What is Epoxy flooring
Epoxy Flooring is generally packaged in two parts that are mixed prior to application. The two parts consist of 1) an epoxy resin which is cross-linked with 2) a co-reactant or hardener. Epoxy Flooring is formulated based upon the performance requirements for the end product. When properly catalyzed and applied, epoxies produce a hard, chemical and solvent resistant finish. They are typically used on concrete and steel to give resistance to water, alkali, and acids. It is the specific selection and combination of the epoxy component and the hardener component that determines the final characteristics and suitability of the Epoxy Flooring for a given environment.
Advantage of Epoxy flooring
An Epoxy Floor has been a top pick for decades for those customers that demand a strong floor that will seal and protect the surface from chemicals or blunt force. An epoxy floor application has several benefits which include:
- Slip Resistant – Spillages can often cause employees or customers to slip and fall. With the majority of epoxy floor applications finishing between a .50 – 1.00 slip Coefficient of Friction rating these resinous floors will significantly reduce a slip and fall from occurring. This allows for a much safer environment for employees and customers.
- Easy to clean – with a tightly finished epoxy floor there is no longer any porosity for oils like products or chemicals to adhere to the surface unlike that of a concrete surface. With hot water and some cleaning agents, your surface is restored.
- Chemically resistant – Epoxy coatings can survive continued exposure to chemicals and oils, it is for these reasons many customers in an industrial or retail settings find a resinous floor to be a vital part of the surface that may be exposed to such materials.
- Application Time – With curing times being relatively low, large spaces can be turned over quickly to reduce down time. With a wide verity of systems, our professionals will design a system that is the best fit for your time frame and level of protection required.
- Durability – Epoxy floor coatings remain to be one of the most durable surfaces protecting against wear and tear to the concrete substrate. In turn, reduced repair costs are contributed to the restoration of the surface.