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Tools Needed to Install Epoxy Floors

Last updated 2 years ago

Installing epoxy floors is a job that is typically best left to the professionals. This is due in part to the fact that they have experience in the field and will provide a quality job. It is also due in part to their ability to access to all of the right tools. Here is a look at a few of the tools needed to install epoxy floors.

Rollers

When it comes to installing an epoxy floor, you are probably going to be covering an expansive space. For this reason it is important to have rollers of the right quality as well as size. If you are covering thousands of square feet with epoxy you will need rollers that are at least a foot and a half to two feet wide. These rollers allow you to tackle large areas with precision and control in a reasonable amount of time. Professionals then use porcupine rollers after the floor has been covered; these rollers help to provide an even coat by releasing air bubbles.

Squeegees and Whirlibirds

In addition to large rollers, large squeegees are used in the installation of epoxy floors. The squeegees are notched and made of rubber. These factors, as well as the pressure supplied by the professional, affect the level of durability that a resurfaced floor will provide. Flooring specialists use whirlibirds to evenly cover the floor with additives that helps to prevent slipping. This ensures that each area of the floor is equally as safe to walk on.

Shoes

Professionals who install epoxy floors even wear different footwear than most other individuals in their field of work. Golf shoes with metal spikes in the bottom are appropriate for epoxy floor finishers. They can be difficult to walk in, but the floor benefits from the small holes that are created; these small displacements help the floor to cure more smoothly than a flat footprint.

If you have questions about installing a new epoxy floor be sure to call REDRHINO Inc. at (310) 734-2790. We provide services out of 13 convenient locations. For more information about our company, please do not hesitate to visit our website.

 

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