TRANSFORMING A BADLY DAMAGED FLOOR INTO A HI-GLOSS EPOXY SHOWROOM FLOOR If you have a nasty looking pitted floor like this
This customer used Rapid Set Concrete Mix he bought from a local big box store. We don't mind recommending products other than ours as long as they do a good job. Our customer was very happy with the results as you will see below but he said the one drawback is that it sets up really fast in like less than 10 minutes. So it's harder to work with than our crack & joint repair product but also much cheaper. We would say for smaller areas you can go with our repair products but for larger areas use the Rapid Set to keep costs down. He also mentioned not to use the Rapid Set Mortar because it doesn't set right and is not as strong. Also do not use the Underlayment product as it will not hold up to vehicle traffic! So here's a picture after he patched and is grinding it down smooth. Just another note when using our product its much easier to lay it down smooth so you don't have to grind or at worst you have to lightly grind here and there. This is the finished product using the Armor Granite Kit Pattern # 2 with added Functional Gray flakes.
This is another reason why you want to protect your floor with and epoxy coating, eventually if bare concrete will turn into the before picture especially where road salts are used. It's much easier if you coat your floor prior to it getting pitted. Once the repair work was done it was easy to apply the epoxy coating.