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Installing Epoxy Flake Flooring: 7 Expert Tips

Epoxy flake flooring

Epoxy flake flooring, an exceptional choice for both residential and commercial spaces, is known for its durability and aesthetic appeal.

Our business has installed countless epoxy flake floors here in Adelaide and based on that experience we’re providing the following detailed, step by step guide to help you understand the process.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Epoxy Flake Flooring
  2. Essential Preparation Steps
  3. Surface Levelling and Repair
  4. Applying the Epoxy Primer
  5. Broadcasting the Flakes
  6. Sealing with Clear Epoxy
  7. Final Curing and Maintenance Tips



Epoxy flake flooring

1. Introduction to Epoxy Flake Flooring

Epoxy flake flooring is a popular choice due to its durability and customisable appearance. This type of flooring involves applying coloured epoxy and decorative flakes to create a seamless, attractive finish. Whether you’re upgrading a garage, driveway, or commercial space, epoxy flake flooring offers both practicality and style.

2. Essential Preparation Steps

Before beginning the installation, it’s crucial to prepare the surface thoroughly. This involves removing any existing coatings, dirt, or debris from the floor. 

A clean and smooth surface ensures the epoxy adheres properly and provides a long lasting finish. Additionally, it’s important to wear protective gear such as gloves and masks during this process to ensure safety.

3. Surface Levelling and Repair

Inspect the floor for any cracks, holes, or uneven areas. Use a concrete patching compound to repair these imperfections. For larger areas, a concrete grinder may be necessary to achieve a level surface. This step is vital because any flaws in the substrate can affect the durability and appearance of the final floor.

4. Applying the Epoxy Primer

Once the surface is prepared and level, the next step is to apply the epoxy primer. This involves:

  • Mixing the coloured epoxy according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Pouring the primer onto the floor and spreading it evenly with a roller.
  • Allowing the primer to dry completely, which typically takes a few hours.


5. Broadcasting the Flakes

With the primer still tacky, broadcast the decorative flakes by hand or with a spreader. Aim for an even distribution to avoid clumping and ensure a uniform look. The amount and colour of flakes can be customised to your preference, giving you control over the final appearance.

6. Sealing with a Top Coat of Clear Epoxy

After the flakes have been applied and the primer has dried, it’s time to seal the floor with a clear epoxy. This involves:

  • Sweeping off any excess flakes that didn’t adhere to the primer.
  • Mix the clear epoxy and spread it over the flaked surface.
  • Using a squeegee and roller to spread the epoxy evenly, ensuring it covers all the flakes.
  • Allowing the floor to cure for at least 72 hours before use.


7. Final Curing and Maintenance Tips

Once the epoxy has cured, the floor will be ready for use. However, it’s important to follow some maintenance tips to keep your epoxy flake flooring looking its best:

  • Clean spills promptly to prevent staining.
  • Use a soft broom or mop to clean the surface regularly.
  • Avoid dragging heavy objects across the floor to prevent scratches.


Epoxy flake flooring

Why Choose Us for Your Epoxy Flake Flooring Needs

Expertise: With years of experience, we deliver flawless epoxy flooring solutions.
Quality Materials: We use only the best materials for a durable and attractive finish.
Customisation: We offer a wide range of colours and styles to suit your needs.
Customer Satisfaction: Our focus is on providing exceptional service and results.
Free Quotes: Contact us today for a free quote and expert advice.

Ready to transform your space with epoxy flake flooring? Contact us for more details or to request a free quote.

FAQs

Epoxy flake flooring is a type of flooring that combines coloured epoxy with decorative flakes to create a durable and attractive surface.

The installation typically takes a few days, including preparation, application, and curing time.

Yes, epoxy flake flooring can be used for driveways and other outdoor areas due to its durability.

Regular cleaning with a soft broom or mop and prompt spill clean-up will keep your floor looking great.

Yes, epoxy flake flooring can be customised with a variety of colours and flake sizes.

Absolutely. It’s durable and aesthetically pleasing, making it perfect for commercial environments.

The combination of epoxy resin and decorative flakes creates a hard, resilient surface that withstands heavy use.

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