How to Install Commercial Epoxy Flooring- 2022 (Things you should consider) 

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Epoxy flooring is a type of commercial flooring that is becoming increasingly popular. It is perfect for areas with heavy traffic because it is dependable, simple to maintain, and non-slip. You will need tools that will make your work simple and perfect, such as a power drill, a mixing paddle, etc. 

 This blog post will give you all the information you need to start. If you are considering installing epoxy flooring in your business. We will cover the tools you need for the job, the prep work required before installation, and the installation process step-by-step. By the end of this post, you will be ready to install your own commercial epoxy flooring in the modern way of 2022!

How to Install Commercial Epoxy Flooring

The tools you’ll need for the job.

The list of tools

To install commercial epoxy flooring, you will need the following tools:

-A power drill

-A mixing paddle attachment for your power drill

-A 5-gallon bucket

-An industrial-grade epoxy resin

-An industrial-grade hardener

-A measuring cup

-A paint roller and tray

-Masking tape

Where to find them

You can find all of the necessary tools at your local hardware store. Some of the popular hardware stores in Toronto are – 

CAAM United Hardware, College Home Hardware, Dudley’s Hardware etc.

The prep work is required before installation.

What needs to be done

The prep work required before installing commercial epoxy flooring includes cleaning and repairing the surface and priming it. The surface must first be cleaned of debris, grease, and other impurities. Power washers or scrubbing with a potent cleaner can be used for this. The surface must then have any holes or cracks fixed. These can be filled with patching compounds or epoxy resin. Finally, the surface must be primed with an epoxy primer to ensure proper adhesion of the flooring.

Why it needs to be done

It is important to do the prep work before installing commercial epoxy flooring because if the surface is not clean and smooth, the flooring will not adhere properly and could peel up over time. In addition, any cracks or holes in the surface will need to be repaired before installation to create a smooth, even finish.

The installation process is step-by-step.

Step 1

The first step is to clean the floor thoroughly. This means sweeping, vacuuming, and mopping to remove all dirt, dust, and debris. Any grease or oil stains should be cleaned with a degreaser before proceeding.

Step 2

Next, the floor must be etched to roughen it up and provide a better surface for the epoxy to adhere to. To achieve this, all you need is a concrete etching solution and a brush with bristles of varying stiffness. For best results, let the etching solution lie on the floor for 10–15 minutes before scrubbing in circular motions.

Step 3

After the etching solution has been removed, the floor must be washed several times with clean water to remove all residues of the solution. Once this is done, the floor should be allowed to dry completely (this could take up to 24 hours).

Step 4

After the floor has dried completely, you can blend the epoxy resin and hardener as directed. Once mixed, the epoxy will need to be applied evenly across the floor using a roller or brush (depending on the size of the area).

Step 5

The final step is to allow the epoxy time to cure (harden). This process normally takes between 24 and 48 hours, during which time the floor must be left undisturbed. After this curing period, your commercial epoxy flooring will be ready for use!


We appreciate you taking the time to read our blog post about laying down industrial epoxy flooring. The information provided should have been useful to you. Always keep in mind that thorough planning is essential for a smooth installation. Do it right the first time by taking your time. Don’t hesitate to contact us anytime if you have questions or need help with your Industrial or commercial epoxy flooring service. We are Toronto’s top Epoxy flooring company. There’s never a time when we can’t be of assistance.

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