Floor repair is a common issue faced by many homeowners and business owners. Old or damaged floors can negatively impact both safety and aesthetics, making it crucial to follow the right repair process. However, there are important factors to consider when undertaking floor repairs. From preparing the surface to choosing the appropriate materials, attention to detail is key to achieving a successful outcome. In this blog post, we will explore the essential aspects to keep in mind when embarking on a floor repair project. Whether you’re dealing with cracks, uneven surfaces, or worn-out flooring, this guide will provide you with valuable insights and tips for a successful repair process.

Dry, Clean, and Solid Substrate: A Fundamental Set of Principles

Creating a dry, clean, and solid environment on the substrate is an essential rule before performing any repairs. This is because the edges of pits and cracks, and sometimes even their bottom portions, can be weak. Therefore, you must eliminate these weak points using a cutter such as Hilti or a similar tool. Additionally, you may need to wait for a few days on a wet surface. Even if the upper surface has dried, it means that the inner parts may still be moist. If there is a leakage of water from beneath the floor, you must repair it. If the pit is dirty, you should clean the surface with chemical cleaning agents, water, and soap, and then thoroughly dry it before applying the material. The more carefully you work on this substrate, the more durable the material you use will be.

Pay Attention to Technical Data: Enhance the Performance of Your Product

Throughout the application process, it is important to pay attention to the information specified in the technical data. You should not mix any additional material into the product that is not mentioned in the technical data. Such an application can have negative effects on the quality, characteristics, and lifespan of the product. If the use of a primer is recommended in the technical data prior to product application, you should consider this recommendation. Additionally, you should prepare the substrate as specified in the technical data. Applying the product within the minimum and maximum thickness range is also crucial. By following the guidelines stated in the technical data, you can maximize the performance of your product.

Drying Time: Wait for Full Strength

There is a distinction between drying time and achieving full strength. Before opening the repaired area to normal traffic, you should wait for the full curing time to ensure maximum strength. Once the drying time is complete, you can confidently step on it. However, if you open it to heavy traffic immediately, the product you used will not be able to complete the curing process under proper and suitable conditions, resulting in decreased quality and shortened lifespan.

Don’t Repair Every Problem with the Same Product: Choose Compatible Materials

A common mistake is using the same material for filling joints in pit repairs. Our goal is to ensure the smooth operation of carriers. However, repair materials have a certain level of flexibility and may not be compatible with the joint in your floor. In such cases, the material may crack in the middle or detach from the edges. Our recommendation is to fill the joints with joint fillers and repair the edges of the joints. However, if you insist on closing the joint, you should find a flexible material and test it for at least 1-2 months. You can completely repair the joint edges by either cutting the space where the joint is located or using a sheet of the joint thickness and taping it with masking tape. Once the repair material is completely dry, you can remove the sheet. Generally, masking tapes do not stick to repair materials, so you won’t encounter any issues.

Cutting Cracked and Chipped Edges: Ensuring a Strong and Durable Application

Repair materials typically undergo shrinkage after they have fully dried, which is a result of the completion of the chemical reaction. If you do not cut the edges of the pits and cracks you are repairing before application and perform the repair without encompassing the solid side and bottom surfaces, the shrinkage of the product you used can cause cracking and breaking at the edges. You may need to perform repairs in the same area again within a short period of time. Therefore, it is important to thoroughly clean the weak areas on the substrate by cutting them. This is a typical mistake we often encounter in our discussions. To achieve a solid result, you must not forget

Use the Right Application Tools: For Quality Results

Using the right application tools is crucial for repair works. Choosing the correct brushes, trowels, and other equipment allows for easier and more efficient progress during the application process. High-quality tools ensure that the material is applied smoothly and evenly, resulting in better quality results.

Follow Safety Guidelines: Protect Yourself and Others

Safety should always be a top priority during any repair work. Follow the safety guidelines provided by the manufacturer for the product you are using. This may include wearing protective gear such as gloves, goggles, and masks, and ensuring proper ventilation in the workspace. Taking necessary safety precautions not only protects yourself but also those around you.

Proper Storage and Handling: Maintain Product Integrity

Proper storage and handling of the repair material are essential for maintaining its integrity. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for storage conditions such as temperature and humidity. Also, ensure that the product is properly sealed when not in use to prevent it from drying out or becoming contaminated. By storing and handling the product correctly, you can extend its shelf life and ensure its effectiveness when needed.

Regular Maintenance: Prolong the Lifespan of Repaired Surfaces

Once the repair is complete, regular maintenance is important to prolong the lifespan of the repaired surfaces. Follow any recommended maintenance guidelines provided by the manufacturer to ensure the longevity and durability of the repaired area. This may include periodic cleaning, inspections, and touch-ups as needed. By staying proactive with maintenance, you can prevent further damage and ensure the longevity of the repaired surfaces.

Seek Professional Advice: Consult Experts for Complex Repairs

For complex repair projects or if you are unsure about certain aspects of the process, it is advisable to seek professional advice. Consulting experts in the field can provide valuable insights and guidance based on their experience. They can assess the condition of the surface, recommend the most suitable products and techniques, and ensure that the repairs are carried out correctly. Professional advice can help you achieve the best results and avoid potential mistakes.

Remember, these principles are meant to serve as general guidelines for achieving successful repairs on dry, clean, and sound surfaces. It is always important to refer to the specific instructions and recommendations provided by the manufacturer of the product you are using. By following these guidelines and using the right techniques, you can ensure that your repairs are effective, durable, and meet your expectations.

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