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3 Ways to Extend the Life of your Epoxy Floors

In the world of commercial flooring solutions, T.W. Hicks Inc. knows that epoxy flooring is one of the more durable options for warehouse flooring, manufacturing facilities, food grade flooring, airplane hangar flooring, and more.

 

But just because you install epoxy flooring doesn’t mean it is immune to issues. Without proper care, issues can occur. Here are 3 ways you can avoid issues with your floor and extend its life:

 

1.   Hire a Reputable Flooring Company

Hiring a reputable, well-known flooring company is one of the best things you can do to maximize and extend the life of your floors. A reputable company will make sure the flooring is mixed properly. Epoxy flooring is made up of hardener and resin, and if it is not mixed properly, then it will not settle well and lead to repairs. Furthermore, an industry leading flooring company will know what primers are compatible with the floor chosen, and how to properly clean it after completing the work.

 

2.   Examine the Sub-Flooring Before Application

Epoxy flooring is only as strong as the surface it is sitting on. Concrete flooring can be laden with debris, oil, and grease, so be sure to have the floor properly cleaned and prepared before any epoxy is applied. Again, a reputable flooring company will not miss this step and will properly prime the floor before any epoxy flooring application.

 

3.   Keep the Room Dry

If there is one thing that can ruin epoxy floors, it’s moisture. Epoxy is not easily damaged, but over time, moisture and humidity can cause the resin to break down. If at all possible, keep your building temperature-controlled to moderate the humidity. Check for leaking pipes and never let water sit on the floor for long periods of time.

Looking for an epoxy flooring installer in Texas? T.W. Hick is an industry leading flooring company with over 20 years of experience. Give us a call today!