Epoxy flooring is a mixture of a resin and a hardener that when mixed together creates a chemical bond resulting into a plastic-like material. When the epoxy material is applied over the concrete surface it will create a strong and durable floor with a high gloss finish.
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about epoxy flooring.
Why is epoxy flooring better than bare concrete?
Bare concrete is one of the most durable flooring surfaces. It is however porous and susceptible to cracking, staining and other flooring issues. Applying epoxy over bare concrete makes the concrete surface non-porous and seamless making it even more durable and protected against cracking and staining. Epoxy flooring is also easy to clean and maintain than bare concrete.
Where does the strength of epoxy come from?
Epoxy flooring consists of a resin and a hardener. When mixed before being applied to the concrete they create a chemical bond to one another and to the concrete surface. Epoxy is stronger than the combined strength of the resin and the hardener. Epoxy gets its strength from the chemical reaction between the resin, hardener and the floor itself.
What is the difference between epoxy paint, epoxy coating and epoxy flooring?
Epoxy paint, epoxy coating and epoxy flooring are terms that are often used interchangeably. Epoxy application must consist of multiple layers that are at least 2mm thick. Epoxy paint or epoxy coating provides a protective layer to the concrete floor while epoxy flooring adds structural support to the concrete floor.