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How Concrete Coatings are Applied by Utah Epoxy Coatings
If you’re looking to enhance the durability, appearance, and functionality of your concrete floor, a concrete coating is the way to go. At Utah Epoxy Coatings Company, we specialize in the application of high-quality concrete coatings, and in this article, we’ll take you through the step by step process of how concrete coatings are done from start to finish.
1. Floor and Environment Analysis
Before applying any concrete coating, it’s essential to analyze the floor and the environment. Our team of experts will inspect your floor and assess its conditions, such as floor area coverage, concrete floor porosity, floor moisture content, and ambient temperature. This information is crucial in determining the type of coating that will be best suited for your floor and the amount of work and materials needed.
2. Choosing the Right Coating
Once we have a clear understanding of the floor’s conditions, we’ll choose the right concrete coating that will suit your needs. We’ll also take into consideration your aesthetic choices and provide you with options that will best suit your floor. Our team will then provide you with a quote and a work schedule, taking into account the cost of materials and the amount of work that needs to be done.
3. Equipment Preparation
Applying a concrete coating to a large surface area requires professional-grade tools and materials, and that’s why we don’t recommend a DIY approach. Our team is equipped with the necessary tools and materials to get the job done efficiently and effectively.
4. Surface Cleaning
The prepping process starts with surface cleaning. Our team will remove any hardened debris and degrease oil spills if present. We’ll then wet the entire area and use a power scrubber to clean the floor. After removing the soapy water, we’ll let the floor dry overnight, ready for the next step in the cleaning process.
5. Scrubbing and Etching
To ensure that the concrete coating sticks to the floor, we’ll prepare an acid etching mixture using water and muriatic acid. Our specialists will then evenly sprinkle and scrub the floor, and after rinsing and flushing the acid, we’ll let the floor dry overnight. This process is crucial to ensure a successful outcome, and in some cases, we might skip this step and use a different method, depending on the conditions of your floor.
6. Coating Application
The next step is to apply the concrete coating. Our team will mix the coating compound according to the manufacturer’s instructions and use tape to protect surfaces from the mixture. We’ll then apply a primer to cover cracks and imperfections and follow it up with the primary coating.
7. Finishing Touches
After the primary coating has dried, our team will apply a second coating, color flakes, UV protection, or aggregate filling, depending on your needs. Once everything has dried, we’ll remove the tapes, and you can enjoy your new concrete coating.
That Wraps It Up!
In conclusion, the application of concrete coatings is a step by step process that requires expertise and attention to detail. At Utah Epoxy Company, we have the skills and experience to provide you with a high-quality concrete coating that will enhance the durability, appearance, and functionality of your floor.