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5 Don’ts When Completing a Flooring Project

You have all of your tools out. You are ready to start your DIY project. But, are there things that can make your process not as effective? There are things that our professional installers and repair team know about completing projects. Here are just a few things that are best to avoid when completing a basement flooring project.


  1. Don’t glop on topcoat. In the case of applying topcoat, more isn’t better. The most effective applications of topcoat to your basement flooring or outdoor stone floor is one that is thin. Our formulas are so effective that a light coat will be sufficient and will not create issues with our hydrostatic port technology.
  2. Don’t mix epoxy until you are ready to do repair. If you are working on a repair for your commercial garage flooring or for your outdoor stone floor, don’t mix the epoxy until you are completely ready to begin. Epoxy will only remain viable for a short time and needs to be used within that window in order to be effective.
  3. Don’t skip reading the instructions. As an epoxy flooring company, we know all of the ways to quickly complete repairs and topcoating. As a DIY project, it is critical to take the time to fully read the instructions before you start your project. Sit down, assemble your materials and read through the information a couple of times before starting.
  4. Don’t walk on topcoats or repairs too soon. In order to ensure the best basement floor covering, make sure to let topcoats and repairs fully dry before you walk on them. Wait at least 24 hours before putting anything on the surface and at least 7 days before driving cars on newly repaired or top coated surfaces.
  5. Don’t forget to clean surface before repair or topcoat.       For the best results, make sure to clean the surface before you begin your project. Sweeping the surface and then vacuuming it are the best ways to clean prior to beginning.


Use these tips to make sure that your repair or topcoat process is as successful as a professional repair. For more information or to learn more about completing your own DIY project, call Nature Stone today. Our friendly staff will be happy to answer all of your questions.