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4-Steps Manual for Cleaning a Painted Garage Floor

Are you a Sydneysider looking for an easy-to-follow manual for cleaning a painted garage floor of yours? Well, you’re on the right page. The Epoxy Flooring is here to lend a hand with that. In this article, we have some instructions that would let you clean the garage floor in 4 simple steps.

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Since the parking lot base goes through intense situations like factory flooring or commercial kitchen flooring, we tried to cover everything precisely. So, don’t worry if it’s going to be your first-time housework. Let’s start with the equipment you need and then head out on the hands-on steps.

Equipment You Need for Cleaning a Painted Garage Floor
The method we want to teach you for Cleaning a Painted Garage Floor is quite cost-effective. So, you’ll not have to get lots of different tools or products to complete it. In fact, you may finish the task off using only what you’re already storing.

Broom: a random long-handled brush will come in handy throughout the dusting and scrubbing procedures. Therefore, try to get one prior to starting the job. However, keep in mind that it’s not necessary to spend lots of money on this tool. (Basically, any broom would do).
Push broom: Squeegees are long-handled brushes with a spongy head. Of course, not all push brooms have that extra sponge on their heads. But you might want to find one that has. This would allow you to squeegee the water out after the housework is done.
Pressure washer: you’re not supposed to buy this device. It’s expensive, and you’ll not be able to use it everywhere. But you could rent one for a couple of hours (or one day) to wash your Epoxy garage floor If you already have a similar device like a buffer, here’s a manual on how to use and care for a floor cleaner machine.
Cleansers (garage floor cleaning products): well, choosing the right cleaner is vital. If you utilize the wrong product or mixture, your parking lot base may face major issues in the future. So, be precise and get to know your coating’s specific needs before getting a cleanser. In case you’re confused about the options on the market, here’s an article on the best cleaner for an Epoxy garage floor.
Deck brush: having a random long-handled brush to scrub oil spills and stains are necessary. However, since this tool is going to be your primary weapon against the oil spills, it’s better not to get an expensive one. The intensity of the scrubbing task will make it break eventually. So, buy a low-priced one and don’t waste your money on fancy tools.
Step 1: Pre-Work and Preparations
There’s some pre-work that you must take care of before starting the actual housework. In fact, you should create your own working space by removing the extra stuff in the parking lot. We all know that garages get stuffed up most of the time—and this might hold you back when it comes to cleaning.

However, you must roll up the sleeves and empty the space, creating enough zone for tools and people. Start this phase off by moving rugs, cardboard boxes, and basically anything that would not resist water. If there are larger pieces of furniture or things that you’re not planning to move, use plastic covers and shield them.

Now, grab the broom and dust the place thoroughly. At this stage, you should remove all the contaminators such as leaves, pieces of plastics, papers, etc. We recommend starting from the corners and working your way up to the central areas—this would save you some time.

In case the former coat seems to be peeling, use our guide on how to repaint the garage floor and repair it before the next step. Otherwise, the base will lose its functionality after the pressure washing.

Finally, if everything seems to be okay, set up the pressure washer and wet down the area. Don’t use its pressure-washing option yet—you just want to loosen the dirt.

Step 2: Getting Rid of the Oil Spills
It’s time to get down to real business. Grab the cleanser you’ve cherry-picked and then, apply it to the oil and stain spills. Let the mixture soak in for a couple of minutes depending on the product. (usually, 2-3 minutes would be enough).

Now, grab the deck broom and start scrubbing the spillages precisely. Bear in mind that you don’t have to brush the whole space—so, save some energy for the next levels. It would be a rational move to utilize this method only on the dirty spots.

If the stains and marks on your parking lot ground seem hard-to-remove, read our guide on how to clean oil spill on Epoxy garage floor Add cleaner to the floor.

Note: never use a soap-included mixture or vinegar solution to wash such a surface. These substances will leave a film on the base and peel off the old paint. In case you need more info on this part, read our manual on how to clean the painted floors.

Step 3: Pressure Washing the Epoxy Floor
Here comes the real pressure. At this stage, you should run the device and pressure wash all the dirt on the ground. But our experts want to offer a piece of advice before that. Since the parking lot is not an open space and the walls may get injured by the high-pressure water, you should be careful. You must be asking how? Well, attaching a surface cleaner to your pressure washer machine would protect the walls effortlessly.

A surface cleaner is an accessory that would pack the water not allowing it to damage other areas. Plus, it increases the functionality of the device and eventually you. In fact, cleaning an area using this accessory would halve the time and energy! It only costs $107 (AU). But you’d be able to use it on the swimming pool flooring and/or office flooring as well. So, it’s a one-stone-two-birds type of device.

Step 4: Rinsing the Area
For the final stage, you should remove all the soapy water and loosen contaminators from the base. So, start off the task by using the push broom to squeegee out the leftovers. This includes the dirty water and anything that is left over from the previous processes.

Finally, rinse the space with a random hose and make sure no unwanted stuff is on the ground. You can now leave the place to dry and see the results. However, we suggest you add an extra stage of brushing to reach the 100% cleaned-up level. Of course, this last stage is completely elective and you could skip it to go to bed early!

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How to Make a 3D Epoxy Flooring

If you’re among those who’re always curious to see what’s new in the flooring industry, you’re on the right page. In this article, Epoxy Flooring will introduce the newest phenomenon of this century, 3D Epoxy Flooring.

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The following is a manual on how to make a 3D coating that stands out and makes your property ultra-unique. We interviewed our specialist asking how can a normal homeowner in Sydney make their own 3-dimensional base? And here’s the 6 step they suggested.

This guide is applicable to all sorts of bases such as hospital flooring, commercial kitchen flooring, commercial flooring, and swimming pool flooring.

But before getting into details, let’s get to know the concept better and see what equipment and material you need for the operational phases.

What Is 3D Epoxy Coating?
When you glue a 3D image to the ground and cover it with transplant Epoxy sealer, the outcome is a 3D base. In fact, the clear mixture covering the poster will lead to some sort of illusion and fool the viewers as if there’s a 3-dimensional surface in the ground.

The actual trick will not get out of the box until someone steps on the coated ground. So, you can be sure that the product of such a task is nothing less than a total amusement advocator in your property.

Things You Need
These are the materials used for 3D Epoxy flooring to get an even surface in different rooms:

Epoxy primer
Moisture-barrier system
Epoxy leveling layer
3D image
Transparent Epoxy Sealer
Step One: Base Preparation
You cannot achieve a good look on an unlevel surface. So, the first move should be base preparation. In fact, you have to rinse the place, get rid of the contaminators, and smooth it prior to the next stage.

Our specialists offer using a buffer with an attached pad to sand the ground. This technique is called grinding and can rid you of all the unwanted stuff on a surface. But if you need more info on how to use and care for a floor cleaner machine (e.g. buffer), click here.

Step Two: Applying the Glue
When the base is completely level, it’s time to apply the glue. You must find a mixture that suits the material of your ground. for instance, if the base is made of concrete, a water-based general bonding agent like polyvinyl acetate emulsion is a proper choice.

Whatever you do, just avoid using inappropriate adhesives. A product that is not strong enough to hold the 3D poster on its place can easily ruin all the hard work and effort you put into the task.

Consult your contractor who is responsible for the current coating and ask what adhesive products suit it better.

Step Three: Installing the Poster
Now, attach the poster to the glued ground before the adhesive dries. This phase must be done fast—but precisely. Use a soft tool to make sure that all parts of the picture are touching the ground and no spot is having wrinkles.

Step Four: Removing the Wrinkles
If, for whatsoever reason, some wrinkles appeared on the poster surface, don’t panic. Just use a hairdryer machine and dry the glue on that particular spot. Then, use more adhesive and re-do the installation—being more careful about the wrinkles. (You’ll need to practice to make it perfect).

Step Five: Mixing the Hardener and Resin
Grab the hardener and mix it with the Epoxy resin according to the instructions on the package. The ratio for some products differs; so, we’re not going to give you an exact mixture formula. However, what we suggest is mixing the substance for at least 2 minutes before the appliance.

Step Six: Applying the Mixture to the Floor and Leveling
Finally, smear the substance to the poster and level it with a long-handled squeegee. The best thickness for 3D Epoxy Flooring is 3mm. So, do not stop coating before creating a surface with that thickness.

Let Us Take Care of Your 3-Dimensional Needs
We, at Epoxy Flooring, are ready to provide you with the finest 3D coat one could ever find in Sydney. Just contact us and let our consultants guide you through the procedures.

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Maintenance of a Concrete Grinding

According to the 2019 household index in Australia, more individuals are willing to operate a concrete grinding machine in Sydney. However, there are still proprietors out there who don’t know how to use or care for such a device. That’s why the Epoxy Flooring team is here to lend a hand with all the unknown and untold stuff about it!

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Here, we have a step-by-step user guide to let you know how to concrete grinding with scrubber or buffer. Plus, we will give some tips on how to care for it at the end of the article. So, read on sooner than starting your floor cleaning procedures!

Note: a single-disc concrete grinding machine can spin 175-300 rounds per minute. So, it’s kind of heavy machinery and needs to be used carefully. Do NOT get underway of using a concrete grinding machine if you have no experience handling such tools.

What Floor Cleaning Operations Does concrete grinding Support?

With the appropriate type of pad, you will employ a scrubber for many different functions. The following is a list of several actions this device supports. Although we usually utilize this device to clean up a commercial kitchen flooring, warehouse Epoxy flooring, and/or food flooring, there are some residential usages you could benefit from:

Spray buffing
Top scrubbing
Carpet shampooing
Bonnet cleaning
Floor stripping
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6-Step Floor Cleaning Machine User Guide
Now, here are the instructions to help you get your heads around the topic and start using this machine properly for now on. Make sure to follow the steps below precisely and try not to skip any of them.

Mopping: the first thing you must do is to inspect the ground to see if it’s dust and damp mopped or not. If it’s not, use a long-handled broom and clear out the area thoroughly.
Plugging in: at this stage the base is ready and you can plug in the cord into the nearest outlet. However, keep in mind that the outlet should be close enough to give a full range but not too close to interfere with the procedure.
Centring the pad: lay down the device in a way that the underside is easily accessible. Now, centre the pad on the pad driver and reattach it to the machine by twisting it counterclockwise. (the weight of the device will keep the pad in its current position).
Positioning the handle: place the buffer back into the upright position and loosen the handle using the mechanism right beneath the trigger. Now, centre the bring the grip into line with your hips. Finally, tighten the grip when it feels like the weight is equally distributed.
Kicking it off: when you are ready, release the safety mechanism and hold the trigger to run the device.
Controlling its movement: bear in mind that it’s not like a mower machine with moving wheels in any directions. So, you can’t expect to control it in any way you desire. The only proper method to create side-to-side movement is using the grip. In fact, rising the handle will cause the machine to go right and lowering it will do the opposite. Plus, for back and forth motion, you should gently step forward and backwards.
4 Tips on How to Maintain a Buffer
Always wipe down the scrubber after you’re done using it. Use a soft piece of cloth to get rid of any contaminator left on the device before storing it.
Clean the cord and wrap it around the handle in a way that causes no breakage in the future.
You must store the device horizontally when the pad driver is still attached to it. Otherwise, the machine will face malfunction in the future. If you insist to store it vertically, just make sure to remove the pad driver before doing so.

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What Is an Acrylic Concrete Sealer?

Our Epoxy Flooring team, we’ve met many homeowners in Sydney who didn’t know what is the concrete sealer. So, we decided to clarify this topic and let every one of them have a chance to finally realize what is this matter and how can one use it?

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Briefly, it is any Epoxy-based stuff that we utilize as a shield for a cement-covered ground. So, this is a broad term that refers to the substances any installer employs in shielding practices. However, you can find the answer to some Frequent Ask Questions about this term below.

What Are the Best Epoxy Sealers for Concrete Floors in Sydney?
Self-Levelling Coatings: This material would create the finest “Epoxy garage floor.” But don’t let this fact fool you. Due to its capability to create a level surface, you can use this substance as a proper sealer for the factory floor, school floor, etc. Specialists suppose that this material is an unsurpassed choice for the places that are not even—like an old concrete layer covering a parking lot base.
Vapour Barrier Epoxy: you may not see this product as the outer shroud of a base. But that has nothing to do with its importance. Ground shielding experts use this material to reduce vapouring levels. In fact, a concrete overlay covered with Vapor Barrier will not send the mist to upper levels. That’s why the installers in Sydney apply it before shielding the base with other materials such as tile—that can’t bear the moisture and mist.
Gravelled Shield: Since most of the proprietors in Sydney would like to end up having a decorative Epoxy floor and concrete sealer, manufacturers are producing this one to fulfil their needs. You can add the logo, brandmark, or any further decorative design to this stuff effortlessly. So, not only is it the best choice for landholders, but the business owners will find it beneficial too. (We recommend you to utilize it for creating an ornamental swimming pool flooring).
How to Apply Epoxy concrete sealer on the Concrete Floor
Now, it’s time to see how one could apply such stuff to the base. But before getting into details, you better read our guide on how to clean the garage floor before Epoxy.

Cleanup: the first thing you must do before the painting is to wash the base off. Generally, there are “3 ways of preparing the parking lot ground for Epoxy” hat you can apply to other bases too. (Acid etching, shot blasting, and grinding). However, if the ground has a new concrete shield, a pressure washing using lukewarm water would be enough.
Sanding: if the concrete is old and there are loose parts along with the former shield remain on it, sanding is vital. Read our guide on “how to repaint the garage floor” to gain real-world info on sanding and grinding techniques.
First Layer Application: when you were sure that there’s no contaminator left on the upper sheet, wash it off for one last time and let it dry. Now, apply the first layer of sealer using a long-handled roller. And allow the ground to get dry.
Second Layer Application: Apply the subsequent overlay when you see the ground is soaking up the initial one. And leave the shell for 24 hours before allowing anyone to step on it. If it’s your parking lot base, do not drive a car on it for at least 7 days.

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How to Repaint an already painted epoxy floors

Sydneysiders care about their property—and it’s not a mega-fact. But housework may get a bit tricky and leave the homeowners with questions such as how to repaint the garage floor? Or how to clean the painted epoxy floors? So, here we are again to lend a helping hand as usual.

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Our Epoxy Floors team has provided a manual for almost any sort of Epoxy floors you may face. And this one right here will teach you how to repaint your parking lot base by the book.

Washing Chapter
First things first, you cannot repaint a dirty base. All the things that will cause painting failure can eventually stop the substance to stick to the ground and ruin your work. So, wash off the area thoroughly prior to starting other stages. Here’s a how-to guide for that.

Use a broom to get rid of the visible dust, dirt, and filth. Take this part seriously and try to remove as much dirt as possible. In case the place is contaminated for a long time, vacuum the area.
Make sure no stains or spills are left on the ground. Read our guide on how to clean oil spill on Epoxy garage floor for more information.
Use a bucket of lukewarm water and scrub the place all over again. When you are sure that there’s no contaminator on the ground, rinse the place and leave it to dry.
Finally, since the contaminators can hide in the cracks, you have to pressure wash them. So, use a high-pressure hose and remove the loose concrete segment as well as any other intruders.
Sanding Chapter
Scraping the space before applying the paint is the most vital task. The main reason why many homeowners fail to repaint the Epoxy garage floor is that they neglect this chapter. Therefore, we recommend you to follow the instructions below thoroughly so as to avoid failure in repainting the parking lot base. There are 3 techniques to remove the old paint from the concrete ground.

Method One: Using a Buffer
A buffer may not seem like a proper tool for this task. However, with a minor adjustment, it can turn into a commercial grinder! First, you need to attach a sanding disc to the buffing pad to create your own sander. (Both are available at supply stores). Then, you can turn the buffer on and use it as a gigantic sander to remove the old paint, making the ground seem completely smooth.

Method Two: Acid Washing
A mixture of 4-part acid 1-part water (1:1 ratio) is a good solution for taking the former coating material away. So, make your own mixture and scrub it to the space using a broom or long-handled brush. Let the solution soak in for 2-5 minutes and then wash off the place methodically, being sure that the acid-water substance is fully removed. (Click here for more information about Acid etching technique).

Method Tree: Manual Sanding
Well, this old-school method doesn’t need any specific explanations. Just use a random orbital, belt, or palm sander and smooth the area, removing all the ex-paint! But keep in mind that this technique won’t suit commercial flooring where everything is in industrial scales.

Painting Chapter
Now that you prepped the place for a brand-new coating material, here’s what you need to do:

Cut in around the edges and create your virtual canvas. This would show you where to start the painting and vice versa. But be careful to choose the starting point carefully. You don’t want to stand on the wet paint to reach other areas, do you?
Roll the paint as fast and thoroughly as possible. Most water-based paints get dry fast and this may cause major problems. So, try to finish each section off before it’s too late.
Let it dry for 24 hours before anyone steps on it. Otherwise, footprints will ruin the whole work.
Now, repaint the surface all over again to get the finest outcome. And finally, let it dry for 7 days before driving your car into the parking lot.

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The necessity of having a keyed surface prior to applying Epoxy concrete paint

Protecting the parking lot base is a concern to many homeowners in Sydney. And epoxy concrete paint to concrete using paints is a go-to for all of them. However, cleaning the garage floor before Epoxy flooring is what some of them do wrong or don’t do at all, which leads to failure.

So, in this article of Epoxy Flooring, we’ll teach you how to prepare the garage surface for coating substance. But if you’ve already finished this part and painted the base with epoxy concrete paint, here’s a guide on how to clean the painted floors as well.

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Washing the Oil & Grease Spill on the Garage Base Before Coating
These two substances will never allow the paint to stick to the surface. So, you have no choice but eliminating them thoroughly. Here, we have a manual that illustrates the appropriate techniques to deal with oily or greasy epoxy garage floors.

First, make a washing solution using alkaline detergent or commercial concrete degreaser. (The appropriate ratio is mentioned on the product package). Here’s a guide on how to choose the best cleaner for an Epoxy floor.
Spread the liquid all over the place and let it soak for 3 to 5 min.
Keep the surface wet during the whole procedure and apply more liquid if it’s drying.
If the spills are too sticky, start scrubbing them using a mod or long-handled brush. (Do this until the spills seem loose enough to wash them off).
Now, use a bucket of lukewarm water and rinse the area several times to see that the epoxy concrete paint is fully removed.
Repeat the procedure in case the spills are still covering the surface.
Finally, let the base completely dry before moving onto the next phase—painting.
Looking for a way to get rid of greasy stuff on your base? Here’s a manual on how to clean oil spill on Epoxy garage floor.

3 Ways of Preparing the Parking Lot Ground for Epoxy
Creating a fitting surface for the paint to stick is not going to be an easy task. However, if you neglect this stage, you may easily cause more than good. So, try NOT to skip the preparation phase before starting the actual coating activity.

There are 3 ways to prep the garage floor for Epoxy that we only offer two of them in case you have a residential parking lot. Read on to find out what are these two methods!

Shot blasting
Technically, we call this procedure blast tracking, and it’s basically the usage of small steel shots at very high speed to blast the surface. However, you should know that this technique is not affordable for homeowners. In fact, we only recommend companies and commercial flooring owners to utilize it.

Acid etching
This one suits the residential usages way better than the previous one. Indeed, anyone can make a blend of acid and water and utilize it to prep the floor. However, there are some downsides to this method which should be noted before finalizing any decisions.

For example, you must let it remain on the surface for long enough time. Otherwise, it won’t work and the contaminations will continue sticking to the ground. On the other hand, you have to make sure that the acid-water mixture is completely removed from the base, which means you should rinse the area more than once. Plus, you have to measure the PH level of the zone to see if it’s acidic or not. (The PH level of 7-8 means you’re good to go).

Grinding
This method of cleaning the garage floor before Epoxy is the best one. It’s simple, cheap, risk-free, practical, and trustworthy. So, in case you have a residential parking lot that needs some coating care, use this technique.

First, rent a mechanical grinder and rough the area until it looks porous enough to hold the paint. Then, clean the dust and removed pieces of concrete to have a debris-free zone. Finally, rinse the ground with lukewarm water and let it dry up before you start the painting.

Things That Will Cause Painting Failure
These are the additives that would prevent the paint from sticking to the base and eventually cause failure. So, be sure that the ground you’re working on is not containing any of them.

Oil, previous sealers, moisture, contamination, all additives on concrete
Waxy or silicon-based sealers
Curing compounds
Chemical hardeners
Bonding agents
Bond breaking agents
Additives used to enhance air entrainment
Peeling old paint
Contact Us for More Info
Our team is ready 24/7 to answer your questions and lend a helping hand with all sorts of Epoxy concrete paint-related problems. So, feel free to contact us right away in case you’re experiencing some concerns over your garage ground.

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Epoxy Garage Floor: The Best Cleaners in the market

Homeowners in Sydney have always been looking for the best cleaner for an Epoxy garage floor. But the answers, on the other hand, have always been tricky. So, here’re we are again to lend a helping hand with that.

Below you can find Garage Epoxy Flooring top 3 parking lot coat cleaner picks as well as some pieces of expert advice on what to avoid during the cleanup procedures.

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If your place is not shielded yet, don’t miss out on our guide on cleaning the garage floor before Epoxy.

Choosing Garage Floor Cleaning Products

There are 3 main products that we’d suggest all our clients use when it comes to maintaining their parking lot base. However, not any of them is the perfect one for all the different situations you may face. So, here’s a list of top solutions and an explanation of what are they good at.

Windex
If you’d like to have a shiny coat that never gets old, this one is the best bet. It helps the covered bases to retain their fresh look and appealing aspects. It’s not a heavy-duty solution; so, don’t expect it to rid you of all the unwanted stuff. But we’ve to admit that this is what every residential parking lot owner must have in their cleanup arsenal.

Just fill a 5-gallon bucket with lukewarm water and then use 6 litres of Windex to make the sterilizing liquid ready. Now, spread it over the coat using a mop and then wash the area thoroughly.

Simple Green
In case you’re struggling with some serious base-related issues such as uncleanable stains, this one can come in handy. So, don’t opt to use it for minor issues such as oil leaks. Instead, use our guide on how to clean the oil spill on a garage floor.

The formula to make a proper solution is to add 2.25 litre of this product to 5 gallons of water. However, make sure that it doesn’t remain on your coat for a long time—otherwise, you may face more serious problems.

CLR
When rust becomes a major problem, nothing works better than this one. When oxidation starts to bother you, all that is left to do is making a magical liquid that will remove it and rid you of the extra housework.

Usually use this substance to clean commercial flooring, hospital flooring, office flooring, etc. So, it’s not always recommended to homeowners.

Use 3.50 litre of CLR per 1 gallon of lukewarm water to prepare the needed liquid. Next, spread it all over the area and scrub it gently till the oxidation is gone. Finally, wash the place off using hand-hot water and let it dry slowly.

Homemade Epoxy Garage Floor Cleaner
It’s possible to cut back on the budget by learning how to make household Epoxy garage floor cleaner. So, we decided to give you a superbly simple formula that is as follows:

Ammonium Hydroxide Method
Fill a 1- or 5-litre gallon with warm water.
Add a 100 millilitre of Ammonium hydroxide per one litre of water. Use the outcome as your primary cleanser for parking lot ground.
Avoid These When Maintaining Parking Lot Base
● Do NOT sterilize a base using soap-containing substances. These products will eventually reduce the sheen of the ground, making it seem dim and gloomy.
Comet chemicals are too intense for a garage base. So, avoid utilizing them unless you want to cause more harm than good.
Bear in mind that vinegar is a solution that can remove the Epoxy—not clean it! So, steer clear from it while trying to protect your parking lot coat.
Citrus solutions are like vinegar, they cause more harm than good no matter what.
Have More Questions?
Cleaning an Epoxy Garage Floor is not an easy task, and we get it. So, don’t hesitate to contact us right away for a friendly-but-informative chit-chat about your concerns.

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Epoxy floor coatings are hard to clean

In this article on epoxy floor coatings, you’ll learn how to clean the painted floors by the book. So, whether the base material is wood or concrete, we have a solution to offer.

However, if you’re a beginner seeking a complete manual, here’s our guide on How to Clean Epoxy Floor coatings for all homeowners in Sydney.

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Why Painting Is Vital for a High-Traffic Surface?
Using a liquid such as Epoxy resin to shield a surface has lots of benefits. Below is a list of the most important advantages of coating a ground using paint or Epoxy resin.

It protects the ground against possible damages such as cracks and scratches.
It covers the leaky surfaces and leaves you with an impermeable base.
Since the substance is not porous, the hygiene levels will increase safety.
It’ll reduce the chance of slipping.
You’ll experience trouble-free maintenance procedures due to its hygienic nature.
You’ll be more likely to get the BCA approval for your floor coating.

Wood Floors
As you may know, the best way to clean the Epoxy floors is dusting on a regular basis. So, if your wood base is coated by this substance, you better wipe it down every week or so.
In case there are spills, films, marks, and/or stains, use a homemade cleanser to wash them off.
We recommend you to create a 1:1 ratio sterilizer that consists of one portion of CLR per each portion of water. Or, fill a 1- or 5-litre gallon with warm water and add a 100 millilitre of Ammonium hydroxide per one litre of water. Use the outcome as your primary cleanser.
Make sure to dry the washed area immediately Use a soft piece of cloth to wipe up the wet zone; otherwise, the water will leave unpleasant marks on the surface—which might be hard to remove too.
Go over the previous steps every other week to make sure that the ground coating is preserved properly.
Concrete Floors
These surfaces may seem to be resilient, but they have some weak points too. So, whatever you do, avoid utilizing vinegar or ammonium hydroxide-based products. They can easily peel the paint off the ground and cause more harm than good.
The best cleaner for such a coat is some soft dishwasher mixed with hand-hot water.
Try to mob the whole area using a proper tool—avoiding harsh materials such as nylon.
Re-do the previous task but this time use only lukewarm water instead of any other mixture.
Now, let the area dry naturally. (However, if time is a concern, use a fan or other airflow generating devices to accelerate the progression).
Replicate the overall task every other week to make sure no ground-related issues will pop up in the future.
Epoxy Garage Floors
As starters, you can create your own garage Epoxy cleaner.
The key to polish such a coat properly is to keep the harmless-looking problems away. So, keep an eye on your parking lot base and eliminate any minor issues right away. If it sounds like a complicated task, read our guide on how to clean oil spills on an Epoxy garage floor.
Don’t allow the rust to cover the coating. Instead, have a solution of one-ounce TSP mixed with hand-hot water ready to use. Apply it to the rusty area and then wash it off from top to bottom.
If any pressure washing has peeled the paint off, start the repairing progression. That is, scrub the area to remove all the flotsam and jetsam and repaint it using proper Epoxy resin.
Some industrial parking lots may need a floor cleaning machine to complete the maintenance tasks. But a residential one can bear a normal housework-type of weekly procedures.
Don’t hesitate to contact us for more hints on how to clean the painted floors. Our consultants would be glad to lend a professional hand with all your Epoxy-related concerns!

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DIY methods of Cleaning an Epoxy Garage Floor

You may find it a tricky task. But at Epoxy Flooring, we think that the right technique would make the cleaning an Epoxy garage floor process a cakewalk. So, here we are to offer some insight into the best housework methods when it comes down to residential or industrial parking lot bases in Sydney.

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Equipment You Need to Clean an Epoxy Garage Floor:

  • Dust Mop
  • Soft Brush
  • Commercial Mop Bucket (in case you have an industrial parking lot)
  • Gloves
  • Accessible Hand-Hot Water
  • Simple Green (cleaner)
  • CLR
  • Create Your Own Garage Epoxy Cleaner
  • You can be creative and create a sterilizer for a parking lot base.

Here are two trouble-free methods to do so.

CLR Method
Fill a bucket with a certain amount of warm water—based on the area you should clean.
Add the same amount of CLR cleaner to the water and use it as the main sterilizer from now on.
Ammonium Hydroxide Method
Fill a 1- or 5-litre gallon with warm water.
Add a 100 millilitre of Ammonium hydroxide per one litre of water. Use the outcome as your primary cleanser for parking lot ground (It’s the best cleaner for an Epoxy garage floor).
● What Products to Avoid?
Some people believe that vinegar can be a proper cleaner an Epoxy-covered surface. But you should know that it’s NOT true. Indeed, it’s a solution to take away the Epoxy glue from skin or materials such as wood. So, do not use it as a stain remover.

“Vinegar can cause irreparable damages to the parking lot base and lead to extra reinstallation expenses. That’s why must try to keep it away from your base.”

Another harmful product that you better avoid is any disinfectant or detergent that can be considered as a citrus substance. These products are able to peel the shield away and leave you with a porous surface.

Best Way to Clean an Epoxy Garage Floor
● Dusting the Parking Lot Ground
Dusting is a very efficient way of maintaining any shell, and the parking lot ground is no exception to that. So, use a mob to get rid of the cluttered dust every other week—or sooner if necessary.

In case you have an industrial parking lot that benefits from the Epoxy coating, schedule a regular heavy dusting process. Otherwise, the cluttered flotsam and jetsam may leave you with a real disaster.

● Removing Small Stains from the Garage Base
Prevention is always better than cure, right? You must, therefore, eliminate those not-a-big-deal spots/spills before they turn into horrible surface material-related issues. We recommend you to schedule a weekly inspection program to check if there are any negligible-looking problems threatening the future of parking lot ground.

Our team has provided a guide on how to clean oil spill on an Epoxy garage floor that might come in handy when dealing with such minor issues.

Let Us Lend a Professional Helping Hand
Our consultants are ready to talk to you through the Epoxy flooring cleaning and maintenance housework 24/7. So, do not hesitate to contact us at once. We’ll let you know what’s good for your ground shield and what’s not!

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5 ways to Clean Oil Spill on Epoxy Floors

An oil leak is a common phenomenon in any parking lot. However, they don’t look pleasing and lots of homeowners in Sydney want to know how to clean oil spill on Epoxy garage floor before it’s too late. And that’s why we, at Epoxy Flooring, decided to provide a manual showing how to clean a floor.

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Tools and Chemicals You Need to Clean Oil Spills on Garage Floor
Scrubbing is a major part of cleaning an Epoxy garage floor. So, nylon brushes are a must-have. However, if you want to have an arsenal to fight all sorts of stains, get this stuff as soon as possible:

Soft broom
Nylon brush
Hard foam mop (in case there will be heavy cleanup processes)
Soft Scrub
Simple Green
CLR cleaner
Ammonia
Any Lactic Acid-based solutions
Concrete degreaser
What Floor Cleaner Can Remove Tire Mark on an Epoxy Garage Floor?
Do you know how to clean the painted floors? Well, cleaning tire marks on an Epoxy ground is somewhat like that. First, you need to cover the area with concrete degreaser—a heavy-duty chemical cleanser—and then you should scrub it after 10 minutes.

This would help you get rid of the oil spill in no time. But don’t forget to resin the area with water afterwards and dry it immediately. Otherwise, the ground may become slippery and lead to hazardous situations.

In case you don’t like strong chemicals, apply some tide to the oily spot and then use some warm water to scrub it. This is a cheap method but you’ll need more power when it comes to old marks. So, if you want to keep things on a budget, try to clean the tire marks in the drop of a hat. If not, they’ll become stronger and refuse to leave!

Ammonia VS. Simple Green, Which One Suits an Epoxy Garage Floor?
In short, both substances are proper choices to remove unwanted oil or paint spots on an Epoxy garage floor. But since Simple Green products are risk-free and non-toxic, we recommend you to avoid using Ammoniac as much as possible.

Just apply a portion of Simple Green All-Purpose to the stained section and scrub it firmly using a long-handled nylon brush. Then, wash off the dirt and debris using warm water and dry the area as soon as possible.

Note: using Ammonia is not different and you follow the same instructions explained above.

When to Use a Lactic Acid-Based Cleaner on an Epoxy Garage Floor?
These products are best to use against rust stains and salt road film. All you need to do is applying 1 part of such a substance to 1 litre of warm water and scrub the dirty area using the created substance.

It would keep your garage base clean for a while and protect it against rust stains and salt road films. But bear in mind that you better wash the area with cold water after finishing the scrubbing off.

Contact Us for More Info
Our team is ready 24/7 to answer your questions and lend a helping hand with all sorts of Epoxy-related problems. So, feel free to contact us right away in case you’re experiencing some concerns over your garage ground.

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Warehouse Flooring Options for Sydney Centers

Distribution and fulfilment centres used for warehousing merchandise are the hottest commercial real estate in the country. Over the past five years, we have seen an explosion of large square footage buildings in the New York and New Jersey markets. This is directly correlated with our evolving consumer market and demand of next day shipping options seen in Amazon, Wayfair and other large online retailers.

Knowing this, the commercial real estate market has put a premium on the cost of new warehouse space, and the overall condition of the corresponding epoxy flooring Sydney. The high-demand has also created an opportunity to repurposed and revitalize older buildings for the same use. We have seen factories, manufacturing plants, even retail stores knock walls down and refurbish the existing space to accommodate for rack systems and daily forklift traffic.
The warehouse and distribution market is synonymous with speed and consistency of deliveries. This includes limiting the loss of product, minimizing downed equipment, employee safety and easy to identify floor plans.

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So what, or more aptly said how do investors and new facility owners prepare themselves for transforming one of these older buildings and how can an epoxy flooring contractor help meet the above-outlined goals?
From repairing floors where walls are demolished to filling years of damage, there are products designed to meet your flooring repair. Having experience in the warehouse flooring industry, epoxy flooring contractors know their clients’ goals and will specify an industrial-strength two coat seamless flooring system. The first coat typically consists of high-solid epoxy resin to both build a wear surface and fill imperfections from years of use. Epoxy flooring allows installers the ability to pour a floor over badly abused surfaces filling in the depressions left from previous abuses and impacts.

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After applying an epoxy coating system, an aliphatic urethane is typically installed to offer a scratch and abrasion resistant topcoat. Specifically, urethane’s are best for avoiding tire transfer from forklift traffic and staining while maintaining sheen. Material providers estimate that a urethane topcoat will offer an epoxy floor system up to four times the life of a standard epoxy.
Beyond the typical seamless floor system described above your epoxy flooring contractor may provide options for your specific need. This might include a chemical resistant epoxy for your battery charging stations, a fast cure system to get an aisle back into service overnight, or even a one-coat system to act as a dust proofer. Other add-ons can be included such as line striping to delineate pedestrian and forklift traffic or egress walkways. Custom textures are also available to include additional anti-slip or a totally smooth surface to accommodate a conveyor or automated system depending on your facilities needs.
Warehouse and distribution facilities keep up with hundreds of thousands of orders, picking and packing items and pallets on a daily basis and not losing time where your seamless flooring is concerned is paramount to any facility. Maintaining or refurbishing an existing warehouse floor will allow your staff and operation to stay on task while minimizing equipment and flooring repairs and maximize production and consistency of your process.

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At this project in Sydney, NSW, we were brought in for the specific purpose of creating a seamless and durable floor system capable of withstanding heavy forklift traffic. What made this project so unique was the fact that each of the previous tenants’ spaces existing floors was constructed of different building materials. One area was brick, the next a concrete slab and the last had a Belgium block border. With over thirty years of experience in the seamless flooring industry, High Performance used multiple products to restore the pre-existing surfaces prior to installing the warehouse epoxy floor system described above.
High-Performance Systems specializes in retrofitting existing spaces for our clients’ purpose. Beyond servicing the warehouse and distribution markets we offer production shut down services and have a vast catalogue of case studies for all markets where epoxy flooring is needed.

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A Cleaning Manual for Epoxy Surfaces

Not knowing epoxy floor cleaning is equivalent to one step towards more troubles. So, let us help you out with this brief-but-beneficial manual.

Our team offers a beginner’s guide entitled: what is Epoxy? This would allow you the set the ball rolling in case you’re unfamiliar with the basics of this substance.

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1. Get to Know Your Epoxy Floor
The type of substance and the textile it covers determines the maintenance prerequisites. So, try to ask the installer company as many as questions to know the characteristics of the substance. Whether it’s a factory floor, school floor, or the flooring options for garage, etc. you have to be aware of the differences.

The function of the base is another factor for you to consider. In fact, you should plan the upholding processes based on what happens on the ground. If, for example, you’re having this material as a residential coating, the needed work would be less than an industrial upholding procedure.

2. Buy the Right Epoxy Floor Cleaning Tools
You’ll need these items to be prepared for the cleaning sessions constantly:

welcome mat (to remove the dirt before entering the place)
paper towels and/or other soft cloths
soft broom
dust mop
hard foam mop (in case there will be heavy cleanup processes)
deck sweeper
kitchen cleansing pad
Soft Scrub
3. Apply These Techniques to Get Your Epoxy Coating Cleaned
Use a soft duster to wipe the stains that look easy-to-remove.
Schedule a daily cleanup session and use a broom to get rid of the dust.
If the grime looks hard-to-remove, use heated water mixed with Azane. Apply the solution to the ground and then clean it up using a hard foam mop.
In case there’s a stain that refuses to go away, try using Soft Scrub.
In some cases, we recommend the owners to hose the ground. But that depends on the function of your base. So, contact us and let our shielding experts help you finding the right method.
Use pieces of cloth or wood to protect the surface against rough objects. For instance, place a piece of cloth under the motorcycle kickstand to secure the ground.
4. Schedule a Fixed Epoxy Floor Cleaning Basis
If you are looking for the ultimate answer to the question of how to clean an Epoxy floor, here’s a hint: no consistency, no results! In fact, you must have a fixed program—a scheduled daily or weekly plan—to maintain it by the book.

5. Avoid These When Cleaning the Epoxy Flooring
Over-mopping is a mistake that many homeowners make in Sydney. It makes the surface look dismal and displeasing in time. So, try to mop the ground when it’s absolutely vital.
Comet and some other abrasive substances will cause more harm than good when applied to such a coating. That’s why we suggest you steer clear of them.
Acid and soap-containing chemicals may easily destroy your base shield. Therefore, try to replace them with soft cleaners.
winter road pre-treatment combinations often make the base look repulsive. So, it’s best to keep them away. Otherwise, prepare yourself to have a fuzzy- and dim-looking ground.
Let the Ultimate Epoxy Flooring force Be with You
We support our customers even when the job is done. So, don’t hesitate to contact us if you feel a need to gain more ideas on how to clean an Epoxy floor in Sydney.

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In Search for Epoxy

Epoxy Floor Cleaning is always a challenging issue. However, water bills may become the heaviest part of the monthly expenses in Sydney. So, at the Epoxy Flooring technologies, we understand that some homeowners would appreciate a method for cleaning an Epoxy garage floor without water.

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That’s why we rolled up our sleeves and provided a manual on dry washing the parking lot base! Sounds impossible? Read on to see for yourself.

Is It Possible?

The big question is can you even do this? Is it possible to avoid using water while cleaning such a ground? Well, the good news is that you absolutely can put the wet stuff away during the cleanups. However, you better off without such an attempt. In fact, we recommend you to use some water for rinsing the surface at least every other week.

But assuming you’re determined to cut back on the budget omitting the wet procedures, here’s what to consider.

Avoiding surface rinsing may help you cut back on the expenses, but it will add to the overall housework. Indeed, you must increase the cleanup sessions after opting into such a procedure.
You have to buy several tools such as a mop, vacuum, brush, and/or a commercial buffer (in case your surface is more of a commercial flooring).
You must be careful about choosing garage floor cleaning products and sidestep utilizing any strong cleanser.
How Can I Dry Clean the Epoxy Floor?
Dry cleaning is a term that is mainly used for washing textiles and cloths with a water-avoiding method. However, we’ll utilize it to virtually refer to any sort of cleanup procedure for a parking lot that doesn’t employ water as the main cleaning liquid.

There are several ways to omit the water when washing a base. The following, therefore, is a list of several dry-cleaning techniques for your Epoxy garage floor.

Buffer:
We recently provided a manual on how to use and care for a floor cleaner machine that might come in handy when it comes to the buffers. However, the process of utilizing this machine is not really complicated. You just need to attach a sand pad to its pad driver, and then move it precisely all over the surface.

This would smoothen the area and rid you of any contaminators. However, you must add a second phase to this process and mop or vacuum the remains afterward.

Vacuum:
As discussed above, this tool is vital one way or another. In other words, no matter you utilize it as a buffering assistant or stand-alone cleaning tool, it’s a must-have. You can mop the parking lot base as the initial phase and then vacuum the space to get the most of the cleanup session.

If the vacuum brush doesn’t contain a soft pad, don’t push it too hard as it may cause scratches. Check its brush before starting and attach a proper cover manually if it doesn’t have one.

Mop:
It’s one of the oldest methods of cleaning a painted garage floor. So, we assume you already know the basics. However, bear in mind that mopping may not rid you of all sorts of contaminators. Therefore, you must increase the number of weekly sessions and make them longer as well.

Buy a long-handled mop and mark it as the main tool for your parking lot base cleaning. Utilizing a tool that has already been used in other procedures is not a good idea and may cause more harm than good.

Brush:
Utilizing this tool is pretty much similar to the previous one. So, follow the instructions given above. In case there are some serious stains or marks that seem tough, use our manual on how to clean oil spill on Epoxy garage floor to remove them immediately.

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epoxy flooring solutions for gyms

Contrary to popular belief, merely adding new machines and equipment to your gym isn’t enough—at least, not anymore.

These days gym-members want more.

 

You need to maintain your commercial gym properly, leaving no stone unturned, especially when it comes to the flooring.

For the flooring of commercial gyms, you need to consider functionality and design. And it’s not too much to ask for both.

Let’s have a look at how installing epoxy flooring at the gym can work out (no pun intended!)

Read How epoxy flooring can help gyms here.

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Popular patterns of Epoxy flooring in Sydney, NSW

Sydney is one of the world’s fastest-growing modern cities and welcomes the world’s advanced industries and materials. Since Epoxy flooring is one of the most advanced flooring currently in the world, it has become popular among Sydney people. If you want to find out the secret of the popularity of epoxy flooring, follow us.

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What is epoxy flooring?
As we said epoxy flooring is very popular and it attracts more and more fans. What is the reason? The answer is very simple. People these days are looking for flooring that is more efficient than the old one. Flooring that can be durable and easily cleanable, while being beautiful and modern. The problem of flooring cleaning is probably the first one that challenges you. That’s why fans of epoxy flooring are increasing. Here’s an epoxy introduction: Epoxy flooring can withstand heavy loads and doesn’t get damaged. It is easily cleaned without water. It can be designed in beautiful designs and colors. Join us to tell you why Epoxy flooring has taken over the Sydney Market these days.

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What are the advantages of Epoxy flooring
Extremely safe:
Epoxy flooring is very safe against slips and less abrasive. It is also impact resistant and can withstand heat up to 200 degrees. This means that in the event of a fire that has a higher resistance than the other flooring. So if everything goes wrong you can trust epoxy flooring.

Easy to keep clean:
Cleaning floors is always a big problem for people. The new generation of flooring has almost eliminated this problem for you. If you know about cleaning epoxy flooring you will know that it is easy and effortless to clean. Epoxy flooring will surprise you. How? Pour the hardest stains on it and clean it with a damp cloth. Surprise! You will not see any stains anymore. Epoxy flooring is so popular in fast-cleaning that it is used in the garage because even car oils do not create a stain on the epoxy flooring and are easily cleaned. For more information, read the following article:

Epoxy floor cleaning without water

Polished, clean look:
The epoxy flooring is almost integrated and is very glossy. Use epoxy flooring for your garage and you will find that your garage looks like a car showroom. That’s why this flooring is getting more and more popular among Sydney people. These days, people like to use epoxy flooring in their rooms, kitchen, and bathroom or even in their own backyard. The modern appearance of this flooring is very beautiful and attracts every viewer.

Colorful:
Epoxy is available in a wide array of colors or color combinations. If you want to change the environment around you, Epoxy flooring can still be the best choices. You can create any color combination you like with Epoxy and you have no restrictions whatsoever. Yes. This is another reason for the growing popularity of this flooring.

Durable:
High durability of epoxy flooring can be one of the options that have attracted many people’s attention, especially if you have hard and vulnerable spaces. If you are looking for a durable flooring that can support your heavy workload in difficult conditions. Epoxy flooring is a very good choice. You can actually drive it, park it, store heavy equipment on it, or put your equipment in and work on a large project without damaging it. It takes a pretty sharp or heavy projectile to damage this sturdy and long-lasting material.

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Epoxy in Interior
If you’ve ever thought about installing epoxy flooring, you might have thought it might be suitable for industrial, medical, or garage centers. But we want to change your image. From now on you can think of a home apartment, a bathroom or even a stylish living room. Epoxy flooring can make these interiors look amazing. But given that epoxy flooring not only dries, hard and seamless, waterproof and durable, but it is also available in a huge array of colors, why not?

Who chooses epoxy flooring for home interior?
There is a growing demand for epoxy flooring throughout Sydney today. If we do a bit of research on who chooses epoxy flooring for home interior decoration, the answer is simple, these are modern and stylish homeowners who want to change their interior. New and different are the two words that sometimes come with the interior epoxy flooring. If we are to explain in a single line why stylish and modern homeowners are turning to epoxy flooring, we have to say: its contemporary flooring that fills a niche – wearing lively and harder than painted wood, taking care of it easier than carpeting, and just cooler than tile.

Here are some ways homeowners are using interior epoxy flooring in their spaces:

Dark houses without proper natural light or basements. Installing white epoxy floors turns a formerly dark, dreary basement into a bright, fun space that’s as inviting as it is easy to maintain. Think playrooms, laundry rooms, and home gyms.
Another important reason is: epoxy flooring is available in different colors. And you can almost say that any customization option you can run with Epoxy. In fact, epoxy flooring does not impose any restrictions on the color scheme. Metallic are popular, as are patterns made by using multiple colors.
A formerly industrial space becomes a modern dream come true with bright epoxy flooring in the living room and dining areas.
Do you plan to use epoxy for kitchen flooring? The question is here? Why? Surely you want perfectly smooth flooring. Something that epoxy flooring provides you with. Other parts of the house also demand such splendor and radiance. Set aside hesitation. If you want new generation of modern flooring, change your living space. Choosing epoxy flooring can be one of the best options available.
How can Epoxy bring about a new evolution in the interior decoration of your home? Epoxy unites different areas of life and creates a smooth transition between them, while giving them the perfect look.
Color? We have already said that epoxy has no color restrictions. For this reason, it beats all its competitors’ flooring. In terms of color, nothing uses internal epoxy, which can be off or saturated as desired. Bright red eyes? This type of flooring makes it easy for you to select and set other furniture.
How to install epoxy flooring?
Installing epoxy flooring is a specialized task. To install this flooring requires a great company that has many years of successful experience in this field. Because before using epoxy paint, the ground must be thoroughly cleaned of all solvents, greases, oils and other residual materials. In addition, to get the epoxy flooring installed properly, you need specialized equipment and cleaning materials that can cost you a lot, if you want to do the epoxy flooring yourself.
However, keep in mind that in order for the epoxy to properly seal and create a smooth surface, you need to rent a concrete grinding machine. This not only increases your cost, but it is very risky and the result is often unsatisfactory. So don’t bother yourself. Depute Epoxy flooring to the most experienced and successful Sydney Company and you will surely be pleased with the result. One thing to note: Installing epoxy flooring in the garage requires special considerations

How long does it take to install an epoxy garage floor?
Generally, it takes one to two days for the garage floor epoxy to be installed. But if we need infrastructure before epoxy is installed. Our contractors start by making the necessary repairs, lifting stains and grinding your concrete diamond. This is the part that takes the longest. Once the surface is ready, your epoxy will be installed.

Check out some reasons you should use epoxy floor coatings to determine if this is the right choice for your space.

How soon can you walk on an epoxy floor?
After applying the final coating, it takes at least 18-24 hours before you can walk on the epoxy flooring. It is best to wait at least 24 hours and then walk on it. But if you plan to park your vehicle on it, it is best to wait for 72 hours.

Can an Epoxy Floor Finish Be Recoated?
Yes, of course, epoxy flooring can be repaired. Chips and floor holes can be repaired. If you are using fresh mortar, at least 60 days will require repairs to reuse epoxy flooring. But if you use an epoxy patch, the treatment can take several days. So yes don’t worry Epoxy flooring also competes with other flooring in this regard.

Do you want to compare epoxy flooring with other types of flooring?
We already talked about the advantages of epoxy flooring.

You might like to know what the difference between Epoxy flooring and other types of flooring. We want to tell you these differences. And you can then make your final decision on what flooring might be right for you

Are you ready to know about other flooring?
1) Tile flooring
Tile flooring is available in various types such as ceramic or stone. One of the most important differences with epoxy floor tiles is that if a large object is poured on them, the tiles break easily. And another concern is that it is regularly cleaned to prevent staining.

1) Wooden flooring
Wooden flooring will be damaged in the event of any water seepage and hence stagnant pools of water should not be allowed.

I think this is enough to know in which cases the wood flooring cannot compete with the epoxy flooring.

Wooden floor’s finish is susceptible to scratching from heavy traffic, high heeled foot wears or pet nails.

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Benefits of Warehouses Epoxy Floor Coating

Though there is a wide variety of floor finish choices, epoxy flooring remains one of the best options for industrial and commercial facilities.

I will try to cover the epoxy flooring benefits comparing to the other common flooring solutions, concrete sealers.

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Over the years, epoxy floor coatings have received many positive reviews from homeowners and business professionals alike.

Though there is a wide variety of floor finish choices, epoxy flooring remains one of the best options for industrial and commercial facilities.

However, there are few options available for flooring of a warehouse.

The cheapest option for a short time is to just simply leave it as it is.

In the long run though, this option will be the most expensive solution.

I will try to cover epoxy flooring benefits comparing to the other common flooring solutions, concrete sealers. 

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ELEVATING YOUR RESTAURANT’S AMBIENCE THROUGH FLOORING

Furniture, wall hangings and light fixtures in restaurants all help set the mood of the environment and establish the type of dining experience your customers can expect. Is your a classy, simple but elegant dining room, a retro-themed diner, or an ornate, luxurious setting? Flooring is an important but often overlooked element in establishing ambience in a restaurant setting.

While flooring serves a very practical purpose in a restaurant setting and needs to perform well under a wide variety of conditions, the aesthetic of a flooring system also goes a long way toward establishing its ambience. With epoxy floor coatings and other fluid applied flooring systems, countless customisation looks can set the tone of your restaurant without sacrificing practicality.

Read more about epoxy flooring for restaurants

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EPOXY FLOORING FOR OUTDOOR USES

Concrete resurfacing has become a go to choice for many treatments around the home.

You can find practical and awesome ways to use concrete resurfacing on your property to create truly memorable, comfortable settings.

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In this article, though, we want to focus more on the outdoor uses.

Now, you can argue that epoxies are great, but not for outdoor usages.

This was not far from reality 20 years ago.

When the epoxies were synthesized back in mid-1930’s, it was obvious that the epoxide group will cause the resin to be vulnerable to UV light.

As a matter of fact, there are widely used in the areas that has little to no exposure to light, such as tanks, pipes and even your garage!

But things are quite different today.

Epoxy resin has come a long way to reach a state that it can be safely advised to be used for outdoor purposes.

There are a number of outdoor grade epoxy resins, which are absolutely UV-resistant.

This has made them a perfect choice for outdoor flooring.

For one thing, epoxy releases no toxins that can potentially harm you or your family.

They can come as an environmentally friendly solution, if they are either 100% solid or water-based.

You might argue that tiles are the same, at least in this matter.

Well, epoxy flooring has some other advantages, which tiles are not able to provide.

Several stone designs and a vast variety of colour options are available.

Also, epoxies are resistant to different sort of chemicals which tiles are not.

To top off it all, the price is comparable with other flooring solutions.

Now, this will explains why they are popular.

They are fast becoming the floor of choice for many designers seeking new and adaptable flooring options.

Versatile epoxy floors are ideal for both indoor and outdoor use in a variety of places.

They add beauty to any landscape and make it extremely durable at the same time.

Some of the places where epoxy is most commonly used for outdoor uses include:

  • Porches/Steps
  • Pool Decks
  • Sidewalks
  • Entrances
  • Driveways

Read the full article on outdoor uses of epoxy resin here.

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Why DIY EPOXY FLOORING MAY FAIL

Today I stumbled upon a post about a DIY epoxy project.

Bridget looks quite happy while coating her garage with Epoxy resin just by herself. (above picture)

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So why should we consider hiring contractors to do the job for us?

The fact is that it requires a little bit of hard work and the self-realization that it really isn’t as simple as some companies make it sound.

A quality floor coating requires certain steps be taken to insure a long lasting floor.

Chances are you end up having an epic fail as Heather had:

Many of the DIY projects may go wrong because the installer is not aware of the issues with epoxy flooring.

Bridget has made this point bold: “Follow the instructions carefully

Heather didn’t, and she had that gigantic white spot in the middle of her dining room.

But there are cases that people do follow the instructions and still they get terrible results.

I have shown four possible instances a DIY epoxy floor may peels, even if the instructions are followed completely.

Feel free to read the why DIY Epoxy Flooring may fail here.

Thanks for your time and have a good one.

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HISTORY OF EPOXY RESIN

Nowadays, epoxy is a popular resin used all over the world.

Its strength as an adhesive can easily outmatch other common glues in the market.

For those of you who are not familiar with this resin, I will shortly define some key features of it.

The chemical formula is sketched below,

The word Epoxy can be traced back to two Greek prefixes “epi” and “oxy”.

Epi means “upon” while the prefix oxy means sharp or acidic.

Various chemical reactions of epoxide, the resin, and polyamine, the hardener can produce epoxy resin.

The wide range of usage of this strong adhesive includes carpentry jobs, flooring, electronic boards and so on.

Its adhesive-ability has been tested and witnessed by millions of people throughout its 100+ years of existence.

And yes, well over 100 years now!

So without further ado, let’s dive into the depth of history.

Read the full article on History of Epoxy Resin here.