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Epoxy Floor: What are Your Options?

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Posted: Oct 26, 2018 at 4:04 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

More and more property owners are now opting for epoxy flooring. This is also called resinous flooring and comprises multiple floor layers with at least 2mm. The depth of an epoxy floor distinguishes the floor from an epoxy floor coating since the latter isn’t more than 2mm.

Epoxy flooring is exceptionally durable, sustainable, customisable, and can be used as decorative flooring for different surfaces. There are various options used by flooring contractors like Cotewell depending on your area of use. Here’s some information to help you understand these epoxy flooring types:

Self-Levelling Floors

These are used over new, damaged, old or cracked concrete floors. They provide a durable, smooth and levelled floor surface. Self-levelling epoxy floors come in different colours and offer a seamless shiny look, which appeals to residential, industrial and commercial spaces. They are used in warehouses, commercial garages, athletic facilities, kitchens and manufacturing buildings.

Epoxy Mortar Floors

These are made of quartz or graded sand and 100% solids epoxy. They are suitable for areas that need a highly chemical-resistant floor that can withstand considerable impact. Epoxy mortar floors are also used for repairing cracks on concrete floors. They can be used in commercial kitchens, warehouses, mechanical spaces, manufacturing plants and garages.

Quartz-Filled Epoxy Floors

These are a blend of stained quartz grains and high-performance epoxy polymer resins. The floors are generally suited for spaces that require slip-resistant and sanitary floors. Quartz-filled epoxy floors are hence used in cafeterias, schools, offices, locker rooms, lobbies, restrooms and showrooms.

With proper preparation of your underlying concrete, the above epoxy floors are unbeatable. Diamond grinding instead of shot blasting remains the best preparation method before laying of epoxy floors. There are now specific formulations of epoxy floors with minimal VOC content making them an eco-friendly option for your new floor.