We diamond grind all our floors for 100% perfect mechanical adhesion. Your concrete floor must be properly prepared in order to open up the pores of the concrete so the epoxy can adhere properly. All control joints are filled with an epoxy based polymer for cracks that appear in the joints prior to application and all other visible fractures in the floor are also filled at that time.
All cracks and pits are mended using our liquid mender. The time for the mender to cure is roughly 15-30 minutes. Once cured, the mended areas will be re-grinded to create a porous surface.
Our 100% solid Polyurea basecoat is mixed and applied in small batches. Edges and verticals are all done by hand.
We do a full broadcast of colored chip. We broadcast to the point of rejection. This is what gives the floor its look and texture. Our color chips are 100% UV stable.
Once the chip and basecoat have cured, we scrape and vacuum off the excess chips. This is where we make sure there is even coverage throughout the floor.
The last step is roll and squeegee on the 2-part polyaspartic clear topcoat. This is what makes the floor antibacterial, antimicrobial, UV stable and non-porous.
We like to go above and beyond when it comes to prep work and primer, that’s why at Epoxy It we upgrade you for FREE to a Moisture Vapor Barrier Primer Coat. That way either of us has any headaches later due to VWE. We use the BEST product on the market called Vapor Solve that will provide superior adhesion over concrete with levels of Moisture Vapor Emissions. Note: On larger projects we DO CHARGE to apply Vapor Solve Primer or a Vapor Solve Ultra System.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
EPOXY AND IT´S SUBSTITUTE POLYASPARTIC?
Most people considering getting their floor coated end up calling or emailing us asking about epoxy floor coating because epoxy floor coating was at one point the “cool” add-on… Not anymore! Epoxy can look amazing at first, and it definitely looks better than bare concrete, but most of the difference between epoxy flooring and polyaspartic flooring come down the road.
Epoxy flooring or garage floor epoxy is usually smoother and somewhat slick. Think of a car dealership… the shiny floors. Most of the time, that’s epoxy.
WHILE EPOXY CAN LOOK GREAT AT THE MOMENT, HERE ARE A FEW DISADVANTAGES:
- Epoxy is not UV resistant and will fade over time
- Epoxy has a limited warranty and will begin to chip and crack between 3-5 years
- Epoxy is not impact resistant or forgiving. Scratches and abrasions will appear with even moderate floor use.
- Epoxy can become slick in wet weather conditions, causing safety issues
- Polyaspartic concrete coating fills in the gaps where epoxy falls short.
- Polyaspartic concrete coating is UV resistant, colors will not fade made over time
- Polyaspartic with CSI comes with a 21-year warranty against cracking, pitting and peeling
- Polyaspartic is impact and scratch resistant, and will hold up to heavy use over time!
- Polyaspartic flake flooring has a natural texture that is less slick than bare concrete and provides traction even in the elements
- Say NO to Epoxy flooring and say YES to Polyaspartic for concrete protection and beauty that lasts a lifetime!
WHERE WOULD BE A GOOD ENVIRONMENT FOR POLYASPARTIC FLAKE CONCRETE COATING?
- Auto Dealerships
- Banquet Halls
- Bars, Pubs & Taverns
- Night Clubs
- Bowling Alleys
- Pet Stores
- Butcher Shops
- Pharmaceutical Plants
- Pool Decks
- Public Municipalities
- Clean Rooms
- Commercial Kitchens
- Retail Stores
- Dog Kennels
- Food Processing Plants
- Garage Floors
- Stadium Hallways
- Grocery Stores
- Veterinary Clinics
- Industrial Hallways
- And more…