Installing Epoxy Floors That Don't Peel

Installing Epoxy Floors That Don't Peel

Epoxy Floors That Won't Peel

Epoxy flooring has become a go-to choice for many residential and commercial spaces due to its resilience, visual appeal, and minimal maintenance needs. However, not all epoxy floors deliver the same level of quality. At Epoxy Plus Pro, we specialize in installing high-quality epoxy floors that are designed to endure and resist peeling. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the different types of epoxy floors we offer, delve into the critical importance of surface preparation, and discuss the common reasons why epoxy floors fail.

Understanding Epoxy Floor Coatings 

Epoxy floors are created by combining resin and hardeners to form a durable plastic material. This material is exceptionally strong, bonds well to concrete surfaces, and provides a long-lasting, visually appealing finish. Epoxy floors are not only durable but also resistant to chemical spills, abrasion, and other common issues.

Types of Epoxy Floors in New Jersey & New York

At Epoxy Plus Pro, we offer two main types of epoxy floors:

  1. Designer Metallic Epoxy Floors
  2. Flake Epoxy Floors

Designer Metallic Epoxy Floors

Designer Metallic Epoxy Floors are renowned for their striking visual effects. This type of epoxy flooring uses metallic pigments to create a unique, three-dimensional look. Each installation is one-of-a-kind, offering a luxurious and modern finish to any space. These floors are particularly popular in upscale residential spaces, showrooms, and commercial areas that require a touch of elegance.

Flake Epoxy Floors

Flake Epoxy Floors incorporate colored flakes into the epoxy mixture, providing a textured, multi-colored finish that is both slip-resistant and visually appealing. Flake Epoxy Floors are especially popular in garage floors, workshops, and other high-traffic areas due to their durability and ease of maintenance. The textured surface not only enhances the aesthetic appeal but also improves safety by reducing the risk of slips and falls.

Why Epoxy Floors Fail Common Epoxy Floor Problems

Despite the many advantages of epoxy flooring, improper installation can lead to several issues. The most common reasons why epoxy floors fail include:

  1. Improper Surface Preparation
  2. Moisture Issues
  3. Incorrect Mixing Ratios
  4. Poor Application Techniques
  5. Inadequate Curing Time

Improper Surface Preparation: The Number One Reason for Resin Peeling 

The primary reason for epoxy floor failure is improper surface preparation. A poorly prepared surface can prevent the epoxy from adhering correctly, leading to peeling, bubbling, and other defects.

The Importance of Surface Preparation

At Epoxy Plus Pro, we understand that surface preparation is the foundation of a successful epoxy floor installation. Here’s why we put so much effort into this crucial step:

  1. Cleaning and Degreasing

    Any contaminants on the concrete floor, such as oil, grease, or dirt, can prevent the epoxy from bonding correctly. We thoroughly clean and degrease the surface to ensure it is free of any residues. This step is vital because even the slightest residue can compromise the integrity of the epoxy coating.

  2. Surface Profiling

    The concrete surface needs to be roughened up to create a profile that the epoxy can adhere to. We use mechanical methods such as diamond grinding or shot blasting to achieve the desired surface profile. Surface profiling not only enhances adhesion but also helps to remove any existing coatings or sealers that could interfere with the epoxy bonding process.

  3. Moisture Testing

    Moisture in the concrete can cause the epoxy to fail. We conduct moisture tests to ensure the floor is dry enough for epoxy application. If moisture is detected, we take the necessary steps to mitigate it before proceeding. This may involve applying moisture barriers or allowing additional drying time.

  4. Crack and Joint Repair

    Any cracks or joints in the concrete must be repaired to create a smooth, even surface. We use high-quality repair materials to fill and seal any imperfections. Proper crack and joint repair not only improves the aesthetics of the floor but also prevents future damage and ensures a seamless finish.

  5. Primer Application

    Applying a primer coat helps to seal the concrete and provide a better bond for the epoxy. This step is crucial for the longevity and durability of the epoxy floor. The primer also acts as an additional barrier against moisture and contaminants, further enhancing the performance of the epoxy coating.

Moisture Issues

Moisture is a common enemy of epoxy floors. If there is moisture present in the concrete, it can cause the epoxy to lift and peel. This is why we perform thorough moisture testing and take steps to address any issues before applying the epoxy. Moisture barriers and proper ventilation during the curing process are essential to prevent moisture-related problems.

Incorrect Mixing Ratios

The epoxy resin and hardener must be mixed in the correct ratios to achieve the desired chemical reaction. Incorrect mixing can result in a weak, brittle floor that is prone to failure. At Epoxy Plus Pro, we follow precise mixing instructions to ensure the integrity of the epoxy floor. Accurate mixing is crucial to achieving the optimal hardness, durability, and chemical resistance of the final product.

Poor Application Techniques Cause Epoxy Failures 

Applying epoxy requires skill and experience. Uneven application, insufficient coating thickness, and improper handling can all lead to defects. Our team of professionals is trained in the best practices for epoxy application, ensuring a smooth, even finish. We use specialized tools and techniques to achieve a flawless application, ensuring the epoxy cures properly and provides maximum performance.

Inadequate Curing Time

Epoxy floors need adequate time to cure and harden. Rushing this process can result in a floor that is not fully bonded and prone to damage. We allow ample curing time to ensure the epoxy reaches its full strength and durability. Proper curing also enhances the chemical resistance and longevity of the floor, making it more resilient to everyday wear and tear.

The Epoxy Plus Pro Advantage

At Epoxy Plus Pro, we pride ourselves on delivering epoxy floors that not only look great but also stand the test of time. Our commitment to quality and attention to detail set us apart from the competition. Here are some reasons why you should choose Epoxy Plus Pro for your epoxy flooring needs:

  1. 25 Years of Expertise and Experience

    With years of experience in the industry, our team has the knowledge and skills to handle any epoxy flooring project, no matter the size or complexity. Our expertise ensures that every installation is performed to the highest standards, resulting in a floor that is both beautiful and durable.

  2. High-Quality Materials- No Compromising

    We use only the best epoxy resins and hardeners, ensuring a durable and long-lasting floor. Our materials are selected for their superior performance, chemical resistance, and aesthetic appeal. We believe that using high-quality materials is essential to achieving the best results.

  3. Thorough Surface Preparation- No cutting corners

    Our meticulous approach to surface preparation ensures a strong bond and a flawless finish. We take the time to properly prepare each surface, addressing any issues that could compromise the integrity of the epoxy coating. This attention to detail sets the foundation for a successful installation.

  4. Custom Solutions- Designed for You

    Whether you want a Designer Metallic Epoxy Floor or a Flake Epoxy Floor, we can customize our solutions to meet your specific needs and preferences. We work closely with our clients to understand their vision and deliver a floor that exceeds their expectations. Our custom solutions ensure that each project is unique and tailored to the individual requirements of our clients.

  5. Customer Satisfaction

    We are committed to exceeding our customers' expectations. From the initial consultation to the final inspection, we strive to deliver a seamless and satisfying experience. Our dedication to customer satisfaction means that we go above and beyond to ensure that our clients are happy with their new epoxy floor.

Epoxy floors are a fantastic option for both residential and commercial spaces, offering durability, aesthetics, and ease of maintenance. However, the key to a successful epoxy floor is proper installation, with surface preparation being the most critical step. At Epoxy Plus Pro, we go above and beyond to ensure our epoxy floors are installed correctly, preventing issues such as peeling and ensuring a long-lasting finish.

If you're considering an epoxy floor for your home or business, trust the experts at Epoxy Plus Pro to deliver a floor that won't peel and will look great for years to come. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you achieve the perfect epoxy floor.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: How long does it take to install an epoxy floor?

A: The installation time for an epoxy floor depends on the size and complexity of the project. On average, it can take anywhere from a few days to a week. This includes surface preparation, application, and curing time.

Q: Can epoxy floors be installed over existing concrete floors?

A: Yes, epoxy floors can be installed over existing concrete floors as long as the surface is properly prepared. This may involve cleaning, degreasing, repairing cracks, and ensuring the concrete is dry and free of contaminants.

Q: Are epoxy floors suitable for outdoor use?

A: Epoxy floors are primarily designed for indoor use due to their sensitivity to UV light, which can cause yellowing and degradation over time. However, special formulations and protective topcoats can be used for outdoor applications to enhance UV resistance.

Q: How do I maintain my epoxy floor?

A: Epoxy floors are easy to maintain. Regular sweeping and mopping with a mild detergent are usually sufficient to keep the floor clean. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaning tools, as they can damage the surface.

Q: Can epoxy floors be customized with colors and patterns?

A: Absolutely! Epoxy floors can be customized with a wide range of colors, patterns, and finishes. Whether you prefer a solid color, metallic effect, or flake finish, we can create a unique look that matches your style and taste.

Get Started with Epoxy Plus Pro Today

Don’t settle for flooring that fails to meet your expectations. At Epoxy Plus Pro, we deliver epoxy resin floors that not only look fantastic but are also built to last. Whether you need a garage floor coating, a durable commercial floor, or a custom epoxy solution, we are here to help. Our coatings offer excellent abrasion resistance, are UV-resistant, and are designed to withstand hot tire pickup, ensuring your floor remains in top condition.

Contact Us

If you’re looking for the best garage floor coating or a stunning epoxy floor for your home or business, give us a call today. Our team is ready to answer any questions you may have and help you choose the perfect epoxy flooring solution. With Epoxy Plus Pro, you can be confident that your floor coating will look great and perform even better.

Get lasting results with Epoxy Plus Pro – contact us now to start your epoxy flooring project in New Jersey and experience the difference of a professional epoxy application that won’t peel and will stand the test of time. Visit our website at or call 347-261-9808.


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