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How to Maintain an Epoxy Floor System

Posted by Tony Corsini on 11/1/19 11:15 AM

Epoxy floor coverings, including Hoover Wells Rez-Stone flooring systems, benefit from a regular complete maintenance program. Floors can wear and become defaced by heavy traffic grinding dirt and abrasives into the floor surface. That can result in a floor becoming extremely damaged, and in some cases, dangerous. If the floor becomes so damaged that line markings can't be seen, or the concrete begins to crumble, this floor has become unsafe.

This  is what can happen to a floor that is not regularly maintained. Though, as you can see, we can still make it look brand new!

So, how do you avoid having such issues?

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Topics: Rez-Stone, Epoxy Flooring, Floor Maintenance

Concrete Surface Preparation

Posted by Tony Corsini on 9/20/19 9:19 AM

Proper concrete surface preparation is the most important part of the application of protective coatings or overlayments. Applicators should inspect and prepare concrete surfaces as failure to do so can result in failure of the flooring system.

All concrete surfaces must be sound. The surface strength of the concrete must be at least 200 psi for the successful application of Rez-Stone flooring products.

Depending on which Rez-Stone flooring system is used, removal of surface defects may be required. Smooth trowel surface on the substrate is required. Protrusions such as mortar splatter or trowel marks should be removed by grinding.

Any oil, grease, curing compounds, release agents, laitance, or unbounded coatings must be removed prior to the application of Rez-Stone flooring systems.

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Topics: Rez-Stone, Concrete Polishing, Epoxy Flooring, Surface Preparation

What is an epoxy floor system?

Posted by Tony Corsini on 9/6/19 8:55 AM

Though no two facilities or two pieces of concrete are the same, these basic specifications can be used and modified to meet almost any need. Each system is designed to accomplish a certain result.

Epoxy Coatings:

Two-coat systems are designed to seal and protect new concrete from oil and other chemical penetration. This system dust-proofs the floor, hardens the concrete surface better than other surface hardeners, and provides a wear surface. The systems are usually pigmented to provide enhanced aesthetics and increased light reflectivity.

Three-coat systems are used to add additional mil for extended wear and fill in rougher concrete.

Coatings work well for both new and old concrete but are better suited for off-aisle areas and where the concrete has nominal oil saturation. If a concrete surface can be damaged, the same damage will occur to these systems.

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Topics: Rez-Stone, Epoxy Flooring

Re-Coating Existing Epoxy Floors

Posted by Tony Corsini on 8/30/19 10:52 AM

Proper concrete surface preparation is the most important part of any coating or re-coating application.

In general, any existing properly installed epoxy flooring system can be prepared, re-coated, and warranted if completed properly.

However, it is important to remember that a properly completed re-coat will not improve the adhesion of the existing coating to its substrate.  And will only be as strong as the surface it is going over.

Before any mechanical preparation, the entire area should be thoroughly degreased and rinsed using Rez-Stone 1000 or its equivalent.

All existing coatings must be inspected for loose or delaminating conditions and repaired as necessary. Loose coatings must be removed or scraped back until a “tight edge” is found.

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Topics: Floor Systems, Epoxy Flooring, Containment Pit

Rez-Stone 9402 Epoxy Double Broadcast Floor System

Posted by Tony Corsini on 8/23/19 9:16 AM

SUMMARIZING OUR SYSTEMS: REZ-STONE 9402

Rez-Stone 9402 is a silica aggregate filled epoxy floor system that provides hi-build protection, up to 1/8” D.F.T., over new or existing concrete substrates.  Rez-Stone 9402 is designed for medium-to-high industrial traffic areas where varying degrees of non-slip are required.  Rez-Stone 9402 incorporates multiple epoxy base coats with a broadcast silica aggregate.  Use Rez-Stone where chemical, wear, impact resistance and non-slip finishes are required.

Advantages include:

  • Economical hi-build aggregate-filled protection
  • Easy application, no trowel marks
  • Varying degrees of non-slip
  • High abrasion, impact and chemical resistance
  • Variable thickness up to 1/8”
  • Solvent free
  • No VOC’s
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Topics: Rez-Stone, Floor Systems, Epoxy Flooring, Summarizing our Systems

Our Rez-Stone 9594 3/16” Decorative Epoxy Floor Topping

Posted by Tony Corsini on 4/26/19 9:32 AM

SUMMARIZING OUR SYSTEMS: 9594 3/16”

Rez-Stone 9594 is a nominal 3/16” seamless decorative epoxy floor system. It utilizes 100% solids epoxy in a trowel-applied base coat and a multi-color quartz broadcast. This allows for a functional slip-resistant finish. This is is ideally suited for new or renovation construction where added thickness and impact-resistance are needed. Textured finish can be adjusted in commercial or industrial applications.

Advantages include:

  • Excellent chemical, impact, and abrasion-resistance
  • Seamless cove base available
  • Meets USDA requirements
  • Varying degrees of slip-resistance
  • Solvent free
  • No VOC’s
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Topics: Rez-Stone, Floor Systems, Epoxy Flooring, Summarizing our Systems

Our Rez-Stone 9412 1/8” Color Quartz Broadcast Floor System

Posted by Tony Corsini on 3/8/19 9:23 AM

SUMMARIZING OUR SYSTEMS: 9412 1/8”

Rez-Stone 9412 is a nominal 1/8” seamless, decorative color quartz broadcast system utilizing 100% solids epoxy with two broadcast coats of color quartz aggregate and optional urethane finish coats. Rez-Stone 9412 is ideally suited for existing concrete floors or new floors where added thickness or impact resistance is needed. Textured finishes on the Rez-Stone 9412 system can be used in commercial and industrial applications. 

Advantages include:

  • Meets USDA requirements
  • Excellent chemical, impact, and abrasion-resistance
  • Varying degrees of slip-resistance
  • Satin or gloss finish
  • Seamless cove base available
  • Solvent free
  • No VOC’s
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Topics: Rez-Stone, Floor Systems, Epoxy Flooring, Summarizing our Systems

Our Rez-Stone 9500 Epoxy Floor Topping

Posted by Tony Corsini on 2/22/19 9:10 AM

SUMMARIZING OUR SYSTEMS: REZ-STONE 9500

Here at Hoover Wells, we offer a wide variety of services. One of those services is epoxy flooring. So, we are here to help you  better understand how to select one of these epoxy flooring systems. In this article, we will be covering our Rez-Stone 9500 Epoxy Floor Topping.

Rez-Stone 9500 is a three-component, 100% solids, epoxy-based, mortar flooring system. This system can be used where rapid strength gaining overlayment is required. When applied at ¼”, it is more impact, chemical, and wear-resistant than conventional floor systems. Typically recommended for economical leveling or resurfacing of concrete areas of floors subjected to heavy industrial use.

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Topics: Rez-Stone, Epoxy Flooring, Summarizing our Systems

Our Rez-stone 5748 Chemical Resistant Coating

Posted by Skipper Clark on 2/8/19 9:04 AM

SUMMARIZING OUR SYSTEMS: REZ-STONE 5748

Here at Hoover Wells, we offer a wide array of services, but it can be confusing with the arsenal of different epoxies, polishes and other coatings. So, we are here to help you pick the one you need for your floor and teach you which systems do what to benefit you. We will be covering our Rez-Stone  5748 Chemical Resistant Coating.

Rez-Stone 5748 is a high-build coating used for indoor traffic areas where an extreme degree of solvent or acid resistance must be maintained. Rez-Stone 5748 is well-suited as a stand-alone system or a finish coat over various Rez-Stone epoxy overlays / coating systems where added chemical resistance is necessary. An advantage of this system includes excellent resistance to a wide range of chemicals including but not limited to:

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Topics: Rez-Stone, Floor Systems, Epoxy Flooring, Summarizing our Systems

Our Rez-stone 9400 Epoxy Broadcast System

Posted by Skipper Clark on 2/1/19 8:50 AM

SUMMARIZING OUR SYSTEMS: REZ-STONE 9400

Here at Hoover Wells, we offer a wide array of services, but it can be confusing with the arsenal of different epoxies, polishes and other coatings. So, we are here to help you pick the one you need for your floor and teach you which systems do what to benefit you. We will be covering our Rez-Stone 9400 Epoxy Broadcast system.

This broadcast  system is a silica aggregate filled floor system that provides high-build protection (it’s tough). This system is meant to be installed over new or old concrete and is designed for medium to high industrial traffic areas. It takes a decent amount of traffic for this system to show signs of any degradation.

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Topics: Rez-Stone, Floor Systems, Epoxy Flooring, Summarizing our Systems

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