Top Q&A (FAQs)about Epoxy Floor Coatings
Why should I choose an epoxy floor coating?
Even the best laid concrete floors will begin to break down and deteriorate over time. This can cause cracks, divots, and chips to appear in your concrete floor. With a professionally installed epoxy floor system, your concrete will be sealed and protected from the elements that can cause damage to your concrete while giving you an easy to clean and beautiful floor.
What can I do to prepare for your arrival?
Household goods and/or vehicles will need to be removed from the area during the installation and curing process. Depending on the type of flooring your choose, and other factors like time of year and temperature, the curing process may take up to 5-6 full days before your floors are completely cured. In most cases, you can walk on your new floors after 24 hours of the final application, however, you will need to wait at least 72 hours before you start replacing household items and furniture or vehicles, if you are choosing this type of flooring for your garage.
There are some small cracks and other defects in my concrete, will this affect the epoxy coating?
The most important part of the installation process is the repairing the concrete which involves detailed preparation of the surface. Since defects, dust and other foreign matter may compromise the integrity of your new epoxy flooring, all efforts are taken to repair these defects while abating dust and other debris during the process. By using modern, high quality diamond grinding equipment combined with diligent efforts from our highly trained team, we are able to keep dust and debris to a minimum during the installation process.
I want a specific color for my flooring, are customized colors available?
Of course! Before we begin your installation, we will sit down with you to discuss the vision you have for your new dream floor and find just the right color and texture that suits your preferences and needs. We offer solid, inexpensive floor coatings such as solid epoxies- all the way to metallic and custom designed commercial finishes!
Will my new epoxy flooring be slippery?
Depending on your specific flooring choices, your floors may have a slightly textured surface and feel or a smooth, glass-like surface. In most cases, your new epoxy flooring system will be no more slippery than regular concrete when it’s wet. If you are concerned about how slippery your new epoxy flooring will be, there are slip resistant additives that can be added to the top coat that will help with this issue.
How do I clean my new epoxy flooring?
You can give your new floors a light cleaning with a broom, dust mop, or even a leaf blower. For a deeper clean, you’ll want to mop your floors with simple mix of ammonia and water. It’s best to avoid any soap mixtures as these can leave a film which can cause your floors to become dangerously slippery. Metallic floor coatings show a bit more wear and tear, and need more maintenance so we typically recommend this type of look in places which will get swept often.
Still unsure about a new Dreamcoat Epoxy Flooring?
If you are not sold yet on why a new epoxy floor coating is not right for your home, or have more questions about the Dreamcoat Flooring epoxy flooring system for your concrete floors, please contact us online, or call 480-226-4172 for your absolutely, 100% FREE flooring consultation.
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