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Installing a 3-Part Epoxy Floor in Warwick, RI

We were recent­ly con­tract­ed to install a 2‑part epoxy floor­ing sys­tem through­out an 87,000 sq ft facil­i­ty for a new client in War­wick, RI. We quick­ly embraced the new prod­uct line they request­ed, con­sult­ed with their tech­ni­cal team, and began the instal­la­tion process.

The instal­la­tion also called for blue traf­fic aisles to be installed over the base sys­tem. This sort of direc­tion can be a huge ben­e­fit for a busy indus­tri­al facil­i­ty, pro­vid­ing guid­ance, safe­ty, and effi­cien­cy, much like traf­fic lanes thread­ing their way through a con­gest­ed inter­sec­tion. For more infor­ma­tion about the ben­e­fits of safe­ty paint­ing and mark­ers, be sure to vis­it this arti­cle we ded­i­cat­ed to the top­ic.

Epoxy Floor­ing in RI

What Is Epoxy Floor­ing Used For?

Epoxy floor­ing is used for many rea­sons in com­mer­cial and indus­tri­al set­tings. Main­tain­ing epoxy floors is easy and instal­la­tion is fast. They also pro­vide bet­ter safe­ty for your people.

Epoxy floor­ing is used for:

  • Mois­ture con­trol on facil­i­ty floor­ing, reduc­ing the risk of slips and falls.

  • Adding reflec­tiv­i­ty to the floor­ing, reduc­ing elec­tric bills, and mak­ing the room brighter, enhanc­ing a safer work environment. 

  • Aes­thet­ic rea­sons, typ­ing the facil­i­ty space togeth­er, giv­ing cus­tomers the con­fi­dence that you care about your busi­ness. It also cre­ates a bar­ri­er against stains and spoils.

  • Pro­tec­tion against cor­ro­sion and decay of the build­ing, adding longevi­ty and pro­duc­tiv­i­ty to your business.

  • Resis­tance against heavy foot traf­fic or heavy equip­ment and machinery.

  • Dust resis­tance for a health­i­er envi­ron­ment, reduc­ing you labor costs.

Floor instal­la­tion in RI

Prepar­ing a Con­crete Floor for an Epoxy Coating

A qual­i­ty epoxy floor­ing instal­la­tion begins with thor­ough sur­face prepa­ra­tion. It’s nev­er wise to build on a dam­aged or faulty sur­face, or to apply epoxy over old, failed coat­ings. The clock needs to be turned back com­plete­ly, which typ­i­cal­ly involves mul­ti­ple steps of preparation.

So, how did we start?

  • We first shot blast­ed the sur­face to cre­ate an ade­quate profile.
  • We used dia­mond grinders to fine tune the cor­ners, edges, and tight areas.
  • We patched the holes with a fast cure filler and filled the joints with a flex­i­ble epoxy.

Shot blast­ing and dia­mond grind­ing are too impor­tant to skip with­out an expla­na­tion. Here’s a quick look at what these process­es include, and why they’re so critical:

  • Shot Blast­ing — Our dust-free shot blasters uti­lize cen­trifu­gal force to shoot the sur­face of your con­crete with steel shot. Com­plete­ly con­tained, this sys­tem effec­tive­ly eras­es any old coat­ings or residue in a clean, effi­cient, and envi­ron­men­tal­ly-friend­ly manner.
  • Dia­mond Grind­ing — This state-of-the-art equip­ment works in con­junc­tion with shot blast­ing, help­ing to open the pores of your con­crete and increas­ing its recep­tiv­i­ty to the epoxy coat­ing to come. This step allows for much more secure adhe­sion, offer­ing you a longer-last­ing floor system.

Adapt­ing to a Last-Minute Change and Still Fin­ish­ing On-Time

Just as we were about to begin the floor instal­la­tion process, the prod­uct rep informed us that the sys­tem was being changed and would now require a 3rd coat. We quick­ly adjust­ed our plan, and were able to still com­plete the floor with­in the promised timeline.

An epoxy floor sys­tem is a ver­sa­tile floor­ing option that can be adapt­ed to meet a wide vari­ety of indus­tri­al and com­mer­cial needs. If you have any ques­tions for our team here at Kaloutas, we hope you won’t hes­i­tate to con­tact us. It would be our plea­sure to serve you.

Kaloutas is New Eng­land’s pre­mier con­trac­tor for com­mer­cial & indus­tri­al paint­ing, floor­ing, con­crete pol­ish­ing, and relat­ed ser­vices. Estab­lished in 1987, Kaloutas has become a trust­ed resource for gen­er­al con­trac­tors, facil­i­ties man­agers, and build­ing own­ers from Con­necti­cut to Maine. Our team prides itself on high qual­i­ty work­man­ship, jobs done on time & bud­get, and tack­ling com­plex projects that oth­er con­trac­tors don’t have the expe­ri­ence or resources to han­dle. Con­tact us today for a paint­ing or floor­ing esti­mate, or give us a call at 9785321414 to learn more.

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