Epoxy Flooring is available in various systems and each one has its specific place and purpose.
- For low or foot trafficked areas such as warehouses or factories, epoxy roller coats with a film thickness of 250-350 microns will typically be used.
- For areas with forklift traffic like packaging plants or motor vehicle service centres, a more hard wearing and robust 1-3mm self-levelling epoxy will be applied.
- In areas where harsh chemicals are in use, generally 6 -10mm epoxy screeds will be applied as these screeds are highly chemically resistant.
No matter what your requirements are, we have an epoxy flooring solution that will suit your needs perfectly.
Preparation of existing floors
The preparation of existing floors prior to an epoxy coating is a tedious process, requiring a significant amount of effort.
Cracks need to be filled in, and the concrete floor must be clean and free from any solvents such as grease or oil before the epoxy coating can be applied. The cleaning of concrete floors generally requires multiple attempts to render it suitable, and while all this preparation may seem like a drawback, it is well worth the benefits obtained in the long run.
In addition to the preparation required to get the concrete ready, applying the epoxy coating is a time-consuming process. It takes several days to dry properly, and it is essential that the first coat of epoxy dries completely before the next coat is applied.
Advantages of Epoxy Flooring
Epoxy floor coating solutions render concrete durable and long lasting.
Epoxy flooring protects the underlying concrete from moisture, stains, grease, as well as cracks. Over time this saves you a great deal on cleaning and maintenance costs while also being reasonably priced for the duration and level of protection provided.
Epoxy coatings provides longevity in relation to many alternative flooring options available. With the proper installation it can last for several decades without any visible cracking or peeling. This combination of durability and longevity make it a popular choice for commercial and industrial environments.
Epoxies coatings are versatile and can be manufactured to be non-skid, non-slip, chemical resistant as well as anti-static where these functions are required. It is vitally important to consult with your epoxy flooring specialist beforehand and inform them as to what kind of epoxy coating you require.