Concrete Floor, Black, Polished and Epoxy. Too Hard?

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Old 01-15-09, 11:44 AM
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Concrete Floor, Black, Polished and Epoxy. Too Hard?

First of all, nice to meet you all!

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I have a store I want to re-model and I wanted to add a Black, Concrete Floor. I was reading some articles and after a while I knew I wanted it polished with a epoxy finish.

Here is a pic how I want it:




Background:

The store already has a concrete floor, but it is cracked and in really had shape, I wanted to remove about 1 1/2 inchs and pour new concrete.

I have worked with concreate before, but only as sub-floor.
I'm a really good handyman btw

Questions:

1.) Is this job too hard for a DIY job?
2.) Removing 1 1/2 inches of concrete is too little?
3.) How do I make the concrete black?
4.) Is applaying the epoxy too dangerous?

Thanks for your time!
 
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Welcome to the forums!

I'm gonna move this thread to our "concrete" section. We got some good guys over there that should be able to give you answers.
 
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Old 02-07-09, 07:21 AM
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DIY Epoxy

Too answer your question on how to make the concrete black, the answer is... you don't. You're going to cover the concrete with black epoxy, and then put a coat of urethane on top of that. The urethane will help protect your finish and give you a nice glossy look. I did my basement and garage and wrote up all the details at A lot of Fall Projects! though you can skip the part about broadcast flakes. You may want to use a non-skid additive to yours though, otherwise that slick surface may be too slick, and your customers might slip.

hope this helps,

Dave
 
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