Epoxy floor coating and epoxy flooring are not one and same thing. When the epoxy coating is at least 2 millimeters or more, then it is called epoxy flooring. If the coating is less than 2 millimeters, then it is called epoxy floor coating.
Now, what is epoxy and what are the benefits of this type of flooring?
Epoxy is created using resin and certain hardeners. Once they are mixed in a certain proportion, they form a hard plastic material. This material is very strong when applied to the surface, long lasting and gives an excellent finish and easy to maintain.
When you create an epoxy flooring, several layers of epoxy are applied to the surface that would be at least two millimeters thick.
Again, an industrial epoxy floor is slightly different from other epoxy floors. In the case of an industrial epoxy floor, apart from the requirement of 2 mm thickness, 2 out of the 3 layers that are laid should use 100% solid epoxy.
There are various kinds of epoxy floors that you can choose from:
1. Self dispersing
2. Self dispersing with quartz sand
3. Self leveling
6. Epoxy terrazzo floor
To avoid epoxy floors from being slippery, some of the above types have built in anti-skid properties. These anti-slippery properties are required for areas like stairs, rooms meant for kids or elderly people.
Water-based epoxy flooring is generally odorless and they are environmentally friendly. You can add several colors to the borders to make the flooring attractive.
Depending on the condition of the existing flooring, its size and the flooring system that you choose, it may take around 7-10 days to complete the flooring. Industrial flooring may take more time.
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