Taping and Masking off Areas for Clean Lines by Jimmy McGhee

Taping and masking is often neglected when it comes to prep work, but it could be the difference between a mediocre and spectacular epoxy floor. Contractors have different taping methods that work well for them. Here are some basic tips and tricks that we use at Versatile Building Products to help during and after the … Continue reading “Taping and Masking off Areas for Clean Lines by Jimmy McGhee”

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Bubbles Appearing in Your Concrete Floor Coatings? by Jimmy McGhee

Reducing Air in Epoxy, Polyurea, Polyapsartic and Polyurethane Flooring Applications   One major frustration that may arise during the application of a flooring system is the presence of air bubbles. There are several factors that all relate to the entrapment of air in a floor coating. These problems can be easily avoided if you take … Continue reading “Bubbles Appearing in Your Concrete Floor Coatings? by Jimmy McGhee”

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Our Amazing Lava Flow Metallic Epoxy was Featured on ConcreteNetwork.com

METALLIC COATING CREATES FLOWING DECORATIVE EFFECTS By Anne Balogh, ConcreteNetwork.com columnist Lava Flow, in Arctic Pearl, adds a glimmery sheen to the bathroom floors in Lido’s Restaurant, Hillsboro, Ore. Make your floors come alive with a reflective sheen that seems to shift and move in undulating waves using Lava Flow from Versatile Building Products. Available … Continue reading “Our Amazing Lava Flow Metallic Epoxy was Featured on ConcreteNetwork.com”

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Moisture Blocking Primers: Tips and Tricks by Jimmy McGhee

Moisture Blocking Primers Epoxy floor coatings have become popular for many reasons including durability, abrasion resistance, and aesthetics.  However, an area of concern with some epoxy coatings is that they do not fare well with moisture vapor emissions from the concrete substrate. To combat against moisture vapor emissions, the epoxy flooring industry has developed primers … Continue reading “Moisture Blocking Primers: Tips and Tricks by Jimmy McGhee”

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New 4800 HD Epoxy Works Great with Metallic Lava Flow®

4800 HD works exceptionally well with our Lava Flow® Metallic Epoxy Flooring. 4800 HD EPOXY TOPCOAT is an Industrial clear and pigmented topcoat epoxy that exhibits great chemical and wear resistance. It has a lower mixed viscosity compared to 4800 EPOXY and allows for easier application and faster drying time. The faster drying time will … Continue reading “New 4800 HD Epoxy Works Great with Metallic Lava Flow®”

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11 Tips for Managing Epoxy Dry Times by Jimmy McGhee

Epoxy Dry Times Two component epoxy flooring systems are ideal for providing enhanced resistance for floors and customized aesthetics to your home, but they do require a bit of knowledge and experience. Epoxy floor coatings should come with a technical data sheet (also known as a specification data sheet) that outlines information including mix ratios, … Continue reading “11 Tips for Managing Epoxy Dry Times by Jimmy McGhee”

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How Thick Should Epoxy Floor Coatings Be? By Jimmy McGhee

How Thick Should Epoxy Floor Coatings Be? There are several ways to describe a coating thickness. One version is to use a “mil thickness”. 1 mil is the same as 1/1000th 1 inch (also written as 0.001”). Most human hair is 1 mil. Do not get mil thickness confused with millimeters because 1mm (millimeter) is … Continue reading “How Thick Should Epoxy Floor Coatings Be? By Jimmy McGhee”

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