Epoxy resin is used in many applications including residential floors, countertops, garages, driveways, warehouses, and more. It is an extremely popular choice because of its unmatched durability and longevity. It also needs very minimal maintenance, which makes it extremely popular for industrial spaces or areas of high traffic.
Most traditional epoxies, unlike other flooring solutions, are self-leveling. This means that while the epoxy is being applied to the floor and spread out, it will naturally level itself out. This is a major plus because in most circumstances, the resin will do all of the work for you. Although this is almost a fool proof system, there are cases where the epoxy will not level out fully and will end up uneven. This can make your floor unattractive and also dangerous. Luckily, this is easily fixable and we will lay out how to accomplish the repairs in this article.
How To Fix Uneven Epoxy Resin
Before installing the epoxy, be sure that your flooring has been properly prepared, with all the cracks and other imperfections fixed. Next, be sure to use plenty of epoxy. Oftentimes, uneven epoxy is caused by not using enough epoxy in the first place, so it does not spread and level properly. It is a good idea to mix a little more epoxy than what you estimate you will need, so that you do not run low when pouring and you ensure you get good coverage and a good, even floor.
If the unevenness already exists, there are ways to fix the issues. If the epoxy has already cured, you can lightly sand the whole surface so that it will be receptive to another epoxy pour, and pour more epoxy on top, being sure to use enough for it to level properly. If the epoxy has been applied for twelve hours or less, you can just do another pour directly over it, and it will bond properly.
If you have an uneven countertop, then doing another pour may not be possible, because it will make it too high. You can use a sander to even out the area, and then polish the epoxy to bring the shine back. If you do this, lightly sand and polish the entire surface. This will make sure that the surface is uniform in looks once you are finished.
When it comes to the processes of fixing uneven epoxy, we hope that this article helps shed light on the skills and techniques needed to complete this process. If you have any questions about epoxy or anything else that we sell, feel free to reach out to one of our specialists at (954)-799-6359.