Epoxy flooring in Long Island adds a sleek look to any space as well as providing protection and strength. In some cases, there are issues with the application which can cause bubbles, peeling, or discoloration. Pro installers know the tricks to repairing epoxy flooring. In this simple guide, Epoxy Flooring in Long Island can help those beyond Nassau county and Suffolk county who need an extra hand with their epoxy flooring issues!
When repairing bubbles, first start by using a palm sander and 60 grit sand paper for small bubbles or a floor buffer for larger more stubborn bubbles. Then use a sand blaster full of silica to remove the epoxy coating, moving from the edges in a straight line across the flooring. Use a heavy duty vacuum to clean up as much of the debris as possible, and then go over the nicely sanded floors once again with a rag soaked in solvent. Using a solvent will help the epoxy to stick to the floor and create a smoother finish. Then, carefully apply another coating of epoxy starting from the back and ending at the front.
When repairing a peeling epoxy flooring, it is best to start by using a paint scraper to remove the peeling epoxy. The concrete area must be properly prepared so that there won’t be any peeling again. Use a palm sander and 60 grit sandpaper for small repairs and use a floor buffer and 100 grit sandpaper if the entire floor is being redone. Sanding the floor will make the epoxy stick better. Use a heavy duty vacuum to clean up the debris followed by a complete wipe down with a rag soaked in denatured alcohol. Move in circular motions and remember to wear gloves! Mix the epoxy according to the instructions using a drill and stirring bit to thoroughly mix the epoxy and apply it immediately. It is best to pour it into a paint tray and use a paint roller for this part. Paint a thin, even layer starting from the back towards the front. Let the epoxy dry for at least 24 hours. Apply a top coat to prevent any more peeling, starting at the edge, and then wait 4-10 hours for it to dry before applying a second coat to finish it all off!
For any discoloration in epoxy flooring, first pour tinted sealer into a paint tray and then cover the entire floor using a nap roller starting at the edges. Doing this covers up any spots of discoloration that exist. Following this with a water-based stain or dye on any light patches will help even out the coloring. Lastly, allow the sealer or stain to dry completely for about 4-10 hours.
If epoxy flooring repair sounds like a work load, then leave it to the experts at Epoxy Flooring in Long Island, who have been providing service to the homes and businesses of Nassau county and Suffolk County for years.