Epoxy and Metallic Epoxy floor coatings can be applied in practically any location such as:
Garages, basements, cellars, bathrooms, restrooms, shower rooms, washrooms, kitchens, barns, lobbies, entrance halls, warehouses, showrooms, airport terminals and many, many more.
Installing epoxy coatings 100% correctly is crucial. Grinding the floor using state of the art grinders or shotblasting where necessary, and according to the manufacturer’s specification, is something we always do. Cutting corners in the preparation stages is something we never do.
The floor is then cleaned numerous times with high powered and efficient vacuum cleaners, microfiber pads, as well as recommended solvent to make certain that all dirt, dust and any other particles are completely removed, thereby removing their ability to prevent the bond between the substrate and the coating.
The resulting finished product is impact resistant, will not stain, and is also unaffected by UV.
We provide a large and varied range of epoxy coatings and metallic epoxy coatings. So, if you need help choosing or deciding on the best solution for your location, we would be more than pleased to assist you. If you are not familiar with the myriad choices available, we are here to provide the information you need.
Give us a call to find how we can transform your plain concrete into something eye-catching with an epoxy floor coating.
There is a wide variety of sealed concrete options. Thee choices are acrylic, epoxy and urethane coatings. For these treatments, the floors are typically prepared using grinders.
Once the grinding has been completed and all the debris has be cleaned up and removed the concrete floor can be stained, if required, before the sealing process is done.
Resurfacing options are also numerous, from exterior epoxy decorative coatings, and stained or pigmented concrete sealers, to micro toppings, stamped micro toppings. Ideal applications for these types of treatments are patios, pool decks, walkways, driveways and stairs
Concrete floor leveling:
Under certain circumstances, such as wood or tile flooring, it might be necessary to level and stabilize the floor within a certain range, prior to installing other finishes to the floor.
We always prepare floors as per the manufacturer’s recommendations. The floor is then primed before we pour self-leveling concrete to provide a completely flat and level substrate surface.
The final appearance of each of these treatments can be enhanced with an epoxy floor coating.
Locations that are well suited to polished concrete floors are basements, office spaces, lobbies and garages, or anywhere interior concrete can be used.
Achieving the perfect polished concrete floor requires a process that involves several steps.
The first step is to grind the floor mechanically so that the surface is incredibly smooth. This process hones and polishes the floor with various grades of abrasives several times, each reefing pass making the floor surface more and more smooth.
After that a densifying penetrant is applied to harden the concrete and create a dust-proof surface. The goal of this process is the provide a level of gloss on the surface.
Once we’ve reach correct gloss level, a stain-resistant sealer is applied and burnished. This is also the time color can be introduced, if the client has decided on that option.
If you’re looking for a tough and highly durable floor that will require very little maintenance, the polished concrete could be the way to go.
That said, you can add color and something a little more special by having an epoxy floor coating applied.
Add to that, the idea of designs and patterns that can be added using stencils, we are confident you will be delighted the finished look.
We will schedule an in person appointment to measure the space and review options that fit your budget and needs.
During our appointment, we will review samples, quality of the products and durability to make sure you are installing the right system for the space.
During the appointment we will take measurements and review the current conditions of the slab so that we can price the project accurately. If there is excessive glue or other coatings on the slab, this will take additional labor for floor prep. We will also be looking for moisture issues in case a moisture mitigation primer is needed prior to installing your system.
We can typically provide pricing at the time of our appointment or we can send a quote via email within a day of the initial appointment.
We work very closely with the biggest polished concrete & epoxy manufacturers and will be sure to have the right system for your space. We can provide technical data sheets, warranties and projects with similar applications.
We can typically mobilize within 1 to 2 weeks depending on other projects and material lead times. We typically receive a 50% deposit prior to starting work to cover material costs.
BEGINNING THE PROJECT:
Once the project is booked, scheduled and materials have arrived, our guys will meet on site to start work. We always ask that the space be cleared of all materials prior to our arrival.
We tape off and use plastic sheeting to protect other finishes if needed. We use high powered vacuums that attach to our equipment to minimize dust.
We communicate with the customer daily discussing current status of the project and when we will be back the following day.
It’s typically important to stay off of the floor until the completion of the project.
For Epoxy systems, the preparation typically takes an entire day. We grind or shot blast the concrete prior to installation and clean the surface thoroughly.
Epoxy systems can be anywhere from a 2 day install all the way up to a 2 week install depending on the size of the project, how many mobilizations are needed and the system selected by the customer.
We typically ask that you stay off the floor until completion so that the flooring system isn’t damaged.
Typically, epoxy cure time is approximately 10 -12 hours. Each epoxy system can have several layers depending on the system specified.