Concrete flooring is the most common type of flooring in commercial and industrial buildings. Business owners often decide to coat their concrete floors with epoxy.

Epoxy is primarily made up of two chemicals, resins and hardeners. A proper mixture of these chemicals will create epoxy which is a firm material. It’s the compound used to layer over concrete floors.

An epoxy floor is simply a concrete floor coated with several layers of an epoxy compound. This coating is about 2 millimeter in thickness. You can differentiate an epoxy flooring from an epoxy coating by the thickness of material layered on the concrete floor. A 2 mm thickness will make it a flooring while any epoxy layers less than 2 mm will classify it as a coating.

The Advantages

Epoxy is a tough type of plastic used in flooring. Industrial-grade epoxy lasts longer than most concrete floor layers. The strength of epoxy material can withstand the harsh environment of many industrial complexes. Owners can decide on using either or all chemical-resistant, slip-resistant, heat-resistant, impact-resistant product varieties to ensure maximum safety and protection of your floor and even the whole building.

Epoxy can be quickly coated over concrete floors. Professional installers can apply the compound on floors easily. Installers don’t even have to worry about leveling because the material has self-leveling characteristics.

A seamless and glossy epoxy floor can easily be cleaned with a rag or a mop. Aside from quick maintenance, the floor is very attractive because it has a shiny finish which also helps to bring up the brightness inside the building. In addition, epoxy floors can be bought in different colors. It will help in adding color, creativity, and functionality to a simple flooring solution.

Companies get an environment-friendly flooring solution with epoxy. It is an easy to find green alternative to other flooring options in the market. This makes epoxy an even more attractive option because it costs less to maintain and install which results to lower operating costs.

Machines and vehicles passing through epoxy floors won’t get as much wear and tear. Plus, floors are protected from damage and materials move more efficiently. This translates to more productivity and even lesser cost.

Applications

  • Identify different workstations, safety zones, and other sections inside your building with color-coded epoxy flooring. A different color can be assigned to the work area, the storage area, and admin area. This facilitates better flow of movement within your building.
  • Garages can be transformed into a showroom type with epoxy flooring. The water-resistant, oil-resistant, and chemical-resistant flooring makes it easy to clean with all the mess that a car repair will make. It also protects the floor from falling objects and damaging chemicals when you’re working on the car.
  • A cracked concrete floor can be filled with epoxy to restore its strength. After the crack is filled, you can now add more layers of epoxy to build a full epoxy flooring.

Aside from warehouses and industrial buildings, epoxy floors can also be installed in kitchens, dining areas, and even terrazzo’s. You can even do your own decorations on your epoxy floors to make them even more attractive. The versatility, durability, and protection epoxy floors provide makes it a worthwhile investment for your flooring.