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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION - HalKote Resin-Rich®  Epoxy/Quartz Flooring System is a troweled and broadcast, monolithic non-porous flooring system applicable for use over concrete, metal and wood surfaces.   Resin-Rich® flooring has a high ratio of resin to aggregate, not exceeding two  parts aggregate to one part epoxy, by volume.  Its base is a clear,  two-part, 100% solids epoxy resin, incorporating a chemical resistant quartz  aggregate.  It is applied in a manner to achieve a surface texture ranging  from non-skid to a smooth, glass-like, finish.  It is also installed as an  integrated, sanitary cove base.  The superior chemical resistance to a wide  range of acids, solvents and food fats.  This system can be used for  grouting, patching and pitching purposes.

An even more chemical resistant surfacing system can be achieved by  incorporating Novolac 100% solids epoxy into matrix and/or topcoat(s).  A more flexible system can be achieved by incorporating 100% solids epoxy  elastomeric membrane under standard system or into matrix.


Over the past decade, it has become widely accepted that epoxy floorings are the most durable available.

What most buyers don't realize, though, is that the  way the epoxy is applied determines the strength and durability of the  flooring.

Basically, there are two ways to apply an epoxy  floor.

Mortar Mix - where aggregate (sand or stone) is mixed with just enough epoxy to wet it and then this mix is troweled onto the subflooring,


RESIN-RICH® - where pure epoxy resin is spread on the subfloor and then the aggregate is broadcast into the  epoxy.

Most industrial flooring companies use the Mortar Mix method, even though the Resin-Rich® method results in more epoxy on the floor, forming a durable, impermeable barrier.

Both methods have about equal costs. Mortar Mix applications require more labor but use less epoxy than the Resin-Rich® method.  Mortar  Mix results in small air pockets which weaken the floor, make it more susceptible to chemical erosion and general wear and tear.


RESIN-RICH® - The Difference is How the Floor is Installed and How Much is on the Floor After the Job is Done.

Shown in the photographs on these pages is a typical Resin-Rich®  application...

1) Key to any quality installation is thorough and professional preparation of the subflooring, to assure a superior bond of the epoxy.  Here, the floor is "shot-blasted" to remove any contaminants,  paint or unsound concrete, and open the surface so a stronger bond is assured. 

2) Once the subflooring is prepared, specially-formulated epoxy  (engineered to meet the particular needs of the specific job site) is  spread on the subfloor.  Thickness of the resin is controlled through  the use of notched trowels and gauged rakes.


3) Then, premixed color aggregate is broadcast onto the  unhardened epoxy.  The aggregate, available in a spectrum of colors,  settles into the epoxy without creating gaps or air pockets that can  weaken the flooring and make it permeable.

4) Once the epoxy hardens, excess aggregate is removed and the new  flooring is sealed with a top coat.  The resulting Resin-Rich floor is durable, chemical resistant, impermeable, and exceedingly strong.

 


One look at Mortar Mix and RESIN-RICH® method  floors, exaggerated in the photo above, shows the difference.  While  liquids bead up on RESIN-RICH®, they seep through Mortar Mix.  Simply, RESIN-RICH® floors --

  • hold more weight
  • take more wear
  • are virtually impermeable
  • resist chemicals longer

Greater and more uniform bond strength is achieved by HalKote epoxy composition flooring because of 20-24 mil. layer of pure 100% solids epoxy  is troweled onto and scratched into the thoroughly etched surface.

Note: Due to the inherent integral strength of concrete/wood which  is considerably weaker than any properly mixed epoxy composition, and  assuming that proper subsurface preparation is achieved and the epoxy  system is properly installed, the concrete/wood will fracture before the bond between the concrete/wood and epoxy composition is separated.

 

A look at the test results proves it...

Compression Strength

Flex Strength

Tensile Strength

Water  Absorption

Surface Hardness Index

Bond Strength

Linear Shrinkage

Abrasion Resistance Index

Impact Resistance

Flammability

Weight


RESIN-RICH®
17,500 psi

6,250 psi

4,000 psi

0 -  0.04%

80


335  psi

0.02%

150


0.012"

self-extinguishing

1.15 lbs/sq ft

Mortar Mix
10,900 psi

2,500  psi

2,350 psi

0.2 - 0.4%

77


335  psi

0.03%

76


0.014"

self-extinguishing

2  lbs/ sq ft

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