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An Overview of Epoxy Floor Finishing

Last updated 2 years ago

If you are looking to redo your garage, basement, or other cement floor, consider epoxy floor finishing. This type of flooring is durable and visually pleasing while requiring minimal maintenance. Here is an overview of epoxy floor finishing.


In order to install epoxy flooring you must be equipped with the proper tools; this is one reason you should talk to a professional flooring service. You will need a floor buffer, preferably with a bristle scrub pad, as well as a drum sander. These will help you during etching and removal of coatings, respectively. Other tools include a chisel, float, trowel, and rollers. When it comes to clothing you should be wearing protective goggles, a mask, and gloves. You can isolate painted surfaces from painted ones using drop cloths and painter’s tape. Finally, you will need your epoxy paint and your activator.


Your floor must be cleaned before the installation of epoxy coating. First sweep the floor, wash it, and then patch up any large cracks. If your floor is not sealed, the next step is to begin etching the concrete. If your floor is sealed, however, you must sand the floor before etching; the surface of the floor must be somewhat rough in order for the epoxy to stick properly. Spread a mixture of water and muriatic acid across the floor and then rinse it with water.

Finishing Procedure

Be sure that the floor is damp and the temperature is reasonably warm when you apply your epoxy. Your epoxy should be applied from the outside in; lay down a layer around the perimeter and then cover the rest of the floor. You can apply a top coat after the primer dries overnight. You can walk on your floor after two to three days and drive vehicles over it after four days.

If you would like to know more about epoxy floor finishing please feel free to contact REDRHINO Inc. or visit our website. We are epoxy flooring and coating specialists who operate in the Los Angeles area. Feel free to visit our website or call us at (310) 734-2790 for more information about our services.


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