Epoxy Process K&L Custom Cabinets Inc.
Day 1: Floor Preparation / Epoxy Primer
Shot-blasting: Every floor is shot-blasted to create a rough and porous surface allowing the epoxy primer to penetrate deep into the concrete surface. The epoxy primer is less viscus than the colored epoxy used in the second coat. This allows deep penetration of the epoxy to create both a mechanical and chemically bond to the concrete. This is the single most important step in floor preparation.
Grinding: All hard to reach areas are diamond grinded to expose fresh, clean concrete ensuring a good bond between the epoxy and the concrete. Any cracks or uneven surfaces are grinded smooth to reduce visibility.
Patching: Crack, divots and holes are patched using the highest quality polymer-modified patching compound and grinded smooth.
Epoxy Primer: A two-part 100% solids penetrating epoxy primer is the first layer of epoxy applied. This clear epoxy primer saturates and penetrates deep into the open pores of the concrete creating a powerfull mechanical and chemical bond that is guaranteed not to break.
Day 2: Epoxy Color and Flake
Colored Epoxy: The following day, a second layer of colored epoxy is applied. While the epoxy is still wet, the colored flakes are broadcasted across the floor, in access, to ensure even and consistent coverage. Stem walls, water heater boxes, etc. are also coated and flaked at ths time.
Day 3: Chemical Resistant Clear Top-Coat
Top-Coat: On the final day, the floor is scraped and brushed smooth to remove excess flake before the topcoat is applied. The two-part chemical and abrasion resistant clear-coat gives the "granite look" floor its durability and shine. The finished floor is resistant to most automotive and household fluids, unaffected by hot tires and is virtually maintence free.