Q. HOW LONG DOES EPOXY TAKE TO CURE?
To be sure that your newly installed epoxy lasts for the estimated lifespan allow 24-48hrs for walking and 3-5 days for a full cure, example, moving/dragging furniture.
Q. THE PROCESS LOOKS VERY TIME CONSUMING. HOW LONG LONG DOES AN INSTALLATION TAKE?
It depends on the size of the room and the amount of prep-work needed, but usually within a day.
Q. HOW DURABLE ARE EPOXY FLOORS?
Epoxy floors are extremely durable. It can withstand heavy traffic and has a high wear and tear tolerance, lifespan 20-30 years for floors, 40-50 years for counters.
Q. HOW DO YOU CLEAN AN EPOXY FLOOR?
Cleaning is quick and easy as epoxy coatings do not keep dirt or dust. Maintenance is best achieved with either a soft bristle broom and a commercial dust mop. Mop or wipe with warm water to maintain shine, stay away from detergents as they contain residue and may build up on the surface and create a dull appearance.
For heavy cleaning sweep away any loose debris and then mop floor with a hard foam mop, hot water and clear ammonia. (These products are available at our warehouse)
Q. WHAT TYPE OF SURFACES IS EPOXY COATED ON? I HAVE A TILE FLOOR CURRENTLY, CAN THE EPOXY BE COATED OVER THE TILES? OR DO I NEED THEM REMOVED?
At EPCL epoxy coatings are done on plain concrete, terrazzo and tile. It's up to the customer if he/she wants to remove the tile. it will help for a seamless finish! Counter tops are done over cement board, concrete, wood, granite, tiles etc.
Q. IS EPOXY REALLY EXPENSIVE? IT LOOKS COSTLY. CAN I DO MY FLOORS IF I'M ON A BUDGET?
Of course you can! Epoxy gives you that really expensive finish without the high price tags! See the cover photos on our Facebook page for prices or call our office at 1-868-235-EPCL.
Q. I'M CONCERNED ABOUT SLIPPERY FLOORS, THEY SEEM SLIPPERY BECAUSE OF THE HIGH GLOSS. HOW SLIPPERY DO THESE FLOORS GET?
All our coatings are non skid and are rated as skid resistant however if the floor is submerged in water it may become somewhat slippery. We will advise caution however. Better safe than sorry!
Q. DO THESE FLOORS SCRATCH EASILY? WHAT ABOUT CHIPPING IF AN OBJECT FALLS ON IT?
Our Brand of Designer Metallic Epoxy is rated as scratch-resistant which gives you that showroom finish as long as you have the floor! The epoxy is rated to withstand 6800 psi. At that point, it's safe to say that the concrete below the coating will fail.