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Decorative Colored Silica

All Colored Aggregates use a pure silica sand as the basic mineral. Silica is an extremely hard abrasion resistant and chemically inert mineral, ideal for use in conditions that - at times - may be severe. Flooring surfaces produced with high density silica combined with Industrial Flooring Resins produced by consistently show greater resistance to wear than surfaces filled with minerals or many other resins or binders.


A unique feature of Products #67 and #68 is that each grain is highly translucent. Since the color is transmitted through the particle as well as reflected from the surface, flooring surfaces made with Colored Sands can often be easily restored to nearly their original appearance after years of hard wear and abuse, with the application of a clear top-coating.

Density and Coverage Data

The density of Colored Sands average about 90 lbs. per cubic foot. Of course, coverage varies depending on the thickness of the anticipated surface.

Here is an easy formula to use when calculating the weight of Colored Sands needed to cover a given area.

(Square Footage to be covered) times (Thickness in inches, i.e. 1/4)x 7.5 = (lbs. of aggregate required)

Application Colored Sands are ideally suited to any established method of application; troweling, or broadcast. Traditionally rounded grain sand have been thought the best suited for broadcast applications. However, even though the broadcast line of Colored Sands suggests this method of application, experienced applicators find they have no difficulty troweling this type of aggregate.

Similarly the trawled line of Colored Sands are not limited to the trowel method of application. All three grades work well in all systems.

It is the combination of sizes and colors that the compounder will discover the excitement of achieving a wide variety of effects. For example, the finer grain broadcast sand may be used in combination with the coarser Trowel System sands to create the effect of a smooth velvety "field" color with the courser grains used as accent colors.

Click the color chart below to view a full size view of the standard colors available.

Epoxy Quartz Color Quartz

Technical Data

Screen Specifications (Typical

Mesh Trowel System Sands
% Retained
Broadcast (Medium)
% Retained
Broadcast (fine)
% Retained
16 12.9 -- --
20 20.1 9.0 --
30 55.1 13.0 0.3
40 11.2 56.5 6.1
50 0.7 24.4 27.2
70 -- 2.1 40.0
100 -- 1.0 22.4
140 -- 00 4.0
-140 trace trace 0.2

Chemical Analysis

SiO2 99.808%
Fe2 0.016%
A12O3 0.042%
Ca O& Mg O 0.2%
Loss on ignition 0.10%

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