Joint-less Flooring System
What is Epoxy Flooring?
Epoxy is a term that’s come to represent a class of materials and the act of using those materials. Epoxy “systems” are based on a combination of resins and hardeners. When mixed together, the resin and hardener chemically react to form a rigid material. The final material is strong, durable, resistant, and bonds extremely well to most base layers. Epoxy floors are so strong that they’re often used in heavy traffic areas such as industrial environments, hospitals, or sports facilities.
The most important part of ensuring the quality and long life of your new epoxy flooring system begins here on Day 1. Photo 1 shows the scarification process with a modern vacuum shot blast machine. This process removes a thin layer of concrete, along with stains, dirt and oils, and allows for a superior mechanical bond with the epoxy - a bond which cannot be achieved with harmful chemicals and water-based cleaners. Photo 2 - Grinding rough edges and small protrusions. Photo 3 - Vacuuming floor to remove any dust and debris left from scarification and grinding. Photo 4 - Patching cracks, and divots in original concrete floor. Photo 5 - Rolling on epoxy primer which seals and mechanically bonds to concrete.
On Day 2, the primer has mechanically bonded to the concrete. Before applying the top coat in your chosen color, the primer is lightly sanded either mechanically or by hand which removes any unwanted foreign debris trapped in the drying process and smooths the surface - Photo 1. Photo 2 shows the top coat being rolled on. Your floor will be finished on Day 3.
Depending upon your custom options and floor treatments, on Day 3, the floor will be lightly sanded again to smooth, and to give the floor a smoother appearance. After sanding and vacuuming, a clear coat is applied (Photo 1)along with final cleaning and detailing. Photo 2 shows the completed project which after 24 hours will be cured sufficiently for foot traffic. In 72 hours your new floor is completely cured and ready for your vehicles and household items