Epoxy coatings are two pack component materials consisting of epoxy resin and a hardener. The two parts must be mixed together, prior to applying epoxy floor coatings. Unlike epoxy paint, epoxy coatings cure rather then dry to form a rigid plastic material that is strong and durable.
Epoxy floor coating is used in commercial and industrial floor due to its hard-wearing and highly resilient nature. Epoxy flooring coating protects against chemicals, oil and grease, as well as being able to bear vehicle and heavy machinery. Despite withstanding what it does, epoxy flooring does not show signs of wear. It’s also easy to clean and maintain; and being seamless, epoxy flooring is a good hygienic option. Epoxy floor coatings will upgrade and optimizes the safety, durability and aesthetics of your floors. Epoxy flooring is suitable for commercial kitchens, food courts, industrial warehouses, factories, office building and more.
There are different types of Epoxy flooring which are used for different purposes:
Self-leveling Epoxy coating creates a seamless and smooth surface. Self -leveling Epoxy can be installed over new and old concrete floors as they level easily. The smooth and seamless surface makes them ideal for the movement of forklift trucks or other vehicles. Also, the seamless structure makes the floors very hygiene; doesn’t allow the accumulation of dirt and bacteria, easier to clean and maintain.
100 % Solid Epoxy floor coating is the most durable type of epoxy material in flooring system. Professional installers make use of hardeners that will allow the epoxy floor coating to dry up into solid form, as it bonds with the concrete substrate. This type of flooring system can last up to 20 years, even when subjected to heavy human traffic. 100% solid epoxy is used in surfaces that requires protection against hot tire marks, possible abrasions and from chemical reactions of chemically potent substances.
Mortar Epoxy coating is the strongest of all epoxy floors, commonly used in heavy industry applications. Mortar epoxy also can be used to repair cracks before laying other types of epoxy floors.
Epoxy flake floor coating this is different style of applying epoxy coating rather than a type of epoxy. Coloured flakes or chips are added over the epoxy coating while it is still wet in order to provide a decorative look. Flakes or chips are either polymer or reflective metallic, come in a wide range of colours and sizes, with your choose of density and patterns, to create an outstanding visual effect.
Epoxy Antistatic floor coating this type of epoxy coating is specially designed for static- free environment such as in laboratories, hospitals, and electronics equipment manufacturing plants
Moisture barriers Epoxy coatings are applied directly over the concrete floor to create an impenetrable surface that reduces moisture transmission to nearly zero. This epoxy coating is applied before the final flooring surface ( tile, carpet, vinyl or hardwood floors)
Water – Based Epoxy floor coating spreads out thinly and penetrates porous surfaces, its use as a primer and a sealer. This type of epoxy does not have the durability and resistance as the 100% solid Epoxy, how ever it gives a concrete surface a smooth and glossy finish with protective capabilities against stains, abrasion and chemical reactions.
Solvent- based epoxy floor coating makes use of solvents when used as floor sealer and primer, similar to the water-based type.