Applying Cementitious Urethane and Epoxy on Shower Floors

Friday, September 03, 2021

 Applying Cementitious Urethane and Epoxy on Shower Floors

Throughout the summer of 2021, Lakeside Painting undertook three different flooring projects across various facilities at Carroll University in Waukesha. It was an honor and a privilege to work at one of Wisconsin's most historical universities, applying both cementitious urethane and epoxy floors in an athletic training facility, a dormitory, and the Otteson Theatre.

The project we're showcasing today in this blog and the accompanying video (watch below) was undertaken in the dormitory's shower. As you will see in the video, this flooring project was challenging.

Originally, the shower floor was made of tile, but at some point a membrane was applied over it. The membrane was likely elastomeric, which works well on concrete. But as you will see in the video, it didn't adhere well to the tile, though it did bond to the grout. Over time this membrane degraded, causing peeling and water leaks down into the floor below.

At first, the university asked us to apply a coat of epoxy over the membrane as a stop-gap until a longer-lasting solution could be decided upon. Ultimately, however, we convinced the university that the best option was membrane removal, followed by a coat of cementitious urethane and then a top coat of epoxy.

Lakeside Painting foreman and flooring specialist Chad Kiefer details the challenges and solutions to this shower flooring project in the video below.

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