One of the most important aspects of any resin flooring project is the preparation. Whenever REME Industrial Flooring Ltd provide a specification for synthetic resin flooring work, it will include the best type of surface preparation suitable for the substrate, the system specified and the client’s environment. We provide many different types of specialist floor preparation including the following types of surface perparation:
- Vacuum Enclosed Shotblasting
- Diamond Grinding
- Scabbling or Planing
- Hot Compressed Air
Vacuum Enclosed Shotblasting
The quickest and most economical method of concrete floor preparation is by fully enclosed, dust free shotblasting. This method is the most recommended type of floor preparation. It is the industry standard for floor preparation by all major synthetic resin manufacturers for the removal of old floor coatings and to thoroughly prepare new and old concrete floors, helping to achieve a long lasting floor finish. For a short video CLICK HERE.
Vacuum assisted diamond grinding is used for the preparation of concrete surfaces prior to coating and to level off uneven concrete surfaces. The diamond grinders can be used in their own right to smooth out irregularities or for toning down the ridges caused by scabbling.
Scabbling or Planing
Scabblers or Planers using Tungsten Carbide Tipped flails or picks can give a coarser profile suitable for epoxy resin and polyurethane screeds, by giving a much coarser texture and better mechanical key.
Hot Compressed Air
Hot Compressed Air or ‘HCA’ is the only proven long term solution to clean severely oil contaminated concrete floors. This process burns away surface oil and draws up residual oil from within the concrete. Immediately after this has been carried out, a low viscosity, solvent free epoxy resin oil tolerant primer is then applied to the concrete. As the floor cools down the epoxy resin is drawn into the concrete while helping it cure quicker so sealing the concrete floor. After this process has been carried out, any type of epoxy resin or polyurethane system can be applied to the floor.