Flooring Formulas: A Primer on Selecting, Using Resinous Systems

From D+D Online, December 2011

by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

Concrete floors are quite common in commercial, industrial, institutional, and other facilities, and designers, specifiers and owners can consider a variety of protective and/or decorative technologies to tailor the concrete surface for the given environment or setting....
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Tagged categories: Coatings Technology; Concrete coatings and treatments; Concrete floor coatings; Jayson L. Helsel; KTA-Tator

Comment from Victor Pachade, (12/22/2011, 9:12 AM)

Jayson - Excellent article! I would like to add - Modern polymer technlogy allows installation of polymer concrete overlays and resinous flooring materials over existing hard surfacing floorings like ceramic tiles, slates, VCT, etc. without removing them. This allows tremendous savings in time and money. As you will see in the following blog post, metallic epoxy flooring system was installed over VCT - http://www.duraamen.com/blog/2011/10/24/leveling-concrete-hartford-connecticut/ Best regards, Victor Pachade

Comment from John Durig, (1/3/2012, 2:23 PM)

Good overview article. I would take issue with polyamide cured epoxies being the logical choice for flooring over amine cured systems. Polyamides are not frequently used for resinous flooring systems. Their sister chemistry, amidoamines, are a more frquent choice due to inherently lower viscosity. The most frequent curing systems for resinous flooring involve formulated aliphatic amines, cycloapliphatic amines and their adducts.

Comment from Peter Henshaw, (4/25/2012, 4:30 PM)

Concrete floors are becoming more prevalent in buildings. I have been in several newer building that have an epoxy flooring throughout. Do they have an easier upkeep?

Comment from Greg Pangan, (7/27/2018, 1:39 AM)

Very good informative article on concrete floor coating systems.

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