>>> What is Epoxy flooring?
Epoxy flooring may not be something that you’ve heard of before but in its simplest definition, it is a flooring surface that is made up of multiple layers of epoxy that is applied to the floor to a depth of at least two millimeters. The difference between an epoxy floor and an epoxy floor coating lies in the depth of the epoxy. As stated, an epoxy floor must be at least two millimeters thick. Any epoxy floor that is less than two millimeters thick is best referred to as an epoxy floor coating.
You might also be wondering exactly what epoxy is. Epoxy, in this case, refers to a system that is made up of two main components – resins and hardeners. The resin and hardener are mixed together where they chemically react to form a rigid plastic material that is strong, resistant to degradation and that bonds extremely well to its substrate. Epoxy floors are so strong that they can be used in even the most demanding of industrial environments.
Types of Epoxy Flooring
There are several different types of epoxy flooring that you can choose from. These include:
High gloss epoxy floors – this is a very strong floor and thus is used in areas of high traffic and heavy use.
Self-dispersing epoxy floors with quartz sand – same as a self-dispersing epoxy floor but with excellent anti-slip properties.
Self-leveling epoxy floors – these floors are easy to clean and look after and they are very popular for use in kitchens, dining rooms, and so on. This types of epoxy are often use for 3D epoxy floor designs.
Pebble epoxy floors – this are one of the most decorative of all epoxy floors but it is also the most complicated floor to lay. These floors have good anti-slip qualities.
Epoxy outdoor floors – these are also very decorative epoxy floors and they are mainly used in large spaces.
Epoxy flaked floors – these floors are epoxy based but they actually have colored chips or flakes laid within the floors for decoration. The flakes also provide a slightly rough surface that provides good anti-slip qualities. The flakes come in different colors and can be mixed in the combination of your choice.