It is easy to assume that because you can purchase a DIY epoxy flooring kit that it is a simple one-step process, but, a successful epoxy flooring installation takes detailed attention and more concentration from beginning to end. If epoxy floors are not handled properly, it will not only break quickly but also they will not be protective throughout their period of existence. The point here is to hire a professional, epoxy flooring installation requires a team who is as equally committed to the good results, it need materials and equipment, and if it is not completed perfectly at first time so it can be costly. So, instead of purchasing a DIY epoxy flooring kit why should you invest in hiring a professional?
It’s More Than It Looks
A proper epoxy flooring installation needs a proper process that is more than a simple spread and let dry. Moisture testing has to be done correctly and efficiently because if something is missed then your coating will not cure with your substrate and they will be an expensive mess to clean up! Cracks, dips, and chips need to be repaired prior to installation and post repairs, you need to clean the surface properly because any extra debris will inhibit the epoxy from curing with the concrete surface.
People sometimes forget, spreading a coating does not make it flat. No, if you spread the epoxy too thinly on one side and too thick on another side, making a very uneven surface, on some sides the concrete will not only have less protection, it will wear quicker in different areas.
When you hire a professional company, they give you a warranties. If anything is damaged, missed, or completed unsuccessfully you don’t have to spend another hundred extra money trying to get it repaired.
The Right Materials Are Important
All the epoxies are not same, only a professional can really explain the differences to assure that your floor gets the best it needs for what it is exposed too. For different types of epoxy floors there are different types of mixing and it can get a little complicated unless you’ve had the complete training to truly differentiate between different levels of flooring protection.
Variety Is With The Pros
An epoxy floor can be installed with various different types of textures, patterns, and appearances. Do not get caught up in having only one type of floor. With the help of professional you can choose from solid colors such as a standard one-color surface, you can have it be a high gloss surface that will increase elegance and reflectivity. Other epoxy surfaces can appear to mimic other materials, like metallic epoxy flooring, can make 3D illusions right on your concrete floor.
Durability Won’t Be Compromised
Epoxy is better known for its ability to prevent damages from all types of environments. An epoxy coating is strong and water-resistant but its ability to resist damages depends on the professional installer, call a professional, don’t let that pressure fall on your shoulders.