Has your epoxy floor been bubbling or cratering? Have you been finding pinholes in the flooring? Or are you perhaps just looking to refresh the look of your concrete? Whatever your reason for wanting to remove your epoxy flooring, read on as we discuss how to remove your epoxy flooring.

What is Epoxy Flooring? 

Epoxy flooring is a material used to cover concrete floors to create an additional protective layer on the concrete. Many times, property owners implement this in their homes to create an aesthetically pleasing look in addition to adding durability. Installed by pouring a liquid over concrete that hardens, the process is fairly common among homeowners. Should you need it removed for whatever reason, this can be done by essentially reversing the installation process.

How to Remove Epoxy Flooring

Here are a few easy steps to remove epoxy from concrete around your home:

Get Prepped

To start, you’ll need to remove everything off of the floor that is being stripped and take it to a different location. In addition, you should ensure you have the proper tooling to do the job. We’ll discuss the different methods in the next section, which will dictate what tooling you need.

Pick a Method

There are two main methods for removing epoxy floor coatings. First, you can use a grinder or a sander. Though this can be done with a regular floor sander, it might be wise to enlist professional help, as you don’t want to damage the concrete underneath the epoxy. Additional residue can be removed using a shop vacuum. Alternatively, you can buy a solvent to dilute the epoxy. This is applied evenly to the floor using a mop and then scraped off. 

Take Your Time!

Whichever method you go with, be sure to take your time and wear the proper safety gear. Ensure your skin is covered if using the solvent method and that you have proper ventilation in place. If using the grinding method, be sure to wear safety glasses, a mask, and other protective clothing to ensure any particles kicked up do not harm you.

Epoxy Alternatives

If you’re still looking to have a fantastic-looking piece of concrete post-epoxy, polyaspartic coatings might be right for your home. This type of coating is similar to epoxy, but they are 98% more flexible and four times stronger than epoxy flooring. Not only are they rugged in nature, but they are also quite decorative, coming in many different colors and textures to suit any home. In as little as a day, this service can be provided to transform your home’s concrete for years and years to come. In fact, this stuff is so strong that Cardinal Coatings puts a 50-year warranty behind this service.

Cardinal Concrete Coatings Can Help

Cardinal Concrete Coatings is a premier concrete coatings contractor based in the Greater Phoenix, Arizona area. Founder Ryan Davis is passionate about having a company that believes in hard work and family. Ryan and his team have truly created a down-to-earth local business that you and your neighbors can trust and love. In addition to friendly, professional service, the Cardinal team also delivers excellent work, thanks to years of an unmatched dedication to the craft. We believe in giving back to our community, regularly making charitable donations to organizations that provide care for our veterans and their families.

Call Us Today

If you’re ready to kiss your epoxy goodbye and say hello to new, improved concrete, then give us a call today at (480) 725-5855. We’d love to hear the vision you have for your home’s concrete and how we can help you achieve your home goals. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you and your family soon!

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