Cannabis Cultivation Center Flooring Specifications

Cannabis Cultivation Center Flooring Specifications

Work Included

 

  1. At Thermal-Chem, we provide you with the material, labor, and equipment necessary to completely install an epoxy flooring, as specified in the documents, schedules, and drawings we provide. This includes (but is not limited to) the following: Surface preparation 
  2.  
  3. Concrete repairs [as needed] 
  4. Joint Sealing [if appropriate] 
  5. Application of the appropriate epoxy base coat
  6. Installation of the polymer mid coat 
  7. Application of the clear urethane finish coat

Cannabis Cultivation Center Guidelines for Concrete Flooring

  • Concrete must cure for the minimum period required for the product specified or for a minimum of 28 days
  • An effective moisture vapor barrier must be beneath any concrete slab with on-grade or below-grade construction. 
  • Placed concrete should be moisture cured. It should not use curing compounds or similar surface contaminants that might impede the adhesion of the polymer coating system to the substrate. 
  • Concrete surfaces should be sloped to drains according to project requirements or ACI 301 guidelines for placing and finishing concrete. This will be noted accordingly in our drawings and/or specifications for this project. 

What to submit

  • Current manufacturer’s technical data and literature for the polymer resinous coating system.
  • Product color charts and available textured finishes for your selection. We will supply you with the following documentation to ensure compliance with regulations.
  • A letter from the manufacturer certifying that the polymer resinous coating system complies with the following specifications.

Quality Assurance and Specifications: What You Should Know

Our epoxy flooring for cannabis cultivation centers complies with industry guidelines to help you keep your floors sanitary, sleek, and without slippage. Here’s what you need to know about epoxy flooring guidelines, how our products stay up to code, and our installation procedure.

Materials

The base coat shall be a 100% solids pigmented epoxy. The mid coat shall be a pigmented 100% solids epoxy. The protective top coat shall be a clear urethane that is VOC compliant. The same manufacturer will furnish all materials used for this installation in order to ensure optimum adhesion to the substrate and compatibility of materials. This shall include primers (if required), base coat, aggregates, and finish coats to complete the installation.

Installer

Enlist a contractor experienced in the installation of polymer resinous coating and approved by the manufacturer; and who can perform within the scope of work required to complete the contract for this section of the project.

Delivery, Storage and Handling

Deliver materials in original unopened packages and containers clearly labeled with the manufacturer’s name and applicable warnings, and shall be stored in a dry location at a minimum temperature of 12.80 C (550 F).

Warranty

A joint warranty will be provided for a period of one (1) year from the date of completion of the work; manufacturer shall provide a warranty for material provided on this project and the installer will provide a warranty for workmanship.

Cannabis Cultivation Center Flooring Specifications

Miscellaneous Guidelines

  • Where the potential for moisture vapor transmission is high, and an adequate barrier beneath the slab is ‘suspect’ or has NOT been installed, a vapor barrier coating system should be applied prior to installation of the polymer resinous flooring system.
  • The texture of the finished epoxy floor surface shall be chosen and approved in writing by the Architect, Owner and/or his Agent prior to commencement of work; from the manufacturer’s selection series or by samples submitted by the contractor.



Our Products - Durable, Compliant, and Professional-Grade

The resinous epoxy flooring system shall be a three-coat system comprised of the following: 

Base Coat: 726 ArmorPrime Pigmented – applied at 160sq. ft. per gallon. 

 

2nd Base Coat: 731 ArmorBond Resurfacer – applied at 160 sq. ft. per gallon. 

OR Resurfacer Plus 3.0 Product 705 Pigmented – applied at 160 sq. ft. per gallon 

 

Topcoat: (optional) 1061 ArmorFinish E81 Product Clear (No Odor Urethane) – applied at 350-400 sq. ft. per gallon. 

 

Cultivation Center – Specification 07/01/18 As manufactured by: 

Thermal-Chem Corporation 

2120 Roberts Drive

Broadview, IL 60155 U.S.A. 

Phone: 800.635.3773 847.288.9090 

Fax: 847.288.9091 

E-Mail: sales@thermalchem.com 

Website: www.thermalchem.com

Product Characteristics

Colors: As selected from the manufacturer’s color chart, or as otherwise determined, selected, and approved by the Architect and/or Owner. 

Base Coat Physical Properties: The epoxy resinous base coat shall meet the minimum properties indicated by the following list of technical data when tested by the methods indicated:

a.) Compressive Strength: ASTM D695 7 days >7,800 psi 

b.) Bond Strength (ACI 503) >350 100% conc. Failure 

c.) Shore ‘D’ Hardness (ASTM D-2240) >80 

d.) Tabor Abrasion (ASTM D-1044) loss / 1,000 cycles CS 17 wheel = 38 – 42 mg. loss 

e.) Tensile Elongation (ASTM D-638) 5.8% +/- 1 

Refer to Product Description Sheet for Mid Coat Physical Properties, dependent on your selection

 

Physical Properties of the Top Coat

 

a.) Solids 81% 

b.) Grams per liter 188 

c.) Abrasion Resistance 18-20 mg. loss 

d.) Wet Film Thickness 5.3 mils 300 sq. ft./gal. 

e.) Coefficient of Friction Dry ASTM C 1028 .9 

Stages of Execution for Cannabis Flooring Installation

What You Need to Do: Surface Preparation

Surface Conditions: The existing surface must be clean and free of any contaminants, laitances or any deleterious foreign substances that would or could impede the proper adhesion of the polymer resinous coating system to the substrate.

What We Do: Examination and Inspection

A. Verification Of Conditions:
1. Inspect all surfaces that will receive the polymer resinous coating system.
2. Before commencing work, Architect, Owner, and/or his Agent shall be notified of any detrimental or unsatisfactory conditions that exist which could delay the completion of this project, interfere with the execution of the contract or be the cause for a defective or faulty installation.
3. Work shall not proceed until all conditions have been satisfied, and application of any material shall signify that the surfaces have been inspected and are satisfactory for this installation.

What We Do: Additional Surface Preparation

A. Concrete Substrate: Prepare the surface by means of mechanical abrasion such as shotblasting or other methods as approved by the manufacturer, to obtain sufficient adhesion to the substrate and in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications.

B. Once surface prep has been completed, the following determinations should be made:
1. Ambient and surface temperatures.
2. Moisture vapor content.
3. pH value of surface.

What We Do: Installation

A. Installation of each component of the polymer resinous coating system shall be applied according to manufacturer’s instructions to produce a smooth and monolithic surface in the mil thickness indicated by the drawings and/or specifications.
B. Base Coat: The base coat shall be applied according to the manufacturer’s instructions and spread rates.
C. Mid Coat: Apply polymer resinous coating at wet/dry mil thickness indicated by an appropriate method of application as directed by the manufacturer’s installation guide and/or instruction.
D. Finish Coat Application: After the Mid Coat application has cured sufficiently, the top coat(s) can be applied in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and as may be necessary to achieve the desired and selected texture.
Texture, finish and color shall be uniform, consistent and conform to the selection and approval(s) made in writing by the Architect, the Owner and/or his Agent for this project.
Dry mil thickness of finished coating system shall be uniform, and will provide a homogeneous texture, smooth finish and consistent color.

Caring for Your Flooring During Application

Installation and work areas must be kept clean and free of traffic and other trades during application procedures, and for 24 hours minimum after the finish coat has been applied, to allow for adequate/initial cure. Appropriate care must be taken by the installer to avoid and prevent contamination of the flooring system during the various stages of application.

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