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Questions Your Epoxy Contractor Should Ask Before Installing Your Commercial Epoxy Floor

Epoxy floors and coatings are ideal when you need practical durability and long-term solutions. The seamless systems make them easier to clean, sanitize, and reduce necessary maintenance and upkeep. There are dozens of possible materials and an infinite number of combinations of epoxy systems, however, finding the right solution can feel overwhelming. Your contractor should be there to help…if they’re asking the right questions. Whomever you hire, we wanted to share the list of questions we ask to get to the solution you need. Feel free to use these questions as a guide to start a meaningful partnership with your commercial or industrial contractor.

Have you heard these questions from your epoxy contractor?

Does your floor need to withstand:
  • Heat
  • Tire marks
  • Extreme weight
  • Heavy traffic (hundreds, or thousands of people?)
  • Chemical spills
  • Frequent cleanings
Will your floor need to be:
  • Anti-microbial
  • Eco-friendly
  • Slip resistant
  • Stain resistant
  • Shock resistant
  • Static resistant
  • Impact and abrasion resistant
Are you looking to:
  • Include in-laid graphics or logos
  • Highlight traffic patterns
  • Identify safety areas
  • Enhance the aesthetics of the space
Will you be using the floor in a space for:
  • Athletics
  • Food preparation
  • Lab work (clean rooms or research)
  • Dining
  • Automobiles or planes
  • Bathing
  • Surgery
  • Chemical containment
  • Machines or equipment involving electricity
  • Forklifts or steel carts
  • Pools or patios
  • Animals
Does your vendor know about:
  • Epoxy and MMA
  • Poly aspartic, polyuria and polyurethane systems
  • Concrete or Ardex systems
  • Primers for moisture mitigation, vapor pressure or hydrostatic pressure
Do you know:
  • The dimensions of your space
  • What the average temperature is – does it fluctuate frequently or by large amounts throughout the year?
  • How old your substrate layer is
  • If concrete is your substrate, was it recently poured? Is it smooth or sealed? What type of curing agent was used?
  • If it’s a humid environment
  • If the space ever had oil, grease, or salts in it
  • If there is a drain present
  • How quickly you need to use the floor after installation
  • If the space will be occupied during this work
  • What your expected lifespan is for this floor
  • What your budget is
Every space is different and unique touches can make or break your epoxy floor installation. Before starting any flooring work in your commercial, industrial, or institutional facility, consult these questions to help ensure that you get what you need from your epoxy contractor.   [av_button_big label=’Not sure where to begin?’ description_pos=’below’ link=’manually,’ link_target=” icon_select=’yes-left-icon’ icon=’ue832′ font=’entypo-fontello’ custom_font=’#ffffff’ color=’theme-color’ custom_bg=’#444444′ color_hover=’theme-color-subtle’ custom_bg_hover=’#444444′ av_uid=’av-2msw6a’] Contact us today and we’ll start answering your Epoxy questions. [/av_button_big]

Karen Miller