Concrete Floor Protection
As concrete is an extremely porous substrate when used as a flooring material it can be easily stained or damaged. This makes it unsuitable for many household, commercial and industrial applications where aesthetics, sanitation or high traffic volume is a concern. Epoxy floor coatings remedy this by providing a long-lasting and durable surface coating which not only protects the concrete from stains but impact damage. This is especially applicable for:
- Industrial factories
- Food preparation environments and restaurants
- Medical laboratories and Hospitals
- Retail stores and Commercial offices
- Warehouses and Factories
- Workshops and Home Garages
Epoxy flooring is an easy to clean, stain resistant, chemical resistant, durable and most importantly cost effective flooring solution. It can be applied over cured concrete that has been levelled and cleaned. To achieve the best results an experienced flooring contractor should be used. Epoxy floors are formed by a chemical reaction between epoxy resin and a hardening agent it must be mixed correctly and applied promptly for a quality consistent surface. Once hardened it can be polished to a high-gloss finish and when the resin is combined with colours or aggregates it can produce not only a hard, slip resistant surface but a beautiful low-maintenance flooring solution.
Types of Epoxy Floors
There are different types of epoxy floors depending on the use of the floor and the quantity of traffic; standard epoxy coatings, self-levelling epoxy flooring, and heavy-duty epoxy flooring. Epoxy Epoxy coatings are perfect for providing an extra layer of protection to concrete floors. Self-levelling epoxy floors are thicker than epoxy coatings ranging from 1 mm to 3 mm and also compensate for floor un-eveness. This epoxy smoothes itself to create a level surface while it is hardening. Heavy-duty epoxy is used in workshops and industrial applications. These floors can be 5 mm to 12 mm thick. To provide strength and durability for heavy machinery usage sand and aggregates are added to the epoxy.