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Best Ways To Get Your Concrete Ready For Polyaspartic Coating

Polyaspartic or epoxy which makes the better garage flooring

Some homeowners still use epoxy garage floor coatings, but polyaspartic coating systems are a newer and superior option when it comes to concrete coatings. This superior choice provides for speedier installation, UV protection, and greater resilience to heat and abrasions. Concrete preparation, like painting a wall or tiling a bathroom, is the first and most important stage in applying this sort of coating. In this article, Floor Shield of Northern Virginia, Northern Virginia's leading concrete coating contractor, will go over some of the ins-and-outs of this process.

Why Does Concrete Need To Be Prepared Prior To Coating Application?

You'll want the polyaspartic garage floor coating to bond properly, which means the concrete has to be prepared or textured. It needs to be rough to make it more receptive to the coating. Concrete preparation also gets rid of laitance and contaminants on top of the concrete, allowing the polyaspartic coating to effectively seep into the surface. The result is a smooth, beautiful, and durable garage floor.

How The Concrete Is Prepared

There are many ways to prepare concrete for garage floor coatings applications. These include:

  • Low pressure jetting or acid etching, which may not be good enough for long-term bonding for the newly applied polyaspartic coating because they can lead to peeling in areas with high traffic, like garage floors.
  • Sand blasting and rotomilling, which are more aggressive than the options mentioned above, but are ultimately unnecessary for the purpose of garage floor coating application.

Professional Concrete Preparation By Floor Shield of Northern Virginia

The better and more efficient method of preparing concrete is using diamond disk grinders. The expert team at Floor Shield of Northern Virginia uses this technique, allowing us to expose a fresh, clean surface. This is examined for cracks and divots, which are then filled with fast-setting polyuria as necessary. To eliminate the excess dust and debris this creates, we work with an industrial vacuum system to maintain a clean site.