HOW EPOXY FLOORS ARE INSTALLED
Epoxy floor coatings are a great way to personalize your indoor spaces. With nearly limitless color and a variety of textures to choose from, let our technicians install a truly professional surface for you. The steps required need trained hands so you can stand back with your job foreman and watch as we perform these steps.
There are a lot of do it yourself kits for epoxy and even fly-by-night contractors that say they are experts. These methods cut corners by nature. The best way to complete an epoxy installation correctly is to follow all steps and use products that most amateurs don’t have access to, like a diamond grinder and efficient water pressure cleaners.
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When you’re choosing a garage floor coating contractor, it’s important to have all the facts. Concrete Science’s team of skilled installation technicians are happy to explain the process, but we’ve included a step-by-step guide here so that you know just what to expect if you choose to work with us:
- Each installation has a dedicated job foreman, who will meet with you and go over the steps in the process.
- Safety cones and necessary signs are put into place.
- Equipment for the installation is set up, and appropriate cleaning agents begin to be applied.
- The concrete undergoes hot water and high pressure cleaning.
- The concrete is mechanically diamond ground to prepare it for the epoxy. This step “opens” the concrete, and ensures that the epoxy binds tightly to the surface.
- After grinding is complete, the entire floor is cleaned again.
- All cracks, holes, or other defects in the cement will be repaired with an elastomeric sealer to create a smooth, level surface.
- Tape and polyurethane guards will be applied as needed to protect the surrounding area.
- The first coat of epoxy is applied per manufacturers’ specifications (proper flake or granule broadcasting will also be applied, if applicable).
- The next day, any broadcast material that did not bond will be recovered, and another coat of epoxy will be applied for a finished floor.
- Any tape or polyurethane guards are removed and properly disposed of after this second coat of epoxy is applied.
Do you have any questions about any of these steps? Please reach out to [link to about]one of our technicians and they can explain all of the variations based on floor size, room temperature, epoxy finish, etc.