Epoxy Your Concrete Floor
If you’ve just gotten Decorative Concrete Solutions – Decorative Concrete Garage Floors, you’re going to want to protect your floor. This is especially important if you have decided to build your own garage and have laid your concrete garage foundation. While there is still a way to go before you have a finished garage, You might want some tips on what you may need once your garage is finished. The question asked is why should I spend money to put an epoxy coating on my concrete floor in my garage or business. Well there are a few good reasons.
One it will take your floor from looking like this
To looking like this
We would say that’s a pretty good reason right there. The above is our Armor Chip garage epoxy kit which can be used residential or commercially. Another reason for epoxying your floor is for protection to prevent your floor from looking like these two images.
This is the beginning of your concrete failing from abrasion, salt corrosion and age. If you do nothing, eventually you will need to do an expensive slurry type resurfacing or complete replacement. If you have rebar in the floor it will lead to rebar corrosion and a very expensive restoration project. Much better to apply a high quality epoxy floor coating. It will enhance the look of your floor while protecting it from wear, tear, and corrosion. You could also look at different concrete services such as Concrete polishing, polishing concrete can create a nice looking finish on your floor, as well as protecting the material underneath, this can decrease the risk of damage, and increase the resistance against foot traffic as well as other potentially damaging factors such as cars or bikes.
If your floor has gotten pitted to this point. We would first do a good acid etch and TSP rinse. If you can do a diamond grind, even better but we would still do a TSP rinse to get the floor to the right PH. Then you’ll need to put down a good quality epoxy primer followed by a layer of extra thick 100% solids epoxy like our Ultra Epoxy with a flat squeegee. You want to scrape the squeegee along the surface leaving little to no epoxy on the surface of the primer. The main purpose of the flat squeegee is to fill in the pits. Once that dries then you can apply a second layer of epoxy to the floor. Then as always you must apply a proper urethane epoxy topcoat.