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There are many epoxy coatings for concrete floors. Whether your concrete floor is residential, commercial, or industrial, there are myriad solutions for you. If you are interested in protecting and preserving your concrete floor (wherever it is), give Southern Floor Coatings a call. We’d be glad to help you find a solution that will work for you.
When you contact Southern Floor Coatings, we can help you to plan your project, determine if your floor is viable for an epoxy coating, determine what the best products are for your project, and we’ll even help you install your new epoxy coating. We’ll work with you to accommodate your schedule and your budget. Call us today if you would like to discuss your project with an epoxy expert and receive a no-cost, no-obligation estimate.
Is Your Concrete Floor a Good Candidate for an Epoxy Coating?
Epoxy floor coatings are extremely durable and high-performance, which means one application can take a beating and still last for many years if it is cared for properly. To be clear; epoxy floors are very low-maintenance and easy to keep. However, not all concrete floors are good candidates for epoxy coatings, so you will need to contact a specialist like Southern Floor Coatings to inspect your surface first. For example, if the floor has been sealed or polished before, an epoxy coating is not a viable option.
Further, your floor must be spotless before we apply epoxy. Concrete floors are the perfect candidates for epoxy coatings as a surface needs to be slightly porous for the epoxy to adhere to it. Still, the floor must be prepared thoroughly before applying an epoxy coating. Cleaning the floor with soap is actually the last step. The first step is to prep the floor, which might involve patching any cracks or chips.
Getting a Concrete Floor Ready for its Epoxy Coating
Before preparing a floor, we will test it to make sure that it is suitable for an epoxy coating. Testing is very simple, and you might actually decide to DIY before calling us. All you will need to do is pour a small amount of water on each area of the floor that you want to treat. If your floor is concrete, then the water you poured should soak into the floor. However, if you notice that the water beads on the surface instead of soaking in, then the floor has probably been sealed in the past, and an epoxy coating will not work.
It should be noted that epoxy coatings for concrete floors are ideal in both indoor and outdoor settings, as epoxy is meant to withstand natural elements. Epoxy is the ideal solution for outdoor walk areas and driveways, making them more visible and slip-resistant. Further, temperatures have to be just right during the installation if epoxy is going to adhere properly. If the temperature is not suitable, your epoxy application can, and most likely will, bubble and peel.