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The Floor Coating Process Made Easy - Just The Way It Should Be!

Get a free quote for your property today. Our team will visit your location and provide a detailed estimate, no strings attached. Once you’re ready to transform your concrete, we’ll come back and expertly install our premium floor coating in just one day.

How floor coating works

Adding flake color to concrete coating

Floor Coating Preparation

At Fortress Floors, we don’t take shortcuts when it comes to your commercial or residential concrete floor. The application of our floor coating in New Jersey requires some preparation work before it can be completed, and we’re very thorough. This prep work ensures the concrete surface is in a premium condition to allow the coating to adhere properly. We work efficiently to complete this job, while still maintaining high standards. Our team will ensure the area is prepped properly so you get the best results and flooring that will last for many years. All we need you to do is create a clean, open floor space by removing all items.

If you’re curious about what our floor coating preparation services consist of, we’ve got the answers for you. The goal of this process is to ensure the concrete is completely ready for coating. During the prepping process, we’ll do all of the following:

Grind Concrete Surface: We use a diamond-bit Lavina grinder to create a coarse and porous surface as well as to remove any weak or deteriorated concrete. Our grinders feature three grinding wheels that work in unison to open the pores of your concrete. We will also use hand grinders to prepare detailed areas and vertical surfaces.

Contain Concrete Dust: Each of the grinders is used with a high-powered vacuum to contain dust created by the grinding. This ensures the area stays clean.

Grinding concrete floor
Floor preparation

Remove Contaminants: Concrete can absorb contaminants, such as oil, grease, and gas, when they are spilled on its surface. Grinding usually removes surface contaminants, but in instances where they have penetrated deep, we use a degreaser to lift oil from the concrete. Our coating has also been formulated with an oil base, so even if the oil cannot be fully removed, the coating will still bond appropriately.

Remove Latent Layer: The main purpose of grinding the surface of your concrete is to remove the latent layer that formed when the slab was originally curing. This layer has minimal pores and is the weakest layer of the concrete, making it vital to remove before coating the slab. The latent layer is about 1/16th of an inch thick, so we’ll grind to that depth in order to remove it fully.