Benefits and Features of Epoxy Flooring

Unlike just painting over concrete to make it look pretty, epoxy floor coatings are permanent. Epoxy flooring allows concrete to breathe, which is critical to releasing the moisture and heat that will lift paint off in mere months.

While porous stone flooring is better for outdoor use, nothing is going to penetrate your non-porous epoxy coating. This makes it easy to clean and perfect for areas with constant debris like hair salons, dog kennels, and bathrooms.

Epoxy flooring can stand up to the heaviest of foot traffic and even large machinery.

Dirt, oil, and grease will not harm your epoxy floor.

Epoxy flooring cleans easily with soap and water. And it doesn’t require any ongoing maintenance or recoats.

Physically epoxy systems contain two components, resins and a hardeners. The resin component is usually light, sometimes almost clear colored and almost odour free. Hardeners are usually dark and have a characteristic ‘ammonia-like’ smell. When these two components are brought together and mixed intimately in a prescribed way, they will react chemically and link together irreversibly, and after the chemical reaction has been completed, they will form a rigid plastic material.

Applications of epoxy based materials are extensive and include coatings, adhesives and composite materials like carbon fiber and glass-reinforced plastic (although polyester, vinyl ester, and other thermosetting resins are also used for glass-reinforced plastic). Epoxies are known for their excellent adhesion, chemical and heat resistance, good to excellent mechanical properties and very good electrical insulating properties. Almost any property can be modified.