How to Prevent Hot Tire Pick-Up on Epoxy Flooring

Nov 07, 2017

Many Atlanta homeowners are hesitant when it comes to installing an concrete coating such as an epoxy coating to their garage floor because they fear that parking a car with hot tires will ruin the concrete coating.

It is not uncommon for tires to get hot after a long drive, and the heat can cause them to pull up strips of the garage floor coating. Fortunately, you don’t have to worry about this issue when you use coatings from Tight Line Exteriors. We take special steps and use the proper coatings to ensure that you get long-lasting beauty and function from our products.

Use Quality Polyurea Epoxy Type Coating

The leading culprit of hot tire pickup is low-quality epoxy. As the saying goes, you get what you pay for. When you try to go the cheap route, you end up with water-based epoxy kits. These kits often only include enough product to complete a single coat and have a low heat tolerance, so the weight and contraction of a tire that is cooling down lead to epoxy being pulled right off the cement. At Tight Line Concrete Coatings, we ensure that all of our customers get to enjoy the benefits of high-quality polyurea epoxy type coating because we believe in providing durable products.

Prepare Concrete

Tight Line also takes the time to properly prepare your cement by cleaning and profiling it. First, we start by cleaning any old coatings, wax, stain, oil, dirt, and other debris. We also grind the concrete down to profile it. This process opens the pores of the concrete to allow the coating to effectively adhere. Without a solid bond, even high-quality product can be pulled up by hot tires. Fortunately, the experts at Tight Line know the proper techniques and tests to ensure that your concrete has been prepared properly.

Use a Primer

The final step Tight Line Exteriors takes to get ready for your Atlanta concrete coating installation is to prime your concrete. While you could certainly apply the coating without a primer, you get a much better bond with it. In fact, the purpose of the primer is to pierce through the concrete floor to create an extremely strong bond for the color or base coat of your high-quality polyurea epoxy type coating.
If you want to make a solid investment in your garage floor, you can count on Tight Line Concrete Coatings to provide you with a durable coating to resist hot tire pick up. To learn more about the products and services we offer, we encourage you to reach out to us today. You can give us a call or fill out our online form to request your free, no-obligation quote.
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