One of the biggest reasons people end up having issues with epoxy flooring is based on bad application. Of course, normal wear and tear can also occur, and that is going to happen over the years. What should you be on the lookout for? You want to know the warning signs that your epoxy floor needs some attention, and I’m here to give you some tips concerning what can happen.
First, did you know that there can actually be moisture that builds up under the epoxy coating? You have to be mindful of the temperature and of any moisture that might be building up underneath the concrete. One thing to watch out for is if you see the epoxy actually separating itself from the concrete.
When applying the epoxy coating, you also have to be absolutely sure that the concrete is dry. Otherwise, the aforementioned issues can arise in regards to bad application as talked about previously. There are also many factors that can contribute to another issue, which is peeling of the epoxy coating. You don’t want that to happen, and it is unfortunately common, again due to bad application.
It has much to do with temperature and the preparation of the coating itself. What you also don’t want to see when you look at your floor is an inconsistent color. This can be caused by the epoxy coating not being mixed correctly. Yet there can be other causes as well, like an oil stains on the concrete prior to application.
The concrete has to be prepared, and the epoxy must be prepared correctly. You also don’t want to run out of epoxy. And you don’t want any air bubbles beneath the epoxy. At this point, you’re seeing that it can indeed be a complex job, perhaps better left to the professionals. There are just so many factors that can cause problems with an epoxy coating that isn’t applied properly.
To prevent many of these problems from happening, it’s mostly about application. Yet it is also about proper cleaning and maintenance. It is easy to look at a new epoxy floor and say it’s a job well done, but problems can soon start to show if the coating isn’t applied properly. If you are having second thoughts about applying the epoxy, then perhaps it’s a good idea to count on the professionals to get the job done for you.