Below are questions commonly asked by our customers, if you have a question not listed below, feel free to write to us at: info@mrepoxy.com

Epoxy flooring offers several benefits that make it a popular option for various types of spaces. Here are some of the top reasons to consider epoxy flooring:

  • Durability: Epoxy flooring is highly durable and resistant to wear and tear. It can withstand heavy foot traffic, making it the ideal solution for residential, commercial, and industrial settings.
  • Aesthetic Appeal: Epoxy coatings come in a variety of colours and finishes, allowing for creative design options. Whether you prefer a solid colour, a metallic finish, a clear concrete sealer, or a decorative flake system, epoxy can be customized to suit your aesthetic preferences.
  • Seamless and Easy to Clean: Epoxy flooring creates a seamless surface that is easy to clean and maintain. Its smooth surface reduces the accumulation of dust, dirt, and bacteria, making it a hygienic choice for spaces like kitchens, hospitals, and laboratories.
  • Spill Resistance: Epoxy is inherently resistant to water, making it a great option for areas where spills or water accumulations are common, such as basements and garages.
  • Safety Features: Epoxy flooring can be customized to include non-slip additives, enhancing safety in areas prone to spills or moisture. This makes it a suitable choice for both residential and commercial spaces.
Cost-Effective: With an installation cost comparable to traditional flooring options, the long-term durability and low maintenance requirements make epoxy flooring a cost-effective choice over time. It’s versatility, and capacity to be installed over existing ceramic tiles also make it a viable, non-destructive option for renovation projects.

Our epoxy flakes system is tailor made for use in residential and commercial garages. It’s multi colour design, paired with its polyaspartic topcoat, firmly position it as the best flooring solution when it comes to dealing with scratching, and camouflaging imperfections. Furthermore, the polyaspartic coating provides UV protection, preventing any yellowing or tarnishing of your floors over time. Our epoxy flakes system provides a sturdy flooring solution, resisting vehicular traffic and enhancing slip resistance; a must to deal with our winter conditions and any water accumulations. In conclusion, this comprehensive flooring solution excels in safety, aesthetics, and durability, making it an ideal choice for your garage flooring needs.

Epoxy flooring, fundamentally, lacks UV resistance and is relatively susceptible to scratching over time. This is the reason we strongly recommend protective topcoats for all our systems, especially when aesthetics are a priority. Depending on your flooring system, we offer two types of topcoats:

  • Polyaspartic: Our polyaspartic topcoat stands as the optimal solution for protecting both indoor and outdoor flake system installations. Its textured finish, coupled with UV resistance, ensures the prolonged lifespan of the epoxy, while preserving the anti-slip properties of the flakes system.
Polyurethane: Opt for our water-based polyurethane topcoat to provide optimal protection for our metallic, solid color, and natural concrete systems. Available in matte and glossy finishes, this topcoat significantly reduces the risk of scratching and protects floors exposed to UV rays. This ensures not only a durable flooring solution but also one that preserves its aesthetic appeal throughout its entire lifespan.
Absolutely, our epoxy flakes system stands among the best coating solutions for your exterior concrete, whether it be for stairs, balconies, terraces, pool surrounds, or even your foundation. Feel free to explore our exterior flake portfolio (link) to discover concrete examples!

Depending on the chosen flooring system, installation and cure times may vary. The condition of the concrete and the selected options can also influence the duration of the work. Here are the standard installation models:

  • Flakes System
  • Installation : 2 Days
  • Cure : 48H foot traffic/72H vehicular traffic
  • Total : Plan for 5 days from the beginning of the installation to the use of your floors
  • Metallic, Solid Colour, and Natural Concrete Systems
    • Installation : 5 days
    • Cure : 48H foot traffic
    • Total : Plan for a full week from the beginning of the installation to the use of your floors
The warranty for our interior epoxy systems spans 5 years, while all our exterior installations come with a 1-year guarantee.
Although most garages are heated, it is not recommended to carry out installations when the outdoor temperature is below 0°C. At that point, the temperature of the concrete slab, especially near doors and other openings, hinders the optimal adhesion of the epoxy and can lead to application issues. The installation season of course depends on conditions, but generally falls between March and October.
Outdoor installations depend on two factors: a maintained temperature between 15 °C and 30 °C, and favorable weather conditions for the duration of the work and curing periods. This is why we cannot guarantee specific dates for your installation. Generally, the dates are confirmed the week of the installation based on weather forecasts. The installation season typically falls between May and October.
Epoxy is an excellent solution for areas prone to flooding due to its waterproof properties. Moreover, it is relatively easy to clean and maintain, meaning that a thorough cleaning is sufficient to restore it after water damage; it does not need to be replaced. We can even extend it onto walls/moldings for increased protection in areas like garages and laundry rooms. However, it's important to note that while epoxy can provide water resistance, it does not replace the need to address the underlying causes of flooding issues in your home.
It is essential to note that epoxy acts as a sealer for concrete. This means it prevents concrete from breathing, and any moisture that manages to pass through can exert pressure on the coating, potentially causing it to peel. Therefore, epoxy is not designed to act as a barrier, especially at moisture levels above 5%. The recommendation is, therefore, not to install it on concrete presenting signs of moisture, as the results cannot be guaranteed.

Epoxy is fundamentally a concrete coating. However, it can be installed on various types of surfaces, provided that the preparation is adequate. Here are some examples: 

  • Concrete: This is the preferred surface. Epoxy can be installed with a standard preparation, such as grinding. 
  • Wood (plywood): To prepare this surface, it is necessary to double the plywood (installed in criss-cross), glue, and screw it to minimize movement. Then, the application of a self-leveling cement is required to achieve the necessary surface before applying epoxy. 
  • Ceramic: Epoxy can be applied directly to ceramic. However, the joints are usually visible, so it is recommended to apply a self-leveling cement to achieve the desired joint-free finish. Additionally, there is no need to remove the ceramic, which is a major advantage in renovation.

Epoxy and polyaspartic are two different products, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Here are the key differences:

Curing Time

  • Epoxy: Typically takes several days to cure.
  • Polyaspartic: Cures rapidly within hours, ideal for swift project completion. Professional installation is recommended due to short working times.

Scratch Resistance

  • Epoxy: Not known for its high resistance to scratching
  • Polyaspartic: Very resistant to scratching and impacts due to its flexibility.

UV Stability

  • Epoxy: May yellow or degrade in sunlight.
  • Polyaspartic: UV stable, very high resistance to UV rays

Flexibility

  • Epoxy: 100% solid, susceptible to cracking.
  • Polyaspartic: Flexible, resistant to cracking, suitable for dynamic environments.

Adhesion

  • Epoxy: Requires meticulous surface preparation.
  • Polyaspartic: Good adhesion, often with less extensive surface preparation.

Chemical Resistance

  • Epoxy: Offers good resistance but may be affected by harsh chemicals.
  • Polyaspartic: Praised for excellent chemical resistance.
Choosing between epoxy and polyaspartic depends on project needs and conditions. However, we highly recommend using a polyaspartic (or polyurethane, depending on the application) topcoat to protect the epoxy base coat for optimal overall results.
Our epoxy flake system consists of two layers: the first is the basecoat (either 100% solid epoxy or an epoxy flex membrane, depending on the condition of the concrete), and the second is the polyaspartic topcoat We prioritize an epoxy basecoat based on our experience, which demonstrates better adhesion and a superior long-term durability. Since epoxy requires a longer drying time, the second day of work is essential to achieve an optimal result. Believe us, it's worth it.
Grinding plays a vital role in the installation process, even when dealing with new concrete. It's worth emphasizing that grinding isn't intended to level the concrete. Rather, its goal is to open the pores of the concrete and create a rough surface, which improves product adhesion. Rest assured, we also have commercial-grade extractors to keep dust to a minimum!
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