At LKN Custom Garage, we know how to apply residential epoxy flooring from start to finish. When you hire us, we'll:
- Grind down the surface of the floor
This opens up the pours of the concrete and adds little bumps to it that we call "profile". This lets our Epoxy Primer seep down into the concrete before it hardens and the profile also gives it something to stick too. Never accept acid etching as a way to prep concrete, it just doesn't work.
- Repair any cracks we find
We repair all of the cracks in concrete with an epoxy- based crack repair.
- Use a 2-part epoxy water vapor barrier to prime the surface
This is a two-part epoxy that works well in the presence of water vapor. Concrete can be full of moisture and unfortunately some companies use coatings that are only designed for dry concrete. World class glues are made from Epoxy for good reason. They are sticky! Our coatings from South Fork Concrete Coatings are designed to work in tough conditions, they go down and stay down!
- Broadcast chips on top of the coating
While our epoxy primer is still wet we broadcast chips of paint into it. These are little chips of paint that are made for this purpose. We broadcast them to refusal. In other words, we put on more chips of paint than the epoxy can hold. This gives the floor its color.
- Scrape in three directions to spread the chips evenly
This gives the floor the proper profile for the top coat. This is a very important step.
- Apply a polyaspartic topcoat to seal the surface
Not all Polyaspartics are created equal and ours have been lab tested to show that they are the best. This test has shown South Fork Concrete Coatings Polyaspartics to be the toughest on the market. This is a tough, hard, chemical resistant coating. Our Water Vapor Barrier Epoxies ensure that your coating will not peel up and it will stay down. Our paint chips assure that your coating will look beautiful and our Polyaspartic top coat ensures that it will last for a long, long time!
Our garage floor coating technique ensures that your floor will be ready for anything you throw at it. Connect with us in Denver or Lake Norman, NC today to arrange for your residential epoxy flooring service.