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How to Avoid Bubbles and Blisters in Resin Flooring

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Dr Flowcrete presents "How to Avoid Bubbles and Blisters in Resin Flooring" - a guide to best practices for the installation of resin flooring materials

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How to Avoid Bubbles and Blisters in Resin Flooring

  1. 1. How to Avoid Bubbles and Blisters in Resin Flooring… Brought to you by Dr Flowcrete’s Flooring Clinic @dr_flowcrete www.flowcrete.com
  2. 2. Resin-based flooring solutions are extremely durable and when properly installed offer clients a seamless, hardwearing and highly resistant finish. @dr_flowcrete www.flowcrete.com
  3. 3. However, avoiding blemishes in the finished surface — including bubbles and blisters — requires careful preparation and attention to detail. @dr_flowcrete www.flowcrete.com
  4. 4. Bubbles can either appear all over the floor or in localised honeycomb clusters. @dr_flowcrete www.flowcrete.com
  5. 5. There are three main causes of bubbles or blisters in resin flooring: Air bubbles become trapped in the resin material during mixing and remain during cure Moisture vapor transmission Applying resin material onto a porous substrate @dr_flowcrete www.flowcrete.com
  6. 6. How can we prevent or eliminate the imperfections from forming? @dr_flowcrete www.flowcrete.com
  7. 7. Ensure that the component products are thoroughly distributed during the mixing process using a slow helical spinner drill @dr_flowcrete www.flowcrete.com
  8. 8. Ensure the material is pre-formulated to suit the weather and temperature conditions at the time of installation @dr_flowcrete www.flowcrete.com
  9. 9. Avoid high temperature or low temperature conditions wherever possible @dr_flowcrete www.flowcrete.com
  10. 10. Ensure that porous substrates are properly sealed and primed to prevent outgassing @dr_flowcrete www.flowcrete.com
  11. 11. This includes filling all cracks, holes and dents prior to installing the finish. @dr_flowcrete www.flowcrete.com
  12. 12. Typically polyurethane solutions offer breathability on a moist or damp substrate… @dr_flowcrete www.flowcrete.com
  13. 13. Epoxy solutions do not and will require the application moisture tolerant primer or a damp proof membrane prior to installation. 1 Moisture Vapour 2 Vapour Transmission Layer 3 Floor Finish 1 Moisture Vapour 2 Blistering Occurs 3 Floor Finish 1 2 3 1 2 3 WITH VAPOUR TRANSMISSION CONTROL WITHOUT VAPOUR TRANSMISSION CONTROL @dr_flowcrete www.flowcrete.com
  14. 14. Most importantly, ensure that the resin flooring is installed by highly skilled, highly trained application teams recommended by the manufacturer to ensure the best finish on your project. @dr_flowcrete www.flowcrete.com
  15. 15. If you have a question for Dr Flowcrete, tweet him @Dr_Flowcrete @dr_flowcrete www.flowcrete.com