Appearance of Air Bubbles
The epoxy floor finish is susceptible to air bubbles. For this reason, we do everything right to avoid this problem. Air bubbles appear when any of these conditions are not met.
- Epoxy should never be installed when the temperature outside is too hot or too cold.
- Epoxy should never be applied on a porous concrete surface.
- The resin and hardener components of epoxy should be correctly mixed. Mixing these components too fast will trap air in the epoxy coating causing bubbles to appear in the finish.
- The resin and hardener needs to be mixed in the right proportions. One part resin and one part hardener.
Peeling of the Floors
Installing epoxy floor coating in high humidity can cause the epoxy coating to peel off. Improper concrete surface preparation can also cause peeling especially when the concrete surface is dirty and not free of grease and oil.
Acid etching and grinding should also be done on the concrete surface to ensure the epoxy coating will not peel off once cured.
Inconsistency in Color
Improper mixing of the resin and hardener will cause inconsistent colors. Additionally, the presence of grease and oil on the concrete surface will cause variations in color.
Allowing one batch of epoxy floor coating to sit in the sun and not the next batch could also cause color variation as exposing the epoxy coating to ultraviolet light can alter its color. We never allow any batch of epoxy coating to sit under or within the range of the sun.