For years, epoxy flooring was the first choice of garage owners for flooring. Epoxy flooring has several advantages, including strong moisture and wear resistance. The major drawback of epoxy flooring, however, is the extended dry time that is required for it to set completely. Applying it to a garage floor meant inconvenience to the garage owner, who must wait days or even weeks to be able to use his garage again.
This is the major reason that Tailored Living and its sister company, Premier Garage, has partnered with Sika, a leading building products company, to offer its customers Premier NX garage flooring. Premier NX gives customers a more convenient alternative to epoxy flooring for the garage. Not only is it more convenient, the Premier NX modular system gives garage owners a variety of configuration options that will best meet his specific needs. More importantly, it does not sacrifice the most beneficial qualities of traditional epoxy like durability and moisture and mold-resistance.
In fact, some of the major advantages of Premier NX over other garage flooring materials include:
* A lower maintenance and life cycle cost
* Seamless and impermeable
* Strong resistance to chemicals, such as motor oil, and provides superior protection from chemicals to substrate
* Protects substrate from physical force and blows
* Low odour in comparison to epoxy
* Easy to clean and maintain
* Helps to maintain a sanitary environment
* Sets quickly upon installation
The Premier NX flooring system is made up of three different but compatible materials. These three materials can be put together in any combination and are typically tailored according to the needs of the building, room and owner. Factors that are typically considered when creating a unique combination including foot traffic, mechanical wear, environmental conditions (temperature, moisture levels) chemical and slip resistance.
Premier NX flooring is often used in institutional buildings, such as schools and health care facilities, where sanitation is crucial, foot traffic is heavy and flooring is subject to force and heavy wear. Its application in garages was also realized, since garage floors are subject to sudden and strong forces and heavy wear, and are often exposed to a variety of chemical substances, including caustic ones. It is for these reasons that Tailored Living and Premier Garage partnered with Sika to bring this unique flooring system into the home garage renovation business.
In controlled testing, Premier NX flooring demonstrated a tensile strength of 6500 psi and a bond strength of 500 psi. It also maintained a Hardness Shore D rating of 75.