Why does a checker board cost so much?

First-of-all, there are many layers of epoxy, 5 days of labor and time consuming urethane coating.  Once the first layer of epoxy has been laid, the clock starts ticking.  With-in a few days, the entire floor has to be completed and top coated with urethane or it is too late.  The urethane will not bond to the epoxy correctly and the floor has to be started all over.

Day 1:  Floor machine and hand prepped, cracks and divots filled and a special slow drying Versatile epoxy primer laid.

Day 2:  Day to allow a very slow drying Versatile epoxy sink into and bond with the concrete.

Day 3:  The epoxy is now hard enough to walk on and take out any blemish found on the floor.  The entire floor is hand sanded with a special stone to produce as near-perfect floor as possible.   A special fast drying epoxy is now laid across the entire floor.  The first layer of epoxy will be the lighter of the two colors.  As an example, if the checker board is white and black, the first layer will be white.

  Day 4: The entire floor is now blue-taped for the designed desired whether it is a checker board or a diamond floor.  Once the floor is taped out, only every other row can be coated.  Once completed, the blue tape is pulled off leaving ever other square coated as shown in this picture...



Day 5:  Tape is again laid out on the entire floor to coat the squares that were missed the day before.  After all remaining squares are coated, the blue tape, once again, is pulled off the floor.  On a large floor over $50.00 of blue tape can be used.


  Day 6:  All epoxies are hard enough to top coat with a protecting urethane.  The floor is completed.  The floor has to be completed on Day 6 or the urethane will not bond correctly and we have to start back to Day 3.