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Why Should You Consider a Troweled Epoxy Floor System for Your Facility?

The admin­is­tra­tors of this Hol­brook school need­ed a floor­ing solu­tion that could accom­plish three things: look attrac­tive, be easy to main­tain, and be absolute­ly tough as nails.

After all, noth­ing in a K‑12 school that isn’t durable is going to last very long, right?

One floor sys­tem in par­tic­u­lar quick­ly stood out as the best option to meet these crit­i­cal needs: a trow­eled epoxy mor­tar floor with appro­pri­ate topcoats.

What to Know About Trow­eled Epoxy Floor Systems

What Is a Trow­eled Epoxy Mor­tar Floor?

This par­tic­u­lar sys­tem involved two spe­cial­ized com­po­nents that came togeth­er to cre­ate a seam­less epoxy coat­ing.

First, we trow­el-applied a 100% solids epoxy resin and sand aggre­gate (for trac­tion), man­u­fac­tured by DUR-A-FLEX. For the pro­tec­tive ure­thane top­coat, we applied ARMOR TOP.

Before we get any fur­ther, let’s take a look at a few of the key attrib­ut­es of these phe­nom­e­nal products:

  • Low-Odor — Main­tain­ing a healthy, safe envi­ron­ment is a priority
  • Abra­sion Resis­tance — This ben­e­fit speaks for itself, espe­cial­ly for a busy school building
  • Stain Resis­tant — Spills, drips, leaks… The floor is for­giv­ing and easy to keep clean
  • Dura­bil­i­ty — Trow­eled epoxy is the most durable of all flu­id-applied resinous floors

How Is a Trow­el-Applied Epoxy Floor Sys­tem Installed?

Like any qual­i­ty com­mer­cial project, whether paint­ing or floor­ing, it all starts with the right prep:

  • First, we thor­ough­ly cleaned the surface
  • We then shot-blast­ed the floor to cre­ate the prop­er recep­tive profile
  • Primed with an epoxy primer
  • Applied the trow­eled epoxy mor­tar and topcoats
  • We pro­tect­ed our work with Ram Board, a floor cov­er­ing that allows a sys­tem to cure and be ven­ti­lat­ed while also pre­serv­ing the surface
  • Close coor­di­na­tion with oth­er trades at work in the space
  • A total cleanup of our work­site at the end of each day

We also applied an inte­gral, seam­less, epoxy cove base. This gen­tle curve where floor meets wall con­tributes to the easy main­te­nance of the sur­face. Sharp cor­ners col­lect debris and are hard to clean, becom­ing more and more unsan­i­tary as time goes on.

Let’s Find Your Indus­tri­al or Com­mer­cial Floor­ing Solution

Con­tact us at Kaloutas with your ques­tions, con­cerns, and floor­ing goals. Our expe­ri­enced team will apply their indus­try insight and exper­tise, help­ing you to dis­cov­er the ide­al floor­ing solu­tion to meet your func­tion­al and aes­thet­ic needs.

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Kaloutas is New Eng­land’s pre­mier con­trac­tor for com­mer­cial & indus­tri­al paint­ing, floor­ing, 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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