Benefits of Epoxy Floors
Epoxy flooring is a form of floor application on a surface where an epoxy material is applied covering the floor to a depth of about 2 millimetres. There is also epoxy floor coating that has a depth of less than the 2 millimetres that coats a floor that is already there. Hardeners and resins are the major components of epoxy material that is used in epoxy flooring. These materials are mixed together and undergoes a chemical reaction that produces a plastic material that is rigid, strong, resistant to any form of degradation and also form strong bonds with its substrates. Epoxy floor can be used in residential building, commercial building and industrial environments because of its strength.
When one is building, one can consider one out of the various types of epoxy floors to use. These various types of epoxy floors can include self-dispersing, self-dispersing containing quartz sand, self-levelling, mortar floors, gravelled floors, terrazzo floors, antistatic floors, and flaked floors. Epoxy floors highly suited where there is heavy use and high traffic are the self-dispersing floors, self-dispersing floors containing quartz sand are good in anti-slip while the self-levelling floors are suitable for homes since they can be cleaned and maintained easily. Mortar floors are the strongest and can be used to cover cracks before laying another epoxy floor, gravelled floors are very decorative to sight while terrazzo floors are also beautiful and can be used for large spaces. Antistatic floors are suited for areas that are very sensitive and any static force is being avoided in the environment while the flaked floors have chips coloured to decorate the floor and are also rough hence suitable for anti-slip.
There are so many benefits of using epoxy flooring on either residential, commercial or industrial building. Epoxy floors are very durable and can last a long time hence saving on cost of doing regular repairs and also time used for the repairs. The strength of epoxy floors is very great such that the floors are able to resist any damages including form chemical substances. The cost of cleaning and maintenance is greatly reduced and made easy since they are less porous. With reduced chances of chances of slipping, extreme impact, temperature and even fire, the safety of people and building with epoxy floors is well enhanced. Epoxy floors are also available in many colours and patterns which enables a person to select the most suitable one for use. When epoxy floor is used, the underlying concrete is usually protected from damaging substances such as moisture, grease, stains as well as cracks.