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Get Your Concrete Prep Done Right With Florida Epoxy!

Epoxy continues to be one of the quickest and most effective solutions for your concrete floor, giving it a glossy look that remains durable for a long time. As easy as they are, not every concrete floor will be suitable for an epoxy makeover. For anyone looking to ensure their floor is ready, you’ll want to have a professional concrete prep company take a look before the installation. At Florida Epoxy, we are dedicated to helping clients in Palm Beach County maintain and enhance their concrete floors.

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Do You Need to Prepare Your Concrete?

Many people will make the mistake of installing a commercial epoxy floor well before they initiate the preparation process. While this might get you that epoxy look you’ve wanted without the wait, it could lead to a variety of issues down the road.

The last thing you want is to find that you need to start the entire process over again after you’ve finished the installation. Certain things might lead to the epoxy paint failing to stick properly.

In the event you do get it to stick, it could be several months before imperfections in the concrete lead to more significant issues. By then, it’s often too late to repair it, leading you to start over.

The Many Steps Involved in Concrete Prep

There will be a wide variety of steps involved in this process, which is why it’s best to have a professional do it. Otherwise, you could risk it not being done correctly — which would end in one of the results listed above.

The first step in the process involves determining whether or not your floor is suitable for commercial epoxy floor installation. The professionals will be on the lookout for moisture, any paints or primers that were previously applied to the floor, damaged floor, and imperfections in the concrete.

When they come to the conclusion that your floor is safe to move forward with, the next step will be to clean it thoroughly. This will generally require a special cleaning agent that can strip the floor of any contaminants and dirt.

Once the surface is clean, you will want to profile the floor. This typically includes shot blasting, sandblasting, or grinding. It’s meant to open up the pores so the epoxy can stick to the floor easier.

Lastly, you’ll want to get any imperfections and concrete defects fixed. These won’t get hidden when your commercial epoxy floor is finished, so you’ll want to fix them now while you can.

Florida Epoxy Will Do It Right!

Failing to prepare your concrete for an epoxy installation properly can lead to peeling and detaching. Once you start to notice these in your epoxy floor, you’ll have to start the process all over again, which will be even more demanding than before.

Residents of Palm Beach County don’t have to make the same mistake everyone else makes when installing an epoxy floor. You can contact Florida Epoxy today to get your concrete prep done right the first time! From start to finish, we’ll make sure you have a beautiful epoxy floor, rather than a dull, ugly concrete look.

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