How to Prep Your Floors for Epoxy

A picture of gray epoxy paint being rolled onto concrete floorsSurface preparation is the most important step when applying a proper epoxy floor coating. If epoxy flooring is installed without the existing floor being prepared for a new coat, you will risk cracking or breaking the new epoxy coating. Floorguard® experts use a high-quality shot blasting machine to provide proper preparation to your existing floors for a fresh coat of epoxy to bond seamlessly.

When you choose Floorguard® to prepare your floors for an epoxy coating and floor installation services, we will use our ‘Shot Blast Machine’ to remove a thin layer of concrete. This machine blasts the surface with steel beads to rid the existing concrete of any contaminants that could interfere with your new floor coating. Additionally, the shot blast machine will roughen the concrete surface to help the epoxy adhere. Next, we apply a ‘Bond Coat’, which penetrates deep into the concrete slab or floor, creating a secure bond designed to withstand the test of time. We then create a heavy-duty foundation for the final coating with a heavy media blanket. Finally, we apply our chemical and UV resistant topcoat and Encapsulation Coat. This entire process makes for seamless integration of epoxy floor coating onto your concrete.

Whether you want epoxy floors for your commercial building or your home, count on the professionals at Floorguard® to take care of it! Our epoxy flooring systems are practical, easy to clean, slip-resistant, and impervious to damage caused by water, chemicals, bleach, acids, and more.

You can’t expect the best results without proper preparation. Trust the experts at Floorguard® to take the necessary steps in successfully applying an epoxy coating to your floors that will last for years to come. For more information about our high-quality products, installation services, and more, visit Floorguard® online or call us at (888) 316-4685.