Your Concrete Coating Questions Answered
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We understand that when it comes to concrete coatings, you’re not an expert. Luckily, we are. Whether you choose our services or not, we want to ensure you understand what you should be looking for in a concrete coatings company. Below are some commonly asked questions that might help you in your search for concrete protection.
What floor materials can flooring finishes be applied to?
Epoxy floor coatings are most often applied to concrete substrates. In some instances, it’s safe to use epoxy coatings and finishes to wood and ceramic tiles, once properly prepared with a suitable primer. When applying epoxy floor coatings to concrete, it must first be prepped with grinding or shotblasting.
Is epoxy flooring slippery?
This is a common question when it comes to epoxy floor coatings. Specific textures can be achieved to meet the desired slip resistance. If a flooring becomes wet or oily, though, it can still become slippery. It is best to use caution to keep floors dry, clean, and safe.
How do water and other chemicals affect the floor?
Except for possibly making the floor slippery, there is very little impact water has on flooring. You certainly do not have to worry about any long-term effects from water on your epoxy floor coating.
Other chemicals, such as paint thinners and acetone, can cause problems for your floor if you do not clean them up or properly treat them. If you are using chemicals, we can apply a top coat that best matches the chemical resistance needed. Even if your floor is treated with a top coat, if you do spill a solvent of some kind, do not wait too long to wipe it up.
Will salt harm the floor?
Especially in garages, this is a common concern. Not only will epoxy floor coatings stand up to salt, but it’s also one of the best ways to winterize the garage floor. Epoxy floor coatings can help protect the garage from water and salt damaging the concrete floor.
How long will the concrete coating last?
There is no way to guarantee the length of time an epoxy floor coating will last. There are a large number of variables involved. The duration will depend on the amount of traffic and which system is installed. Keeping your floor clean can significantly increase the life of your epoxy floor coating.
Do epoxy floor coatings require regular maintenance?
There is very little maintenance required with an epoxy floor coating. We recommend our customers sweep it every day and mop it once per week from spring to fall. During the harsh winters of Ohio, when we are tracking in more salt, you may want to sweep and mop a little more frequently, just to keep it looking great. If the coating gets dull, a re-application of the topcoat can be applied if desired.
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