We will prepare your concrete floor via Diamond Grinding with vacuum attachments to remove contaminates and leave a proper surface profile. We repair any cracks or damaged concrete. If your concrete has moisture, a moisture barrier will be necessary. We then apply a base coat 100% solids epoxy, the decorative Polymer Color Flakes in your color choice, top with a clear polyaspartic top coat.
You will want to provide at least minimal maintenance for an epoxy floor to keep it in top shape. Even though they are low maintenance, common sense should prevail in caring for them. We have listed the best practices in caring for your epoxy floors.
Dust mop at least once a week. Dirt & grit will embed or scratch an epoxy floor if allowed to remain there. It's a good idea if you remove all dirt on a regular basis because even though epoxy floors are tough, they can start to show the damage from multiple scratches over time. Best way to do that is to use a vacuum with a soft brush attachment. How often you vacuum depends on how much dirt is tracked onto the floor. When it comes to move heavy machinery across the floor, take extra precautions to ensure the surface is dust and grit free.
Soap-based floor cleaners leave a haze on the epoxy flooring that builds up over time. Epoxy floors do not need soap. Warm water and a good mop or deck scrubbing brush should be just fine. If you need extra scrubbing power use something like soft soap to aid you with the tougher spills.
Often you only need to vacuum or sweep a small area of the floor where something has been spilled or tracked in. Any liquid that has been spilled needs to be vacuumed up along with any dirt and grime with a shop vac and then clean the area with a mop & warm water. Epoxy floors are highly water resistant and very easy to clean when liquid spills occur.
The best way to clean up a dirty epoxy floor is as follows: Sweep & vacuum the entire area carefully. Once you have removed all the surface dirt, use a hard foam mop and warm/hot water to get rid of all the built up dirt. After that, you can use a clear ammonia/water mix (2-3 ounces of ammonia per gallon of hot water) for a second mopping.
Some stains, such as rust, need to be lightly scrubbed with a kitchen scrubbing sponge or a soft deck brush and warm water. Avoid using steel wool or harsh chemicals like comet, they are too abrasive. Use soft-scrub and a moderately abrasive scrubbing pad or brush. Don't ever use any cleaning compounds with citrus or acid in them. Citrus cleaners and vinegar will break down the epoxy catalyst and must be avoided.