Most people are surprised to hear that their concrete floor is not as stable as they think it is. Over time, concrete will shift, settle, and crack. While a micro-crack may not be a concern if you have a carpet overlay, it is if you have a poorly done epoxy floor. Some companies in our industry will install a thin film floor that is only a few microns thick, meaning that even the smallest of cracks will show through the coating and ruin the floor. Additionally, their prep is often just a quick grind or acid etch. These quick and cheap prep methods are not sufficient for providing a proper mechanical bond or exposing micro-cracking in the concrete. At Desco, we mechanically abrade our floors, either by shotblasting, sandblasting, or scarifying, to ensure that we provide an excellent mechanical bond and expose micro-cracking. Once the micro-cracking is exposed, we patch the floor to provide a smooth surface. The finished floor not only looks better, but last longer as well since water cannot seep into these micro-cracks. Check out our seamless epoxy floors and thin film epoxy floors to see why attention to detail matters.