RESINOUS FLOORING SPECIFICATION
Seamless Polymeric Chip/Flake Flooring
1. Scope of Work
1.1 The polymeric flooring contractor shall furnish all labor, materials, tools and equipment necessary to install an Epoxy.com Product #315, Polymeric flooring as distributed by Epoxy.com a Division of Epoxy Systems, Inc. (321-206-1833) in such areas as indicated on the drawing and/or specifications.
2. Related Work Specified Elsewhere
2.1 Resinous flooring material provides an impermeable barrier against rising moisture. All Substrates must therefore be free of ground water effects and verified as such prior to installation of system.
2.2.1 The concrete on which a resinous flooring is to be installed shall have a minimum compressive strength of 3000 p.s.i and shall have cured at least 4 weeks before installation begins. New concrete shall be straight properly sloped, and finished with a fine broom, or wooden float. Extra care shall be taken not to raise any unnecessary "cream" to the surface. Concrete in these areas shall be moist cured with burlap or polyethylene. No chemical curing agents shall be used. Use no methods or materials that would prevent the proper bonding of an Polymeric material.
2.2.2 All concrete areas shall be abrasive cleaned. This abrasive cleaning shall be Dust Free Shot-blasting, or Dust Free Grinding (or other method approved by the ENGINEER) as necessary to insure that the concrete is free of all paint, sealers, curing agents, oil, grease, moisture, dirt and other contaminants.
2.3 Steel. Steel substrate shall be sandblasted prior to the installation of the resinous flooring system. All surfaces shall be primed with an appropriate primer as supplied by the manufacturer of the resinous flooring system. These surfaces shall be primed the same day or before there is any visible signs of oxidation, whichever is sooner.
2.4 Asphalt. No application of Polymeric resinous flooring shall be applied to asphalt substrate. Use Epoxy.com Product #30 for these areas.
2.5 Wood. Plywood is acceptable as a substrate if proper care is taken to ensure that the panels are securely anchored and properly jointed.
2.6 Ceramic/Quarry Tile. No application of Polymeric resinous flooring shall be applied to ceramic/quarry tile substrate. Use Epoxy.com Product #30 for these areas.
2.7 Facilities. The resinous flooring contractor shall be provided with dry storage space for materials and equipment and with suitable electric current at no charge for the processing tools and mixing devices running on electricity.
3.1 Polymeric flooring material shall be Epoxy.com Product #315, as distributed by Epoxy.com a Division of Epoxy Systems, Inc., a Vermont Corporation, with Technical Support Offices in Dunnellon, Florida - Phone 321-206-1833. Material shall also include Epoxy.com Flooring chips. Primer (as needed) and Polymeric flooring material to be in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations. Epoxy.com Product #315BC is a 100% solid, pigmented Polymeric resin. Epoxy.com Product #315BC is a 100% solid, clear, yellowing resistant Polymeric resin.
3.1.1 Application Properties:
Mix ratio 2:1 by Volume
Viscosity (mixed) 450 cps
Pot life 30 minutes
Tack free to touch 24 hours
Initial cure 48 hours
Final cure 7 days
3.1.2 Physical Properties (neat)
Bond strength (ASTM C-882) 2110 p.s.i
Flexural Strength (ASTM C-580-68) 6100 (7 days)
Compressive Strength (ASTM D-695) 9900
Absorption (ASTM D-570) 0.7%
Thermal shock 40 hrs @ 10 Degrees F., 3 Min. @ 212 Degrees F. Shock Water 33 Degrees F.
Hardness (Shore D) 65 @ 24 hours, 75 @7 days.
3.1.3 Flammability. Finished Polymeric flooring shall not support combustion and shall be self-extinguishing.
3.2 Type and gradation of fillers used shall be those recommended by Epoxy.com.
4. Acceptance of Substrate
4.1 Before installing any Polymeric flooring system, the applicator shall inspect the substrate and immediately report to the general contractor, architect, or owner any unsatisfactory conditions.
5. Preparation of Substrate
5.1.1 The concrete surface which is to receive the Polymeric flooring system must be dry, clean, and free from contamination. Any loose or corroded segments of existing concrete shall be removed and the area patched with a grouting compound as described and supplied by the manufacturer of the Polymeric flooring system. Any sealant or release agent on existing concrete surfaces shall be removed by mechanical means.
5.1.2 Any cracks in the concrete shall be evaluated by the ENGINEER. In the event that the ENGINEER decides that it is cost effective and necessary, all cracks (if any exist) shall be injected by Epoxy.com Product #302 injection resin (non-moving cracks) or Epoxy.com Product #4 flexible chemical grout (moving cracks), depending on whether the engineer determines the cracks to be moving or non-moving cracks. The cost, and specifications of these repairs (if necessary) will not be part of this section, but shall be handled under section of this specification. Alternate method at the option of the ENGINEER is to gravity feet the cracks with Epoxy.com Product #685 - Crack Healer and Sealer.
5.1.3 In the event that the ENGINEER decides not to inject the cracks (if any exist), CONTRACTOR shall fill the cracks with Epoxy.com Product #303 - an elastic 100% solids Epoxy jointing compound compatible with the Polymeric flooring system used.
5.2 Asphalt. See section 2.4 above.
5.3 Wood. Plywood panels used shall be 3/4 inch (19 mm) exterior grade, securely anchored (glued and screwed) to the subsurface (e.g. studs 10-12" (4-5 cm) centers). They shall be free of excessive tool marks, gouges, and indentations. The edges of the panels shall be smooth, unchipped, flush to a line, and free of contamination (E.G.. glue used to secure panels to subsurface). Prior to the installation of Polymeric resurfacing system, the joints shall be filled with an elastic jointing compound compatible with the Polymeric flooring system used.
5.4 Steel. Steel substrates shall be free of rust, mill scale, grease, oil, or other contaminants and abrasively cleaned to "white metal" finish immediately prior to application of primer.
5.5 Ceramic/Quarry Tile. See section 2.6 above.
5.6 Bond tests as recommended by the manufacturer of the Polymeric flooring system shall be conducted in order to assess the condition of the prepared substrate. No materials shall be applied without the consent of the resident Engineer.
6.1 Polymeric flooring system shall be installed in strict accordance with the manufacturer's installation instructions.
6.2 Primer: Apply a coat of primer if recommended by the manufacturer for the specific application at a rate recommended by the manufacturer. Any cracks in the concrete that exist at this time shall be evaluated by the ENGINEER.
6.3 Base Cove: A base cove of 4 inches high will be applied to all wall surfaces where noted in this section or on the drawings. The base cove (if any required) shall be installed so as to have a ? inch radius at the bottom of it.
6.4 Base-coat: Apply a coat of resin at a thickness so as to insure a total nominal thickness of the system of not less than 1/16 inch.
6.5 Broadcast coat: Broadcast surface to saturation with a vinyl chip that is approved by the flooring manufacturer.
6.6 TopCoat: A clear top coating of Epoxy.com Product #315 shall be applied as a top-coating.
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