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BERGERS

SELF LEVELING FLOOR COATING


Epilux SL Glossy Floor Coating

Need for Floor Coatings

Protection of concrete from aggressive


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environments,, abuses
due to chemical or physical processes
Abnormally high investments for repairs, maintenance and
rehabilitation
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Highly prone for attack due to porosity of concrete and for
seams & joints

Unprotected concrete floor

Dusting
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Porosity
Cracks
Microbial growth
Poor chemical resistance
Poor cleanability
Degradation due to neutralization

Protection of Concrete Floor

Resistance to cracking
g
Impermeable to corrosive attack
Hygienic and clean floors
Thwarts off microbiological growth
Better abrasion resistance
Improved chemical resistance & oil resistance
Easy maintenance and improved service life

Benefits of installing ESL systems

Higher
g
compressive
p
strength
g

Aesthetics of floors remain intact

Does not crack and deteriorate easily

Elongated floor life

Allows movement of fork lifts/ trolleys

Checks degradation due to carbonation/ neutralization

Easy cleaning and maintenance

Resistance to hot/ cold water/ cleaning agent

Physical Properties

Abrasion Resistance :

just 60gm loss in CS 17 wheel with 1Kg load

Compressive Strength: 60N/mm2 as per IS 9162


Flexural Strength: 2060N/mm2 as per IS 9162
Shore-D Hardness: 70 as per DIN 53505
Tensile Strength: 10-15N/mm2 as per ASTM D2370
Pull-off bond Strength:

concrete
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att 2 N/mm
N/ 2 as per ISO 4624

Chemical properties

Dilute inorganic acids


Dilute Alkali
Soap water/ Salt water
Solvents (Xylene, butanol, MTO, petrol, diesel)
Break oil vegetable oils
Break-oil,

EPILUX SL GLOSSY FLOOR


COATING SYSTEMS
High Performance Floor Coating

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flooring and
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The flooring should be a sound concrete or fresh plastered surface
and be free from oil,
oil grease
grease, laitance
laitance, dust
dust, blowholes
blowholes, voids
voids, cracks
cracks,
damaged spots, old loose paint, water, high moisture in concrete and
high rough finishes should be leveled using screed or mortar.

Surface Preparation of Concrete

The concrete surface must be prepared mechanically using abrasive blast


cleaning, scarifying or grinding (Diamond grinding)
Substrate deeply contaminated with oil and grease must be cleaned by
means of flame jetting followed by cleaning with detergent water.
Weak concrete must be removed
All voids, dents are to be repaired and surface leveling must be carried out
by using appropriate products
All dust, loose and extraneous materials must be removed by brush and or
vacuum
Fresh laid concrete or flooring plaster for the full cure before primer
application and the normal 28 day cure schedule be followed unless
otherwise specified

Surface Preparation of Concrete SSPC SP 13

Joint standard with NACE # 6


Surface shall be free from form oils, air borne contaminants,
Laitance and Loose concrete
Methods for Preparing Concrete

Solvent Cleaning

Acid Etching

Hand or Power Tool Cleaning

High Pressure water washing

Abrasive blasting

What can remain?

Nothing but cured, moisture free concrete11

Vacuum Blasting
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CONCRETE

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Estimation of Moisture content in concrete

ASTM D 4263 is a test method to q


qualitativelyy indicate the
presence of moisture by use of plastic sheet method.
ASTM F 1869 is a qualitative test to measure moisture vapour
transmission
i i rate off concrete sub
b floor
fl
using
i anhydrous
h d
calcium
li
chloride.
The latest device is handy and easy to use instrument which
does not use pins and does not damage the substrate under
test. The gauge is placed onto the material to be evaluated
and
d quickly
i kl indicates
i di t the
th degree
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off moisture
it
in
i concrete,
t fibre
fib
glass or wood down to a depth of 3cm (1.2).

What not to do?

Do not apply primer on substrate having moisture content >5%.


Not to apply mixed coatings beyond usable Pot Life period.
Do not apply when the substrate temp is below 150C and greater
than 350C.
Do not add solvent or thinner in any of the coatings.
After application of Floor Coating avoid over spiking/rolling or else
you may develop orange peel effect in the finish
Do not apply at relative air humidity >80%.
Do not apply on the substrate suffering from rising dampness
If the over coating
g interval between primer
p
and floor coating
g or
epoxy screed and floor coating is greater than 24 hrs, then the
primed or the screed surfaces must be roughened or emeryd and
cleaned.

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Application
related
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Moisture meter, serrated trowel, spiked roller, wet film thickness guage

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Masking
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Maintains and ensures proper edge lines; use 3M masking tapes

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Use
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l stirrer for
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packs
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Mixing base separately and then catalyst gets added (pot life is 30 mts)

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Application
off self
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floor coating
Just pour the pre-weighed contents on the floor and get it spread using serrated
h product
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trowel;l the

Trowel work; ensure to just cover till the edge of


masking tapes
Use trowels as per the required thickness; serrated trowels are available at various
hi k
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5
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b ffor access.
thickness
1mm to 5mm;
long
handles

SSpike
k roller
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Spike rolling is done to remove entrapped air bubbles from the floor coating.
It is also referred
f
as degassing ffrom the concrete voids

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l Th
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Measurement off W
Wet FFilm
Thickness
on fl
floor
The coating is wet for the first 20-30 minutes and using WFT gage
immediately after
f application did not cause an impression which required for
f
touch up later as for the self leveling property it gets covered on its own

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l Th
k
Wet FFilm
Thickness
measurement
WFT is equal to DFT in our floor coating as we are working with
100% solids material. In this case the DFT expected is 1mm as shown
in the gage on wet film

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h wet paint
Over night
drying off the
The painted area should be free from dust and flies till the drying is
completed. Ensure to cover the area with a plastic sheet and cordon off
ff ffrom
movement

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Touch
dry is achieved
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d in 3 to 4 hours
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It is always better to ensure that no dust falls on the coated film

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Glossy Fl
Floor C
Coating (l(light
biscuit shade)
Sample completed and dried overnight for foot traffic. It takes
minimum three days for other heavy work permission and not to forget
epoxies will take one week to cure.

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Bangalore
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Sanmar
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Chemicals
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1mm thick Epilux SL Glossy floor coating done over a coat of Epilux Floor Primer;
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workk executed
by BBangalore
May 2009

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Pharmaceuticals
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room corridor
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Service
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Ware
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automobile
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C Park
Car
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Epilux SL Glossy Floor Coating System

Epilux Floor Primer


Epilux Floor Screed
Epilux SL Glossy Floor Coating

Product

DFT

Epilux Floor
Primer

Mix ratio

Drying time

Volume Solids

30 40 microns 2 : 1

6 hrs

100%

Epilux Floor
Screed

3,4,5 mm

2:1:20

24 hrs

100%

p u SSL
Epilux
Glossy Floor
Coating

0.5 mm to
o5
mm

3:1:0-3.5
3:
:0 3.5

7 days

100%
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