5 Ways Epoxy Floors Get Ruined (2021)
Not Properly Prepping The Floors
Installing in Too Low or Too High Humidity
Before installing your epoxy, be sure to check the guidelines in the manufacturer’s instructions for how humid it can be. High humidity can elongate the time it takes the epoxy to cure, and possibly even make epoxy not cure properly.
Incorrectly Mixing Epoxy
One of the most important aspects of epoxy installation is ensuring that the epoxy has been properly mixed. Mixing epoxy incorrectly can cause it to not cure properly. The instructions will let you know what ratio to use and how long to mix the epoxy. It is better to weigh the epoxy parts to get an accurate mix.
Scratching the Surface
Once your epoxy has been installed and cured, you will inevitably have to sweep and mop the floor. Using brooms and mops that are too abrasive can cause scratches in the epoxy surface. Use a soft bristle broom or blue commercial dust mop. To mop the floor, use a foam mop head.
Using the Wrong Cleaners
Using soapy or abrasive cleaners can cause your epoxy finish to begin to look cloudy. Use something like Simple Green to keep your floor looking its best. If you begin to notice a build up on your floor, you can use a mixture of one gallon of hot water to 4 ounces of clear ammonia. Do this treatment sparingly.
We hope that this article sheds some light on some of the problems that can arise when it comes to applying epoxy. If you have any other questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to any of our specialists.
If you have any questions about application techniques or the products needed to create floors like this, feel free to reach out to any of our epoxy specialists at (954)-799-6359.