PREPARATION IS KEY
The majority of any flooring project is spent doing prep work, especially when installing epoxy flake flooring. If you or your concrete contractor skip this crucial step, your epoxy floor will start to peel or chip in just a few months. Epoxy Floors by Welch takes the time to ensure your floor will look great for decades.
We use shot blasters and diamond grinders to strip and profile surfaces to properly prepare them for coatings and overlays.
Next, we knock out any loose concrete and fill cracks or divots with a specialized product.
Before installing our flooring products, we thoroughly clean your surface after grinding it down and filling cracks or divots.
Too many floor companies pass over proper preparation by using an acid etch to clean the floor. They’re too worried about saving time and money instead of giving you the right care and attention your project needs. As a result, the acid etch won’t thoroughly profile your floor and will cause bonding issues down the road.
Don’t set your floor up for failure in the future. Choose Epoxy Floors by Welch, because we handle our preparation the right way on the first try so you won’t have to worry later.
After preparation, we add the base of the floor coat then color flake broadcast and finally a durable polyaspartic top coat. All of these layers work together to adhere to your floor surface and protect it for years to come. Epoxy Floors by Welch uses the right materials that are proven to withstand more foot traffic and elements than the competition.
Is your current flooring surface too much of an eyesore with stains and cracks? Do you want an easy, affordable upgrade to revolutionize your floor and property? Then you should consider an epoxy floor as a beautiful, durable solution.
Epoxy Floors by Welch, Greater Kansas City’s go-to concrete coating company, can help you and your Kansas City property. We have improved hundreds of homes and businesses in Kansas and Missouri with a new, long-lasting epoxy floor. Your property can be next to have a high-quality, beautiful-looking concrete surface.
What Is an Epoxy Floor Coating?
Epoxy is a specific kind of concrete coating that’s applied over an existing concrete surface. Epoxy is made of resin and a polyamine hardener, and it’s quickly becoming one of the most popular floor choices in the US. An epoxy coating can take any old, beaten up surface and turn it into a vibrant floor of beauty.
Why Choose an Epoxy Floor?
There’s a reason epoxy floors are becoming so common. The benefits seem to be endless! Here’s a look at just some of the reasons why you should upgrade to epoxy floors:
Your floor plays a bigger role in your property’s appearance than you might think. With epoxy coatings, you can instantly have a surface that’s vibrant for years. Our coatings won’t fade or stain, so you can be confident they’ll look their best for a long time.
Durability for Everyday Use
Our floors can take a bigger beating than we might expect: constant foot traffic, furniture shuffling can cause abrasions, and heavy objects falling onto the floor can create cracks. If we don’t have a floor reinforced to withstand these everyday occurrences, we’ll quickly see chips and holes in our floor. Epoxy is specially designed to fight against all wear and tear that comes its way.
Increased Property Value
Additionally, epoxy floors can enhance your home or business’s property value. Because epoxy solves both an aesthetic and functionality need, it is a great return on investment. Plus, since they last so long, the chances are your epoxy floor will be around by the time you re-sell, so you’ll end up getting more money in your wallet down the road.
Our Expertise in Epoxy Flooring
The difference between an epoxy coating that lasts decades and one that starts to peel or fall apart after just a few years is preparation and experience. Installing epoxy requires superior products matched with precise, meticulous care during the process. Only a team that’s worked on countless floors to add epoxy coatings can offer you the best results. That’s why you should count on Epoxy Floors by Welch.
We’ve carefully and intentionally trained our team to stand out from any other coating contractor or DIY kit. Other contractors cut corners and leave you with a floor that quickly peels or fades. Meanwhile, DIY kits offer minimal results for a much-needed solution. Only Epoxy Floors by Welch carries the best coating materials and equipment matched with years of training, expertise, and craftsmanship.
Customizable Epoxy Flooring Solutions
Arguably the best benefit of an epoxy floor is that it can be completely customizable to what you like. The coating process allows for different materials (such as metal shavings or marble chips) to be recycled and incorporated into your design. Plus, there are different finishing options available. So, Epoxy Floors by Welch can offer a unique floor to perfectly complement your Kansas City property.
Epoxy Flooring Installation Process
Like we said, the installation process makes a huge difference in how long your flooring surface lasts. If someone doesn’t use the right materials or follow the proper method, you can easily get the short end of the stick with a floor that stains, chips, or peels.
Here’s how Epoxy Floors by Welch installs an epoxy floor that lasts decades:
- Step 1: A consultative assessment of your floor. We want to determine what the best solution is and how much work is needed.
- Step 2: Thorough preparation of your floor. Once we know the best approach, then we prepare your floor by cleaning it and removing any blemishes.
- Step 3: Grinding down the top layer. To ensure the epoxy will properly adhere to the surface, we use our industrial equipment to remove the top layer of the surface.
- Step 4: Application of base epoxy coat. We then mix epoxy resin and hardener to apply a base coat on your surface.
- Step 5: Add aesthetic elements and check the coat. Once the base epoxy dries, we can add any decorative elements. Plus, we ensure that everything is level for the coat, because no one wants an uneven surface.
- Step 6: Application of top layer. Finally, we add a top layer to your surface to give it the shiny, durable coat needed to endure all that’s thrown its way.
Secure Your Free Epoxy Flooring Quote Today
Are you ready to learn more about the benefits of epoxy floors? Or maybe you’re ready to get started installing a new epoxy floor as soon as possible? No matter your situation, contact our team today to schedule your free consultation!
THE BEST QUALITY
Next to customer service, what we pride ourselves the most on is delivering high-quality products to the Kansas City area. We truly care about our work to the fullest extent so you can trust you only get the most exceptional products and craftsmanship. We’re confident that Epoxy Floors by Welch installs the best of the best flooring systems.
HIGH SOLID EPOXY COATING
What makes our products stand out? Unlike other concrete companies, we don’t use any cheap, water-based solutions. We only use high-solid epoxy coatings that create a thicker, more durable surface.
PROTECTIVE TOP COAT
In addition to high-solid epoxy coating, Epoxy Floors by Welch completes our floors with a protective top coat. Once the epoxy is dry, we add a polyaspartic coating that’s 5 times stronger than the epoxy itself. This layer is also chemical resistant, UV rays resistant, and easy to clean.
COLORS AND FINISHES
While we do have more popular and common color options, we can mix and match any flake combination. We understand that the ideal epoxy floor will complement your home perfectly, so we work with you to find the combo that’s just right.
We assume you have a color pattern in mind for your perfect floor. First, choose from two different styles: solid color and color flake. Then, we’ll bring you a color swatch catalog to help you decide which color scheme fits your property best.
Want to give your floor an extra shine with a glossy finish? Then don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Epoxy Floors by Welch includes an optional anti-slip finish for stairs or walking paths to provide an extra layer of safety and comfort.
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ASK BRANDON ABOUT EPOXY FLAKE FLOORING
We’re sure you have a lot of questions about epoxy flooring and we’re here to help every step of the way. Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) when it comes to epoxy flake flooring:
Can you explain the cost of epoxy flooring?
Installing epoxy floors typically starts at $5-6 per square foot. Costs can vary further based on the condition of your current floor, your color preferences, and additional surfaces you’d like coated, such as stem walls or stairs.
Damaged concrete floors will have to be patched and grinded down before we can lay epoxy. As you can imagine, the cost of this additional labor and material will depend heavily on the condition of the floor.
Additionally, we can remove any coating currently on your concrete floor: old epoxy, carpet, tile, or glue. Pricing for coating removal ranges from $0.25-1 per square foot. The price for coating stem walls depends on the height of the wall, but prices usually range between $3-5 per linear foot. Stair pricing starts at $50/step.
Our company has a wide range of color options for both color flake and solid color epoxy flooring. And if you have a unique project in mind, we happily offer custom colors for a small additional fee.
These numbers are just meant to help you estimate the cost of a new epoxy floor. For more accurate numbers depending on your project, give us a call today.
What is the time commitment involved in installing an epoxy floor?
Installing an epoxy floor in your home or garage usually takes a day and a half to complete. Of course, installation time will depend on the condition of the current floor, size of the project, and sometimes the weather if we’re installing in a garage or outdoors.
On the other hand, commercial projects will vary depending on the floor’s size. To conveniently fit around your schedule, we’re even able to work mornings or evenings.
How does epoxy compare to polyurea flooring?
High-solid epoxy coating provides a longer-lasting floor. Polyurea might be stronger than epoxy, but it dries so quickly that it fails to grab hold of the concrete well. The key to a long-lasting floor is how well it adheres to the concrete underneath, making epoxy the better investment.
Is there any comparison between epoxy and garage tiles?
Garage tiles are a temporary solution and only good for a small portion of your floor, such as a workbench area. Unlike epoxy, garage tiles are hard to clean and allow water to seep through the cracks. This can cause mold to build up underneath the tiles. While you might not think it, garage tiles can also be very pricey compared to epoxy flooring.
We would not recommend garage tiles for your entire floor. In fact, many customers have called us to replace their garage tiles with epoxy. It’s the right investment for a better property.