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The A-Z of Flooring – ‘B’ is for Bond!

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The A-Z of Flooring – ‘B’ is for Bond!

The chemical bond of a resin coating to a substrate is crucial to the success or failure of a floor coating system.

You can achieve a good bond by completing appropriate surface preparation through diamond grinding, scarification or enclosed shot-blasting. On concrete substrates, these methods of preparation clean the substrate and create a open textured profile which the resin coating can adhere to.

If appropriate preparation is not completed then the floor can de-bond from the substrate causing the coating to break away from the substrate. If there is a chip or crack in the coating down to the bond layer, this process can speed up as contaminants get underneath the coating and cause mass delamination and failure.

To avoid failure it is important that correct preparation is completed and that you specify the right floor coating thickness for your environment.

To find out more about the importance of the preparation process watch Top Tips – Get the Right Result at – http://bit.ly/1TQt371.

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Ilona Osborne

Ilona Osborne is the Marketing Manager at Flowcrete Australia - a leading manufacturer of seamless resin floor solutions. In this role Ilona leads the regional marketing efforts in Australia and New Zealand to engage with construction professionals and to provide them with insights and information on resin flooring.

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