An angle grinder with a diamond cup wheel can be used to level, smooth and polish concrete. We Also use it to treat the floor adages (where the wall meets the floor) or any other areas where our industrial grinding machine can’t reach. The use of angle/hand grinder is extremely important to ensure continues floor profile and therefor avoid weak bonding spots. We then move up to 70grit diamond blades to create the optimal substrate profile for epoxy bonding.
The Flake epoxy system is a 3-(4)-layer structure made by a (primer), basecoat, flakes/chips broadcast and a topcoat. The use of epoxy primer depends on the type of concrete, a soft/porous concrete will require the use of epoxy primer.
Remember: Epoxy is large family name to multiple types of chemicals that breaks down in. different ways with respect to properties and performance. Different substrate conditions such as: moisture, UV exposure and temperature will determine a specific type of epoxy designed to function under such conditions. At PEC FLOORS we ensure to match your floor condition to the right Epoxy in order to achieve the best result possible.
Epoxy floors are resilient, impact resistant, somewhat flexible and hard. They definitely supplement an efficient, durable and long-lasting floor coating system by providing build thickness. However, in most cases the best results come from an epoxy flooring with a thin film of Polyurethane or Polyaspartic topcoat. These will add chemical resistance, scratch resistance, UV resistance (yellowing), gloss retention and easier cleanability.