THE NUSHIELD EPOXY PROCESS

Proper epoxy flooring is all about preparation. At NuShield, we begin every flooring project by finding out about our customer’s needs. Since no two jobs or locations are the same, it is critical that we evaluate the space we are working with, listen to and understand the customers objective, and then select the right application for the job.


PREPARATION

We have machines designed to shot blast and diamond grind your concrete substrate to a comparable media. The objective is to achieve a concrete surface profile #2 or #3. An aggressive surface profile will deliver a better mechanical bond between the substrate and the epoxy. For the corners and hard to reach areas we edge grind with a hand-held grinder to cover every inch of your floor.

REPAIR

We repair and fix any cracks, pits, or divots within the concrete with a fast-drying flexible epoxy. Once the epoxy dries we then grind and polish the patches where needed. Next, we vacuum and clean all debris from the floor surface. Then, clean with a neutral solvent and mop.

EPOXY PREPARATION

We measure and mix the 8-10 ml industrial grade epoxy base coat of resin. The epoxy is poured directly onto the substrate and is immediately spread around with a squeegee. The pattern and the amount of time you adhere the epoxy is critical for long lasting success. This coat bonds to the open pours we just created in your concrete. Our certified and experienced service installers truly understand the product limitations, the cure time, and the epoxy process.

OPTIONAL BROADCAST DECORATIVE FLAKE OR QUARTZ

Here is where you add the multi-colored flakes or quartz into your surface. It adds that extra element and overall flare to your floor. We add flakes to the entirely of the surface to make sure it has an evenly coated finish.

POLYASPARTIC TOP COAT

Next day we come back and start by cleaning the entire surface again before we lay down the top coat. Lightly scraping away any imperfections at all. Polyaspartic is the best finishing coat on the market today. It will keep your floor from discoloring and also add a UV resistant protective layer. We recommend incorporating an anti-slip resistant aluminum oxide chemical into the polyaspartic layer to increase its durability.

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