Stonhard is a turnkey manufacturer and installer of commercial and industrial epoxy floor systems, and we know that details are important for a successful epoxy floor installation.
Inspection and Testing
When we install a floor, we inspect the area prior to installation to determine the right system required for the area. Next, we perform additional tests based the condition of slab, use of space, age of the building, and more. These tests may include Calcium Chloride or Relative Humidity testing to determine the moisture content of the slab, analysis for contamination, and bond testing.
Based on the information found from these tests and onsite visits, the area is prepared using media blasting, diamond grinding, jack hammers and chipping guns. If slabs are determined to be contaminated with oils, de-greasing may also be necessary to achieve proper adhesion. Preparation is the most important process to ensure there is a proper bond to the substrate.
Installation of the system will vary depending on the specific system (broadcast, mortar, self leveler). The common installation procedures vary from screeding and troweling the material, squeegeeing and rolling the material, and broadcasting the material. All details, including waterproofing, cove base, penetrations, drains, etc., are discussed prior to installation. These will be handled properly to ensure a good quality epoxy floor installation with professionally trained installation teams.