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Why Epoxy Floors Develop Bubbles and Pinholes

Epoxy coatings are a good choice for improving residential and commercial floors. However, bubbles and pinholes can occur during the application process, making the finished product imperfect. Guardian Garage Floors can help identify and prevent these issues for a beautiful, long-lasting floor.

Why Epoxy Floors Develop Bubbles and Pinholes

Causes of Bubbles in Epoxy Floors

Bubbles in epoxy floors can be frustrating and unsightly, but understanding their root causes can help prevent them. Some common reasons for bubbles in the epoxy floor include the following:

  • Outgassing from the concrete substrate occurs when air or gas is released during curing, causing bubbles in the epoxy coating. Proper sealing and curing can help minimize this issue.

  • Moisture and humidity can cause epoxy bubbles, so monitoring moisture levels in the concrete and surrounding environment is essential to avoid this problem.

  • Improper cleaning and preparation of the surface can lead to trapped dirt, dust, or other contaminants causing bubbles in the epoxy. Thoroughly cleaning and prepping the surface ensures a smooth and even coating.

  • Incorrect mixing creates bubbles and other blemishes on the finished floor coating. Following manufacturer instructions is necessary to achieve the best results.

Causes of Pinholes in Epoxy Floors

Pinholes, while smaller than bubbles, can still detract from the appearance and durability of your epoxy floor. Some common reasons for pinholes include the following:

  • Trapped air in the coating during application can lead to pinholes.

  • Improper application techniques like applying the epoxy too quickly, too thick, or with the wrong tools can result in pinholes.

  • Contamination on the surface Like bubbles, pinholes can result from contaminants trapped beneath the epoxy coating.

How Guardian Garage Floors Prevents Bubbles and Pinholes

Guardian Garage Floors is committed to providing high-quality floor installations without bubbles or pinholes. Here’s how we achieve this.

  • Proper surface preparation helps remove contaminants.

  • Following the manufacturer’s instructions for mixing and applying the flooring solution ensures a smooth and even coating.

  • Efficient installation process minimizes the chance of moisture- or humidity-related issues.

  • Using premium formulations to ensure a durable and long-lasting finish.

Guardian Garage Floors is a clear choice for homeowners and facility managers seeking top-quality alternatives to epoxy floor installations. Some benefits of choosing our services include:

  • Expert installation, ensuring a smooth and flawless finish.

  • High-quality materials for durability and longevity.

  • Local services tailored to the unique needs of residential and commercial floors.

Achieving a perfect floor finish requires professional installation and attention to detail. With your flooring project, avoid the pitfalls of bubbles and pinholes by trusting Guardian Garage Floors. Give us a call at (615) 645-3696, or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and learn more about our polyaspartic flooring solutions.