Epoxy Floor Tulsa | Answers to the common questions
We often get questions about our epoxy floor Tulsa products. Lots of questions in fact. This is a normal part of being an informed buyer. We prefer working with informed buyers because that means that you are looking for the best quality epoxy floor Tulsa at a reasonable price. Because you are informed you are looking for answers so we are writing this to help you get those answers easily.
Some of the popular questions are:
Q: Does your epoxy floor Tulsa come up with hot tires on the garage floor?
A: No, is the easy answer to that question. The long answer is, epoxy floor Tulsa has got a bad name over the years when it comes to longevity. Epoxy floor Tulsa can fail if you are not using the best processes and the best materials.
Nearly anytime that you have a do-it-yourself job for epoxy floor Tulsa then you will find that you end up with an epoxy floor failure. Epoxy floor failures just mean that the garage floor coating is not sticking and is come up or flaking off. Epoxy floor failures are very common. In fact about 25% of the floors that we work on are epoxy floor failures. So we have to go in and remove the old floor and start over.
Starting over on a new epoxy floor Tulsa really isn’t that hard. Our process is that we shot blast your concrete before we do anything else. This is part of the normal preparation work that we do on every epoxy floor Tulsa.
Preparation work on your garage floor in Tulsa is very necessary for you to have a garage floor that lasts. Preparing the garage floor is one of two things:
- Shot blasting the garage floor in preparation for epoxy floor Tulsa. Essentially shot blasting is much like sand blasting. There are little metal beads that we take with high pressure and shoot them at the concrete floor to rough it up. Then we clean up the little metal beads and the concrete dust. This leaves the garage floor around a 100 grit sand paper feel.
- Diamond grinding garage floor in preparation for epoxy floor Tulsa. This is where we have a 30 inch grinding machine that has actual diamonds on the bottom of it. Yes is actual diamonds! We use diamond because they are the hardest thing that we know of on earth. We use the diamonds to grind the concrete floor down to get that 100 grit sand paper feel.
Both methods of concrete grinding are for the purpose of removing the top layer of concrete. Why you might ask do we want to remove any concrete from your garage floor!?
The answer to that is pretty simple. When a concrete layer installs your concrete they use a trowel to bring the portland up to the top of the slurry. They use a trowel to close up all of the pores of the concrete to make it look better and make the concrete harder to stain. Well the downside is that if the concrete is hard to stain then we do not have a chance at laying a lifetime warranty epoxy floor Tulsa on your garage floor.
Because concrete layers are actively trying to prevent anything from bonding to the concrete then we have to go through and take off that top layer of concrete to ensure that your epoxy floor Tulsa is going to stick.
Both the Diamond grinding method and the shot blasting method work find. However, there are a couple of nuance differences between the two. So we leave it up to our foreman to decide which tool to your on your garage floor.
We don’t take up a lot of concrete from your garage floor. In fact, we only take up a mil or two. That’s just enough to get down into the aggregate, or the rocks in the concrete. Once your garage floor feels like 100 grit sand paper we start cleaning up.
When your garage floor feels like 100 grit sand paper then your garage floor is able to receive and hold a lifetime warranty epoxy floor Tulsa. We have to have something for our garage floor Tulsa materials to bond to. A smoother slick surfaces does not have anything for the epoxy floor Tulsa material to bond to and that is why so many epoxy floor Tulsa failures exist.
So when you want an epoxy floor Tulsa to last a long time, or in our case a lifetime warranty, then you have to do the preparation correctly.
Anytime you hear a someone tell you the works “acid”, “acid wash”, “liquid grind”, etc. This is where they use an acid to chemically etch the concrete in the hopes that it will rough up the concrete enough for the epoxy floor Tulsa to bond to it. The reality is that isn’t going to happen. It might last a little longer than just rubbing some epoxy floor Tulsa material on the garage floor, but you WILL have a garage floor coating failure.
Anytime that someone or a contractor take any shortcuts in the garage floor preparation process then it will result in an garage floor Tulsa failure in your garage. You absolutely much prepare your garage floor correctly. This is why Garage Solutions of Tulsa takes so much pride and does so much work on the front end. Because you will end up having an epoxy floor Tulsa for a lifetime warranty.
When you do the preparation correctly, when you install the products correctly, and when you use the best epoxy floor Tulsa materials on the market today then the hot tires on your garage floor coating will not cause you any problems for a lifetime warranty.
We know that was a long answer to a simple question, but just saying “no, our floors last a long time and your hot tires will not mess them up” does not satisfy you, and we know that. So the long answer of why our epoxy floor Tulsa products and procedures is necessary to go into the details.