Epoxy River Simulation

November 16, 2016

How to Simulate a River Bed in Epoxy


A customer asks, “I recently saw what looks like a creek bed built out of epoxy with stones in it. How is this done in epoxy?”

Here are the steps to do it:

  1. Choose your stone. The stone that you choose can be uniform in size or a blend of stone sizes and shapes.  If bigger stone is going to be used, it is recommended that you use a blend of larger stone with smaller stone.  Variations in shape will also help to increase the amount of surface area holding the system together, making it stronger. Be sure the stone is clean and completely dry before attempting any of the steps below.
  2. Make a mock-up of the complete system below in a small box made out of plywood or similar material. This will verify everything from stone selection, to aesthetics, to stone durability. It is also gives you a chance to practice your procedure,and get additional phone tech support from us if required before you proceed with your project.
  3. Construct the recessed area that your river will “flow”. That could be a recessed area in a concrete floor, a wooded shadow box or some other “box” to hold your river. Be sure the box is watertight and that the surface is properly prepared before proceeding –www.epoxy.com/surfaceprep.aspx
  4. Prime the area created in step 3 with Epoxy.com Product #12 – www.epoxy.com/12.aspx at a rate of 250-300SF per gallon.  Allow to cure until hard to the touch, typically 6-8 hours
  5. After the Primer in Step 4 is hard to the touch and before 24 hours has passed, apply a coat of Epoxy.com Product #1 – http://www.epoxy.com/1.aspx – 100% solids General Purpose Epoxy Coating to the bottom of the box created in Step 3.  This will help to give you a consistent background color. Black helps give you the illusion of infinite depth.
    1. Optionally you can add a second coat of the #1 Pigmented Epoxy Coating to increase color intensity.
    2. On the other hand if the stone in Step 6 is so deep that you will not be able to see through it you can skip this step and proceed to step 6.
    3. Allow the epoxy in Step 5 to cure hard to the touch before proceeding, typically 10-12 hours.  Do not wait more than 24 hours before moving on to Step 6.
  6. Properly mix Epoxy.com Product #17 – www.epoxy.com/17.aspx – Epoxy Stone Adhesive Part A and Part B. Add your stone into the mixed stone adhesive.  The amount of stone that you will be able to add to it will vary depending on size and how clean the stone is.  100 lbs per 3 quart batch (2 QT “A” and 1 QT “B”) is a good starting point.  This ratio should be verified in a mockup before proceeding to this step. Mix in the stone until a uniform shine can be see on all the stone. Install this mix into your “box” at the desired thickness. Be sure to pack it in tightly and level to the desired surface.  Allow to harden overnight. Do not wait more than 24 hours before moving on to Step 7.
  7. Properly mix and pour Epoxy.com Product #214 – www.epoxy.com/214.aspx – Table Top and Casting Epoxy into the spaces between the rock in step 6. You typically will want to pour a minimum of 1/8 inch or not more than 1/2 inch at a time.  Take care to break any bubbles as you go early and often.  This is typically easy to do using a hair dryer and/or Isopropyl (rubbing alcohol mist). Allow each layer to harden and cool before adding another lift.  Never wait more than 24 hours in between coats and/or pours of epoxy.

When you complete this project it will look like a stone riverbed filled with \ water.  You can also experiment with other objects in your stone mix.  Contact Epoxy.com Technical Support with your questions: info@epoxy.com or 352-533-2167


Epoxy Stone Overlays

April 7, 2014

Epoxy Stone

Installation, Repair, and Sealing of Epoxy Stone Overlays


Early Spring Special

Place your credit card order and authorize it on or before April 11, 2014 for Product #17 Epoxy Stone Adhesive or Epoxy.com Product #15 for Reglazing Stone and get it at 5% off from contractor pricing. You must mention the code “EpoxyMyStone”, to get this discount.

Epoxy Adhesive for Bonding Pebble Stone Together

Product #17 Epoxy Adhesive for Bonding Stone Overlays is a two component, 100% solids high-mod epoxy adhesive used for bonding stone and other aggregates in all types of flooring applications. Some uses of Epoxy.com Product #17 Epoxy Adhesive for Bonding Stone Overlays would include patios, pool decks, walkways and other areas where a long wearing and decorative system is desired.

Product #17 Epoxy Stone Overlays give you the beauty of a natural looking shinny stone, without the hassle of the stone needing the constant attention of loose stone. Water actually passes through the system. The #17 Epoxy Adhesive and stone give you a carpet of stone that allows the water to run down away from your feet.

Installation Product #17 Epoxy Adhesive for Bonding Stone Overlays typically uses the #17 Epoxy Stone Adhesive, and clean hard dry stone. A 3 gallon unit of Product #17 will typically mix with about 400 lbs of stone.

Glazing Pebble Stone Epoxy

Product #15 Chemical Resistant Epoxy Floor Resurfacing System  is typically used for resealing epoxy bonded stone, because it oxidizes much slower than other epoxies, and usually last much longer than other epoxies used for reglazing epoxied stone pebbles.


Epoxy.com Catalog of Products

November 28, 2010

Epoxy.com Product Catalog

Here is a list of the current Epoxy.com Products.  In addition to the products below, we also have products which we can “custom” make to your specifications. This page is the most  frequently updated on our website.  So please check this page often, to see our latest product additions.

Injection and Binary Delivery Systems

  • Injection Machines
  • Manual Injection Pump
  • Injection Ports
  • Binary Tubes 75 ML
  • Binary Tubes 150 ML
  • Binary Tubes 300 ML
  • Static Mixing Tubes for Binary Tubes
  • Manual Gun for Binary Tubes
  • Pneumatic Gun

Misc. Products

  • Fiberglass Tape 4 and 6 inch wide
  • Fiberglass Woven For Reinforcement
  • Gage Rake for overlays
  • Mixing Paddles – drill mixers, Speedy mixers, Mud and Resin Mixers, and Cast head mixers
  • Spiked Rollers- for overlays
  • Spinney Rollers – for overlays
  • Shed Resistant Roller Covers
  • Professional Rollers Covers
  • Jumbo  2 1/4 Diameter Core Roller Covers
  • Perforated Core Roller Covers
  • Roller Handles
  • Floor Squeegees
  • Serrated Edge Floor Squeegees
  • Wood Back Squeegees
  • Mini Roller Covers and Frames
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Paint Brushes
  • Bondable PTFE Cut to Order
  • Graffiti Cleaner
  • and more …

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Proper mixing and installation is critical to the optimal success of all product.  See Installation Tips, Techdata, & MSDS for more details on our products.  Be sure to contact us with any questions and/or concerns that you have.

For more information please contact:

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Common Epoxy.com Epoxy Construction Resin Systems

August 3, 2010

Common Epoxy.com Product Applications

Epoxy.com Products by Types of Uses


Epoxy.com has hundreds of products that can be used in combination to
produce thousands of different systems. This insures the Right Epoxy and/or
Other Construction Resin Product for you Job. Here are the most commonly
used Epoxy and Construction Resin Systems:

  • Air Plane Hangers – Epoxy.com Products most
    frequently used for seamless air plane hangers.

  • Garages
    –  – Epoxy.com Products most frequently used for high
    end residential epoxy seamless garage floor.

  • Outside Decks and Drive Ways
    – Epoxy.com Products most frequently used
    for Seamless Decks and Drive Ways.  These products are specially
    designed to handle the punishment of the sun and temperature extremes.
  • Product Catalog – A
    complete list of Epoxy.com Products By Product Number.
  • Bonding Systems  –
    Almost all Epoxy.com epoxy resins can be used as an epoxy bonding and 
    adhesive systems.  However, the thicker epoxies (epoxy gels) typically
    make the better adhesives, because they are easier to use when Appling a
    thick layer.  Below is a list of medium to very thick epoxies.  These
    epoxies are designed with the primary function of bonding various
    materials to other materials. Epoxy.com Gel Adhesives Systems are called
    by a number of different terms throughout the industry, including but
    not limited to: Epoxy Bonder, Epoxy Adhesive Systems, Epoxy Gel Adhesive
    Systems, Epoxy Bonding Systems, Epoxy Gel Patching Adhesive, etc.

  • Waterproofing

    – Most Epoxy.com Products are waterproof by nature.  The products
    you find here are the work-horses of
    waterproofing.
  • Coating Systems
    Here are listing of Epoxy.com epoxy coatings and urethane coatings. The
    Epoxy.com Products listed below are either pigmented or available in
    pigmented. 
  • Chips Flooring – The use of color chips can
    change all that! Color chips are increasingly being used in combination
    with “wet” products such as Epoxy.com
    Product #315 Seamless Polymeric Multi-Colored Flake Chip Flooring
    Resurfacing System
    to create decorative seamless flooring with more to offer than other ornamental
    products…Quality! Due to their easy application, these products can be
    used by both professionals and skilled do-it-yourself enthusiasts.
  • Primers
    and Sealers
    – Epoxy.com has a wide variety of primer and sealers
    listed here is a listing of the most
    popular ones.
  • Seamless Flooring
    – Epoxy.com Products that were specifically designed for seamless
    flooring systems.  Epoxy.com 100% Solids Epoxy Coatings and
    Flooring resins can be used in conjunction with broadcast aggregates and
    trowel down aggregates to create a highly durable seamless epoxy
    flooring systems.

Norm Lambert

President & Director of Technical Support
Epoxy Systems, Inc
Florida & Vermont USA
Available by Phone M-F 9AM-4PM Eastern Time (6 AM – 1 PM Pacific Time)
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Listing of Epoxy.com Epoxy Calculators

July 30, 2010

List of Epoxy.com Calculators

A current listing of Epoxy.com Material Calculators to date. Include Calculators for Epoxy.com Coatings, Epoxy.com Cove Base, Epoxy.com Dowel Bar Adhesives, Epoxy.com Stone Overlay Adhesive, Epoxy.com Table top Resin, Epoxy.com Tile Grout, Epoxy.com Table Top and Casting Resin, and Epoxy.com Electrical Potting and Casting Resin.


Epoxy.com has a New Epoxy Stone Overlay Calculator

May 5, 2010

Each stone used for epoxy stone overlays will give you slightly different results. The cleaner the stone, the less epoxy that will be required. If the stone is dusty, more resin will be required. Stone with a lot of flat surfaces that interface with each other well, may require less resin than a very round stone that has small surfaces that touch each other. This calculator is designed to give you quick “Rules of Thumb” to help you do quick estimating.  Be sure to test Epoxy.com Product #17 with your stone to verify dosing.  The dosing that this calculator is based on is 1 gallon of mixed epoxy resin and hardener for each 100 lbs of stone. This is a little more resin than is necessary for most well graded, clean dry stone.

Please contact me with your questions.

Norm Lambert
President & Director of Technical Support
Epoxy Systems, Inc
Florida & Vermont USA
Available by Phone M-F 9AM-4PM Eastern Time (6 AM – 1 PM Pacific Time)
352-533-2167 (Voice)
352-465-3497 (fax)
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Epoxy Stone Overlay – How Much Material Do I need

April 27, 2010

Q: How Much Epoxy.com Product #17 Do I need?

I am interested in your Epoxy  Product #17 – www.epoxy.com/17.htm – to overlay a patio and walkway.  I live in Michigan – is there a dealer or will you ship to Michigan?  My patio of 600 sq. ft. – how much epoxy #17 is required? 

You did not say what size stone you are using or how deep you are looking to install it at.

Each stone will take a different amount of resin to bond it in place, depending on the size, shape and how clean it is.  Also each stone size will have a different yield.  But here is how it is calculated (to a theoretical area and coverage).

The recommended starting point is 1.5 gallons of resin plus or minus to each 150 lbs of stone.

I measured a stone that I had that was 1/8 x 1/16,  and got about 0.6 cubic feet per 50 lbs.

So a yield of 3 gallons of #17 and 300 lbs of stone would produce about 0.6x 6 bags or 3.6 cubic feet.

600 square feet at ½ inch thick is (144/2)x600 or 43,200 cubic inches or 25 cubic feet (43,200/1728)

25 cubic feet /3.6 = 6.9 units

The unit size is 3 gallons or ( 7×3)  21 gallons.

Thank you for your interest in our products.  Please contact me with your questions.

Epoxy Systems, Inc.
Norm Lambert
President & Director of Technical Support
Available by Phone M-F 9AM-4PM Eastern Time (6 AM – 1 PM Pacific Time)
352-533-2167 (Voice)
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