Epoxy Mortar is a highly durable system
It is a troweled 3/16” – 1/4” thick floor topping with a much higher compressive strength than most concrete floors. It provides impact resistance, excellent wear characteristics, high chemical resistance, and renews the life of a heavily damaged and tired floor by filling and leveling any imperfections in the substrate.
Epoxy Mortar is a great solution for more rigorous flooring needs. Some examples of where Epoxy Mortar works well are: heavily damaged floors, garages, factories, kitchens, traffic lanes, warehouses, high volume traffic areas, wet environments, basements, areas in need of sloping, areas with heavy abuse, etc.
Epoxy Mortar is typically installed in a 4-5 Phase process.
Phase 1: Preparation
Preparation of the concrete is essential to the longevity of an Epoxy Mortar application. This stage is where any existing adhesives, coatings, or loose material is removed from the substrate via mechanical diamond grinding. This process opens the pores of the concrete and removing the top most layer of the substrate will allow for better adhesion and penetration for the primer in Phase 2. Once all loose material has been removed and the floor has an appropriate profile achieved from the grinding process, it must be vacuumed to remove dust and contaminants.
Phase 2: Prime Coat
At this stage in the Epoxy Mortar process the floor has been prepped and cleaned, ready for a penetrating primer to seal the concrete and provide purchase for the following coat(s).
Phase 3: Troweled Mortar
At this stage the Epoxy Mortar can be trowel applied to the concrete substrate, because of the nature of the mortar system, any minor imperfections are easily filled by the mortar.
Phase 4: Grout Coat
Once cured, the Epoxy mortar is ready to be coated with a grout coat achieving a sealed rough anti-slip surface. Additional coat(s) may be applied if a smooth texture is preferred.
Phase 5: Optional Top Coat
Additional coat(s) are available if a smooth texture is preferred. This comes down to the particular needs of the job.