Help yourself install epoxy right, the first time.
There are a variety of different application tools that can be used in epoxy installation. Each tool has its own set of benefits and drawbacks, so it’s important to choose the right one for the job. In this article, we’ll take a look at the most common application tools and discuss how to use them.
Whether you’re a small business or you’ve got large industrial contracts, these tools are the building blocks to your success. Owning & understanding the right application tools greatly reduces the amount of common installation mistakes you’ll make. Make sure you inspect the workspace and use this article to figure out which tool you need, for what space.
Essential Epoxy Application Tools
Although you won’t be using these tools during installation, you can guarantee that if you don’t properly clean and prepare your surface that your installation won’t go well. Caring for your clients’ base floor before installing a system is easy, and helps your finished product.
The roller is one of the most common application tools for epoxy installation. It’s easy to use and it spreads the epoxy evenly across the surface. However, the roller can also create streaks and it’s difficult to get into tight spaces.
The broom is another useful application tool for large surface epoxy installation. Just like the roller, the broom is highly efficient at spreading medium-to-large amounts of epoxy over a floor. However, the broom creates more streaks than a roller. The best use of the roller for a broom is in larger areas, where you need to spread a substantial amount of epoxy quickly.
We recommend the Spartacote Application broom for your needs on the site because of its durability, efficiency and the ability to replace parts.
The squeegee is one of the most essential tools any technician can have on site. Not only is it highly efficient, but the variety of sizes allow for you to customize your toolkit based on the job. It spreads the epoxy evenly and it eliminates streaks. Normal streak prevention and proper technique are still important while using a squeegee. If you can achieve that, then you’re guaranteed to have a seamless, durable and beautiful finish.
The trowel is your ideal tool for those narrow and tight spaces on the job site that your larger tools can’t get to. Much like how an angle grinder fits into a technician’s toolkit, the trowel is also essential for line sharpening and edge cleaning. However, the trowel is not an effective solution for large surface application.
For your edging and narrow space needs, we recommend the 12-inch Magic Squeegee Trowel.
Tape is one of the most looked over tools that can be part of a flooring contractors’ toolkit. It’s also one of the most essential. Tape is a perfect solution to making sure that epoxy, or any other chemicals and solutions installed, don’t ruin your clients’ walls or other surfaces.
At our store on EpoxyETC, we sell a variety of tapes for your needs.
Learn How to Use Your Epoxy Application Tools
Owning the right tools is only a half of the equation. The other half is knowing how to use them. With our trusted professionals at EpoxyETC, you can learn the ins and outs of the flooring industry. Learn how to install an epoxy system, surface preparation, marketing your flooring business and many more business skills. We offer a 5 day course with our Epoxy Classes program, complete with an exhaustive training manual that’s yours to keep, filled to the brim with valuable information.
There are a variety of different application tools that can be used in epoxy installation. Each tool has its own set of benefits and drawbacks, so it’s important to choose the right one for the job. With the help of this article, hopefully you too can start installing beautiful floors for an ever-growing market of clients.
If there are any additional questions about the right tools for your kit or anything else flooring, contact our trusted specialists at (954) 287-3797. Our transparent sales policies and competitive pricing guarantees you’re investing smart money into your business.