Epoxy floors are an attractive and long-lasting solution for coating concrete slabs. They are extremely durable and resist stains, local company scratches, and chemical spills. They are easy to clean and will last 20+ years with minimal maintenance. This type of flooring is becoming increasingly popular in residential garages and basements as well as commercial kitchens and warehouses.
Flowcrete manufactures several epoxy flooring systems, each with its own benefits and properties. Each system is designed for a specific environment, offering both performance and aesthetics.
The Science Behind Epoxy Flooring: How It’s Made and How It Works
Self-levelling (SL) epoxy systems provide a level, seamless finish that is ready for use after a minimum of just one coat. These systems are ideal for heavy-duty, demanding environments and are available in a range of thicknesses from 1 to 3mm. Some SL products are antistatic and can help to prevent the build-up of static charge, protecting sensitive electrical equipment.
Metallic epoxy is a popular option for enhancing the look of a floor. It is available in a range of colours and can be combined with quartz or multi-coloured chips to create a unique design. These floors are scratch and chemical resistant, making them a great choice for busy areas.
Epoxy flake flooring is created using varying sizes of flakes scattered over a coloured epoxy base coat and then finished with a tough, resistant clear sealer. This option is suitable for retail shops, showrooms, schools and restaurants among many other commercial venues.
The resin used to produce an epoxy floor system is formulated so that it is solvent-free, emits low volumes of VOCs and poses no environmental hazards. These factors make these floor systems an excellent choice for a variety of different environments, including food and beverage, aviation, transportation, healthcare and many more.