LAYING RESIN FLOORS
After years of use, the old flooring was badly worn and cracked, and new flooring had to be laid. The aim of laying new epoxy resin flooring (total surface area 800 m2) was to bring out the characteristics and historic value of the building and improve its functionality, but without detracting from its particular aesthetics and historic identity.
Mapei Technical Services recommended using MAPEFLOOR SYSTEM 33, a system used to create industrial flooring that has to withstand medium to heavy traffic, and which has a smooth, highly attractive finish while offering good resistance to wear and abrasion from pedestrian traffic.
The work began by sealing the cracks in the susbtrates with EPORIP solvent-free epoxy adhesive.
After cleaning the surface and vacuuming off the remaining dust, a coat of PRIMER SN, two-component fillerized epoxy primer, mixed with QUARTZ 0.5 quartz sand, was applied with a straight steel trowel to even out the substrate. While it was still wet, PRIMER SN was lightly broadcast with QUARTZ 0.5. After 24 hours, once the primer had hardened, the excess sand was removed, and the surface was sanded and cleaned of all the dust.
The next step was to prepare MAPEFLOOR I 300 SL, two-component multi-purpose epoxy formulate, mixed with MAPECOLOR PASTE (a special pigmented paste specifically formulated to pigment the neutral bases of MAPEFLOOR systems) in the colour required (RAL 1015), and QUARTZ 0.25 quartz sand, until an homogeneous blend was obtained. MAPEFLOOR I 300 SL was then spread out onto the surface to be coated evenly and uniformly using a notched spreader with “V”-shaped teeth. While the product was still fresh, a spiked roller was immediately passed over the surfaces to eliminate any air entrained into the product during mixing. The average thickness of the entire coating ranged from 2 to 4 mm.
The coating work was completed in 10 days, to the satisfaction of the installation company and the owner.