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Epoxy is becoming increasingly popular, not just for garages and carports, but for walkways and patios as well. Sledge Concrete Coatings are your source for epoxy flooring in Phoenix, AZ, having the widest variety of colors and styles for your home or business. If you’re looking at the possibility of putting down or refreshing epoxy flooring, call us for an estimate as well as to answer questions on what options are best for...

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Although modern epoxy resin is safer than previous products, you can still become sensitized to its components. Some resins may cause a significant primary skin irritation, and occasionally solid epoxy resins have been known to cause skin rashes. Nonetheless, new epoxy resin formulas are a lot less likely to cause adverse reactions than common liquid epoxy resins. If your eyes come into contact with epoxy resin, you should only suffer...

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This is perfectly acceptable, as a chemical bond is not possible once the epoxy has cured. Therefore, a “mechanical” bond is required, which means the cured epoxy should be sanded lightly before you apply the next coat. The first coat needs to have a surface that is almost white. It’s a good idea to use 80- to 120-grit sandpaper; do not use finer paper. If a blush or bloom has developed on the first coat, it is crucial that you remove...

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Although it ultimately depends on the level of traffic and usage your floor will be subjected to, all epoxy flooring needs to be touched up or recoated occasionally. With a simple maintenance routine, you can enjoy your epoxy flooring for a very long time. We recommend sweeping your floor on a daily basis, as that removes foreign objects and safety hazards. A mechanized sweeper or soft-bristled broom should be used. You should also...

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Amine blush occurs when the epoxy releases a blush to the surface and creates a wax-like film that sits on the cured epoxy resin surface. It is a relatively rare occurrence and seems to happen during a strange mix of humidity and temperature that is not easy to isolate. Fortunately, it is a minor inconvenience and can quickly and easily be removed from the surface. It is common for people to think the epoxy has not cured when amine...

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As long as the epoxy is warm, this is okay. When laying epoxy in cold weather conditions, in an unheated garage, for example, make sure it is kept off the cold concrete floor or placed over mild heat. Once you have finished the job for the day, place the bottles in a box and store them in a warm place; an airing cupboard or boiler room would be ideal. If the weather is extremely cold and you are working in a shed with no heating, for...

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If you want a beautiful, smooth surface for your home or business, epoxy flooring is a great option. Epoxy floor coatings are up to four times stronger than a 4-inch concrete floor and are excellent at hiding imperfections in a concrete base. Epoxy flooring is also a good choice for surfaces in areas where constant debris is an issue, such as in an auto repair shop. The multitude of color options and chip sizes ensure you get a...

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Light Color Epoxy Flooring Overview

Light Color Epoxy Flooring Overview


Posted By on Dec 13, 2014

When it comes to choosing the right epoxy coating for your floor, you need to consider the following before reading on: Your overall budget, as this determines the quality of coating you can buy. The type of look and finish you are seeking. The level of durability required. The condition your concrete floor is in. Preparation Epoxy is a long-lasting coating that is painted onto a concrete surface. It resists grease and other...

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