NovaTuff FC-200 Epoxy Floor Coating

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NovaTuff FC-200 is a high-solids polyamide-epoxy resin floor coating. The formulation includes a long pot life as well as flexible properties, which allows it to withstand extreme abrasive conditions. NovaTuff FC-200 floor coating is a decorative and protective epoxy floor coating especially developed to protect and seal concrete floors.  NovaTuff FC-200 is best suited for horizontal surfaces.

Application Areas:

NovaTuff FC-200 is a protective floor coating for hangers, warehouses, manufacturing facilities, parking garages, food preparation areas, and much more. NovaTuff FC-200 Floor Coating can be used where moist areas may prevent the use of other coatings. NovaTuff FC-200 is used in commercial, industrial, and residential surroundings.


NovaTuff FC-200 has excellent resistance to various solvents, hydrocarbons, acids and alkalis, particularly food acids. Also has excellent outdoor durability.


To begin, the surface should be etched to provide a profile (or “tooth”) for optimal adhesion.  Surfaces must be cleaned free of grease, oil, wax, mastic compounds, paint, waterproofing compounds, form release materials, and all other contaminants prior to application.

New concrete and masonry should not be coated for at least 28 days to permit the concrete or mortar to cure and dry out.  Concrete should be visually inspected and tested for moisture content before coating.

NovaTuff FC-200 Floor Coating will not develop optimum adhesion to concrete unless Latinate and other loosely bound materials are first removed from the surface.  Latent must be removed by abrading.  Shot blasting, scarifying, grinding, sand-blasting or other abrasive mechanical means are recommended.  Acid etching is an option but not recommended because of environmental concerns or accidental damage to non-target areas.

For aged concrete, remove old coatings and/or other materials previously applied.  Abrasive or mechanical means are recommended.  Infiltration of oil, grease, gas, etc. into the concrete will retard adhesion.  Contaminated concrete must be sufficiently removed or thoroughly cleaned with a cleaning agent appropriate for the removal of petroleum-based products.  After the surface cleansing, continue on with directions for the new concrete application.

The preparation procedures above are general guidelines. Detailed preparation methods are available through SSPC at or NACE at .


The mixing of parts A & B is very important!  NovaTuff FC-200 Floor Coating has a mixing ratio of 3 parts “B” to 1 part “A”.  Use a power mixer to thoroughly combine both parts. Mix for a minimum of one minute per gallon. Allow idle activation time for a minimum of 15 minutes.


Thinning is typically not needed. If thinning is needed, add no more than 1 quart of Xylene per 5 gallons of NovaTuff FC-200 should be added to the mixture. Thinner can only be added after activation is completed.


Brush, 3/8″ nap roller cover, squeegee, or airless spray equipment may be used to apply NovaTuff FC-200.  Surface configuration, weather, or area surroundings will dictate application method.

Dry Film Application Rate:

To Get Dry Film Of Apply Sq. Ft. Per Gallon
6.5 mils 200 Sq. Ft.
9 mils 150 Sq. Ft.
13 mils 100 Sq. Ft.

DO NOT apply product heavier than 100-sq. ft. per gallon per coat.  For a heavier dry film, apply necessary number of coats.  Use of thinner increases possibility of sag and reduces dry film thickness.  NovaTuff FC-200 may be applied to damp surfaces, but it is best to have a dry surface if possible. Allow NovaTuff FC-200 to become tack-free before applying additional coats or approximately 6 hrs.

Caution!  Without the use of aggregate in NovaTuff FC-200, the surface will be slippery when wet!


NovaTuff FC-200 Floor Coating should be applied in well-ventilated areas.  Surfaces should be free of foreign matter. DO NOT apply product near an open flame.

Clean Up:

Application equipment should be cleaned immediately with Lacquer Thinner.  Use Apple Cider Vinegar to clean hands and skin.  Do not allow NovaTuff FC-200 to remain on tools!  Once it sets and is cured, it is difficult to remove.

Curing Time:

  • Pot Life:  4 hrs @ 80ºF
  • Drying Time:  6 hrs @ 80ºF
  • Total Cure:  36 hrs @ 80ºF


4-gallon units:

  • Three 1 gal. cans containing Base  (part “B”)
  • 1 gal. can containing Activator  (part “A”)

20-gallon units:

  • 4 – pails containing 3-3/4 gals. of Base (part “B”)
  • 1 – pail containing 5 gals. of Activator (part “A”)

Testing and Misc:

  • Colors:  NovaTuff Standard Colors
  • Solids Content: 85% Solids
  • Mixing Ratio: 3 parts B to 1 Part A (3:1)
  • Abrasion Resistance (ASTM D4060): Taber abraser CS-17 calibrase wheel at 4000 cycles with 1.3 mils wear and .22 grams lost.
  • Compression (C579-96):  2,500 psi
  • Adhesion-Pull-Off (D4541): Concrete: 100 % substrate failure @ 950 psi
  • Impact Resistance (D2794): 56 inch lbs. direct – passed
  • Pencil Hardness (D3363): 6H – passed
  • Food Contact  FDA 21-CFR 175-300 Compliant

Shelf Life and Storage Conditions:

NovaTuff FC-200 has a 12 month shelf life if unopened and stored between 40 degrees Fahrenheit and 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Do not allow products to freeze.

For further assistance, contact one of our technicians via phone or e-mail:

(512) 617-7333

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