Cost Effective System
Epoxy coatings and other fluid applied resinous floor coatings provide a cost effective system to turn an existing concrete floor into a seamless easy to clean surface. Epoxy floors are a perfect solution where chemical resistant surfaces are required, safety is a concern and metrics such as slip-resistance, or highly visible traffic lanes are needed to keep employees safe.
Epoxy coatings come in a vast multitude of formulations and applications to meet the demands of the ever evolving world. From simple multi-coat systems, to trowel applied Epoxy Mortar systems to Epoxy Flake systems, Bedrock Floors will go the extra mile to ensure the system has been installed in accordance with manufacturers specifications.
Epoxy floor coatings are a great solution to many common flooring needs. Some examples of where Epoxy coatings work well are: garages, factories, kitchens, traffic lanes, warehouses, clean rooms, wet environments, basements, etc.
The Epoxy Floor process is typically split into three phases
Phase 1: Preparation
Preparation of the concrete is essential to the longevity of any epoxy coating application. This stage is where any existing adhesives, coatings, or loose material is removed from the substrate via mechanical diamond grinding. This process opens the pores of the concrete and removing the top most layer of the substrate will allow for better adhesion and penetration for the primer in Phase 2. Once all loose material has been removed and the floor has an appropriate profile achieved from the grinding process, it must be vacuumed to remove dust and contaminants.
Phase 2: Patch and Prime
At this stage in the Epoxy coating process the floor has been prepped and cleaned, ready for a penetrating primer to seal the concrete and provide purchase for the following coat(s). First any cracks, ruts, spalling, and saw cuts must be addressed with an epoxy paste to achieve a smooth consistent finish, once dry and sanded the primer is applied and allowed to dry.
Phase 3: Body or Top coat
Once the primer has cured, the coating must be sanded to open the surface of the epoxy to increase the grip of the following coat. Any dust generated will then be vacuumed from the surface and making the floor ready for the final coat(s). Subsequent coats may be added depending on the process necessary for the particular project.