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New Epoxy Flooring Trend for the Do-it-Yourself Residential Market

Epoxy flake flooring is a decorative, economical flooring system utilized primarily by professional flooring contractors but has recently become a popular solution for the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) market.


Chicago, IL -- (ReleaseWire) -- 12/06/2007 -- When cracked or worn concrete flooring needs to be restored to a decorative and easy to maintain finish, epoxy flake flooring is a popular choice.

Epoxy flake flooring involves:
1-Preparation of the surface to be coated
2-Priming the prepared surface
3-Application of the color basecoat
4-Broadcast of the vinyl color flakes into the wet basecoat
5-Application of clear topcoat
6-Optional application of high performance finish coat

Sharon Payne, the marketing manager for Florock said “The main problem with the DIY market lies in preparation. The DIY market just does not have the equipment or experience to properly prepare the surface for coating.” Betty Head, President of Floorpro said “Our experience is that the DIY Market is quick to finish the job, and do not see the harm in skipping some important steps, like the application of primer and the application of a finish coat.”

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