Application Tips

  1. The Effects of Weather Variables When Installing Thermal-Chem Products

    May 13, 2022

    Installing Thermal-Chem’s portfolio of high-performance concrete coatings can be a very rewarding endeavor. With the expansion of custom colors, glow-in-the-dark flake, and a never-ending pallet with our DecoEssence metallic system, creating a one-of-a-kind floor is now easier than ever.   There are however some environmental variables that need to be considered BEFORE the application begins.  […]

  2. Floor coating contractors… it pays to ask questions!

    February 2, 2022

    It has been said that there are no dumb questions, only the ones not asked.  When visiting a new customer or an existing customer with a new project, it is extremely important to ask a lot of questions.   Attached is a nice sample survey that you can use or modify to gather the information […]

  3. Best Practices: Applying Thermal-Chem Coatings

    January 4, 2022

    Using Thermal-Chem coatings should follow these best practices. 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 […]

  4. Why do my tires leave marks on my new epoxy garage flooring?

    December 4, 2021

    Selection of the correct top coat is as vital as the surface preparation for long term durability of epoxy garage flooring.   Why do my tires leave marks on my new epoxy garage flooring? Great question!  In the late 1940s, Michelin tire started to develop a replacement material to the natural rubber being used in […]

  5. 5 VITAL Keys to a Long-Lasting Epoxy Garage Floor

    October 28, 2021

    For decades now many homeowners have decided to turn their garages from a place to park vehicles and store items, to high-end workshops and “man caves”. Whether you are looking for a complete garage makeover, or simply looking to increase your property value, having your garage floor properly coated is the answer. There are 5 […]

  6. 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 […]

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