1. Why Do I Have Bubbles in My Epoxy Floor?

    October 14, 2021

    Here are the 5 MOST COMMON REASONS for bubbles in your epoxy flooring:   1. Carbonation Simply put, this is the air that has been trapped underneath either a previous coating or a curing compound used to help the concrete cure without cracking.  Concrete is a very porous building material.  Once surface prep such as […]

  2. Best Practices: Applying Thermal-Chem Epoxy Coatings

    October 14, 2021

     Application tools needed: Spiked shoes Flat or notched rubber squeegee Extension pole 3/8” nap non-shed roller covers (9” for small jobs, 18” for larger projects) 2” chip brushes for “cutting in” around edges and columns Rags, disposable gloves, trash bags, tape Low-speed drill (extra batteries if using cordless) Proper mix blade-Jiffy blades are highly recommended […]

  3. Common Estimating Mistakes

    September 14, 2021

    Being a contractor today is tougher than ever working in this industry. Between material delays due to the pandemic, impatient customers, and beyond it’s even more important to increase your bottom line for the work that you’re doing. Read the post by Mike Lenk, Thermal-Chem’s VP of Sales to learn more about boosting your bottom […]

  4. Epoxy Cove Base

    August 3, 2021

    Epoxy Cove Base Information Integral monolithic epoxy are generally installed for the purpose of improving sanitation, cleanliness, wall surface protection, or waterproofing in potentially wet environments; such as kitchens, dish wash areas, laboratories, hospitals, etc.   Types of Epoxy Cove Bases: Radius (or Sanitary) Cove Base: Typically applied at 1/8″ to 3/8″ thickness and applied […]

  5. How Long Does Epoxy Flooring Last?

    January 4, 2021

    What is Epoxy?   High performance epoxy floor coatings were originally developed in the 1960’s for the commercial and industrial markets. Typical decorative systems involved using acrylic flake (DecoFlake) or quartz aggregates (DecoQuartz) as the decorative medium that was broadcast into a thick layer of commercial-grade epoxy. This double-broadcast/double-topcoat system delivered a 1/8th inch thick […]

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