The latest project our team here at Smith and Company had was in Portland, Oregon near the Portland International Airport. A commercial building of 5,000 sq. ft requested a floor coating of 1,200 sq. ft. The scope of this floor coating project was to prepare and coat the machine shop for a company that makes prototype parts out of aluminum. The existing floor was a slab of about 10 years old that was in relatively good shape. We were given one week to complete the project.
The materials used in this project were General Polymers GP3579, a two-component epoxy primer and General Polymers GP3745 self-leveling epoxy as the top coat.
Our team filled all the cracks and joints with a polyurea joint filler and ground them flush to make a seamless surface. After installing the top coat of epoxy, there were some bubbles that appeared along one joint. We sanded them smooth, filled the area, and recoated with a small patch.
Our customers chose to go with a smooth floor after we installed a small sample for them. They thought that the smooth floor actually gave them better traction in comparison to a floor coating that has aggregate which is coated over, giving the floor a textured look and feel.
After our project was completed, our customers were very satisfied with how it turned out. Check out our before and after pictures below to see the progress.