Elite Epoxy Floors of KC, serving Jackson County, MO and the Greater Kansas City Area, are the premiere epoxy flooring experts, and have been installing epoxy garage floors for over three decades. Elite Epoxy Floors of KC is Elite Crete Certified, and uses Elite Crete Systems materials to provide you with the most comprehensive and professional installation possible.
Epoxy garage floors installations on average take no more than 2-3 days to complete for most residential applications, with a 3-4 day timeframe for more decorative and elaborate epoxy designs. As with most home renovation processes, prep work before installation is the most critical and important step. Defects such as fissures, cracks and dust can compromise your new floor, however, we diligently perform multiple steps to eliminate this.
The first step in installing epoxy garage floors is to make sure the area is cleared and cleaned of all debris and dust. Epoxy will not adhere to a sealed or painted concrete surface, including any sealant or cure that may have been applied after the first pouring. Profiling the surface is the process of exposing pores within the concrete for epoxy to adhere and create a strong, solid bond. Diamond grinding is the preferred method of profiling for most installers as it clears and dislodges any surface debris and coatings to prep the surface.
Next, any surface cracks and fissures will need to be repaired and ground for a smooth surface base, prior to epoxy application. Epoxy garage floors are self-leveling, but will not fill in existing cracks, and will show damage through to the final epoxy coat.
Epoxy garage floors come in a wide variety of base coat colors with color flake blends, allowing you to completely customize your space! As the chemical compound hardens when epoxy is mixed, the application process happens rather quickly. Durable epoxy garage floors require at least 2 coats before adding decorative flakes, and must be cured overnight between each coat. A top coat with anti-slip additives is then applied, and must be remain free of any foot traffic for 24 hours.
As you can see, Elite Epoxy Floors of KC will not only help install your epoxy garage floors, but be with you every step of the way. Now is the time to upgrade! Contact us today for a FREE estimate, or call us at 816-729-7143 with any questions you may have.
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