EPOXY Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why do I need an epoxy floor?

A: Over time, even the best concrete floors begin to deteriorate and revert back to the ingredients comprising concrete, (sand, gravel and water), causing divots, cracks and chips. A professionally applied epoxy floor will seal and protect the concrete from elements that break down the floor as well as provide an easy to clean, aesthetic appearance.

Q: How long does the entire application process take?

A: Generally 4 to 5 days, depending upon the type of floor treatment you choose.

Q: I understand the value and convenience of an epoxy floor, but what things should I be prepared for before the installation process begins?

A: As in any worthwhile home repair or remodelling project (carpeting, painting, replacement windows, etc.), there are a few minor inconveniences – household goods/autos will have to me moved off the floor for the duration of the installation/curing process (5 to 7 days total for installation & curing), and there may be some odour which will dissipate while the floor cures.  However, as in any similar project, the benefits far outweigh the temporary inconvenience.

Q: Will it create a lot of dust?

A: There will be some minor dust, but minimal. The modern equipment we use to prep the concrete all runs on a vacuum system.  In addition, as dust and other foreign matter is unwanted during the application process our installation team will be diligent in removing and keeping dust to the upmost minimum.

Q: Will the surface be slippery?

A: The floor surface texture can be made to your specification, as smooth or textured as you like.  Smooth surfaces, though slightly easier to broom can be slippery when wet.  An Anti Slip Additive can be applied to greatly enhance traction.

Q. How long will the new floor take to dry?

A: You’ll be able to walk on your new floor 24 hours after completion of the final application.  After 72 hours the floor will be sufficiently cured to allow for your automobiles and household items.

Q: Why does the floor look mottled or transparent after the first application?

A: The first application is a primer coat which mechanically bonds to the pores in the concrete. The primer is only the first step in the process.

Q: Will the application of epoxy change the grade or level of the floor?

A: No, the epoxy coating will follow the contour of the floor, however, we do repair cracks, holes and divots before applying the epoxy flooring.

For any questions that have not been answered here, please feel free to contact us We will be glad to answer any questions that you may have.

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