Our Process

Our process for epoxy coatings is very detailed. Proper preparation of the floor surface is critical to the job. If you don’t prepare the floor surface properly, the epoxy will not bond and will peel off the floor. This is common in the “do it yourself” kits you can purchase at the hardware store, and can also happen with inexperienced, or less than ethical installers.

Strong Bond may take longer to prepare and install your residential epoxy floor, but we think it is the right thing to do! Faster is not always better!

Day 1

On day one we will diamond grind, or shot blast, your floor to ensure the surface is properly prepared before applying the epoxy.

If the floor is too smooth, the epoxy may not bond with the floor and create the adhesion that is necessary.

The first coat of epoxy can be described as a mechanical bonding with the concrete. Improperly prepared concrete will not provide this bond and the coating will not last.

Generally, by the end of day one we will have your floor prepared and our base, or primer, coat will be installed and then allowed to properly cure overnight.

Day 2

On day two we will ensure the initial coat has properly cured and will complete your application by applying the next coat, or the “Top Coat”, to the floor. This coat is clear in colour and will ensure the floor is properly sealed and protected.

In 24 hours, you can walk on the floor and we suggest waiting 48 hours before moving furniture or vehicles back in.

To ensure a complete application, using the right product, this is generally a two-day process. The length of time can be extended or reduced by humidity and temperature. It is possible to complete a one day install, but this is not a Strong Bond practice

Day 2

On day two we will ensure the initial coat has properly cured and will complete your application by applying the next coat, or the “Top Coat”, to the floor. This coat is clear in colour and will ensure the floor is properly sealed and protected.

In 24 hours, you can walk on the floor and we suggest waiting 48 hours before moving furniture or vehicles back in.

To ensure a complete application, using the right product, this is generally a two-day process. The length of time can be extended or reduced by humidity and temperature. It is possible to complete a one day install, but this is not a Strong Bond practice

Day 3 – Your new floor is ready

Light foot traffic is ok at this point. We recommend 24-48 more hours before regular traffic and furniture/equipment are back on the floor.

Your Strong Bond installer will answer any questions you have.

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