What is Epoxy?
Epoxy by definition means;
Epoxy is a term that’s come to represent a class of materials and the act of using those materials. Epoxy “systems” are based on a combination of resins and hardeners. When mixed together, the resin and hardener chemically react to form a rigid plastic material. The final material is strong, durable, resistant, and bonds extremely well to most base layers. Epoxy floors are so strong that they’re often used in heavy traffic areas such as industrial environments, hospitals, or sports facilities.
A big difference of epoxy and paint is that epoxy doesn't dry, it cures. Most Epoxy steps (primer, grout coat, top coat etc) takes from 8-12 hours to cure. But if you need something with a quicker turnaround time you can opt for poly-urethane, poly-aspartic or even Methylmethacrylate adhesives (MMA's) which could reduce cure times to 1-4 hours cure time.
What are some of the benefits of epoxy flooring?
Seamless - Yes it is possible to have a beautiful looking floor without those ugly seams. Not only are seams ugly but they also hard-to-clean places and create areas where bacteria, viruses, and fungi can grow. Epoxy floor coating services are ideal for food, beverage, and pharmaceutical preparation and packaging plants.
Hard wearing and durable surface - Our epoxy floor coating products turn concrete floors into a seamless and durable, high performance surface that will last for years to come.
Attractive flooring surface - Our epoxy floor coatings dry to a high gloss shine and are available in a variety of different colors and styles. You can chose to use one solid color or create a decorative pattern using several colors in order to create an attractive and durable flooring solution.
Cost efficient flooring solution - Epoxy floor coating installation from our professional and experienced epoxy flooring providers is an affordable flooring solution. The durable and hard wearing surface that results from our floor coatings will last for years to come with little to no need for maintenance or up keep costs.
Compare the true cost of a floor system - maintenance costs and service life. The lowest installation cost does not always mean a lost cost solution to your flooring needs.
*Base on typical floor life expectancy and correct maintenance techniques. Chart is for comparison purposes only. It does not reflect geographical and labor market variations.