Mixing a single application epoxy and quartz aggregate floor is harder than it looks. Mixing refers to combining kits (e.g., prepackaged batches in specific quantities).
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The final blending of the floor kits, cove base, and fill components ensures consistency and quality one kit at a time. The result is a fully integrated flooring system that is seamless, watertight, slip-resistant, extremely durable, non-porous and easy-to-clean.
The flooring material contains a pre-mixed bag of stone aggregate, epoxy, and a hardener. This combination is thinner (e.g., pancake batter) than the cove base mixture. that, once mixed, is delivered from the mixer to the trowel man and applied. The process of mixing is all about timing. If the crew member mixing is too quick, the material could become tacky and hard to work with; if he's too slow, the job takes longer.
Cove Base Kits
The mixture for cove base varies slightly from the flooring. The main difference is the cove base has a thickening agent called cabosil. This additive allows for the material to thicken (e.g., hamburger meat) and is able to be troweled vertically. The cove base is mixed and applied prior to flooring.
This type of mixture consists of epoxy, hardener, and a grout/sand mix that is used to fill cracks and dents as well as prime the existing substrate. It is only used when needed.
The JetRock flooring system cures quickly and must be applied as soon as it is mixed. Onsite crews designate a member to mix while others trowel to ensure the product is handled and applied efficiently and effectively.
We have developed onsite best practices over years of experience paired with an in-depth understanding of the product and process. We strive to help save our customers time and money. Read more about the installation process here.