All of our floors regardless of age or condition are mechanically ground with diamond grinders. Grinding concrete is the ONLY WAY to ensure contaminates are removed and the concrete pores are open to achieve a 100% true bond! Don't let others fool you that muriatic acid will suffice.
After thorough mechanical mixing, floor squeegees and rollers are used to apply epoxy. Depending on what system is chosen, vinyl flake or quartz is broadcast into the coating. If a REFLECTOR ENHANCER FLOOR is specified, the first coat acts as a base coat which the reflector coat is then applied on top of.
Lastly, a clear epoxy coating is applied to the surface to achieve desired thickness and act as a protective layer. In some cases, a thin urethane clear coat is applied over the top coat for added protection against scratching and heavy foot traffic.
A properly installed epoxy floor is commonly between 40-65 cured mils thick.