Make Spaces Easy to Disinfect.

April 22, 2020
Picture of seamless chip flooring.
A Vermont Interstate Rest Area – Picture taken over 15 years after it was installed. Simple to disinfect. Wash with bleach and water as directed by CDC and you are done.

Scores of customer have taken full advantage of our systems to make spaces very easy to disinfect. Some of them have used our seamless systems on their floors, walls and ceilings. These seamless systems have no place for a virus or bacterial to hide. They are using enhanced disinfecting, and doing so without harming our material.

We can show you how to do this to your facility. Here are some of the kinds of places that this has been done. At minimum most do floors and cove.

  • Athletic Facilities
  • Food Manufacturing Facilities
  • Grocery Stores
  • Hospitals
  • Kennels
  • Laboratories
  • Nursing Homes
  • Pharmaceutical Facilities
  • Research Facilities
  • Restaurants
  • Schools
  • Stores
  • Veterinary Facilities

Contact Norm Lambert at Epoxy.com Technical Support for more information 1-352-533-2167, norm@epoxy.com

Epoxy Coating on Food Wagon walls and ceilings.
Walls and Ceilings of a Food Wagon. Installation on walls floors and ceiling makes it easy to completely disinfect.

Covid19 Update

March 24, 2020

Epoxy.com is open and shipping product. We provide critical products including repair materials, seamless coatings and flooring systems capable of handling many of the new challenges we are now facing in easy to disinfect surfaces.

We take the service we provide by way of our products and installation tech support very seriously. We are a family owned business and we run our business as family. Please be assure that we are practicing social distancing as a company and as individuals to do our part to stay healthy. 

We are all in this together.  Please do not hesitate to contact me personally at norm@epoxy.com or 352-533-2167 for anything I can do to help with our products to make things easier for you and your people to stay safer.

Please Stay Safe!


Disinfecting Epoxy.com Coatings and Flooring

March 17, 2020

We have many of our customers and their clients doing enhanced disinfecting of Epoxy.com Flooring and Coating Systems. I want all of you to concentrate on worrying about killing viruses and germs, and not worry about damaging the epoxy coatings and flooring you have purchased from us. Be sure to follow the NIH method with bleach below.

The National Institute of Health “Infection Prevention and Control of Epidemic- and Pandemic-Prone Acute Respiratory Infections in Health Care” recommends “1:100 dilution of 5% sodium hypochlorite is the usual recommendation. Use 1 part bleach to 99 parts cold tap water (1:100 dilution) for disinfection of surfaces.
Adjust ratio of bleach to water as needed to achieve appropriate concentration of sodium hypochlorite. For example, for bleach preparations containing 2.5% sodium hypochlorite, use twice as much bleach (i.e. 2 parts bleach to 98 parts water).”
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK214356/

You can feel confident to disinfect all Epoxy.com epoxy Flooring and Coating products, this way. Please contact Epoxy.com Technical support with any additional questions that you have at 352-533-2167 or email me directly at norm@epoxy.com


Mitigation of Concrete Slab Chemical Vapors

January 29, 2020

How do I stop chemicals gas vapors from contaminated soils passing though a concrete slab? This is a question I get frequently from owners and environmental mitigation experts.

Background

Chemical contamination vapors tend to pass though a concrete slab and get into the air above. Stopping the migration of the gas through a slab is frequently a requirement of repurposing a space.

The following steps can be used to mitigate chemical vapors into your space above it. Without the right tools these vapors in the air from contamination under that slab can be quite pervasive.

Each job needs to be evaluated on an individual bases. The tools below make the solution less evasive.

Cracks through the Concrete Slab

The most direct way for soil contamination gasses to get in is through cracks. Cracks are the path of least resistance, so most of your vapors come through cracks in the floor. That is a very easy fix Product #684LV – Methyl Methacrylate Crack Healer and Sealer.

The #684LV has about the viscosity (thickness) of diesel fuel. That makes it easy to gravity feed into small cracks small porous areas of the concrete. It welds the cracks back together with a bond strength that is greater than the tensile strength of the concrete. In other words structurally you have the monolithic structure that the concrete was intended to be.

Expansion Joints

Expansion joints are the also a very direct route for vapors to come in. To seal these joints use Product #632 – Chemical Resistant Joint Filler. This is a highly chemical resistant joint filler. It will not only keep the vapors out. If there is going to be a chemical exposure to the surface there will it will stop the chemicals from attacking your concrete and further contaminating the soils below it.

Sealing the Surface of the Concrete Slab.

The next step is to prime the concrete with Product #12 Chemical Resistant Primer / Sealer.

This is where there is a couple of ways to go. You can apply an additional coat or coats of the #12 or go on to Coating the Concrete Slab below. Our optional translucent Synthetic Anti-Skid Fine may be added to the #12 if it is used in additional coats as a clear sealer.

The Product #12 Primer Sealer can also be mixed with silica sand and used as a patching material for potholes and otherwise damaged concrete if required.

Coating the Concrete Slap 

In many cases you will want to install a coating over the concrete slab.  There are a number of options for doing this but here are a few of the most common ones.  The biggest difference between these coatings is the chemical resistance. Please See Chemical Resistance Chart for a comparison of chemical resistance of the products below. All of these products are 100% solid, zero voc.  All of the coatings in this section are highly durable and resist the abrasion of traffic. 

UV Resistant Top-Coating

For jobs that will see direct sunlight.  It may be desirable to add an ultra violet (UV) Resistant top coating for the systems above.  


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