Common Epoxy Installation Errors

At PSR Industrial Flooring, whether we’re conducting our floor grinding or our floor joint repairs it’s important to tackle each job professionally. Far too often do we see poorly installed epoxy flooring coating by other companies, and there is no excuse. It’s important to take pride in each job to ensure that the installation is done perfectly; after all, what’s the point in a flash new flooring solution, if it is dangerous and falls apart?

There are several textbook errors that companies are making when installing their epoxy coating which all essentially boil down to care, patience and professionalism. Listed are the errors we see all too often being made by other companies when installing an epoxy coating to protect your industrial flooring:


Lack of Surface Preparation

This is one of the more important parts of the installation procedure. If the floor isn’t properly primed prior to the installation, then you risk leaving anything from loose materials to contaminants under the coating. If you are applying an epoxy resinous coating to a floor surface that is covered in dust, is wet or dirty, then it makes sense that the coating would react badly, that’s why our flooring professionals always ensure the floor is properly primed.

Wrong or Weak Materials

Using anything but the best is a recipe for an inefficient and ineffective disaster. Through using a weak substrate, the epoxy coating can work out stronger and essentially pull it off or peel it away. A similar issue can arise if the wrong primer – or even no primer – is applied.

Application to an Incompatible SurfaceResin

Despite the versatility of epoxy coating, there are just some floors that it can’t and shouldn’t be applied to. Take timber for example; wood can expand and flex, where as an epoxy coating likes to set firm. As a result, the coating can crack and leave you with a dangerous and ineffective epoxy coating.

Hire a Professional!

There is no substitute for experience, which is why our concrete flooring contractors are the perfect solution to your epoxy coating woes. If you find you have experienced poor epoxy coating in the past, or are looking for an epoxy coating installation, then you know who to call! You can contact our team of friendly experts on 01226 382864, where we are always eager to help and answer any questions that you may have.

Don’t accept anything but the best; give PSR Industrial Flooring a call.


All Testimonials

"Just to let you know how delighted we are with the work you completed last week on our warehouse floor, especially given the difficult circumstances the team were working in. They were all very hard working and courteous, and worked with our in-house team and over the weekend to make...

Colour Master

"Thank you for all your help and communication with bringing our flooring project to a satisfactory conclusion. The team you sent were friendly and professional and have done a very good job so please pass on our thanks to them also"


"We have been working with PSR Industrial Flooring for the last 10 years. During this time, we have worked in collaboration in repairing both our internal and external floors. PSR have understood the demands of our operation and have always been looking at new materials to speed up the repair to be...

David Hopkin, Coca Cola
Federation of Small Businesses Logo
master guild logo
Safe Contractor Logo