Epoxy is a flooring solution showered with praise. This is not to say that it conflicts with its flattery. On the contrary, it lives up to its name. Like any premium product, it needs some care to deliver years of optimal performance. If you have not been taking good care of your epoxy floors, it can easily show. When you notice signs of cracking, peeling, discoloring, or chipping, there could be something you are not doing right. However, there are ways you can resolve common epoxy flooring problems without having to go for another flooring option. Read below to get the best solutions for common epoxy problems.
Epoxy floors' discoloration can be an eyesore, especially when they have experienced massive discoloration. Unfortunately, however, long exposure to harsh chemicals and UV rays can make your epoxy floors discolor. In addition, installation mistakes like using wrong hardeners could interfere with the color consistency. If you are experiencing this challenge, not all is lost. You can use bleaching products to fix the discolored part. If you've never done this before it's best to have a repair and restoration flooring expert help you work on the discolored floor. Another alternative can be resurfacing the epoxy floors when minor repairs fail. In some severe cases a replacement may be the best option, but before you get to this point, consult the experts.
If your epoxy floor is tearing away or you notice uneven surfaces, this could be a problem caused by poor installation or poor maintenance. When temperatures are too high or too low during installation this could increase the possibility of peeling. To experience the best consistency and have your floor remain intact throughout, it needs to be debris-free, completely dry, oil-free, and have opened pores during installation. Some of the best practices to avoid peeling are cleaning the epoxy floors, installing them in suitable weather conditions, and preparing the concrete pores.
Epoxy floor blistering can be caused by too many pores in concrete flooring, incorrect mixing, rushed application, and wrong proportions of resin and hardener. When it occurs, you might see bubbles, cratering, or pinholes, which might give your floor an unprofessional appearance. Most blistering problems can be avoided with collect installation. However, if it occurs, no need to worry; you can either resurface (this time, have an expert mix everything correctly) or replace it when the damage is severe.
If you are experiencing some problem with your epoxy floors, have a flooring repair and restoration expert look into the problem and provide the best solution. For more information, contact a company like Tillotson Enterprise Inc.