No matter if you’re trying to build a brand-new home or building, or simply trying to expand or upgrade a current one, flooring is an important thing to consider in the new structure. When it comes to commercial and industrial businesses, an epoxy floor coating is a good investment to make, especially if you have concrete floors as your base. But before you have an epoxy floor coating installed, here’s what you need to know:
Plan the Installation
What most contractors, architects, and owners don’t consider about the epoxy floor installation is the installation itself! There are plenty of things to think about when it comes to epoxy floors, such as colors, materials, and where the epoxy will ultimately be. However, for a smoother installation process, the installation should be planned out as well, especially in the early building process.
Why plan the installation before it happens? Think of it this way: the epoxy coating process takes up the entire floor, meaning that other trades will not be able to work in the same area on various aspects of the building projects, like ceiling beams and lighting. Usually, epoxy coating is installed towards the end of the project, where the building is near completion. However, it’s important that you make sure you leave enough time for an epoxy installation.
Timing is Everything
Another thing that many contractors and owners forget to think about is the concrete curing process. Before an epoxy floor is installed, the concrete needs to have a sufficient amount of time to cure after it has been poured. The process of curing takes a while, as you will have to wait for the concrete to release any moisture it contains, which usually doesn’t happen until the facility it is in has a central air unit to circulate air or in normal operation. For that reason, it’s important to have a plan in place that will allow the concrete to cure.
By considering these factors, you can successfully install an epoxy floor in your building or facility without any complication in the long run. Need help with installation? Give our Epoxy technicians a call! We can help you with all of your epoxy needs.