What is Epoxy and how is it applied to floors?

What is Epoxy

It is a coating made with two main components: resin and hardener to form a hard plastic. It is generally applied over concrete, wood, VCT, tile or many other common industrial and commercial floors. It is very useful for industrial flooring, as well as signage and horizontal demarcation, due to its durability and safety. We tell you more about this material below.

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Epoxy and how is it applied to floors

Epoxy Resin for floors has become indispensable to place on cement floors, with outstanding functional qualities called liquid porcelain tile is positioned as one of the ideal raw materials for remodeling different types of floors such as concrete floors. The epoxy resin for floors is a liquid polymer that makes it thermosetting plastics; which changes its state when combined with a catalytic accelerator. It leaves the concrete smooth when it has completely dried.

By implementing epoxy resin into your company's concrete floors, you can solve many common problems such as accelerated wear and particle detachment. Whether you are looking for durability or decoration, there are many types of epoxy floors. They fit all the requirements of different industries as well as have an attractive finish.

Epoxy flooring has many benefits, it is the solution you need for accident prevention and accelerated surface wear, making it the perfect choice for many commercial industries: manufacturing, industrial, food processing, healthcare, and more.

There are several different types of epoxy flooring and each has a different purpose. Below are different types of epoxy floor coatings and the most common situations for each

-          Quartz filling.

-          Flakes.

-          Vapor Barrier.

-          ESD (Electrostatic Dissipation).

-          Graveled.

-          Mortar.

-          Self-leveling.

-         Self-dispersion.

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To carry out this type of work it is necessary to take into account certain criteria, and it is recommended that it be done by a professional.

Surface ealuation

To start, it is necessary to observe that the cement floor is totally clean, without humidity, and as level as possible, so that the resin is able to cover completely.

Making and applying the epoxy resin mixture

Apply on the surface with a tire or a special glass cleaner. The yield of 1 liter of epoxy resin for floors is 1m² at 1-millimeter thickness.

Level and remove bubbles.

The surface is smoothed with a spiked roller, a simple tool, but with great capacity to eliminate air bubbles.

Drying time of epoxy floors

The drying time will always vary according to the manufacturer, however, we can determine an estimated drying time between 48 and 72 hours. It is important to take into account that, for the total drying of the epoxy floors, the ideal time is one week.

For quality work, you can count on companies that are experts in concrete floors and that provide flooring solutions. Installation is an important issue when performing this type of work and they must ensure that the coating material is of high quality and guarantee complete customer satisfaction.

Also keep in mind that there are companies that provide licensing, warranty and insurance, which gives you peace of mind knowing that they are the right company for your residential or commercial project. Epoxy flooring is one of the best alternatives to implement in your company, it has great advantages such as its high resistance and durability. One of the most useful aspects is the prevention of accidents in the different work areas, a correct and expert application is key for you to enjoy these benefits.

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