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SECTION 09 67 23
RESINOUS FLOORING
 
 
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** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** LATICRETE SPARTACOTE; resinous flooring, polyaspartic coating systems.
This section is based on the products of LATICRETE SPARTACOTE, which is located at:
1 LATICRETE Park N.
Bethany, CT 06524-3423
Toll Free Tel: 866-966-1329
Tel: 203-393-0010
Fax: 203-393-1684
Email: request info (contact@hpspartacote.com)
Web: www.laticrete.com/spartacote
[ Click Here ] for additional information.
Located in Bethany, CT, LATICRETE International, Inc. is a U.S. based manufacturer of high performance polyaspartic concrete floor coating systems. The company services commercial and industrial concrete coating contractors, governments and developers throughout the world. LATICRETE works closely with facility managers and architects to specify highly durable and sustainable coating solutions for a range of applications, offering expert consultation from design through completion. Several years of close coordination between our formulators and field applicators has brought about some of the most dynamic polyaspartic concrete floor coatings available today. These efforts continue today and ensure that every product installed has been proven time and time again in real-life applications.
 
PART 1 GENERAL
 
1.1
SECTION INCLUDES
A.
Resinous flooring system of the following types:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select one system from list below. Contact LATICRETE International, Inc. - HP Spartacote business unit for assistance in determining correct system. Delete systems not required.
 
1.
SPARTACOTE GUARD Solid Color Industrial Flooring System.
2.
SPARTACOTE GUARD SL Solid Color Industrial Flooring System.
3.
SPARTACOTE GUARD PURE VOC-Free Solid Color Industrial Flooring System.
4.
SPARTACOTE GUARD PURE SL VOC-Free Solid Color Industrial Flooring System.
5.
SPARTACOTE CHIP Seamless Chip/Flake Broadcast System.
6.
SPARTACOTE CHIP SL Seamless Chip/Flake Broadcast System.
7.
SPARTACOTE CHIP PURE VOC-Free Seamless Chip/Flake Broadcast System.
8.
SPARTACOTE CHIP PURE SL VOC-Free Seamless Chip/Flake Broadcast System.
9.
SPARTACOTE QUARTZ Monolithic Quartz Flooring System.
10.
SPARTACOTE QUARTZ PURE Monolithic Quartz Flooring System.
11.
SPARTACOTE STAIN Decorative Concrete Coating System.
12.
SPARTACOTE STAIN PURE Decorative Concrete Coating System.
13.
SPARTACOTE SEAL Clear Concrete Coating System.
14.
SPARTACOTE SEAL PURE Clear Concrete Coating System.
15.
SPARTACOTE METALLIC Decorative Metallic Concrete Coating System.
16.
SPARTACOTE METALLIC PURE Decorative Metallic Concrete Coating System.
17.
SPARTACOTE PURE Clinical Plus Anti-Microbial Flooring System.
1.2
RELATED SECTIONS
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete any sections below not relevant to this project; add others as required.
 
A.
Section 07 91 26 - Joint Fillers.
B.
Section - .
1.3
REFERENCES
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete references from the list below that are not actually required by the text of the edited section.
 
A.
ASTM International (ASTM):
1.
ASTM D 635 - Standard Test Method for Rate of Burning and/or Extent and Time of Burning of Plastics in a Horizontal Position.
2.
ASTM D 638 - Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics.
3.
ASTM D1308 - Standard Test Method for Effect of Household Chemicals on Clear and Pigmented Organic Finishes.
4.
ASTM D 2240 - Standard Test Method for Rubber Property - Durometer Hardness.
5.
ASTM D 2794 - Standard Test Method for Resistance of Organic Coatings to the Effects of Rapid Deformation (Impact).
6.
ASTM D 4060 - Standard Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Organic Coatings by the Taber Abraser.
7.
ASTM D 4541 - Standard Test Method for Pull-Off Strength of Coatings Using Portable Adhesion Testers.
8.
ASTM F 1869 - Standard Test Method for Measuring Moisture Vapor Emission Rate of Concrete Subfloor Using Anhydrous Calcium Chloride.
9.
ASTM F 2170 - Standard Test Method for Determining Relative Humidity in Concrete Floor Slabs Using in situ Probes.
1.4
SUBMITTALS
A.
Submit under provisions of Section 01 30 00 - Administrative Requirements.
B.
Product Data: For each type of product indicated. Include manufacturer's technical data, application instructions, and recommendations for each resinous flooring component required.
C.
LEED Submittals:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** "Product Data for Credit IEQ 4.2" Subparagraph below applies to LEED-NC, LEED-CI, and LEED-CS; coordinate with resinous flooring systems selected in Part 2.
 
1.
Product Data for Credit IEQ 4.2: For liquid-applied flooring components, documentation including printed statement of VOC content.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** "Laboratory Test Reports for Credit IEQ 4" Subparagraph below applies to LEED for Schools.
 
2.
Laboratory Test Reports for Credit IEQ 4: For flooring systems, documentation indicating that products comply with the testing and product requirements of the California Department of Health Services' "Standard Practice for the Testing of Volatile Organic Emissions from Various Sources Using Small-Scale Environmental Chambers."
D.
Samples for Initial Selection: For each type of exposed finish required.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete "Samples for Initial Selection" Paragraph above if colors and other characteristics are preselected and specified or scheduled. Retain first paragraph below with or without above.
 
E.
Samples for Verification: For each resinous flooring system required, 6 inches (152 mm) square, applied to a rigid backing by Installer for this Project.
F.
Product Schedule: For resinous flooring.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Retain first paragraph below if Installer certification is required in "Quality Assurance" Article.
 
G.
Installer Certificates: Signed by manufacturer certifying that installers comply with specified requirements.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Retain first paragraph below for material certificates from manufacturers.
 
H.
Material Certificates: For each resinous flooring component, from manufacturer.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Retain paragraph below for material test reports that are Contractor's responsibility.
 
I.
Material Test Reports: For each resinous flooring system.
J.
Maintenance Data: For resinous flooring to include in maintenance manuals.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Retain first paragraph below if required and if training and approval are available from manufacturers specified.
 
1.5
QUALITY ASSSURANCE
A.
Installer Qualifications: Manufacturer's authorized representative who is trained and approved for installation of flooring systems required for this Project.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Retain subparagraph below with requirements for Installer certificates in "Informational Submittals" Article.
 
1.
Engage an installer who is approved in writing by resinous flooring manufacturer as qualified to apply resinous flooring systems indicated.
B.
Source Limitations: Obtain primary resinous flooring materials, including primers, resins, hardening agents, grouting coats, and topcoats, from single source from single manufacturer. Provide secondary materials, including patching and fill material, joint sealant, and repair materials, of type and from source recommended by manufacturer of primary materials.
C.
Mockups: Apply mockups to verify selections made under sample submittals and to demonstrate aesthetic effects and set quality standards for materials and execution.
1.
Apply full-thickness mockups on 48 inches (1200 mm) square floor area selected by Architect.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Retain first subparagraph below for integral cove base.
 
a.
Include 48 inches (1200 mm) length of integral cove base with inside and outside corner.
2.
Simulate finished lighting conditions for Architect's review of mockups.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Retain subparagraph below if mockups are installed as part of building rather than erected separately and the intention is to make an exception to the default requirement in Section 014000 'Quality Requirements' for demolishing and removing mockups when directed unless otherwise indicated.
 
3.
Approved mockups may become part of the completed Work if undisturbed at time of Substantial Completion.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Retain paragraph below if Work of this Section is extensive or complex enough to justify a pre-installation conference.
 
1.6
PRE-INSTALLATION MEETINGS
A.
Convene minimum two weeks prior to starting work of this section.
1.7
DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING
A.
Deliver materials in original packages and containers, with seals unbroken, bearing manufacturer's labels indicating brand name and directions for storage and mixing with other components.
1.8
PROJECT CONDITIONS
A.
Environmental Limitations: Comply with resinous flooring manufacturer's written instructions for substrate temperature, ambient temperature, moisture, ventilation, and other conditions affecting resinous flooring application.
B.
Lighting: Provide permanent lighting or, if permanent lighting is not in place, simulate permanent lighting conditions during resinous flooring application.
C.
Close spaces to traffic during resinous flooring application and for not less than 24 hours after application unless manufacturer recommends a longer period.
1.9
SEQUENCING
A.
Ensure that products of this section are supplied to affected trades in time to prevent interruption of construction progress.
PART 2 PRODUCTS
 
2.1
MANUFACTURERS
A.
Acceptable Manufacturer: LATICRETE SPARTACOTE, which is located at: 1 LATICRETE Park N.; Bethany, CT 06524-3423; Toll Free Tel: 866-966-1329; Tel: 203-393-0010; Fax: 203-393-1684; Email: request info (contact@hpspartacote.com); Web: www.laticrete.com/spartacote
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete one of the following two paragraphs; coordinate with requirements of Division 1 section on product options and substitutions.
 
B.
Substitutions: Not permitted.
C.
Requests for substitutions will be considered in accordance with provisions of Section 01 60 00 - Product Requirements.
2.2
HIGH-PERFORMANCE RESINOUS FLOORING
A.
Resinous Flooring: Abrasion, impact & chemical resistant resin based fluid applied floor surfacing designed.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Contact LATICRETE HP SPARTACOTE to determine appropriate system and components. Delete types not required.
 
1.
SPARTACOTE GUARD Solid Color Industrial Flooring System.
2.
SPARTACOTE GUARD SL Solid Color Industrial Flooring System.
3.
SPARTACOTE GUARD PURE VOC-Free Solid Color Industrial Flooring System.
4.
SPARTACOTE GUARD PURE SL VOC-Free Solid Color Industrial Flooring System.
5.
SPARTACOTE CHIP Seamless Chip/Flake Broadcast System.
6.
SPARTACOTE CHIP SL Seamless Chip/Flake Broadcast System.
7.
SPARTACOTE CHIP PURE VOC-Free Seamless Chip/Flake Broadcast System.
8.
SPARTACOTE CHIP PURE SL VOC-Free Seamless Chip/Flake Broadcast System.
9.
SPARTACOTE QUARTZ Monolithic Quartz Flooring System.
10.
SPARTACOTE QUARTZ PURE Monolithic Quartz Flooring System.
11.
SPARTACOTE STAIN Decorative Concrete Coating System.
12.
SPARTACOTE STAIN PURE Decorative Concrete Coating System.
13.
SPARTACOTE SEAL Clear Concrete Coating System.
14.
SPARTACOTE SEAL PURE Clear Concrete Coating System.
15.
SPARTACOTE METALLIC Decorative Metallic Concrete Coating System.
16.
SPARTACOTE METALLIC PURE Decorative Metallic Concrete Coating System.
17.
SPARTACOTE PURE Clinical Plus Anti-Microbial Flooring System.
B.
System Characteristics:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete color and pattern not required.
 
1.
Color and Pattern: As selected by Architect from manufacturer's full range.
2.
Color and Pattern: As indicated by product designation listed above.
3.
Color and Pattern: Match Architect's sample.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete wearing surface not required.
 
4.
Wearing Surface: Textured for slip resistance.
5.
Wearing Surface: Orange-peel texture.
6.
Wearing Surface: Smooth.
7.
Wearing Surface: Manufacturer's standard wearing surface.
8.
Overall System Thickness: 9-mils to 250 mils (0.22 mm to 6.4 mm) depending on system requirements.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Revise subparagraph below to suit Project; delete if not required.
 
9.
Federal Agency Approvals: USDA approved for food-processing environments.
10.
Federal Agency Approvals: FDA approved for food-processing environments.
C.
Primer / Body Coats:
1.
Name:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select one depending on system.
 
a.
SPARTACOTE FLEX SB (clear or pigmented).
b.
SPARTACOTE FLEX PURE (clear or pigmented).
c.
SPARTACOTE WB EPOXY PRIMER
d.
SPARTACOTE SURFACE-BUILD 150 (clear or pigmented).
e.
DRYTEK Moisture Vapor Barrier (pigmented).
2.
Resin:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select one depending on system.
 
a.
Polyaspartic Aliphatic Polyurea.
b.
100% Solids Epoxy.
c.
Water Based Epoxy.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Retain first subparagraph below if required. Insert information.
 
3.
Formulation Description: _____ percent solids.
4.
Application Method: Provide application method required by system and application.
a.
Roller.
b.
Squeegee.
c.
Broom.
d.
Notched squeegee.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Insert information.
 
e.
Thickness of Coats: _____
f.
Number of Coats: One.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Various topcoat options are available for resinous flooring systems. Revise first paragraph below to suit Project.
 
D.
Mid-Coat / Broadcast Coat:
1.
Name:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select one depending on system.
 
a.
SPARTACOTE FLEX SB (clear or pigmented).
b.
SPARTACOTE FLEX PURE (clear or pigmented).
c.
SPARTACOTE FLEX XT (clear or pigmented).
d.
SPARTACOTE SURFACE-BUILD 150 (clear or pigmented).
2.
Resin:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select one depending on system.
 
a.
Polyaspartic Aliphatic Polyurea.
b.
100% Solids Epoxy.
c.
Water Based Epoxy.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Retain first subparagraph below if required. Insert information.
 
3.
Formulation Description: ____ percent solids.
4.
Application Method: Provide application method required by system and application.
a.
Roller.
b.
Squeegee.
c.
Broom.
d.
Notched squeegee.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Insert information.
 
e.
Thickness of Coats: ____.
f.
Number of Coats: One.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete broadcast type not required.
 
E.
Broadcast
1.
Name:
a.
SPARTACOTE Blended Chip.
b.
SPARTACOTE Blended Quartz Aggregate.
c.
Provide color blend selected by Architect.
F.
Second Mid-Coat / Broadcast Coat:
1.
Name:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select one depending on system.
 
a.
LATICRETE, SPARTACOTE FLEX SB (clear or pigmented).
b.
SPARTACOTE FLEX PURE (clear or pigmented).
c.
SPARTACOTE FLEX XT (clear or pigmented).
d.
SPARTACOTE SURFACE-BUILD 150 (clear or pigmented).
2.
Resin:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select one depending on system.
 
a.
Polyaspartic Aliphatic Polyurea.
b.
100% Solids Epoxy.
c.
Water Based Epoxy.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Retain first subparagraph below if required. Insert information.
 
3.
Formulation Description: ___ percent solids.
4.
Application Method: Provide application method required by system and application.
a.
Roller.
b.
Squeegee.
c.
Broom.
d.
Notched squeegee.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Insert information.
 
e.
Thickness of Coats: ___.
f.
Number of Coats: One.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
5.
Abrasive Aggregates: Incorporate LATICRETE SPARTACOTE, GRIP traction additive as scheduled or required by AHJ for increased traction COF.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete abrasive aggregate not required.
 
a.
SPARTACOTE DIAMOND TOPP Wear Coat Additive: For heavy-duty applications, incorporate SPARTACOTE DIAMOND TOPP wear coat additive to increase abrasion resistance. SPARTACOTE, DIAMOND TOPP Wear Coat Additive will leave a lightly textured matte finish.
b.
SPARTACOTE GRIP: Incorporate SPARTACOTE, GRIP traction additive as needed for increased traction COF.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Provide when applicable. Delete if not required by system selected.
 
G.
Second Broadcast:
1.
Name:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete aggregate not required.
 
a.
SPARTACOTE Blended Chip.
b.
SPARTACOTE Blended Quartz Aggregate.
c.
Provide color blend selected by architect.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Provide when applicable. Delete if not required by system selected.
 
H.
Grout-Coat:
1.
Name:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select one depending on system.
 
a.
SPARTACOTE FLEX SB (clear or pigmented).
b.
SPARTACOTE FLEX PURE (clear or pigmented)
c.
SPARTACOTE FLEX XT (clear or pigmented).
d.
SPARTACOTE SURFACE-BUILD (clear or pigmented).
e.
SPARTACOTE PURE Clinical Plus (clear or pigmented).
2.
Resin:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select one depending on system.
 
a.
Polyaspartic Aliphatic Polyurea.
b.
100% Solids Epoxy.
c.
Water Based Epoxy.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Retain first subparagraph below if required. Insert information.
 
3.
Formulation Description: ___ percent solids.
4.
Application Method: Provide application method required by system and application.
a.
Roller.
b.
Squeegee.
c.
Broom.
d.
Notched squeegee.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Insert information.
 
e.
Thickness of Coats: ____.
f.
Number of Coats: One.
I.
Top-Coat:
1.
Name:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select one depending on system.
 
a.
PARTACOTE FLEX SB (clear or pigmented).
b.
SPARTACOTE FLEX PURE (clear or pigmented)
c.
SPARTACOTE FLEX XT (clear or pigmented).
d.
SPARTACOTE SURFACE-BUILD (clear or pigmented).
e.
SPARTACOTE PURE Clinical Plus (clear or pigmented).
2.
Resin:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Select one depending on system.
 
a.
Polyaspartic Aliphatic Polyurea.
b.
100% Solids Epoxy.
c.
Water Based Epoxy.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Insert information. Delete if not required.
 
3.
Formulation Description: ____ percent solids.
4.
Application Method: Provide application method required by system and application.
a.
Roller.
b.
Squeegee.
c.
Broom.
d.
Notched squeegee.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Insert information.
 
e.
Thickness of Coats: ____.
f.
Number of Coats: One.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete abrasive aggregates not required.
 
5.
Abrasive Aggregates: Incorporate SPARTACOTE GRIP traction additive as needed for increased traction COF
6.
Abrasive Aggregates: SPARTACOTE DIAMOND TOPP Wear Coat Additive: For heavy-duty applications, incorporate SPARTACOTE DIAMOND TOPP wear coat additive to increase abrasion resistance. SPARTACOTE DIAMOND TOPP Wear Coat additive will leave a lightly textured matte finish.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Retain first paragraph below and insert values to establish criteria for system physical properties. Manufacturers' testing procedures differ; revise test methods indicated and insert additional requirements to suit Project. Delete if not required.
 
J.
System Physical Properties: Provide resinous flooring system with the following minimum physical property requirements when tested according to test methods indicated:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Subparagraphs below are examples only and are based on test methods required in ASTM C 722, MIL-D-3134, and manufacturers' literature. Delete if not required.
 
1.
Adhesion: 400+ concrete fracture per ASTM D 4541.
2.
Tensile Strength: 4,500-5,000 per ASTM D 638.
3.
Impact Direct/Reverse: 160/160 per ASTM D 2794 Inch Pounds.
4.
Abrasion Resistance: 22-28 maximum weight loss per ASTM D 4060.
5.
Flammability: Self-extinguishing per ASTM D 635.
6.
Hardness: 84, Shore D per ASTM D 2240.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Retain paragraph below to establish criteria for chemical resistance. If retaining, and if criteria apply only to system's topcoat, revise to suit Project.
 
K.
System Chemical Resistance: As per manufacturer's chemical resistance chart.
2.3
ACCESSORlES
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
A.
Moisture Mitigation Membrane: LATICRETE DRYTEK Moisture Vapor Barrier for concrete slabs exhibiting elevated moisture vapor emission rates > 3 lbs. / 1000 sq. ft. in 24 hours per ASTM F1869 and / or 75% Relative Humidity per ASTM F2170. DRYTEK Moisture Vapor Barrier Pigment Base can be pigmented and used in conjunction with SPARTACOTE systems as a Moisture mitigation membrane as well as a primer/ base coat.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
1.
Formulation Description: 100% Solids Chemically Enhanced Epoxy.
2.
UL GREENGUARD Gold Certified - VOC <10g/L.
3.
Exceeds ASTM F3010.
4.
Single coat at 12 Mils Thick.
5.
Alkalinity Resistance up to 14pH per ASTM D1308.
B.
Patching and Fill Material: SPARTACOTE FAST-FIX or resinous product of or approved by resinous flooring manufacturer and recommended by manufacturer for application indicated.
C.
Joint Filler Material: L&M JOINT-TITE 750 flexible polyurea joint filler or similar product.
D.
Traction Additive: SPARTACOTE GRIP traction additive from LATICRETE or similar material available in 40,60 and 100 mesh sizes
E.
Wear Coat Additive: SPARTACOTE DIAMOND TOPP additive from LATICRETE or similar material.
F.
Abstract Concrete Dye: For decorative SPARTACOTE VIVID DYE Systems. Apply dye directly to concrete prior to top coating.
G.
SPARTACOTE METALLIC PIGMENTS: Incorporate into-mid-coats for decorative metallic coating systems.
H.
Antimicrobial Protection: SPARTACOTE PURE Clinical Plus resinous coating for protection from degradation caused by microbial growth.
PART 3 EXECUTION
 
3.1
PREPARATION
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Revise first paragraph below to suit resinous flooring system selected. Some systems are moisture tolerant; consult manufacturers for guidance.
 
A.
General: Prepare and clean substrates according to resinous flooring manufacturer's written instructions for substrate indicated. Provide clean, dry substrate for resinous flooring application.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Retain first paragraph below for concrete substrates. Insert requirements for other substrates to suit Project.
 
B.
Concrete Substrates: Provide sound concrete surfaces free of laitance, glaze, efflorescence, curing compounds, form-release agents, dust, dirt, grease, oil, and other contaminants incompatible with resinous flooring.
1.
Roughen concrete substrates as follows:
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Retain one of first two subparagraphs below. See Evaluations.
 
a.
Mechanically profile surfaces with an apparatus that abrades the concrete surface to a profile as specified by system application guide.
b.
Comply with ICRI Technical Guideline No. 310.2R - Selecting and Specifying Concrete Surface Preparation for Sealers, Coatings, Polymer Overlays, and Concrete Repair.
2.
Repair damaged and deteriorated concrete according to resinous flooring manufacturers written instructions.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Retain first subparagraph below for moisture testing. Excessive moisture vapor can cause adhesion failure of systems installed on slabs-on-grade. See "Moisture and Flooring Failures" Article in the Evaluations.
 
3.
Verify that concrete substrates are dry and that MVER and/or RH are within acceptable levels according to manufacturer's written instructions.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** For applying impermeable resinous flooring systems, 3 lb of water/1000 sq. ft. (1.36 kg of water/92.9 sq. m) of slab area in 24 hours is generally considered a safe moisture-vapor-emission rate. Consult manufacturers for appropriate rates for permeable systems that will allow moisture vapor to continue through the systems once cured. Confirm relative humidity percentage.
 
a.
Perform anhydrous calcium chloride test, ASTM F 1869. Proceed with application of resinous flooring only after substrates have maximum moisture-vapor-emission rate of 3 lbs. of water/1000 sq. ft. (1.36 kg of water/92.9 sq. m) of slab area in 24 hours.
b.
Perform plastic sheet test, ASTM D 4263. Proceed with application only after testing indicates absence of moisture in substrates.
c.
Perform relative humidity test using in situ probes, ASTM F 2170. Proceed with installation only after substrates have a maximum 75 percent relative humidity level measurement.
C.
Resinous Materials: Mix components and prepare materials according to resinous flooring manufacturer's written instructions.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** If applicable, insert, in first paragraph below, requirements for using patching and fill material to slope existing substrates to drains. Delete if not required.
 
D.
Use patching and fill material to fill holes and depressions in substrates according to manufacturer's written instructions.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Some manufacturers use patching and fill material to fill control joints and other nonmoving cracks. Revise paragraph above or below to suit systems selected. Delete if not required.
 
E.
Treat control joints and other nonmoving substrate cracks to prevent cracks from reflecting through resinous flooring according to manufacturer's written instructions.
3.2
APPLICATION
A.
General: Apply components of resinous flooring system according to manufacturer's written instructions to produce a uniform, monolithic wearing surface of thickness indicated.
1.
Coordinate application of components to provide optimum adhesion of resinous flooring system to substrate, and optimum inter-coat adhesion.
2.
Cure resinous flooring components according to manufacturer's written instructions. Prevent contamination during application and curing processes.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Retain subparagraph below for expansion or isolation joints in floor. Resinous flooring may require that flooring materials be placed over joints, cured, saw-cut and then resealed; verify procedure with manufacturer. Detail joints on Drawings and revise below to suit Project. Delete if not required.
 
3.
At substrate expansion and isolation joints, comply with resinous flooring manufacturers written instructions.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Retain first paragraph below if waterproofing membrane is required. Waterproofing membranes may not require a primer; verify requirements for resinous flooring systems selected. Delete if not required.
 
B.
Apply waterproofing membrane, where indicated, in manufacturer's recommended thickness.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
1.
Apply waterproofing membrane to integral cove base substrates.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Retain first paragraph below for integral cove base. If retaining, insert requirements for installing metal or plastic cove caps if required.
 
C.
Integral Cove Base: Where indicated, Apply cove base mix to wall surfaces before applying flooring. Apply according to the manufacturer written instructions and details including those for taping, mixing, priming, troweling, sanding, and top coating of cove base. Round internal and external corners.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Revise if required.
 
1.
Integral Cove Base: 4 inches (100 mm) high.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Retain first paragraph below for self-leveling systems. If retaining, indicate thickness in Part 2 or insert below. Retain first paragraph below for troweled or screeded systems. If retaining, indicate thickness in Part 2 or insert below. Delete if not required.
 
D.
Apply primer and body coats in thickness indicated for flooring system.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
E.
Apply topcoats in number indicated for flooring system and at spreading rates recommended in writing by manufacturer.
3.3
FIELD QUALITY CONTROL
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** With Owner's written permission, retain first paragraph below to ensure compliance with thickness requirements. Core sampling requires repairing damage caused by testing. Delete if not required.
 
A.
Core Sampling: At the direction of Owner and at locations designated by Owner, take one core sample per 1000 sq. ft. (92.9 sq. m) of resinous flooring, or portion of, to verify thickness. For each sample that fails to comply with requirements, take two additional samples. Repair damage caused by coring and correct deficiencies.
 
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Retain paragraph below if size or nature of Project warrants material sampling. If retaining, revise to suit Project. Delete if not required.
 
B.
Material Sampling: Owner may at any time and any number of times during resinous flooring application require material samples for testing for compliance with requirements.
3.4
PROTECTION
A.
Protect resinous flooring from damage and wear during the remainder of construction period. Use protective methods and materials, including temporary covering, recommended in writing by resinous flooring manufacturer.
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