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Driveways and garage floors can take a lot of abuse from chemicals and everyday traffic. Even if they’re free from defects, though, they may have an underwhelming appearance that you are unsatisfied with. If you own a business in Overland Park or Kansas City and the concrete floor is damaged or unappealing, this could turn off potential customers. Whatever your situation, you may benefit from epoxy flooring.

What Is Epoxy Flooring?

Epoxy is a Resinous flooring product that consists mostly of a two part system. When mixed and installed correctly the two parts will result in a chemical bond between the coatings and the concrete floor. Epoxy is between 18-36  mils and will provide the necessary thickness to cover spalls and other small imperfections in your concrete. 

Most flooring companies offer one of two epoxy options: water-based and solids-based. While the former is inexpensive, the latter produces a thicker, stronger coating and is more eco-friendly. Here at Epoxy Floors by Welch, LLC, we use only a high solids-based epoxy.

The Reason for Epoxy Flooring

As we just mentioned, an epoxy floor coating can improve the look of your concrete flooring and cover over any defects. It can also protect the floor from further damage, such as that caused by chemicals, heavy foot traffic, and extreme temperatures. By preventing chipping, scraping, and staining, it’s an ideal enhancement for residential, commercial, and industrial settings alike. Besides garage flooring and driveways, an epoxy coating can work well for:

  • Entrances into commercial buildings
  • Hospitals and laboratories
  • School hallways
  • Cafeterias and dining halls
  • Basements and work rooms
  • Warehouses and manufacturing plants
  • Kitchen floors and countertops

Epoxy floors give a space added security because they can be slip-resistant and smooth, posing no trip hazards. Their smooth appearance and their lack of seams and ridges make them easy to clean, too, and thus economical. By acting as a sealant, the coating can safeguard your health from respiratory issues caused by concrete dust.

Many of our customers request an epoxy coating for purely decorative reasons. The coating gives a glossy, showroom-like finish and can come in a variety of bold, appealing colors.

What the Process Is Like

Our team can tackle epoxy flooring projects both large and small across Overland Park and Kansas City. During a consultation, we learn what our customers’ goals are and incorporate them into a working plan. We also help them navigate our many color options and finishing options. A finish can provide an extra shine as well as slip resistance, making it perfect for stairs and walkways.

Color Options

We have several options to choose from when it comes to color flakes, solid colors and metallic floors. We have several in stock colors and unlimited custom color options. 

The Different Layers

Once you give the go-ahead for a new epoxy floor coating, we’ll start with the necessary preparations. If your concrete floor has cracks, pitting, spalling, or oil and grease stains, we’ll need to address this. If the floor has an old coating on it, we can remove that. Our team will profile the surface so that the coating has something to bond to. 

After the flooring, the substrate, has been readied, you have the option of adding a vapor barrier. Above that comes the epoxy, followed by the color chips of your choice, if applicable. Our company goes the extra mile by supplying a polyaspartic top coat that’s five to six times stronger than the epoxy coating itself. This top coat can effectively protect the floor from yellowing caused by UV exposure.

If you’re just having the garage redone, your floor coating project will only take a day and a half at the most. More extensive projects, or more heavily damaged floors, will naturally require more time.

Metallic Epoxy Flooring

The most beautiful, long-lasting epoxy is arguably the metallic 100% solids epoxy, and we’re proud to offer this option for those who wish to upgrade. We have installed these floors since 2012, and no two floors have ever come out exactly alike; that’s how unique of an appearance can be created. We offer multiple colors, tints, and hues and can even add highlighting and swirling effects. Just note that the installation is labor-intensive and may take around five days to complete.

Driveway Sealing

From tire tracks to sun damage, driveways endure a lot. That’s why driveway sealing is among the most popular floor coating services that people request in Overland Park and Kansas City. The process won’t be so complicated: we’ll power wash the driveway to remove dirt and debris then seal it once it’s dry.

Epoxy Floors by Welch, LLC, is ready to answer any questions you have about our epoxy coating work, so contact us today for a consultation.