Epoxy flooring: everything you need to know
If you are searching for a flooring solution that will cope with the most demanding situations in style, as well as being durable and easy to clean, epoxy flooring is for you. Epoxy flooring is a coating suitable for heavy duty industrial areas, commercial buildings, and even for at home. Applied over concrete, it is perfect for fixing up the old garage floor. Epoxy is a liquid which dries over time and leaves a clean equalized surface.
Advantages of epoxy flooring
Epoxy flooring is a popular choice for floor coating, and with good reason. Epoxy coating is a liquid plastic (named for its resin, like polyurethane coating), as a result it is durable and long-lasting. Some of the advantages of epoxy resin flooring are:
- Protects the underlying concrete from moisture, grease, stains, and cracks
- Heat, water, and chemical resistance
- Durable and hard-wearing, even in high traffic areas and with mechanical loads
- Abrasion resistance
- Easy to clean
- Affordable, with a fast and simple installation
- The shiny surface can increase brightness in a space by up to 200%, and it comes in many colours and styles
Although epoxy flooring is resistant to almost anything, there is an exception: UV radiation. Because of this, epoxy flooring is mostly ideal for interiors, not areas with high levels of sunlight. The floor is also likely to suffer damage from impact, so heavy items dropping on the floor may lead to the need for repair.
Tips for applying epoxy flooring yourself
The most important part of any epoxy flooring application is the preparation of the substrate. The epoxy needs a completely clean and clear surface to adhere to, so it is important to make sure that any cracks or chips in your floor are repaired before you start. Make sure the surface is dust and dirt free and is not stained with grease, oil, or solvents. If it is, you will need to clean these. The concrete must be completely dry before application.
Once all the prep is done, you can begin to apply your floor. Make sure you follow the instructions on the package of the product you use. Depending on the epoxy you may need a roller or brush, or it could be a self-leveling epoxy. A minimum of two coats is recommended. The smell of epoxy is strong, so wear appropriate safety clothing, gloves, boots, overalls, and a respirator.
If you are not confident to install the epoxy floor yourself. You can choose to let a expert do the job
Epoxy flooring contractors in India
India is a large country in which a lot of companies are located for epoxy flooring service. We have listed the companies in the largest cities of India for you;
Looking for a really special floor?
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