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Substrate Assessment


Not every resin floor is a simple case of grinding and rolling. The ability to assess the condition of the floor in front of you and come up with an action plan that cleans, repairs, levels, seals, and even protects if required, is absolutely vital. This module takes a look at the things that come into play before an epoxy goes down – oil/grease contamination, porosity, moisture, flatness etc.

Key Learning Outcomes

To be able to measure and adapt in typical field scenarios so that problems don't arise as a result of the substrate's condition.

Theoretical Assessment Criteria


  • The typical sources of contamination.
  • How moisture-measuring devices work and how to interpret the results, both individually and in combination.
  • What an acceptable substrate looks like for different flooring systems with respect to concrete porosity, flatness, smoothness and protrusions.
  • How to determine when a ramp is required and the installation process with regards to load requirements.

Practical Assessment Criteria


  • The effective assessment of a substrate with respect to the flooring tasks listed above.

The information above is intended as a starting point for discussion only. Please feel free to suggest any changes or additions you think will improve this element of training and provide a short explanation if possible. Your comments will be added to the other industry feedback we receive for this element.

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Lee Parkinson wrote:
13 Dec '16 4:28am
suitability of the different resin systems to the surface.