Epoxy Floor Installation

Step 1: Diamond Grind & Repair Concrete

Proper preparation is the most important part of the process, ensuring that the underlying concrete and epoxy form the chemical and structural bonds necessary for a long-lasting floor coating.

  • Dust-Free Diamond Grind

    First we diamond-grind the floors to clean and profile the surface.

    It’s a dust-free process because our grinders are connected to a dust collection machine.

    Profiling the surface allows the epoxy to penetrate into the concrete slab.

  • Patch Holes and Cracks

    Next, we fill all cracks, holes, and imperfections in the concrete with an epoxy patching material.

    Got major cracks in your concrete? Don’t worry, we can fix most cracks and holes.

Step 2: Apply Epoxy & Add Chip Flakes

Two coats of epoxy provide the base color and the structure of your garage floor coating, and chip flakes add color and provide traction.

  • Roll On Epoxy Primer Coat

    The epoxy prime coat penetrates into the concrete and provides a foundation for the thicker intermediate coat.

    We use an industrial-grade, low viscosity epoxy for maximum penetration and bonding with the concrete slab.

  • Roll On Intermediate Epoxy Coat

    The intermediate epoxy coat is much thicker than the primer, and is tinted to match the base color of your floor.

    For the intermediate coat, we use an industrial-grade, high solids / high build epoxy.

  • Apply Chip Flakes

    While the epoxy is still wet, we carefully broadcast the chip flakes into the epoxy substrate.

    Why chip flakes? Chip flakes provide traction and enhance a floor’s durability. They also add color and style to your floor.

Step 3: Apply Finishing Urethane Coat

Once the epoxy has dried, it’s time to finish the job with a urethane clear coat.

  • Roll On Urethane Clear Coat

    The urethane clear coat forms a seal over the epoxy and flakes, giving the system a cleanable surface that shines. Urethane also provides chemical resistance.

    We use a chemical-resistant aliphatic urethane for superior chemical and abrasion resistance.

Epoxy Installation FAQs

  • My garage floor has some serious cracks. Can I still install an epoxy floor?

    Most likely! We can repair most cracks and holes in concrete. We use an epoxy patching material to reinforce the concrete, and the grinding creates a flush surface over cracks.

  • How do I clean and maintain my epoxy garage floor?

    Your epoxy floor will be very easy to clean! You will achieve an efficient level of cleaning with a simple electric leaf blower to remove debris. Use Simple Green cleaner rinsed clean with water to clean up mud or oil.

  • How long will an epoxy floor coating last?

    Floor lifespan depends on overall use, but in a residential garage application, a properly installed epoxy floor coating system will last 20+ years. We offer no-fault lifetime touchups and damage repair with every installed floor.

  • How long does the process take?

    All projects have different variables and are unique, but generally speaking installation typically takes 2 days.

  • My home is brand new, do you still need to grind my concrete for preparation?

    Yes! Not only does grinding the concrete clean the surface, but it also removes what is called the laitance layer of concrete (the brittle slick layer of concrete on the surface). Proper surface preparation will open up the surface of the concrete so that the coating can be absorbed in and create a proper mechanical bond to the concrete.