Marco Chip Color Blend
Elast-O-Coat Waterproofing Membrane
Optional: 4" Epoxy Cove
Dur-A-Chip Seamless Flooring - is a
decorative "poured in place" epoxy flooring system consisting of
liquid polymers and 1/4" and 1/8" decorative chips. It is
designed to provide a terrazzo-like appearance with the benefits of
a seamless floor. Dur-A-Chips can also incorporate a
seamless, sanitary cove base. These qualities make it the
ideal, long-lasting protective choice for a variety of
This suggested specification covers the installation of a
decorative, multi-colored, seamless epoxy surfacer.
II. Quality Assurance
Installer Qualifications: The installer shall be an
established firm regularly engaged in the installation of troweled
epoxy flooring systems, with a minimum of five year's experience in
successfully applying the same or similar systems. Provide
list of completed projects, (completed by the installer) similar in
size, and complexity; inclusing verifiable references of completed
The installer shall be financially responsible. The
selected installer must provide certification letter from material
manufacturer, endorsing installer as an approved applicator of
Bidders desiring to use coatings other than those specified
shall submit their proposal in writing at least ten days prior to
the bid opening. Substitutions that decrease the film
thickness, the number of coats applied, change the generic type of
coating, or fail to meet the performance criteria of the specified
materials will not be approved. Prime and finish coats of all
surfaces shall be furnished by the same manufacturer.
III. Delivery, Storage and Handling
Deliver materials to job site in manufacturer's original
packages or containers, labeled with manufacturers name and
brand. Check for completeness of order and for shipping
Store material in dry, enclosed area protected from exposure to
moisture. Maintain temperature of storage area between
60 and 90 degrees F.
IV. Project Conditions
A. New concrete shall be cured no less than 28 days
utilizing a dissipating curing membrane.
Concrete must be free of hydrostatic, capillary or moisture
vapor pressure. Substrates in contact with ground must have a
properly installed, effective vapor barrier to help prevent
potential problems resulting from hydrostatic, capillary, or
moisture vapor pressure. Concrete must contain less than 3%
moisture when tested per ASTM-1864.
- Moisture Vapor Testing: All concrete floors not
poured over a proper moisture barrier are subject to possible
moisture vapor transmission or hydrostatic pressure problems than
can cause a flooring system to blister or fail. Before
applying a coating system over a concrete floor which is on-grade
or below grade, the Customer should be informed of this potential
problem, and given the option to have a qualified moisture testing
company perform calcium chloride test to give the proper
B. Adequate utilities, including electricity, and proper
Specified Note: Heat and light are extremely
important parts of the installation. Usually these utilities
are functioning before the epoxy finishes are scheduled for
installation, however, in some cases the epoxy coating shall be
installed prior to equipment, fixtures... Lack of these necessities
can and will spoil a good installation.
C. Work area shall be free of other trades during, and for
a period of 24 hours after epoxy resinous flooring
D. Protection of finished floor from damage by subsequent
trades is the responsibility of Owner and General Contractor.
New floors should be protected against scratching when moving
equipment onto it. Full chemical resistance is achieved after
7 days, prior to 7 days cure spills onto the floor should be
The installer, jointly with the manufacturer, shall furnish a
standard guarantee of the epoxy flooring for a period of one year
after the date of Substantial Completion. This labor and
material guarantee shall include loss of bond and degradation of
the system under normal use and wear.
A. Product data - Submit six copies of manufacturer's
specifications on specific components of the cured system,
including physical and performance properties.
B. Samples - Submit two finished samples as a
representation of the finished system to verify thickness, color,
and finish texture approval.
C. Documentation - The installer shall furnish a list of
projects using either the specified material, or equivalent
material installed within the last five years.
D. Maintenance instructions: Submit manufacturer's
written instructions for recommended maintenance.
All approved manufacturers and approved products shall be
limited to those listed below. All approved manufacturers
shall have documented installation specifications and
instructions. Only those products listed approved herein will
|Dur-A-Flex, Inc. (800)
95 Goodwin Street
East Hartford, Connecticut 06128
No Product Substitution is
Physical Properties -
|Hardness (Shore D). ASTM
Compressive Strength...ASTM D-695.....17,500 psi
Tensile Strength.ASTM D-638. 4,000 psi
Flexural Strength ......... ASTM D-790. 6,250 psi
Tensile Elongation ......... ASTM D-638 .....
Complete listing of all physical properties of this
product is outlined on product data sheet.
(Note: The colors shown on the Macro
Chip Color Selector Chart are only close approximations, and
should not be used for specification purposes. Please contact
us to obtain actual samples for best color selection).
Flooring System Products:
- Elast-O-Coat Waterproofing Membrane
- Dur-A-Glaze #4, 100% solids Water Clear Epoxy Resin
- Dur-A-Gard, 100% solids epoxy basecoat
- Macro Chip Color Blends
- 4" Cove base at perimeter walls - Optional
- PolyThane #2 HS CRU
Use materials in prepackaged quatities and mix in accordance
with manufacturers instructions. Color selections per
A. Substrate Preparation
Concrete Surfaces: The existing concrete
substrate will be mechanically prepared to remove surface
contaminates. As required to obtain surface profile for
optimum bond of flooring to concrete, and that meets the material
Moisture Testing: Prior to system application the
concrete substrate will be spot checked for moisture content, with
a Tramex Concrete moisture encounter meter. If the reading
exceeds acceptable MVT-rates; the installation of a Moisture Vapor
barrier will be required prior to system installation. And
will be priced accordingly if applicable.
Constructions Details: Floor drains shold
be installed flush with the substrate. All existing drains
are covered and taped prior to epoxy flooring installation.
Note: This polymer flooring system follows the
profile of the substrate. If sloping to the drain is required
to facilitate positive drainage; this must be addressed as a
separate scope of work and will be priced accordingly if
Optional: A 4" integral cove base shall
be installed at perimeter walls. All doorways, floor
drains, and electrical outlets located in the floor will be
"keyed and chased." The purpose is to ensure
a thicker topping will be applied in these areas.
B. Product Installation: Per the
manufacturers written instructions.
WPM Base: Elast-O-Coat waterproofing
membrane will be applied to the entire surface. Elast-O-Coat
will preven water from passing through to occupied or critical
areas, in the event that the epoxy floor is damaged. This
application will cure overnight.
Basecoat application: Dur-A-Gard
100% solids Epoxy Coating will be applied; broadcast with Macro
decorative chips to rejection and cure overnight.
After this procedure, and excess chips will be removed, and the
surface will be lightly sanded.
Grout coat: Dur-A-Glaze #4, 100% solids
water clear epoxy will be squeegeed onto the floor and back
rolled. Smaller rollers and/or brushes will be used to trim
in around all columns, walls, and other obstacles. This
application will cure per manufacturer's written
CRU Topcoat: PolyThane #2, HS
two-component chemical resitant urethane will be squeegeed onto the
surface, and back rolled to ensure appearance, and texture
throughout the area. Smaller rollers and/or brushes will be
used to trim in around all columns, walls, and other
Surface texture "Satin Finish". This application will cure
per manufacturer's written specifications.
Protection: Protect floor-topping system
when cured at temperature between 65 and 90 degrees F.
Foot traffic: Minimum of 10 to 12
Full Physical Use: Minimum 16-30
Cleaning: Clean resinous flooring with
cleaning materials recommended by flooring manufacturer. Upon
completion of the project, the job site will be cleaned of all
unused materials, and debris.
VIII. Certified Dur-A-Flex Approved
CONTACT Russell L. Fuller with any questions
regarding attached Dur-A-Chip epoxy flooring specifications, and
|Russell L. Fuller|
Fuller Industries, Inc.
61 Visco Ct.
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 255-1199 (615) 255-6922 (Fax)