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Curing Times for Epoxy and Resinous Floor Coatings

Here at Florock, we are often asked about quick-cure resinous floor coatings and how they can expedite the installation process. With some traditional epoxy coatings requiring up to seven days to achieve full cure, facilities and installation professionals are always on the lookout for fast-curing alternatives.

Follow along to learn about benefits of quick-curing epoxy and resinous floor coatings, as well as their most suitable applications.

Why Choose Quick-Cure Resinous Floor Coatings?

Quick-curing flooring options can be highly beneficial for facilities for two primary reasons:

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  • Minimum Downtime—Facility owners realize that epoxy and resinous floor finishes are the desirable choice when they need flooring systems installed within strict scheduling parameters. Many of today’s polymer flooring system’s cure times can be accelerated with the use of special additives, as needed.  And some resin formulations are innately fast drying. Polyaspartic and MMA acrylic flooring systems, for example, can harden and cure in as little as two hours.
  • Budget Savings—Quicker curing times can mean savings in labor costs. Rather than having installation crews work over a period of several days, resinous floors can be installed within highly compressed time frames.  This helps to minimize man hours and associated costs.

The naturally fast-curing properties of these floors make them an ideal choice for facilities. In addition, epoxy and resinous floor coatings provide a variety of other benefits as well, such as:

  • High-Strength—Resinous floor finishes are designed to be highly durable and withstand the daily wear-and-tear floors face including heavy foot traffic, cart traffic, and traffic from heavy machinery.
  • Customization Options—Epoxy and resinous floor coatings are available with a variety of solutions depending on facilities’ needs. For example, facility owners can choose varying levels of slip-resistance throughout the building.
  • Attractive Aesthetics—While quick-curing resinous flooring can cure on concrete in an expedited time frame, these finishes still have a highly attractive appearance. Facility owners can customize the colors and blends of their coatings, including polyaspartic, acrylic MMA, epoxy and more.

Applications for Fast-Curing Flooring

Quick-cure floors are commonly utilized to protect floors in a variety of facilities across a broad spectrum of industries. Facilities operating around the clock are ideal candidates for fast-curing flooring. Fast-curing resinous floors are ideal for:

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  • operating rooms
  • clinics
  • hospitals
  • hotels and restaurants
  • packaging facilities
  • commercial kitchens
  • cold storage, walk-in freezers and coolers
  • pharmaceutical production plants
  • educational institutions
  • public venues and more

Best Quick-Cure Flooring: Acrylic MMA and Polyaspartic Resin

Out of the available resinous floor finishes, Acrylic MMA and polyaspartic are the leaders of the fast-curing flooring systems. Both acrylic MMA and polyaspartic resinous floor finishes cure in under two hours. Both are sought-after by facilities that have especially sensitive time constraints.  They also do well in cold temperature installation, making them especially versatile.

Other Fast-Curing Options

Epoxy and urethane mortar floors can have their cure times accelerated to some degree with the help of additives, though acrylic MMA and polyaspartic flooring remain the stars of the fast-curing options.

Not sure which resin chemistry is right for a particular facility? Consult with a flooring specialist to discuss how fast these coatings can cure on concrete slabs and determine which one is most appropriate for the project.

For additional information on curing times for epoxy and resinous floor coatings, get in touch with a Florock representative today.

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