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Reasons for Removing Epoxy Coating
1. You just moved into a new house
2. You need a new flooring system
3. You want to change the design on your garage floors
4. The previous epoxy coating installation did not go as planned
How to Remove Epoxy Floors Tampa
Epoxy floors are notoriously hard to remove once they have been installed. This is because of the way epoxy chemically binds to the concrete under it, merging the two materials together into one resilient floor. It is what makes it so attractive for garage flooring Tampa, but it is also what makes it so hard to remove.
This is why epoxy should only be removed by professionals. Not only is it a difficult job that requires special tools, but it incorrect and sloppy work could also damage the concrete underneath, which would lead to more costs as you have to replace them.
At Tampa Epoxy, we have a signature technique to remove epoxy from concrete floors:
1. Solvent bath
If the epoxy was installed relatively recently, you can correct its incorrect application by quickly applying a solvent to the floors to soften up the epoxy before it completely cures. This is also the step best used for epoxy paint removal. But if the epoxy is relatively old, a solvent bath will do little to change its composition, which means we proceed to the next step.
2. Grinding the epoxy
At Tampa Epoxy, we use only top-of-the-line grinders and grinding tools to shave off the epoxy on concrete floors. This is extremely delicate work as using the wrong grinder could result in damaging the concrete underneath. We also make sure to clean up after every pass of the grinder to make sure the dust does not accumulate.
3. Install new flooring
Once the epoxy is all removed, we can then proceed to the installation of the new epoxy flooring of your choice.