September 19, 2016
Today we will discuss all the uses of Epoxy.com Product #214 Table Top Resin.
So many of you are now scratching your head, trying to figure out how I can devote an entire article to what to use our epoxy table top resin for.
Product #214 Water Clear Epoxy Casting – Tabletop Resin – Bar Top Resin is an all-purpose, low viscosity epoxy resin system for coating wood and concrete counter tops, tabletops, bar tops and similar applications. It has excellent clarity and color retention. Our clear casting resin and tabletop resin / bar top Epoxy has zero (0) VOC making it essentially odorless and can therefore be used in occupied areas. It de-bubbles and flattens a lot easier than similar materials.
Our epoxy table top resin is frequently used as “casting resin”. It is poured into forms typically made out of silicone. The material is allowed to harden and then forms removed. This can be for very small parts or it can be used for very large parts.
Table Top Resin as Flooring
Product #214 Epoxy Table Top Resin can be used when a super flat floor is required. It is possible to get a floor as flat as water. This is important under certain types of machinery such as MRI machines and equipment used to product high precision parts for use in items like space satellites.
Product #214 Epoxy Table Top Resin can also be used to make tiles. After they cure they can be installed with conventional methods or with Product #225 Epoxy Tile Grout.
The epoxy table top resin that we sell has also been used for dance floors, stages, theme parks and homes to produce a floor to simulate water. Often times this is done with rocks and other objects in the epoxy to give the appearance of steam, a river, a lake, or the ocean. At the same time it allows a super flat finish that allows dancing, and all the things normally associated with a flat floor.
Advantages of Clear Table Top Resin #214
- Low odor for use in occupied areas
- Low viscosity – good wetting properties
- Meets USDA standards for use in food handling applications
- Glossy finish
- Stain resistant
- Zero (0) VOC – No VOC means it meets the toughest low VOC standards.
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Posted by Norm Lambert
June 23, 2016
A user writes: “I have seen a number of your products that are on a list or marked with a tag that says Zero (0) VOCs. When I look at the data sheet it says that the Epoxy.com product is 100% Solids, but does not say it is Zero (0) VOCs.”
Norm Lambert > Thank you for pointing that out. You bring up an excellent question. Epoxy.com Products that are 100% solids (100% active ingredients) do not contain solvent, that means they have no VOCs making them compliant with the toughest Low VOC Standards. I will start updating pages on the Epoxy.com to reflect that in the future. Until then please rest assured that all Epoxy.com Products that are 100% solids have no VOCs in them.
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Posted by Norm Lambert
August 18, 2015
My company has many different products and systems. I often get asked, “What is the best epoxy?” I need details about the
Clear Chemical Resistant Epoxy #15 over Stained concrete
job to answer that question. The best epoxy is the one that is right for the specific job. That is where our company’s motto “The Right Product for the Right Job” came from. This is the driving force of our company and our technical support department. This has been our driving force for 35 years.
Perhaps the real question is, “What is the most versatile epoxy?” That is an easier question to answer. It is Epoxy.com Product #15 – www.epoxy.com/15.aspx. When I was an epoxy installer I always had Product #15 Clear Chemical Resistant Epoxy Resin on my jobsite.
- Clear Chemical Resistant
- Can be applied as thin as 5/1000 inch or less and as thick as 1/32 (without Filler) or more
- Can be applied as an aggregate filled system at a thickness of 12 inches or more.
- Excellent wetting properties
- Good temperature resistance
- Low Viscosity
- Slower than other clear epoxies to oxidize outdoor in direct sunlight
- Strong and durable
- Virtually non-yellowing indoors
- Acid Stain Concrete Floor Sealer
- Base Coving Material for seamless flooring (when mixed with fumed silica and silica sand)
- Clear coating over most porous materials
- Chemical resistant primer
- Chemical resistant mortar when mixed with silica sand
- Chemical resistant top coating
- Clear epoxy sealer for concrete
- Clear epoxy sealer for wood, and other porous materials
- Counter top coating
- Epoxy quartz flooring
- Pothole repair in concrete (when mixed with silica sand)
- Sealing of stone that has been previously epoxied together (aka epoxy-rock, stone carpet etc.)
- Surface sealing concrete cracks and joints (when mixed with fumed silica thickener)
- Use with fiberglass or Kevlar to make strong composite members
- Waterproof wood joint sealer (when mixed with fumed silica thickener)
- Wood bonding as neat material or mixed with fumed silica thickener
- Wood Floor Coating
Product #15 – www.epoxy.com/15.aspx – is a great product to have around for any number of emergency situations. Please address your questions to Epoxy.com Technical Support at 352-533-2167 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Posted by Norm Lambert
July 27, 2015
Mechanical Room Floors are very unique in their use and conditions. You have to consider the installation environment and the function of the floor. Our Mechanical Room Floor will protect the concrete, and contain any liquids that spill.
Systems used in mechanical rooms should be zero VOC. You do not want solvent evaporating from your material. Evaporated solvent could be picked up by your air handling unit sending it through your building. The best way to prevent this is with a VOC free 100% solids resin system. A resin system that is 100% solids has no solvent (or water) in it. It also means when you spread a gallon of material on your floor after it hardens you still have a gallon of material. With water-based and solvent based materials you lose half the material to evaporation.
Mechanical rooms should be chemical resistant. Typically they are top coated with Epoxy.com Product #2 Chemical Resistant Epoxy – www.epoxy.com/2.aspx. If it is a chemical feed room you can supply a list of chemicals and concentrations to the technical support department so you can make sure the #2 is chemical resistant enough.
The systems used for mechanical rooms are impact resistant. The limiting factor is the strength of the concrete substrate. Properly installed the epoxy will stay bonded to the concrete. The only way the epoxy can chip is if you chip the concrete from underneath the epoxy. You can install a thicker epoxy floor for an additional cost if you think you need still additional protection.
The systems recommend for mechanical rooms are highly abrasion resistant and will easily handle traffic up to heavy fork lift traffic. The system can be made even thicker if you have an unusual amount of abusive traffic.
When the mechanical room is over a finished space, it is suggested that a crack isolation membrane be integrated into the system. This can be done with Product #32 Epoxy Membrane System. The advantage of #32 Epoxy Membrane Resin as part of the system is 100% solids and has zero VOCs.
If the mechanical room is shut down and you can handle solvent and want something still more flexible you can use Epoxy.com Product #459 a two component, high solids, elastomeric urethane instead of or in addition to the Product #32 Epoxy Membrane above. Product #459 exhibits excellent elongation properties along with high tensile strength and tear resistance to make it an ideal crack resistant membrane for use under Product #2 and all of our other epoxy mechanical room floor coatings.
One of the primary reasons you need a mechanical room floor over finished space below is to waterproof it. The above methods accomplish the waterproofing in the center of the floor. The edges of the floor can be protective with a coving material up the wall and around pipe penetrations. That can be accomplished with Product #720 Epoxy Coving Resin System which can be used to install an integral cove base for all of our epoxy based mechanical room flooring and most of our other epoxy flooring and coating systems. This provides seamless wall to floor protection.
For more information on seamless water and chemical resistant mechanical room flooring, contact Epoxy.com Technical Support Department at 352-533-2167, or email me at email@example.com.
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Posted by Norm Lambert