Discover Epoxy Flooring and Its Different Types of Floor Coating Options

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Epoxy flooring is a good alternative to many types of flooring for several reasons. Resinous flooring or epoxy flooring is a highly durable, sustainable, customizable, and decorative pourable floor covering system. Epoxy flooring done right is resistant to high levels of wear and tear, abrasion, water damage, and more.

If you are interested in purchasing epoxy resin flooring, keep reading for an explanation of what epoxy floors are made of and how they are installed. There are different types of epoxy floors to consider depending on the type of space they will be used on and the end-use of the flooring area.

What is Epoxy? 

Epoxy flooring is different from regular floor paints in its chemical makeup. Epoxy flooring is made of a 2 part epoxy system made of polymer resins and hardeners like epoxy glue. When the components of epoxy flooring are properly mixed, they react with each other forming a chemical bond with each other and with the sub-floor. This bond creates a stiff plastic material that will be durable, resistant to degradation, and bonds completely with the sub-floor it is applied to.

What is Epoxy Flooring?

Epoxy flooring is a flooring surface that is made of several layers of epoxy applied to a floor at a depth of at least two millimeters. There are epoxy floor coatings and epoxy floors that can be confused. The difference lies in the thickness of the epoxy coating. Epoxy floors are at least two millimeters thick and epoxy coatings are less than two millimeters thick.

Different Epoxy Flooring Types and Where to Apply

Each type of epoxy flooring is best for certain locations.

  1. Self-leveling Epoxy Floors are meant to be used over new or old concrete floors that are uneven, damaged, or cracked. Self-leveling epoxy floors create a smooth, level, durable texture on the floor surface. The smooth, shiny seamless look of self-leveling epoxy floors comes in many colors and can be used in manufacturing buildings, warehouses, showrooms, commercial garages, kitchens, athletic facilities, and more.
  2. Epoxy Mortar Floors are the most stringent epoxy floor system on the market. They are made up of 100% solid epoxies and graded or quartz sand. Mortar epoxy systems are ideal for locations where a highly chemical-resistant and impact-resistant floor is required. This type of epoxy floor may be applied to repair cracks before applying another kind of epoxy floor. Epoxy mortar floors are used in mechanical spaces, commercial kitchens, warehouses, restaurants, manufacturing plants, and garages.
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  1. Quartz-Filled Epoxy Floors

    are a combination of high-performance epoxy polymer resins and stained quartz grains. This epoxy floor type can be used for decorative spaces that require a strong, sanitary, and slip-resistant floor surface. These spaces include locker rooms, restrooms, schools, lobbies, cafeterias, offices, showrooms, and more.

  2. Anti-Static Epoxy Floors

    are electro-static charge or ESD resistant. ESD can be hazardous in many work environments, so applying anti-static floors makes good sense. This kind of epoxy floor holds a conductive compound that accumulates static electricity and dissipates any potential discharge. This flooring is good in areas that contain flammable materials. Use this type of flooring in electronic, chemical, or pharmaceutical manufacturing plants, health care facilities, and spaces that use flammable gases or liquids or have a risk of combustible dust buildup.

  3. Epoxy Flake Floors

    have a base epoxy coating with colored flake materials added and then a finish epoxy coat added to finish the installation. The added flakes add a new level of pattern and interest. They also create variations of color and a vibrant, multi-hued look. The added flakes make a nice seamless design look and a slip-free surface because of the subtle texture they add to the epoxy floor. Epoxy flake floors offer an infinite variety of patterns, sizes, colors, textures, and styles that can be customized for each customer. These epoxy floors can be used in many areas including locker rooms, garages, sports venues, showrooms, clinics, commercial kitchens, and more.

 

Epoxy floors offer a seamless floor that adjusts to any floor shape creating a versatile chemical solution that is durable, long-lasting, impact-resistant, water-resistant, and customizable. Epoxy seamless floors are a good solution to flooring needs for many spaces including building entrances, showrooms, garages, manufacturing facilities, medical facilities, restaurants, and more.

The success of an epoxy floor depends on the quality of the resin materials and the expert installation. Contact Swift Epoxy Flooring of Vancouver for more information and a quote for a new epoxy floor from a company that you can trust for top-quality materials and installation.

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