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Proper Floor Surface Preparation

SURFACE PREPARATION

SURFACE PREPARATION IS THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP WHEN INSTALLING A NEW FLOOR

Floor surface preparation is the first and most important step for the installation of any flooring. Without proper floor surface preparation, many problems can arise once you install your new flooring system. If you have ever seen uneven floors, peeling floors, or bubbling floors, it could be because the floor was not prepped properly. Every surface needs to be cleaned, open, and porous for proper floor installation.

Keep in mind that floor surface preparation is not just for residential homes, but also commercial and industrial floors as well. So, what is surface preparation? Read below to find out!

WHAT IS SURFACE PREP?

Surface preparation is the first step to take before the application of any coating. The overall performance of the coating is influenced by the quality of the surface preparation. Having the proper surface preparation is crucial to the overall surface treatment process.

ALL OUR CONCRETE HAS TO BE DONE TO A LEVEL 2 CSP RATING

E2U'S SURFACE PREP STEPS FOR FLOOR INSTALLATION

1. Surface Condition Assessment

A Concrete Surface Profile, known as a CSP, is defined by the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) as a standardized meassure for 'roughness' of a surface. CSP 1 is very smoother surface vs CSP 9 is very rough surface. The higher the number, the rougher the surface. The lower the number, the smoother the surface. For proper bonding of epoxy and coatings, it is extremely important that a concrete surface have the correct Concrete Surface Profile or CSP

2. Remove Old Coatings

A Concrete Surface Profile, known as a CSP, is defined by the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) as a standardized meassure for 'roughness' of a surface. CSP 1 is very smoother surface vs CSP 9 is very rough surface. The higher the number, the rougher the surface. The lower the number, the smoother the surface. For proper bonding of epoxy and coatings, it is extremely important that a concrete surface have the correct Concrete Surface Profile or CSP

3. Remove Oils, Chlorides, Acids and Other Surface Contaminants

A Concrete Surface Profile, known as a CSP, is defined by the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) as a standardized meassure for 'roughness' of a surface. CSP 1 is very smoother surface vs CSP 9 is very rough surface. The higher the number, the rougher the surface. The lower the number, the smoother the surface. For proper bonding of epoxy and coatings, it is extremely important that a concrete surface have the correct Concrete Surface Profile or CSP

4. Remove Loose Parts of the Surface

A Concrete Surface Profile, known as a CSP, is defined by the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) as a standardized meassure for 'roughness' of a surface. CSP 1 is very smoother surface vs CSP 9 is very rough surface. The higher the number, the rougher the surface. The lower the number, the smoother the surface. For proper bonding of epoxy and coatings, it is extremely important that a concrete surface have the correct Concrete Surface Profile or CSP

5. Profile the Surface

A Concrete Surface Profile, known as a CSP, is defined by the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) as a standardized meassure for 'roughness' of a surface. CSP 1 is very smoother surface vs CSP 9 is very rough surface. The higher the number, the rougher the surface. The lower the number, the smoother the surface. For proper bonding of epoxy and coatings, it is extremely important that a concrete surface have the correct Concrete Surface Profile or CSP

6. Dry the Surfaces

ALL OUR CONCRETE HAS TO BE DONE TO A LEVEL 2 CSP RATING

CONCRETE SURFACE PREP

A Concrete Surface Profile, known as a CSP, is defined by the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) as a standardized meassure for 'roughness' of a surface. CSP 1 is very smoother surface vs CSP 9 is very rough surface. The higher the number, the rougher the surface. The lower the number, the smoother the surface. For proper bonding of epoxy and coatings, it is extremely important that a concrete surface have the correct Concrete Surface Profile or CSP

WHAT ARE CSP RATINGS?

A Concrete Surface Profile, known as a CSP, is defined by the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) as a standardized meassure for 'roughness' of a surface. CSP 1 is very smoother surface vs CSP 9 is very rough surface. The higher the number, the rougher the surface. The lower the number, the smoother the surface. For proper bonding of epoxy and coatings, it is extremely important that a concrete surface have the correct Concrete Surface Profile or CSP

EXISTING SURFACE PREP FOR FLOORING OTHER THAN CONCRETE

Alternate flooring substrates: epoxy, hardwood, aluminum, metal, steel, etc. Consult with a qualified flooring expert.

ALL OUR CONCRETE HAS TO BE DONE TO A LEVEL 2 CSP RATING

POORLY PREPPED FLOOR SURFACES: WHAT’S THE RISK?

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