Frequently asked questions
What is epoxy flooring?
This type of flooring provides a highly durable and slip-resistant surface not to mention its ability to transform an old, tired space into a highly decorative and attractive one. Epoxy flooring not only provides great aesthetics, but it also assists and reinforces the existing substrate providing a protective layer and protecting the substrate from further corrosive effects of the environment.
If you have a deteriorated existing floor, then an epoxy flooring will provide protection of that substrate effectively maintaining or even increasing the floors life expectancy.
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 millimetres.
The difference between an epoxy floor and an epoxy floor coating lies in the depth of the epoxy. As stated, an epoxy floor may be at least two millimetres thick. Any epoxy floor that is less than two millimetres thick is best referred to as an epoxy floor coating or epoxy floor paint.
You might also be wondering what exactly 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.
Where to use epoxy flooring?
Epoxy flooring can be used in garages, living rooms, domestic & commercial kitchens, rumpus rooms, alfresco areas, playrooms, laundries, restaurants, shopping centres, workshops, gym and offices.
Domestic and commercial garage and kitchen floors benefit from the water, chemical and oil resistant properties of epoxy flooring, while the seamless surface is hygienic and easy to maintain.
Are epoxy floors customisable?
The epoxy flooring is available in various systems. As a topcoat, a polyurethane sealer is usually used. It is important to use high-quality material and a trusted brand in epoxy flooring, that is why we choose industrial grades including Sikafloor, Hychem, A&I coatings and Dulux products which give the best results.
What types of epoxy flooring are available today?
Self-dispersing 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-levelling 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.
Mortar epoxy floors – this is the strongest of all epoxy floors available. They are also good for repairing cracks before laying another type of epoxy floor.
Gravelled epoxy floors – this 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 terrazzo floors – these are also very decorative epoxy floors and they are mainly used in large spaces.
Epoxy antistatic floors – these are used in sensitive areas where there should be no static present in the environment at all.
Epoxy flaked floors – these floors are epoxy-based but they actually have coloured 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 colours and can be mixed in the combination of your choice.
While most operators use sand to achieve slip resistance ratings, we only use superior aluminium oxide granules, which are a naturally occurring, hardwearing mineral. We can provide slip resistance ratings from R9 to R13 for all floor coatings.
INDUSTRIAL EPOXY FLOORING
Epoxy flooring is known for its tried and tested track record and phenomenal performance in a variety of working environments, which is due to the characteristics and ability to provide a hygienic and slip-resistant floor.
Here at Epoxy Flooring Technologies, we are proud to provide a service that delivers durable and versatile flooring solutions to Australia.
The demands from industries for more durable flooring solutions which are easy to maintain have allowed for the development of epoxy flooring. The success of durable resin floors that are incredibly cost-effective has increased their popularity over time, with hospitals, kitchens, and even retail outlets seeing the many benefits of epoxy resin. However, regardless of your industry sector, it is important to find the flooring solution that is right for you.
The team at Epoxy Flooring Technologies are more than happy to discuss with clients the many benefits of an epoxy floor, which we hope will help you discover that our durable floors will indeed considerably improve your working environment. We will discuss any specific requirements that you may have to ensure that a resin floor is suitable for you and to find out which resin flooring system will benefit you the most, so do not hesitate to get in touch.
Should you wish to inquire about our versatile flooring solutions, our team are more than happy to answer any questions that you may have, with the opportunity for our team to provide you with a free no-obligation quotation for industrial epoxy resin flooring in your industry sector.
Let us guide you through the process until your floor is installed and we are certain you will fall in love with your new durable, hygienic, easy-maintenance flooring solution from Epoxy Flooring Technologies.
Epoxy floor coatings as protective coatings
Resin coatings and toppings are designed to protect or enhance the performance of concrete floors thereby preventing premature deterioration of floors.
Epoxy floor coatings give a hard-wearing chemically resistant decorative finish to floors in many areas.
Resin floor coatings incorporate a wide range of epoxies, polyurethane and acrylic sealers – all available with smooth or anti-slip finishes.
We have different solutions tailored to the needs of our individual clients.
We are ready to propose various options of three, four or five layers of various resins and screed to meet the need of our customers.