WHAT WE DO
Epoxy Flooring Services
AN EPOXY GARAGE FLOOR COATING IS NOT PAINT
Epoxy is an actual thermosetting resin that is applied as a coating. It is formed when you mix one part epoxide resin with one part polyamine hardener. The hardener acts as a catalyst and is what gives epoxy its strength.
Unlike paint that has to dry, epoxy cures. When the two parts are mixed, a chemical reaction is started which creates an exothermic curing process. This curing process produces polymer structures that are closely cross-linked giving epoxy its superior strength and durability. The end result is a coating that is much thicker than paint and bonds tenaciously to a properly prepared surface.
"Expert Expoxy Solutions of NC Inc. transformed our lobby into a showroom! Our new epoxy floor, matched to our company colors is the focal point of our customer waiting area."
Kody L., Moe's Tire Service in Rocky Point NC
"Expert Expoxy Solutions of NC Inc. did such a professional job installing our new epoxy flooring! Our garage is the envy of our neighborhood!"
Will D., from Wilmington, NC
"I didn’t think our cracked, oil stained concrete shop floor could be resurrected. After Expert Expoxy Solutions of NC Inc. put down our new metallic epoxy, I don’t want anybody to walk on it! Superb job!"
"Expert Expoxy Solutions of NC Inc. was very professional, well-educated on the epoxy flooring options they presented me with and affordable. They did an amazing job and my two-car garage floor shines like a diamond! I would recommend them to anyone who is looking to improve an exterior floor surface."
understanding OUR PROCESS
Turn your garage or interior space into a showpiece.
Diamond Grinding Surface Preparation
Because the products we use are penetrators and not merely surface applications that can chip and peel, the concrete must be prepared to allow absorption. This is done by creating a profile with diamond grinding heads. In layman’s terms, we’re basically opening the surface pores, which allows the coatings to wick deeply into the concrete, creating a permanent bond.
Crack and/or Concrete Repair (as needed)
Opened cracks and areas in need of repair are filled with an engineered grout and are then ground smooth.
Coating Foundation Stemwalls (optional)
The junction of the foundation stemwalls and concrete floor is caulked, creating a water tight surface. The stemwalls are then coated, typically in the same finish as the floor.
Application of a Penetrating Pre-Primer (as needed)
Imperative to the longevity of your floor coating, the use of a deep penetrating primer ensures just what its name implies…deep product penetration and a permanent bond. Older, high density or poor quality concrete may require a specialty primer that not only adds integrity to poor quality concrete, but locks in contaminants and ensures adhesion.
Application of a Penetrating Tinted Epoxy Base
Yes, another penetrating product. An epoxy base coat is tinted to coordinate with the predominant color in the blend of paint flakes chosen.
Broadcasting of Vinyl Paint Flakes
This is a FULL broadcasting of paint flakes, NOT a light sprinkling. Depending upon the color formula you select, we average broadcasting 50 pounds of paint flakes for every 100 square feet of flooring installed and strive for no less than 95% coverage of the tinted epoxy base coat.
Apply a Topcoat of Polyaspartic
Finally, we apply a UV stable polyaspartic topcoat. Your new floor will be ready for light foot traffic after 6-8 hours.
Have questions? Let's Talk.
We're here to answer your questions about your epoxy flooring options. You can also learn more about our flooring process here.
Expert Expoxy Solutions of NC Inc.
We're located in Wilmington, NC. Please note that we service New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender Counties. We offer free estimates on epoxy flooring projects and a lifetime warranty on most epoxy coatings.