FREQUENTLY ASK QUESTIONS

opaque floor coating - commercial

What is Epoxy ?

Epoxy is the cured end product, typically two resins that need to be mixed together before use. Resin and a Hardener (catalytic). Epoxy has a wide range of industrial applications eg. Protective floor and wall systems. 

Epoxy flooring is a great flooring option for many people.  It comes in a variety of different colours and designs and looks amazing for years to come.  It is fairly inexpensive and holds up under large traffic loads as well as dirt and oil. This durability makes it perfect for garages as well as manufacturing settings.  And, it can be used to mark up the flooring for isles and safety features as well. Epoxy flooring is so durable that we are seeing more and more of it being used every year.

 

How long does this product typically take to cure?
Complete cure time for epoxy systems is 7 days. Epoxy floor coatings can be walked on within 8hrs of cure and 24 hours for medium traffic 48 hours for heavy industrial traffic.
Is it always necessary to shot blast the floor prior to installation?
Proseal prefers Shot blasting over other methods of preparation, as shot blasting removes 90% of concrete laitance, leaving a porous surface allowing the first application to penetrate the concrete to achieve an anchoring hold with in the concrete.
Do we use machines to install the epoxy coating ?
Machines are used only in the preparation of the concrete substrate. By means of shotblasting, scarifying and Diamond grinding.
What determines the cost of getting your floor epoxied?
Cost is determined by the condition of the concrete surface and size
Are these floors toxic for animals or humans?
Today Epoxy resins are designed to be environmentally friendly with no toxic effects.
Are there different types of epoxy material for different situations?
YES, Diamond Coating provides 100% solid epoxy systems for industrial applications, Chemical resistant coatings for areas that may come into contact with harsh industrial chemical spills, Electro Static Floor coatings for areas that require zero static charge, water proofing systems and much more !
How far is your service area?
We normally services the GTA and outlining areas, but will travel though out the province of Ontario and Quebec.
Does it matter the temperature of the room where I want to lay this flooring?
YES, Temperatures should be between 13 -30°C. With humidity during application and curing of less than 80%.
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