Epoxy paint for coating concrete floors

  Home
  Dura Seal 400
  Dura Poxy
  Colors
  Cost Analysis
  How-to Videos
  About Us
  Contact Us
  How-to Advice
  Q & A
  Testimonials
  Brochure
   Requires Adobe
   Reader to view
  Slide Show
   Requires
   PowerPoint
   to view
 
If you are on Facebook, please consider clicking the "Like" button to receive our occasional tips.
If you are on Facebook, please "Send" your friends a link to this web page.
If you are on Twitter, please consider clicking the Follow button to receive our occasional tips.
 

How-to Advice from Durall Experts


Removing adhesives from concrete floors

It can be tough to remove adhesives that were used to adhere carpeting or tiles to concrete surfaces. As companies attempt to retrofit floor spaces and walls, carpeting and vinyl tile are often removed or repositioned. These renovations usually end up exposing large areas of adhesives, underlayments, and holes from anchors, studding, and equipment.

Remodelers often can see no alternative but to reinstall similar adhesives and floor coverings like carpet and tile. This is unfortunate because hard epoxy, urethane, and glass emulsion surfaces offer less expensive and longer wearing alternatives.

If concrete is exposed to wear, it will eventually deteriorate. Friction wear, erosion, and contamination all play a role. Dust, cracks, crumbling, rough surfaces, and the inability to keep the environment clean are symptoms of a floor that has not been protected and is moving towards an unserviceable condition. Carpeting often holds contaminants in place and can be a growth medium for mold and mildew. Vinyl tile cannot hold up under heavy wheeled traffic, is subject to lifting when wet, and has a soft finish which can be contaminated by solvents and dyes.

In contrast, laminated epoxy coatings create a wear-barrier between a floor and its environment. These laminated surfaces not only keep the concrete from deteriorating but also provide a protective plate over it. Contaminants and hazards, like PCBs, heavy metals, and toxic chemicals, are kept away from the porous concrete. Properly applied, these laminated surfaces can provide decades of protection and service.

Epoxy coated floors can cure, rather than just cover over, the holes that exist in even the most devastated floors. Customers are often surprised how holes from old walls and equipment stands can be made
to disappear when filled with 100% solid epoxy and then ground flush. The process is quick, easy, and long lasting.

Supplies that may be needed include adhesive removers, oil removing detergents, and durable long lasting epoxy fillers for holes, joints, cracks, and crumbling surfaces. Kits of materials can be customized to owner specification and delivered directly to the job site. Kits include full directions and 24/7 help lines staffed by seasoned flooring experts, so professionals and amateurs alike can successfully install a quality floor.

For more information, contact Chris Biesanz at chris@durallmfg.com or phone 1-800-466-8910 or 952-888-1488 (24/7).

Return to How-to main page.

(C) Durall Manufacturing. All rights reserved.
Durall Concrete Floor Coatings  |  9655 Newton Ave. South  |  Bloomington MN 55431
Email:
info@concrete-floor-coatings.com   |  www.concrete-floor-coatings.com
Tel: 952-888-1488