rapid cure epoxy

What Is Rapid Cure Epoxy and How Is It Beneficial?

Epoxy is a material that has become increasingly popular in the home improvement and construction industries in recent years. Epoxy is available in both liquid and solid form, and it coats or seals a variety of surfaces. There are many different types of epoxy available on the market. Still, one of the most popular is Rapid Cure Epoxy.

If you’re a homeowner, then you know that there are always projects to be done. From fixing a leaky faucet to painting a room, there’s always something that needs your attention. So, if you’re looking for a quick and easy fix, then rapid cure epoxy may be the solution for you.

This article will dive into what rapid cure epoxy is and the benefits of using it. EMC Coatings takes pride in being transparent and educating our customers on these products.

What is Rapid Cure Epoxy?

Rapid cure epoxy is a type of adhesive professionals use for bonding metal, glass, ceramic, and plastic. It is a two-part system that consists of a resin and a hardener. First, a professional mixes the two parts, then they apply the resulting mixture to the surfaces to bond them.

After, once the professional has applied the mixture, it will begin to harden within minutes. Rapid cure epoxy adhesives offer a strong bond that is resistant to heat, water, and solvents. Typically, professionals use this for applications where a quick setting time is required, such as in emergency repairs. However, rapid cure epoxies are beneficial for general purpose bonding tasks where a strong bond is needed.

What are the Benefits of Rapid Cure Epoxy?

Rapid cure epoxy sets quickly, usually within minutes. Quickness makes it ideal for applications where a fast bond is required, such as emergency repairs or product assembly. In addition to its speed, rapid cure epoxy also offers high strength and durability. So, this makes it suitable for bonding metal, glass, ceramic, and plastic.

Also, use on porous surfaces such as wood and concrete is suitable. Because rapid cure epoxy hardens quickly, mixing the two parts thoroughly before use is essential. Once mixed, the adhesive will begin to set, so applying it to the surface while still pliable is vital. Rapid cure epoxy is an excellent choice for a variety of applications where a strong, fast-acting adhesive is required.

When Should You Use Rapid Cure Epoxy?

It is ideal for use in high-strength applications where quick set times are required. Rapid cure epoxy typically sets in five minutes or less, and it can reach full strength quickly. When using rapid cure epoxy, mixing the two parts thoroughly before applying them to the surface is essential.

If you do not mix the two parts correctly, the resulting bond will be weak and may fail. The difficulty in proper mixing is why most of the time, you need a professional.

With this in mind, professionals must be careful and precise when applying rapid cure epoxy. Once the adhesive sticks to the surface, they cannot reposition it. As a result, rapid cure epoxy is ideal primarily in applications where precise alignment is not required.

Why Choose EMC Coatings?

So, why choose EMC Coatings? Well, we offer the best products, services, and expertise in the business. Our experts will find the best solution for your property. You are guaranteed to be satisfied.

Our coating services include commercial epoxy coatingsepoxy garage floorspatio coatingspool deck coatings, and shop floor coatings. In addition, we service the areas of BoerneBudaCanyon LakeNew Braunfels, and San Antonio, Texas.

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So, if you are looking for the best flooring contractors in San Antonio, Texas, you’ve found us! EMC Coatings guarantees your complete satisfaction. Our experts provide service to the greater San Antonio Area. As a locally-owned and operated business, we hope to deliver quality to our community.

For a free quote today, visit our website or call us at (210) 430-4181.

What are the benefits of coating my garage or patio floor?

There are a multitude of benefits to coating your concrete surface. Our prep phase will eliminate high spots or surface deficiencies through diamond grinding or shotblasting. In addition, our trained technicians will fill in any cracks, holes, or spalls on your concrete surface prior to any coating being placed. This ensures a smooth and uniform appearance throughout your slab. Concrete is very porous and can make stain removal difficult. With a high-performance coating installed, you will be able to remove otherwise tough stains with a spray of your water hose. And lastly, our floors look amazing! The garage is often overlooked when it comes to renovation/upgrades, but a professionally installed resinous coating will add $$$ to the value of your home.

How long does a typical installation take?
In most cases, our highly trained technicians can wrap up your residential project in as little as 2 days. We do offer a state of the art 1 day system, where you can walk on your new floor the next day, but we do not recommend these rapid cure systems during the summer months. Commercial projects and larger residential projects (1K sq. feet or more) can certainly take more time to complete. As always, our sales team will visit your site to take accurate measurements and offer a realistic timeframe.
Do you offer free on-site quotes?
Yes, we do. EMC Concrete Coatings always prefers to visit you at your project site to take
measurements and go over your coatings/color options. Our quotes are valid for 90 days and there is never any pressure. We are not here to make you feel uncomfortable or pressured. Our process is smooth and easy for everyone involved.
Can you give me a “ball-park” price over the phone?
Yes. However, this is not the way we prefer to quote jobs. Each project is unique and a
“standard 2 car garage” is going to be different for every homebuilder in town. Square footage’s, linear walls, garage aprons, and condition of the slab all play a very important role in providing you with an accurate quote. This simply cannot be done in a matter of seconds via a phone call or messenger.
How much does it cost to install a decorative coating on my garage floor?
A typical 2 car garage coatings installation in the greater San Antonio area will cost between $2’400 and $3’000. Our pricing is based on square footages and other aspects of the project, including the linear footage of any stem walls, aprons, or repair work.

Oversized or multi-car garages, patios, or other areas will result in higher priced estimates.

Do you use epoxy or polyurea for garage coatings?
We use all the above. Resinous coatings do not come in a one size fits all application. The
details and specs of each project will help our trained technicians determine what coating is best for your project. Typically, we use polyurea coatings for our garages and patio installations. However, shop floors and other commercia/residential spaces will call for epoxies, urethanes, or water-based materials. Rest assured, no matter which products we use, they are from reputable coatings manufacturers and TDS sheets are always available to our customers upon
Is this service affordable?
We are not the lowest priced team in town. We are also, certainly not the most expensive outfit on the block. Our pricing is determined by the costs of materials, inflation, demand, labor, and level of service. When choosing EMC Concrete Coatings, you have done yourself a great favor by hiring the best in the business. EMC does run specials throughout the calendar year for discounted floors and we always honor first responders, military, and front-line workers discounts.

Our team is always mindful of our customer’s budget. We are a locally owned and operated
small business, and we know the value of our hard-earned dollars and how much they mean to each one of us. We strive to provide our customers with the best possible pricing throughout the year. EMC honors our warranties, we show up on time, every time, and will go above and beyond to ensure you are 100% satisfied at the end of each project. If we miss the mark, we will rectify it. Simple as that.

Does my new floor come with a warranty?
Yes! We offer an excellent written warranty with all our floor coatings installations. Depending on which option you choose (stain, seal, epoxy/flake, solid color, or polish) the length of time will vary from 5 years to a limited lifetime homeowners’ warranty. We HONOR our warranties.
Who am I hiring if I choose EMC Concrete Coatings?
The best crew in town. From our brand-new trucks, wrapped-trailers, uniformed employees, and state of the art equipment – we are the best. Our technicians are certified and experienced installers. EMC is bonded, commercially insured, and experienced. Multiple professional references are available for commercial projects at any given time and our online reviews speak for themselves when it comes to our residential portfolio. You have made the right choice by calling the team at EMC Concrete Coatings. Most importantly, the owner of the company, Eric Calderon is personally involved in every project that comes through our door. Generally, Eric and his sales team will be the person you meet with at your project walk thru. You will then see Eric and his crew upon the day of installation. We never sub out our projects, our employees are in-house guys and Eric is there each step of the way to ensure maximum customer satisfaction!
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