The process for a proper garage floor preparation begins with diamond grinding the floor. Floors that are prepared with pressure cleaning or acid etching don not provide a good profile to keep the epoxy from peeling. All the epoxy floors we install starts with diamond grinding.
A moisture vapor barrier primer or a 100% solids epoxy is applied next. This industrial epoxy wears like granite and is extremely abrasion resistant. This provides the foundation for the epoxy flakes to be broadcast into.
The decorative flakes are installed into the epoxy by hand broadcasting for consistency. This helps decrease slipping and also makes the epoxy floor look like granite or terrazzo.
The urethane clear coat is added to keep the floor lasting longer by adding a rock hard, abrasion resistant finish.