Epoxy Floor Peeling Reasons and Prevent
1. Smooth Surface
If you look at the cement underneath the concrete, it’s very smooth it’s as if no one’s ever like grounded or sanded it. So it was tough for the epoxy to stick to that surface. You want to make sure when you pull and it when you put the epoxy that it penetrates the surface. It kind of goes in it anchors itself to the surface. This couldn’t happen because it was so smooth that the epoxy just kind of sat on top and with a little back-and-forth it started to chip away. We see in this picture grinding is so essential we grind floors to make sure that we don’t have these problems.
Beneath the epoxy, you’ll notice that the quality of the concrete looks horrible. It seems dusty, and just pieces were falling apart. What happened here was the epoxy broke, but it was the caught the cement was attached to the epoxy. That is a hazardous issue you don’t want to be applying epoxies on substrates that are not very strong.
- because it will collapse
- they will fail
Only apply epoxy on good quality concrete on good quality substrates.
Why an epoxy floor might peel is if your floor is contaminated. Look at this horrible filthy disgusting floor; this is a real project we have worked on this was an oil processing Factory a big industry.
How dirty this floor was and if we try applying epoxy on this it wouldn’t last for more than a week. All sorts of machines to clean this floor so the whole purpose. We just kept on grinding and scarifying the floor until it was clean.
How the floor looked at at the end, we made a nice epoxy quartz floor. The customer is delighted. We did this floor and the customer hasn’t complained to us. It seems to be intact but going back this is how it looked like you want to make sure that you clean the floor and that you do a good job Sarah flying. Just processing and make sure you get clean floor before you can work on this; otherwise, the epoxy will fail.
Some people because they’re in a rush or because they’re trying to save money. They don’t apply a primer; this is a big mistake you should always be using a primer. A primer, unlike a floor coating, is usually thinner. Its whole purpose is to penetrate to go deep to kind of go into the floor and to create sort of the base. So the next epoxy coating can stick to it. Prime has many benefits
The benefits of adding primer and us
- Get much better adhesion with the epoxy coating also you
- Micro primers do a great job of eliminating this dust. Also, primers penetrate the substrate, and they also seal the surface. You’ll realize sealing the surface is very useful.
- Because you want to avoid having bubbles when you apply the top coats and a great way to prevent that is by having a good sealer. and finally the
If you have a warehouse where you’re shifting pallet trucks in and out every day, if you’ve got a heavy-duty warehouse, you don’t want to be using you know a thin epoxy coat won’t do anything. It will it’s just not strong enough to withstand. So make sure that you specify a coating that’s suitable for the use that you expect your floor.