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Life Deck Metallic Epoxy System

Life Deck Metallic Epoxy Floor

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Description:

Life Paint’s Metallic Epoxy Floor System is a high build, seamless floor finish for use indoors over existing concrete.  The system is a 3+ step process depending on desired effect and required protection. The system consists of one coat of 100% Solids Epoxy Primer with Metallic Pigment, one coat of a Metallic Pigmented 100% Solids Cycloaliphatic Epoxy, one clear coat of a 100% Solids Cycloaliphatic Epoxy, with an optional coat of Life Deck 2003 Chemical Resistant Urethane for a high-gloss, protective Topcoat.

Advantages

  • Beautiful and unique decorative finish
  • Strong and resilient flooring system
  • Optional Non-skid texture
  • Seamless floor
  • Endless color design

Uses

  • Heavy duty commercial environments
  • Office Spaces
  • Garage floor system
  • Beauty Salons
  • Interior Floors

System Specification

  • 1 Primer Coat – Life Deck 1200 or LD12VAPOR Primer Clearmixed with Life Deck Metal Pigment
  • 1 Dispersion Coat – Life Deck 31-96 Epoxy Clear mixed with Life Deck Metal Pigment dispersed with Denatured Alcohol
  • 1 Fill Coat – Life Deck 31-96 Epoxy Clear
  • Optional Topcoat – 1 Coat – Life Deck 2003 CRU

 

Tools Needed

  • Stiff Red Rubber Squeegee
  • 18” – 3/8” Non-Shedding Nap Rollers w/ Frame
  • High-Quality Spray Bottle
  • Denatured Alcohol (Approximately 1 gallon/1000 ft)
  • Acetone for Cleanup
  • Rags
  • Sanding Screen
  • Spiked Shoes
  • Floor Preparation equipment

 

Materials Needed for 600 square feet

  • 3 – Life Deck 1200 Clear Epoxy Primer – 1.5 gal kits
  • 4 – Life deck 31-96 Clear Epoxy – 1.5 gal kits
  • 7 – Life Deck METAL-Quart Jars of Metallic Pigment
  • 3 – Life deck 31-96 Clear Epoxy – 1.5 gal kits
  • 2 – Life Deck 2003 CRU – 1 gal kits (Optional)

 

Installation

The following information is to be used as a guideline for the installation of the Life Deck Metallic Epoxy Floor System. Contact the Technical Service Department for assistance prior to application.

Surface Preparation – Concrete

Inspection

  • Concrete must be level.  Any slope/grade will cause pigments to run and react unpredictably.
  • Concrete must be clean, dry, and free of grease, paint, oil, dust, curing agents, or any foreign material that will prevent proper adhesion.
  • The concrete should be at least 2500 psi and feel like 30-grit sandpaper.
  • The concrete should be porous and be able to absorb water.
  • A minimum of 28 days cured is required on all concrete. Relative humidity in the concrete floor slab should be below 80% (per ASTM F-2170).

 

  1. Before starting flooring work, test existing concrete slab to make sure there is no efflorescence or high levels of alkalinity.  Alkalinity refers to a high pH reading which means the floor is not neutral.  A high alkaline environment can cause salts to creep up through the cement called efflorescence.  These salts have a tendency to prevent or destroy the bonding of coatings to the concrete.  The most common form of testing is the use of a wide-range pH paper or tape.
  2.   Make sure the floors pH reading ranges between 5-9 to ensure adhesion.  The testing of concrete for alkalinity can show the amount of alkalinity only at the time the test is ran, and cannot be used to predict long-term conditions.

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