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Thanks from Ford Motor Company

Posted by Tony Corsini on 5/8/20 2:00 PM

We wanted to take a moment to thank Ford for recognizing all the hard work that so many people have been contributing towards combating COVID-19.

At Hoover & Wells Inc., we strive to ensure our team always delivers an excellent quality product with minimum hassle. While COVID-19 has made things more difficult, we are continuing to provide the same level of quality as before. The extra steps taken to keep customers and staff safe has been our focus over the past couple months. Through it all, nothing makes us happier than when our staff receives recognition for the work put into providing excellent service. We would like to take a moment to thank our employees for continuing to help us maintain Hoover & Wells' level of quality during this crisis, and our customers for continuing to stay strong and sticking with us.

Ford Motor Company has recognized our work and sent us a thank you.

View the PDF here.

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Topics: Floor Systems, Community, COVID19

Our Rez-Stone 9334 Three-Coat Epoxy Floor System

Posted by Tony Corsini on 4/17/20 11:00 AM

SUMMARIZING OUR SYSTEMS: 9334

Rez-Stone 9334 is a three-coat epoxy floor system designed for hi-build epoxy protection over existing concrete substrates where good filling and leveling properties are needed. Rez-Stone 9334 provides high gloss and excellent wear resistance on light-to-heavy industrial floor applications. Rez-Stone 9334 incorporates three coats of 100% solids epoxy for an economical, long-lasting 34 mil floor system.

Advantages include:

  • Economical
  • Easy two-coat application
  • Excellent light reflectivity
  • Solvent Free
  • No VOC’s

Concrete surfaces must be clean and sound. Remove all dirt, laitance, grease, curing compounds, and other bond-inhibiting contaminants by shot blasting, scarification, or other approved mechanical methods. Due to the relatively thin film thickness of the system, brush blasting is recommended with a S-280 shot or smaller to prevent blast marks from telegraphing through the coating. Treated surfaces vacuumed to remove all dust and dirt before applying any coatings.

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

Helping the Community Cover the COVID-19 Situation

Posted by Tony Corsini on 4/11/20 2:00 PM

Hoover Wells is always here to help, especially in times of need.

Previously, we have been locally involved with helping tackle projects and have supported some great causes over the years. Right now, lending a helping hand is more important than ever. With the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have been looking for ways Hoover & Wells can protect our community. We want to share a couple of recent endeavors to bring some positivity and encouragement at this time. Hoover Wells is apart of the solution!

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Topics: Rez-Stone, Floor Systems, Epoxy Flooring, Community

What Makes an Epoxy Floor Slip Resistant?

Posted by Tony Corsini on 3/13/20 9:36 AM

Slip resistance is a major consideration when trying to select the proper floor system for your facility. (We refer to slip resistance as the floor texture.) There is a give-and-take scenario when selecting the amount of slip resistance needed. The more slip resistant your epoxy floor system is the harder it is to clean, but again, your floor is not slippery. As you lower the slip resistance, your floor becomes easier and easier to clean.

There are three ways to control slip resistance in an epoxy floor system:

  1. Adding aggregate to the epoxy material,
  2. The topcoats natural finish,
  3. And the topcoat coverage rate.

Generally, aggregates include oxide or silica sand which have different sizes and shapes, topcoat finish would be the natural floor finish without adding aggregate, and material coverage rate is the square foot per gallon achieved during application.

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Topics: Rez-Stone, Floor Systems, Epoxy Flooring, Floor Maintenance, Slip Resistant

Our Rez-Stone 9230 Two-Coat Epoxy Coating System

Posted by Tony Corsini on 2/21/20 10:45 AM

SUMMARIZING OUR SYSTEMS: 9230

Rez-Stone 9230 is a two-coat epoxy floor system designed for hi-build epoxy protection over new or like new concrete substrates. Rez-Stone 9230 provides high gloss, flat-line finish, and excellent wear resistance on light-to-heavy industrial floor applications. Rez-Stone 9230 incorporates two coats of 100% solids epoxy for an economical, long-lasting, 30 mil floor system.

Advantages include:

  • Economical
  • Easy two-coat application
  • Excellent light reflectivity
  • Solvent Free
  • No VOC’s

Concrete surfaces must be clean and sound. Remove all dirt, laitance, grease, curing compounds, and other bond-inhibiting contaminants by shot blasting, scarification, or other approved mechanical methods. Shot blasting is recommended over bare concrete to create an acceptable profile for the epoxy coating system. Treated surfaces must be completely clean before applying any coatings.

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

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 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

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