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Epoxy Flooring - Industrial Uses and Advantages

Posted by Kevin Hughes | Oct 2, 2015 11:02:00 AM

Epoxy flooring is a strong, flexible option for those looking to spruce up an existing industrial space or provide a unique look and feel to a new work environment. The application process can be simple, and the outcomes have a real wow factor for businesses interested in making the extra effort; what’s more, the protection offered by epoxy floor coatings is exceptional, giving you a great return on the investment. Today, we’re going to give you a breakdown on all that makes epoxy floor coating a great option for your industrial environment.

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What is an epoxy floor?

Four ways to describe epoxy flooring are: flexible, durable, beautiful and strong – but what actually is it? Epoxy flooring is a process as much as it is a “thing”, by applying a layer of resin and hardener to the floor surface and allowing it to cure, and repeating the process until your coatings reach a minimum depth of 2mm; you build up an “epoxy floor”. If you stop adding layers before reaching the magical 2mm depth, you have “epoxy floor coating” rather than an epoxy floor. In either case, the finish should be resilient to many kinds of damage and have a unique, customizable finish. At a thickness of at least 2mm, your epoxy floor system is incredibly strong, resistant to most damage that even the toughest industrial environment can drop on it and built to last for years.

Flexibility of epoxy flooring

Whether you are interested in an installation that gives your otherwise clinical industrial space a little pizzazz, or have concerns about the environment where your epoxy flooring is installed, epoxy flooring gives you true mastery over the look and feel of your space. Options you may choose to customize your epoxy floor project include:

  • Adding color: whether by simply including a color in the resin used for the whole floor, adding colored panels during your pouring process or including flecks of plastic with the resin layers, color is a great personalization touch for industrial floors;
  • Embedding logos: logos and other art can be applied to the floor before or between the layers of epoxy during installation;
  • Adding material: for the appearance of depth and added texture, you can add small plastic beads or even gravel; 
  • Technical needs: if your environment requires specific anti-slip or anti-static properties, your epoxy flooring can be poured with agents to provide those properties.

Added durability through epoxy

Tough, easy to clean, resilient, and beautiful, epoxy is a great choice for floors in harsh environments. While a concrete or steel floor might seem like the best idea, sealing the surface and providing the additional protection of epoxy can ensure a level of durability that suits most needs. Epoxy flooring effectively eliminates the porous nature of concrete and can smooth over imperfections in existing surfaces, resulting in a brilliant, seam-free, level work surface that is easy to maintain and provides. Discussing your specific requirements with a reputable epoxy floor installer is the best way to choose the resin products that provide the best protection for your industrial space. Epoxy resin floor systems can provide added protection from a wide variety of hazards and elements that would otherwise degrade your flooring over time.

If you are interested in learning more about how an epoxy floor solution might benefit your industrial site, contact our team of experienced technicians today. With a decade of insight on how special coatings and surfaces can protect your industrial structures, we’re happy to share our expertise.

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Written by Kevin Hughes

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