Epoxy flooring is a special product with outstanding effects. It is ideal for high traffic areas such as restaurants, hospitals, commercial buildings and laboratories, but also can be used successfully in residential buildings.
If you are interested then, please read below for more details about epoxy flooring and how it can be applied.
This type of flooring is in fact, a perfect substitute for polishing concrete floor in areas where any kind of concrete flooring is not recommended such as corrosive environment. Additionally a protective epoxy coating is an excellent way to protect or repair a concrete surface. It minimizes and even, eliminates the unwanted effects of chipping, cracking or spalling over time.
Epoxy floor is a professional product made from epoxy resins without solvent. This product has a special adhesion to the substrate, is strong and stable chemical environments such as acidic or alkaline environments. In addition, epoxy floor withstand high temperature variations and high traffic. Even more than that, this kind of flooring provides a sanitary environment and a clean look eliminating the concrete dusting, not to mention that epoxy-flooring costs are just a fraction of typical industrial flooring costs.
Epoxy Flooring Utilization
First of all, epoxy flooring is designed for protection and decoration of concrete floors. With this kind of coating, you can get a great look for your flooring with a special gloss that lasts over time. This product is successfully used on all industrial floors that require protection against aggressive factors such as friction, mechanical wear or exposure to chemicals.
Epoxy flooring has a lifespan of about 10 years, but its lifetime may decrease or increase depending on thickness applied. In addition, it has thermal insulation and waterproofing properties.
Epoxy Flooring Application
For a proper application, and good surface adhesion of epoxy floors, first it is required a thorough cleaning of the surfaces to remove any stains or contaminant traces.
After the cleaning of the area, you can apply a primer epoxy impregnation, which helps to seal the surface.
Before applying epoxy paint should be kept at room temperature for at least 24 hours. The optimum temperature for applying epoxy floor is 15 to 30 degrees Celsius (60 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit), and the humidity should not exceed 65%.
NOTE: The product should not be applied on wet or dusty areas. Also, before being applied, this product should be mixed in its original packaging with a mechanical stirrer.
However, the applying of epoxy floor always requires the presence of a specialist.