Process

Our Epoxy Floor Coating Process

Since the inception of Garage Floor Coating.com in 1996, Garage Floor Coating - The Great Lakes has been instrumental in the refinement and perfection of our epoxy floor coating process, actually altering some corporate installation procedures as the result of the expertise which we have gained. Our knowledge ensures that your existing floor surface will be transformed and maintain its style and sophistication that will last for years. Depending on your specific needs and our recommendations, in just 2 to 4 days you can have a floor that is protected against weathering, cracking, pitting, oils, chemicals and other contaminants and moisture, all of which can produce severe, adverse effects on the integrity and longevity of your floor.

Every project that Garage Floor Coating - The Great Lakes undertakes receives individual, specific attention, taking in to account the particulars of the floor surface that we will be addressing. No two floor surfaces present the same set of circumstances. Moisture and heavy contamination can be a concern and we may need to repair significant cracking or pitting. The choice of the product mix that we determine is best suitable for an existing floor surface is based on our professional assessment of each individual project.

Epoxy Floor Coating Stage 1

Each of our technicians is experienced in evaluating and preparing the concrete floor to meet our rigorous standards. The first step is the most critical. We prepare the floor surface using a diamond grinder and/or controlled chemical etching process. We take all necessary precautions to keep dust to a minimum. This preparation process is paramount to achieving a porous and contaminant free floor surface that will allow our systems to penetrate and bond at the molecular level.

Epoxy Floor Coating Stage 2

Step 2 furthers our process by performing any cracking and divot/pitting repair, followed by the application of the specific primer that we deem most appropriate. A second layer, a color coat of 100% solid epoxy, is applied along with a full or partial broadcast of PVA (Poly Vinyl Acetate) Micro Chips.

Epoxy Floor Coating Stage 3

The third stage of our process entails lightly sanding and/or scraping our first two layers and micro chips to achieve the desired amount of texture. In addition, we use an anti-skid aggregate. This stage is completed by the application of a clear top coat.

Epoxy Floor Coating Stage 4 (If Applicable)

The surface is lightly sanded and an additional clear coat is applied as deemed necessary and/or requested.

Epoxy Floor Cleaning and Care

Thank you for choosing us. We take pride in your complete satisfaction and want to take this opportunity to remind you how to properly clean and maintain your new epoxy garage floor coating. By following these easy steps, you can be confident that your new floor will remain as beautiful as the day that it was installed.
  • Sweep or blow out loose dust and debris.
  • In a large bucket, mix 1 cup of vinegar per gallon of warm or cold water.
  • Apply the solution to the surface of your floor coating with a traditional mop or squeegee.
Reminder: your floor may be slippery when wet. Please do not exceed recommended concentrations of solutions. Use caution when cleaning your floor. Allow your floor to dry. There is no need to rinse.