EPOXY RESIN FLOOR – What are the options?
Epoxy resin floors have been the mainstay of cost effective seamless poured floor choices for decades and with a wide range of colours and its attractive, gloss finish, quality epoxy finishes stand the test of time.
From garage floors to heavy duty, chemical resistance applications, paints, epoxy floor coatings and toppings can protect your concrete floor as they are water resistant and can withstand heavy traffic.
You are not limited to just paint either. With easily modified curing time of up to 24 hours and standard colours through to RAL, BS and Pantone references, your floor system will be a perfect fit for your environment, needs and budget.
Modern systems are solvent free and offer a flooring solution that is easy to clean and maintain and highly recommended where a high gloss finish is required.
Our operatives are trained to apply damp proof membranes, primers, coatings and toppings and industrial epoxy will provide an economic floor finish that will improve aesthetics immediately. Even our epoxy floor paint and coatings will change the look of basic concrete and industrial floors dramatically for the lowest possible outlay.
Let’s take a look at the epoxy types we can install for your next project:
- Water Based Epoxy Floor Coatings – Water-bourne satin epoxy floor sealers and coatings typically 100 microns per coat – clear or coloured and better than most standard garage flooring paints with 100 solids colours.
- Solvent Free Epoxy Floor Coatings – High build epoxy floor coatings typically gloss 400 microns in 2 coats – smooth & slip resistant paint coating options.
- High Grip Epoxy Floor Coatings – Build up system typically 3 coats with anti-slip epoxy paint finish.
- Thin Section Epoxy Flake – Epoxy base coat and clear top coat with PVA flake broadcast for a high quality, decorative finish.
- Metallic Epoxy – Marble effect and metallic colours using metallic pigment
Epoxy Floor Toppings
- Flow Applied Epoxy Resin Flooring – Epoxy systems applied traditionally from 1mm to 3mm in high gloss.
- Seamless Epoxy Terrazzo – 6-8mm seamless diamond polished epoxy terrazzo floors.
- Colored Epoxy Screed – 4 & 6mm trowel applied heavy duty epoxy screeds.
- Epoxy Quartz Screeds – 4 & 6mm anti-slip multi coloured quartz hygienic screed resin flooring.
The Importance of Surface Preparation
The correct floor preparation is the key to the application of any epoxy floor system. Whether it’s a commercial setting like a small restaurant or a large warehouse coating project, we focus the same level of attention to each.
All resin systems rely on a mechanical bond to the substrate for a key, and for long term performance. Without good surface preparation the capital you expend on your flooring project is wasted.
Generally we prefer vacuum controlled diamond grinding to attain the best possible surface profile whilst giving the highest pull of readings. This means we can work in your premises whilst other areas are live without giving issues such as dust transfer and noise intrusion. Our machines even collect and bag their own dust so the process is further managed to ensure that we have the very best outcome on every floor.
For larger areas that already have a textured finish or have thicker systems to remove we may use captive shot blasting or planing as an alternative. We always produce risk assessments and method statements so you can be sure we are looking out for the well being of everyone involved in the project.
We even manage the transition form internal to external using trolleys designed to carry our equipment and waste to eliminate heavy lifting or carrying for our operatives.
Where substrates are poor, we always recommend a scratch coat primer or remedial levelling to improve surfaces prior to epoxy resin floor application.
How Long Does It Take To Install
While every project is different, typically for an epoxy coating project up to 500m2, we can usually prepare the floor using our diamond grinding method and on the same day delivery of our resins and hardeners will complete. From there we can install a standard cure high build floor paint within 48 hours to hand back.
Ecoflor will undertake all of the floor zone works from preparation, floor repairs, levelling and floor system installation so you can have piece of mind we have everything covered.
Please note that each floor project is different, so guidelines are provided subject to survey.
What Colours Are Available
Most of our systems have a standard colour range usually in shades that are regular installed to enable us to offer standardised pricing.
With most seamless systems however, and especially flow applied and floor coating variants, we can tint these systems to most RAL, Pantone and NCS colour references at additional cost so in reality there is no boundary to your imagination. You can even have your new floors colour matched to your corporate colour schemes.
What To Do Next
If you are looking for an epoxy system and need some guidance, give us a call. Our friendly technical staff can assist with product selection for your next seamless floor. We can also assist with site surveys and specification writing to make your next resin flooring project go smoothly.
With a full preparation and installation service, Ecoflor can complete your resin floor installation around your existing process while your business continues unhindered. Dust free, snag free, on time and on budget, you can Trust in our Specialist Resin Flooring. That’s why major Plc’s choose Ecoflor time and time again.
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