Dur-A-Quartz Epoxy Flooring
Q28 Aggregate - 3/16"-1/4"
Elast-O-Coat Waterproofing Membrane
4" Epoxy Cove Base
Dur-A-Quartz Q28 Epoxy System - is a heavy
duty, decorative, seamless flooring/resurfacing mortar composed of
a specially formulated, clear, two component 100% epoxy, and Q28
colored quartz aggregate composed of a uniformly sized colored
quartz (resembling a fine colored sand). Dur-A-Quartz is
designed for versatility. Its non-porous, seamless
wall-to-wall surface with integral cove base resists deterioration
by water, food and chemical spills.
This suggested specification covers the installation of a
decorative, trowel-applied multi-colored, seamless epoxy
II. Quality Assurance
Installer Qualifications: epoxy resin floor manufacturer
shall approve Applicator in writing. 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. The installer shall be financially responsible, and
able to supply references of jobs of a similar nature completed
within the last Five years.
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 - Dur-A-Quartz Epoxy
|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 Dur-A-Quartz 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).
Epoxy Resin Flooring System:
- Dur-A-Glaze #4, 100% solids Water Clear epoxy resin
- Q28 - natural rounded, translucent quartz aggregate
- Elast-O-Coat waterproofing Membrane
- 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
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
Epoxy Cove Base Application: Install FRP
as close as possible to the floor slab, firmly glued to the wall
substrate. 1/2" wide, cove strip is mounted to the wall at
desired height. When the 4"-6" cove base is troweled in
place, the underlying substrate needs to be as rigid as
A 4" integral cove base shall be installed at perimeter walls as
indicated. 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.
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.
Trowel application: Dur-A-Glaze #4 100%
solids Water clear epoxy resin and Dur-A-Quartz Q28 aggregate will
be troweled onto the surface. Any areas of repair not ending
at a construction joint will be cut and keyed to a minimum depth of
1/4th to insure adequate bonding of all repair perimeters.
This application will cure overnight.
Following the troweled application, broadcast Q28 quartz
aggregate to rejection and cure overnight. After this
procedure, any excess Q28 quartz aggregate 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
obstacles. This application will cure per manufacturer's
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-Quartz epoxy flooring specifications, and
|Russell L. Fuller|
Fuller Industries, Inc.
61 Visco Ct.
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 255-1199 (615) 255-6922 (Fax)