We start with a diamond grinder to process your existing floor to a sandpaper-like finish. This sand paper finish insures that the industrial 2-part epoxy seeps into the mechanically opened capillaries of your floor surface to create a solid-state bond with absolutely no peeling properties. Note: If there is any crack or pit repair to be done, a second technician will be using a "crack runner" tool to prepare the cracks and pits for our "flaw repair" compound.
We calculate the exact chemical mixture needed for the base coat of our industrial 2-part epoxy. This base coat must be applied flawlessly and with exact preciseness to insure a complete, seamless, beautiful finish. The chemical is poured and spread with rollers. The reaction time of this chemical mixture varies according to temperature and moisture. Our installer technicians are trained in assessing and manipulating this cure time if needed.
One of the extra advantages of a Lifetime Epoxy chip-coverage floor is that we always broadcast 100% chip coverage. We elect to do this for three reasons; 1. It makes your look look great with a terazzo or granite like finish. 2. Full chip coverage provides better cushion and added protection for your floor surface. 3. 100% chip coverage makes the floor finish perfectly uniform with a texture finish. Some homeowners elect to go with solid colors. If you desire a textured solid floor finish, our technicians can add a "granular agent" to provide a more non-slip finish.
A bonding sealer is added.
A top coat of polyurea is added. This is one of the most difficult challenges of epoxy floor installation. The reaction time of this top coat is another factor that our trained technicians can determine and properly adjust to if necessary. Application speed, uniform tool movements, and proper application approach is crucial during this final stage to insure a consistent, uniform, and aesthetically appealing floor that has the durability and performance level we warrant our floors to provide. This top coat is formulated to provide UV protection and extremely durable finish