Frequently Asked Questions
Learn more about Profeta Epoxy Flooring
Why use epoxy?
There are many benefits to using epoxy on your floors. Epoxy is known as a more affordable and more durable alternative to traditional flooring materials like tile and linoleum. It’s also virtually maintenance-free and only requires periodic cleaning with a broom or mop. It’s also highly customizable and available in a nearly endless range of colors and decorative styles.
How long does epoxy flooring last?
Epoxy typically lasts up to 10 years. Of course, its lifespan depends on a lot of factors, including foot traffic, wear-and-tear, and maintenance. Residential floor coating usually lasts longer because they don’t see as much as foot or vehicle traffic. Industrial floors, on the other hand, are exposed to heavy machinery and chemicals which cause the epoxy to wear out more quickly.
How do I clean my epoxy flooring?
Epoxy is easy to clean. Most dirt and debris can simply be swept away with a broom or vacuumed. For minor spills, a paper towel or mop will do the trick. Heavy spill may require the use of a hard foam mop along with a mixture of hot water and clear ammonia.
What is an epoxy floor?
Epoxy is a type of floor coating made up of multiple layers of epoxy, which is a type of resin. Epoxy is typically applied over an existing flooring material like concrete, which makes it affordable compared to other traditional types of flooring. To qualify as flooring, the resin must be applied at a depth of at least two millimeters thick. Anything below that amount is simply not enough to ensure the epoxy coating durability. While the epoxy resin is naturally clear, it can be colored using pigments and is available in a variety of colors and shades. Epoxy can also be mixed with various materials like metallic pigments and quartz chips to create unique designs and imitations of other flooring materials.
Step-by-step installation: We follow a specialized step-by-step procedure to ensure a quality installation for our epoxy floor coating. When we arrive at your home or business to install your new floor, you can expect us to do the following:
Step 1: Patch up any cracks or holes in the concrete.
Step 2: The entire space is prepared for floor coatings by grinding the surface with a dust-free diamond grinder. We remove a layer of damaged concrete along with other blemishes like stains, oils, and dirt. By cleaning the surface, we ensure that no stains or unsightly spots show through the coating. Plus, by creating a roughened texture, the epoxy has a better surface to seal to and facilitates longer-lasting floor solutions.
Step 3: Vacuum the floor to clean it of any dust and debris left from the patching and grinding process. This ensures a smooth, seamless finished product.
Step 4: Expertly apply 100% solid epoxy in the color and style of your choice.
Step 5: If you want a specialized finish like color chips or decorative patterns, we’ll apply that when the coating dries.
Step 6: As a finishing touch, we’ll apply a urethane finish to maximize scratch-resistance, slip-proofness, and abrasion-resistance.
How to install epoxy?
Professional epoxy floors installed is performed using a multi-step process. We begin by thoroughly cleaning the floor and making minor repairs. We then apply several coats of a resin-based epoxy in the color and texture of your choosing. Over several hours, the floor will cure into a thick coating resistant to impacts or future damage.
Are epoxy floors slippery?
Slippery floors are dangerous and can lead to falls, injuries, spills, and worse. We often have customers ask us if epoxy floor coating is slippery. While floors of any material can result in slips, there are a few factors that determine how slippery your epoxy floor is. Take a look:
Does your floor need non-slip additive?
To answer this question, there are a couple of factors to keep in mind. The first factor is how you plan to use the floor. Spilled fluids like oil, anti-freeze, and cleaning chemicals can lead to slips and falls. If you use your garage as a workshop or do a lot of car maintenance, non-slip will make the environment safer for you.
The second factor to consider is the climate you live in. Here in San Antonio, the majority of our weather is hot and dry. However, we do get some rain here and there, which can make your garage floor slippery. If you’ve experienced problems with your garage getting slippery after a storm, then a non-slip additive will minimize that.
Your garage floor’s traction can be enhanced by using non-slip additives. To make a non-slip surface, we mix a non-slip material like grit or polymer beads into the epoxy. The additives are designed to appear translucent, so they won’t decrease the visual appeal of your floor. Call today to discuss your non-slip epoxy floor options.
Are you fully insured; including General Liability Insurance, and Workers Compensation?
Yes, we carry General Liability Insurance, Workers Compensation. We can provide all insurance certificates upon request.