Epoxy in this case refers to a system that is made up of two main components – resins and hardeners. The resin and hardener is mixed together where they chemically react to form a rigid plastic material that is strong, resistant to degradation and that bonds extremely well to its substrate. Epoxy floors are so strong that they can be used in even the most demanding of industrial environments.
The single most important process in the installation of epoxy is floor prep. Epoxy Coat Texas uses walk behind grinders to carefully prep the concrete and open the substrate to allow proper penetration of the epoxy! What does this mean to the customer? No peeling! Grinding and short-blasting are the only true way to prep for an epoxy coating. Pressure washing or Acid etching is not only in proper but will certainly cause a floor failure down the road. When searching Epoxy installers for your floor ask what prep process they use if they mention pressure washing or acid etching seek another contractor.