This information is intended to assist our customers during the installation of Duratop Epoxy resin lab tops and sinks. Upon arrival of all materials at the construction or job site, inspection should be performed to determine if any damage resulted during transit. Any external damage should be noted on the Bill of Lading. Internal damage should be reported to the supplier immediately. It is suggested to handle valuable counter top materials with great care. Dropping or dragging could result in irreparable damage.
EPOXY COUNTERTOPS MUST BE COVERED WITH CARDBOARD, PAPER OR FOAM COVER DURING THE INSTALLATION PROCESS TO REDUCE THE LIKELIHOOD OF SCRATCHING THE SURFACES.
Duratop epoxy resin work surfaces and sinks should be installed in the final stages of construction. This will reduce the risk of damage by tradesmen using the countertops as workbenches or scaffolding. Be sure to store all epoxy resin countertops and sinks according to the guidelines provided with each shipment.
Installing an Apron section
The same procedure for the splash is to be performed with the apron piece.
Setting an under mount sink
Note: Verify that the sink fits properly on the sink supports provided by Total Lab Solutions, when required.
Note: Never attempt to sand, buff or polish seams or scratches. DO NOT SAND THE SURFACE OF THE COUNTER TOP, BACKSPLASH OR APRON PIECES. The surface texture of the non-glare matte finish is molded into the sheet and any sanding will destroy the surface. Removal of excess adhesive, prior to curing, is necessary to eliminate any raised areas at the butt joints or splash areas. Excess Cement and residue must be removed before it cures. Cement is a permanent adhesive.
Epoxy Resin is the material of choice for the harsh chemical environment of the laboratory. However, epoxy resin products are subject to thermal shock and are not warranted against damage from liquid nitrogen or dry ice. Abuse caused by the improper use of these materials could cause cracking and premature sink failure.