When Extra Concrete Strength is Needed
Where heavy traffic or extreme demands are commonplace, epoxy flooring needs trowel grade application. It is the ultimate technique available for maximum toughness, providing a coating with twice the thickness of our usual commercial or residential epoxy. Floors that support considerable mass, such as from heavy-duty forklifts, ought to be covered with trowel grade epoxy. Trowel grade also is recommended for concrete floors that have regular contact with caustic or corrosive chemicals.
Trowel grade epoxy needs extra curing time due to its thickness. There are also ideal conditions for laying down trowel grade floors. Above 70 degrees Fahrenheit, F, the epoxy and protective clear coat should harden in 8-12 hours. At that time, you can walk on the epoxy floor, but the complete cure calls for 7 days. Below 70 degrees, it takes extra time for sufficient curing. If the temperature drops below 55 degrees the thickness of a trowel grade epoxy coating really should not be attempted. Thus, this is usually a late spring, summer, or early fall job.
Trowel grade demands extensive skills and experience to properly install. California Custom Coatings has the teams and tools needed to cover the specifications of any industrial or commercial building. For more details about the installation of trowel grade concrete coatings, contact us online or by calling 916-612-2399 in Sacramento.
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