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Process of Installing Epoxy Flake Floor: Step by step

How To Do Epoxy Flake Flooring - A step-by-step Guide 

 Here's how we install Epoxy flake flooring from preparation to coating.

Step 1: Preparation

  1. Prepare the floor: Make sure there is no other coating on the floor for the best result of epoxy flake coating. You can apply the flake coating over the old one if you need to save time and money, but it is better to remove the old one to make the epoxy floor coating work as recommended.
  2. Clean the area thoroughly: Ensure that the floor is free from any dirt, oil, or stain that stays on the floor. You can use a vacuum and mop to clean or rinse the concrete surface with water. Be sure that the floor is dry before moving on to the next step.
  3. Adhere to safety instructions: It is strongly recommended to wear gloves, eye protection, and protective clothing as a minimum safety measure when working with Epoxy resin. To safeguard against epoxy vapours, consider using respiratory protection, such as an air-purifying respirator equipped with an organic vapour or multi-contaminate cartridge.grinding and floor preparation at Kennards Hire branch

Step 2: Level the concrete

  1. Repair all the imperfections like cracks, holes, and divots. If you have a machine, shoot-blast the concrete floor to create a rough surface and fill the other cracks in the floor. It will allow the epoxy coating to go deep within the concrete.
  2. Use a grinder to level out the cracks, holes, and bumps for easier application of the epoxy base coat.

Epoxy resin screed in progress at Kennards Hire branch

Step 3: Epoxy Application

  1. Apply the coloured epoxy primer (first layer of epoxy). It takes some hours to dry and settle. 

  2. Once the epoxy primer has dried up, use your hands to spread the flakes over the dried epoxy primer. Your creativity in how you dispatch the flakes will decide the final appearance of your floor.

  3. Just repeat the first and second procedures to the other uncoated area.

  4. Once the entire floor area is completed, wait for 24 hours and let the primer dry completely, then use a clean broom and sweep the floor to eliminate loose flakes and excess flakes from the entire surface. 

  5. Pour the clear epoxy over the dried primer and flakes and use a squeegee to push the epoxy throughout the entire area

  6. Wait for 72 hours and there you have it!

Note: Wearing spiked shoes will allow you to walk across wet epoxy floors without leaving prints. 

 

Epoxy resin screed complete at Kennards Hire branch

 

Epoxy Flake: Everything You Need To Know

Are you planning to enhance your garage or driveway flooring with something durable and able to take a heavier load? An epoxy flake coating will give the area a unique and modern look while ensuring the longevity of your floor.

Not familiar with this type of concrete flooring solution? Here is a complete guide on the process of installing an epoxy flake floor.

What is Epoxy flake coating?

Garage epoxy flooringThe epoxy flake coating is a multi-layered new advanced technique of floor finishing or floor covering using dry flakes or chips of paint, metal, or vinyl and base coat creating a smooth, durable and multi-colour finish. Flake floor coats come in a wide range of sizes, colours, styles, and textures that are customisable for any space and preference of property owners.

The epoxy floor contains coloured flake materials that are added to the epoxy to create a unique, multi-coloured look. This is practical and has a versatile chemical solution with a very high level of impact, chemical, flame, and scratch resistance making it a good choice for both domestic and industrial use.

The smooth surface of this finish is also anti-slip and can handle heavy weights.

Get in touch with Trent and the team on 0423 080 270 or email us for more information and to obtain a quote. 

Features & benefits

Epoxy flake coating is becoming a popular choice in customised floor finishes. Let us explore some of its unique and specific advantages.

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  1. Aesthetics - With its versatility and array of colours, textures, patterns, and designs, epoxy flake coating attains great aestheticism; it just needs some creativity to create an appealing floor finish.

  2. Maintenance -  It doesn’t require much maintenance. The best way to keep up epoxy flake coated floor is simple standard cleaning whether using a mop, broom, scrub or vacuum together with soap water and detergent. Its high level of resistance to chemicals, impacts, dirt, moisture, and scratches, makes the floor easy to clean.

  3. Safety - Another advantage of epoxy flake coating is its slip resistance. This is an important feature many commercial and industrial spaces require to ensure the safety of the staff and customers.

  4. Durability - The ability of epoxy flake coating to withstand heavy loads and daily abuse from equipment, added by its chemical, damage, and impact resistance makes it a good choice, especially for industrial spaces.

  5. Environment Suitability - The versatility of epoxy flake coating makes it suitable for any kind of environment, a wide range of colour options, texture and design is an advantage to blend it with the environment whether it is domestic, commercial, or industrial.

  6. Eco-friendly - Chemicals used in epoxy floor coating are proven to be free from any environmental hazard. Most resin manufacturers produce solvent-free resins containing a very small amount of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that don’t affect the environment.

  7. Affordability - You don't have to spend a lot of cash to have a durable and unique-looking floor. Epoxy flake flooring can be applied over the old ones, and is also good to level uneven floors

Interested in getting an Epoxy floor coating for your home, garage or business? Signature Substrates provides a professional Epoxy flooring service with the highest quality finish in South East Queensland.

Get in touch with Trent and the team on 0423 080 270 or email us for more information and to obtain a quote. 

 

Install Epoxy Flake Floor Systems with Signature Substrates

Epoxy Solutions is one of the best flooring options for a variety of residential and commercial environments, offering both aesthetics and durability. If you need help with the successful installation of your epoxy flake floor, experts from Signature Substrates are ready to help.

We offer a wide variety of services like concrete polishing, repair, and industrial concrete coating across South East Queensland including Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba. We also offer other concrete services such as concrete sealing, concrete coating/finishing, concrete floor repairs, and floor stripping.

Call Signature Substrates on 0423 080 270 to get a free quote to install your new epoxy flake floor today!

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