When To Repair Or Replace Your Concrete Floors
Updated: 2 days ago
If you have a commercial concrete floor in your facility, you might start to notice that it has become damaged over time. Cracks and crevices may appear, and you may be wondering what you can do about itthem.
Luckily, concrete floors are not only easy to maintain, but they are also simple to repair. But how can you determine whether it is time to repair the floor, or if it’s time for a complete
epoxy resin floor replacement?
When To Repair Your Concrete Floors
If cracks are visible, concrete resurfacing Is an economical solution. If you had a concrete floor installed somewhat recently, you might start to notice little cracks in the substrate. This is most commonly, heavy wear and tear from foot traffic or machinery. However, these cracks are not caused for concern, especially if they are caught early enough. This is because cracks in your concrete floor can be easily fixed by a resinous flooring expert.
When Peeling or Delamination 0f Your Epoxy Floor Occurs
One of the most common issues that might arise with your epoxy flooring system is that it may peel or delaminate. This could be the result of an installer not using the proper epoxy primer. Additionally, a lack of proper mechanical abrasion to the existing floor will likely peel or come loose.
If Chipping or Slab Erosion Begins, It's Time For Concrete Resurfacing
If you start to notice chipping in your concrete floor, you should repair the floor as soon as you possibly can. This repair process can be completed easily by a resinous flooring expert.
Surface erosion can also be an issue with concrete floors, especially when the concrete has a soft surface.
However, some people may think that if the slab erodes, the floor must be replaced, which is usually not the case. Most resinous flooring companies can even provide color matching services, which can match the existing floor color perfectly.
When Large Areas of your Concrete Floor Are Peeling
As stated above, portions of your concrete substrate may begin to peel or delaminate over time. If these spots remain small, they can be easily repaired.
However, this can become a serious issue if it is not taken care of quickly. If large portions
of your floor have begun to peel, it is time to replace your epoxy flooring system. Your floor should be evaluated by a resinous flooring expert, who will be able to assess whether or not you should replace the floor in question.
Ultimately, for the safety of your workers and quality the of your flooring system, if the peeling area has become too large, it is best to just replace the entire floor. This will be the most cost-effective method as well.
When Crevices Become Excessive, Concrete Resurfacing Is The Solution
It is normal for some cracks to appear, and even some crevices as well, if it’s been a while since your floor was installed. However, larger voids should be addressed at your earliest convenience, while no one wants to spend money on patching, it will only get worse and more expensive down the road.
When You Want To Change The Color Or Style of Your Concrete Floor
The most common reason why you would need to replace your flooring system would be if you wanted to change the color or style of your floor.
Concrete floors can be designed in a wide variety of ways, and many colors and styles can be added to the substrate.
If you are looking for a completely new style, or if you would like to update the color of your floor, we would be happy at no expense to yo offer a few insights and general budgetary costs.
Replacing the system is straightforward, with the help of an epoxy flooring expert, and the downtime can be minimized after coordinating with your facility manager. Often, within a matter of days, you can have a brand new flooring system.
Repairing VS. Replacing Your Concrete Flooring
As a general rule, it is best to leave the decision of whether to repair or replace your concrete floor up to the experts. If you notice any cracks, crevices, or any other issue discussed in this blog it is best to contact an epoxy flooring company.
They will be able to provide you with an evaluation of your flooring system and you can explain and help you decide whether to repair or replace your floor altogether.