Before proceeding with the realization of a resin coating, several aspects must be checked.
One of these is the temperature of the surface that will be coated.
In the construction of resin floors, before proceeding with the application, professionals evaluate, in addition to the type of surface, the environmental conditions and in particular the temperature of the floor.
Why this? Because there is an ideal temperature for the application.
They are 20 ° and represent the best condition between hardening time and workability.
The problem clearly arises in winter or when temperatures have not stabilized on 15 ° -18 °.
If you want to do a work of art, avoiding any type of problem or delay, you must find a way to bring the surface to temperature.
The mistake of resorting to fan coils which are able to heat the air quickly but not the surface of the support that will be coated must be avoided.
There will be a real risk of having 18 ° -20 ° in the environment but the floor will have a temperature of about 10 ° -12 °: this will cause the resin to harden slowly and imperfectly.
The solution is to set the heating at 20 ° for a few days before starting work.
Beyond the temperature, the degree of humidity of the floor must be ascertained.
To do this, you can use professional tools or artisanal but equally effective systems.
It is sufficient to spread a square of cellophane in plastic of at least 2 meters on each side and seal the edges with tape.
If after 24/48 hours from the application we notice that the cement has changed color becoming darker or there are signs of condensation inside the cellophane, we have ascertained the presence of humidity.
In this case, the surface must be adequately treated in advance to waterproof it and block the rising damp from the substrate to be coated.
The ecological surfaces in Ecomalta and Oleomalta are all equipped with excellent vapor transpiration allowing the transpiration of the substrate, thus reducing the risk of damage from humidity, obviously provided that the substrate has been previously treated.
They are also not afraid of water and steam, so much so that they are suitable for use in environments such as bathrooms, showers or wellness areas such as saunas and spas.
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