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How Epoxy Flooring Works

Epoxy floors provide a durable and reliable service for industrial and commercial flooring. This type of floor coating is normally used over concrete floors in order to provide smooth, durable, and a high-performance surface, which can last for many years or can be able to withstand heavy loads. As a matter of fact, a lot of industrial buildings, commercial buildings, as well as warehouses required to have epoxy coated flooring since they need to maintain their floors in the best condition, and the most ideal way or the simplest way to have a durable and highly dependable commercial or industrial flooring is to use epoxy floors.   

Epoxy Flooring

What is Epoxy Floor Coating?   

Epoxy coatings need a clean and slightly porous surface in order for it to adhere properly. In addition to that, it is very important to repair all major chips and cracks prior to applying the epoxy coating. Aside from that, the epoxy coating should not be applied over a smooth type of concrete and you will also have to make sure that the surface is old enough in order to achieve a better adherence. Furthermore, you should also make sure that you are able to remove all grease on the surface of the floor prior to applying the epoxy coating.  

If possible, you can also test the surface of the floor for previews layers of epoxy coatings or any other products that may have been applied for the past years. In order to test the sealant, try to pour a little amount of water onto the surface of the flooring and it should soak in. In addition to that, you may also need to apply a top coat and an epoxy paint depending on the product that is being applied to the flooring. Prior to applying the epoxy, you should make sure that the temperature is right and you should also follow the recommendations of the manufacturer. If the epoxy coating is applied at different temperature compared to the ones that are being specified, chances are that the application of the epoxy coating can peel and bubble. Once you have already mixed the epoxy coating, you only have a specific time necessary to apply the epoxy before it begins to harden.  

The primer is used just like paint and they are allowed to settle for many hours prior to applying the epoxy coating. In order to apply, you should cover your flooring with a small amount of water and make sure to place all the epoxy coating on the ground. With the use of a roller pin, you should spread the epoxy coating out in a thin layer and across the entire space of the flooring. The moment the primer has already dried, you are ready to apply the second coat.   

Also, the finisher is applied using the same manner as what you did with the primer, less the water basing. In order to make sure that you are able to achieve a high quality and dependable epoxy coated flooring, consider hiring a reputable and professional epoxy flooring company.