Flooring

  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. How to Apply Epoxy Flooring

    From tools and materials, to set up and preparation, to application and clean up, Thermal-Chem breaks down exactly how to apply epoxy flooring with our 7-step process guide. And please keep in mind that applying Thermal-Chem’s portfolio of high-performance concrete coatings can be difficult if the applicator is not well informed.  Please check our Technical […]

  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: Material, Detail, & Installation

    August 3, 2021

    Use Case Detail & 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 […]

  5. Simple Cup Adhesion Test

    April 9, 2021

    Is Your Concrete Properly Prepped for Epoxy Coating? This test method can be used to determine the cleanliness of a concrete surface for the adhesion of epoxy coatings, epoxy overlays and areas requiring patching with epoxy. It can also be used to test the adhesion of the finished epoxy system to the concrete surface. This […]

  6. How to Prep Concrete for Epoxy or Urethane Coatings

    April 8, 2021

    General Instructions for Surface Preparation of Concrete Substrates for Application of a Polymer Floor Coating or Overlay System   There are many factors that can affect the adhesion and bonding capabilities of an epoxy floor coating system to the substrate. In order to achieve optimum adhesion, the substrate MUST be clean and prepared properly.   Therefore, […]

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