Concrete Shed Floor

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Paul Wynne

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Concrete Shed Floor
« on: March 03, 2013, 05:25:14 PM »
What do you recommend for a concrete shed floor. Shed will be used to store boat, caravan, motorbikes and be used as a workshop. I would like a light colour and a surface that looks good and is easy to keep clean. Please advise what product and litres I will need to cover 96sqm. Concrete slab is new and will be acid etched.

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Paul

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Tex Rowe

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Re: Concrete Shed Floor
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2013, 08:19:12 PM »
Hi Paul,
it really depends to what extent you wish to protect your floor.
As an entry level coating we would suggest:
http://cswcoatings.com.au/concrete-paint-coloured-sealer/
Its extremely cost effective pricing point has enabled a tintable solvent product that is durable and currently utilized on warehouse and light industrial applications.
If wishing for the ultimate in protection we would suggest our epoxies:
http://cswcoatings.com.au/diy-epoxy-flooring-kit/
with our Urethane based product our highest seller. It would definitely fulfill all your requirements!
Acid etching would be beneficial to increase bond.
All products at the bottom of each page have their coverage rates so simply multiply your area by 2 (for coats) and divide by coverage per litre.
eg: Concrete Paint Sealer
(96sqm X 2)/9sqm/L = 21 litres
The drums come in 20 litre sizing so one should be sufficient as greater coverage is experienced via the second coat.
Any more questions please feel free to ask.

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Re: Concrete Shed Floor
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2013, 10:55:17 AM »
Thanks Tex, do your water based products perform as well as your solvent based products?

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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2013, 11:14:12 AM »
Water or solvent is simply the carrier and for performance we need to look a little more closely at what a product entails.
In our sealers, our water based products perform just as well as solvents. The exception is on dense surfaces where we would always advise a solvent first for its penetrating properties.
In the epoxies our water based product while durable is not UV stable. If this is not a concern then it definitely helps especially with the lack of fumes. Water based epoxies are off course much more tolerant with damp substrates.
For further reading we have a page on water vs solvent sealers if this helps:
http://cswcoatings.com.au/water-vs-solvent-sealer/
Any more questions please feel free to ask.

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Re: Concrete Shed Floor
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2013, 01:56:36 PM »
Tex, What is the 100% Solids epoxy and why wouldn't I use it?

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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2013, 02:04:35 PM »
100% solids means solventless and you are not paying for fillers! It is also a single coat higher build floor system.
You would not use it if your floors are known to suffer from rising damp!

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Re: Concrete Shed Floor
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2013, 02:09:11 PM »
Tex, my epoxy was delivered today but no instructions came. Can you post full instructions please.

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Paul

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Re: Concrete Shed Floor
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2013, 03:20:05 PM »
Hi Paul,
an application sheet should of accompanied the item but that's ok, we'll email through one now!
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