Is there any preparation before installing a floor?
Yes, surface preparation is one of the most important components for a long-lasting epoxy floor that performs well. The concrete surface must be free of damage, liquids, stains, and dust prior to epoxy installation. Any previous floor coatings must also be removed in most cases. Some coatings are compatible, in which case a new topcoat can be applied.
If your concrete floor has issues like uneven areas or irregularities that can cause safety hazards, we will take the time to fix them. Obvious cracks, including joints, must be filled and repaired. A diamond grinder may be used to roughen the surface of the concrete substrate depending on your epoxy system. Only once the surface is properly repaired and texturized will we finish with a deep cleaning that removes residues, debris, and dust that could be trapped under the coating, leave visible marks, or interfere with bonding.