DIY epoxy flooring is something that you should avoid. It’s very easy to overcomplicate the process when you’re doing it all by yourself. Why take on the task on your own when you can hire a professional to get the job done? We understand that you want to save money or challenge yourself, but think about the quality, experience, and skill of a professional contractor. They will ensure that no mistakes are made throughout the entire process.
Also, properly preparing your concrete floor will require you to have access to specialized equipment and cleaning supplies. You may need to obtain a grinding machine to smoothen out the surfaces of your flooring. This will ensure that the epoxy bonding agent will undergo proper adhesion. It’s also very tempting to purchase a DIY epoxy flooring kit from a home improvement store because they are so incredibly cheap. These kits, however, usually contain low-quality materials, which means that they will produce low-quality results. We understand that DIY projects can be a fun undertaking, but epoxy floor installations are not one of them.
We also want to discuss the difficulties of adhesion in moist environments. Take, for example, your downstairs basement. This is certainly an ideal place to install epoxy flooring because your basement tends to trap a lot of moisture which can compromise the concrete material. The excess presence of moisture will make it difficult for the epoxy overlay to adhere to the surface. The contractor whom you hire will need to properly dry off your basement flooring for optimal adhesion. If your basement experiences a lot of chronic moisture problems, then the epoxy will lift off the floor and you will need to redo the installation.
If you want to learn more about epoxy flooring solutions, then you are encouraged to give us a call. One of our team members can explain the entire process in full detail. We can also go over pricing, scheduling, and what is required from you prior to installation.