Concrete is one of the most durable construction materials around, but the characteristic dull gray of a concrete slab can seem cold and unappealing, especially as flooring. Luckily, it’s also the perfect blank canvas, providing you with endless options for style and performance. Let the experts at Indy Floor Coating refresh and protect your commercial or residential floors. Here are four steps to enhancing the appearance of your space while providing exceptional durability for your concrete.
1. PreparationOur highly skilled technicians evaluate the floor for moisture content, damage, and density. We then mechanically grind all surfaces with a diamond grinder to the ideal profile recommended by the ICRI (International Concrete Repair Institute). This floor resurfacing process creates a porous and contaminant-free surface to ensure proper adhesion of our coating.
2. Concrete RepairsNext, any cracks, pitting, and imperfections are repaired. A moisture mitigation or other primer is applied as well, if the conditions indicate it’s needed.
3. Coating ApplicationsA high-build, 100% solids, BPA-free industrial-grade polymer is then applied as a base coat. Next, depending on the type of coating you have selected, either a second solid color, high-build coat can be applied, or vinyl flake or quartz sand is broadcast onto the surface. Additionally, urethane cement is applied when the floor will require chemical resistance, high temperature performance, or more extensive substrate reinforcement.
4. Detailing and Top Coating
Finally, the floor is sanded, and a protective and durable high-performance polyaspartic top coat is applied to prevent fading, cracking, or peeling. We also add aggregate to the topcoat during this final step to create better traction and a non-slip surface.
At Indy Floor Coating, we specialize in beautiful, durable, protective epoxy coatings for all concrete surfaces in the Indianapolis area, so you can be sure your space is in good hands. To begin upgrading or repairing your residential or commercial concrete floors, request an estimate online or contact us today at (317) 430-0851.