously the easiest and most predictable application environment for any floor coating that you choose. However, there is basically no substrate that cannot receive some type of application. An existing flooring sub-strate must be clean, dry and free of oils, grease, silicones, wax, etc. The most common methods of sub-strate preparation are: washing with degreaser, muriatic acid, phosphoric acid, caustic acid, steam cleaner or pressure washer; sand blasting, shot blasting or Blastrac machine; sanding with a floor buffer and sanding attachment. The cleaning should also leave the concrete with a profile that can be encapsulated by the epoxy coating which will produce better bond strength. Should your concrete contain fiberglass fibers that gives the top surface a peach fuzz appearance, do not burn off the fibers prior to application as recommended by thin mil coating companies. The fibers will embed within the epoxy coatings of our systems improving bond strength. Specialized job requirements, already tried cleaning methods, previously applied coatings or applications to other than concrete substrates should be consulted with Precision Epoxy for additional technical assistance.

Substrate Defects

    Correction of defects is important to help achieve the cosmetic results that all of our Flooring Systems have to offer. The substrate should always be sanded with a rotary floor buffer and sanding attachment using a 20-3 1/2 grit paper. This will remove or smooth any burrs, protrusions, mortar or concrete splatter, trowel ridges, residue and/or existing coatings. Spalling, depressions, holes and chips, along with stress fractures, cold joints or shrinkage cracks in the substrate, should be filled and tooled smooth with one of the SG Series Epoxies. Defects can also be corrected between coats in multi-coat applications as needed. SG-25 Epoxy is applied much like bondo or spackling and should be tooled, cured and sanded prior to the next coating application. Do not use bondo, spackling, mortar, concrete patch material or other type filler material for this procedure because of possible problems with reaction, curing shrinkage, moisture content or improper bonding. For more severe cases of concrete spall repair, substrate leveling or drainage sloping, a troweled or slurry coat application of the Santex System may prove more feasible. After sanding, the floor is vacuumed to remove all dust and debris.

Caring for your Floor

    The Epoxy Floor finish can be cleaned as you would any other floor area. General cleaning can be done with warm water and a degreasing soap or detergent by mopping or scrubbing with a nylon bristle brush, hosing off to rinse and squeegee or air dry. For detail cleaning, 'Soft Scrub' or plastic cleaners that are non-abrasive and offer anti-static and scratch resistance are recommended (see  'Advanced Grounding System'  for more information on cleaning). Your Epoxy Floor can be waxed as you would any other type flooring; however, when doing so, the wax will not have the same chemical resistance as the epoxy and may not hold up in harsh conditions. The Epoxy Floor will show scratches over time. Scratches will be more noticeable on lighter colored floors when they are dirty. Avoid dragging heavy and/or sharp objects over floor surface. Plastic or rubber feet for jack stands and plastic or rubber wheels for jacks used on the Epoxy Floor will minimize scratching.


 

 One source for jack wheels is:
 Norco Industries, Inc. www.norcoind.com 
 Dealer: Wotco, Inc., 2708 N. Graham St.
 Charlotte, NC 28206, (704) 333-5441

 

 


What about Cost ?

    For the Do-It-Yourselfer, we package the Flooring Systems to fit the square footage of your project as needed. Larger jobs do save somewhat on volume discounts, packaging cost and freight cost over smaller jobs. The 4-step TC-200 Broadcast Floor System (Top of the Line) runs between $3.50 to $4.75 per square foot for all your materials, application tools and freight. The fancy floors (Quartz, Flake and Metallic) are slightly higher. The lesser systems are reduced in price respectively. Contact Precision Epoxy with your square footage and system choice for a current price quote for do-it-yourself installations or for a professional installation where available.

See  Do-it-Yourself Shop Flooring  for installation procedures.

See  Flooring Shop Check List  or  Flooring Order Form  for ordering information.

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(770) 489-0340
mramy@netzero.net

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